Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.
This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.
The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.
Seven Deadly Sins: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.
If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.
If 'A' is a success in life, then 'A' equals 'x' plus 'y' plus 'z'. Work is 'x'; 'y' is play; and 'z' is keeping your mouth shut
For work not to be an entangling but a liberating process, it should be towards creating something beautiful for someone else
Life + Work quotes ⇑Life Quotes
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you
People started this philosophy, 'Thank God its Friday!' If you are not enjoying what you are doing five days a week, then why are you doing it? It's a very brief life
The most important thing in life is balance. If there is no balance, your own body and mind will work against you
Most people think, “this is work”, “that is life”. That means a large part of your life is not life
Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.
I don't want to do anything. I don't even want to start this day because then I'll just be expected to finish it.
If this inner space is not there, life's activity can slowly catch you up in such a way that for lot of people the very professions they started with great passion, after some time, it's killing them
Throw yourself into your love affair and die into it. Something will happen. Something worthwhile will happen if you're willing to die into the process, not just anything - whether it's your work or your life or your love or whatever, if you do not know how to throw your entire self into it, you will never know the taste of what it is
Regardless of where your home and work are, cut out luxuries, buy less expensive clothes, supply yourself with things you really need, grow your own food, and put money aside regularly for greater security.
Short + Work quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Out of clutter, find simplicity.
If your relaxation is not of good quality, your work will not be of good quality.
Do your best and then relax. Let things go on in a natural way, rather than force them
When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?
Do their work if you have to, but don't forget to eventually do yours.
All Work Quotes ⇑
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
If you are doing your best and enjoy doing your best, what's the problem with life? How many rupees or dollars you have in your pocket won't make any difference.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you'll finish it.
If you do something for your child it's a joy. If you do something for the child on the street, it's your duty that you're fulfilling. When your heart is barren, when your heart is bereft of love, then only you can perform duty.
If your work is an expression of your joyfulness, whether recognition or no recognition, what does it matter?
In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
I don't really care. I shouldn't have to care. I shouldn't have to work this hard. I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.
Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
Actionlessness is not attained simply by avoiding actions. By forsaking work no one reaches perfection.
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.
If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
You need to look at why you want a break from work. If you were doing something that you truly care about, would you want a break?
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.
Stress isn't because of the nature of your work, you go & ask a Peon, he is stressful. You ask the Prime Minister, he is stressful. In between everybody is stressful. So which job is not stressful? It is not the job which is stressful; it is you who is stressful. Job is never stressful, It is just that your mind is not taking instructions from you
Everybody wants a solution. Solutions will not come without realizing the nature of the problem, nobody wants to look at the mechanics of how the mind functions. Once in a way something may work, that's not the point. But those are accidental happenings. That is not a solution.
Being a leader is like being a captain of a ship. If you are the captain of the ship, you don't have to do the hard work that the crew is doing but you must be able to chart out a successful path. You must be able to see everything that is there right now & you must be able to foresee that which cannot be seen right now
When you leave your work for the day, forget it; do not pick it up mentally and carry it home with you
Your marriage, relationships work to the extent you are willing to involve and give yourself to the process
Unless there is involvement in what you do, and it means a lot to you, your work is just a waste of time and life for yourself and everybody else
How come a lot of people do not enjoy the week - only the weekend? Simply because they are doing things only to earn a living; it does not mean a damn thing to them.
Those who are moderate in eating and recreation, balanced in work, and regulated in sleep, and remain awake will attain 'yoga'- the destroyer of suffering.
Normally, whatever little work you have to do, calculations are there: "How much should I do? Why should I do this? what will I get out of this?" with these calculations, all the beauty of doing is gone. With these calculations, the very process of life has become ugly.
Only when players enjoy playing can they perform their best (not when play becomes work)
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh -- anything but work.
Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work.
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
I don't like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.
We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine
For knowledge work, time spent has little to do with value created and the forty hour workweek is anachronistic nonsense.
The biggest advantage of working remotely is that you no longer have to pretend to work 60 hours a week.
The part of your work that's new every time is the craft. The part that's the same every time is the toil.
Never ever has anything worked for anybody by doing all the wrong things. Unless you do the right things, right things do not happen to you at all.
Software is just an idea that can do work outside of the human brain. Ideas are impossible to ban or effectively regulate.
Work must be done as a sacrifice to the Supreme Lord; otherwise, work causes bondage in this material world.
Whatever work needs to be done, whatever opportunity comes your way, whatever you have to share - this is the time, not tomorrow.
One minute was enough... A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
What is possible and what is not is not your business. Nature will decide this. Your business is just to work for what truly matters to you
your work is not life, your family is not life, your career is not life, your cinema is not life, your thought is not life, your emotion is not life. Life is happening here, everything else is accessories to life.
All honest work is good work; it is capable of leading to self-development, provided the doer seeks to discover the inherent lessons and makes the most of the potentialities for such growth
You must learn to work without desire, and to live in this world without attachment.