Great Work Quotes

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” – Steve Jobs

Pleasure in the job

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Stephen Leacock

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” – David McCullough

“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” – James M. Barrie

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

The secret of joy in work

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers

“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

Most of the important

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work” – Steve Jobs

“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work” – Steve Jobs

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” – Fernando Flores

“Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.” – Swami Vivekananda

“I’m not a popular actor. I don’t necessarily want to be famous. I want to be known for great work. I want to be known to surprise audiences.” – Idris Elba

“All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one.” – Walter Benjamin

To do good work a man

“To do good work a man should no doubt be industrious. To do great work he must certainly be idle a well.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“A truly great work of art breaks beyond the bounds of the period and culture in which it is created, so final judgement on a current book has to be deferred until it can be seen outside this present moment.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished.” – Swami Vivekananda

“By being impatient, matters are damaged and great works cannot be done” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo

“The great work of art is the complete banality, and the fault with most banalities is that they are not banal enough. Banality here is not infinite in its depth and consequence, but rests on a foundation of spirituality and aesthetics.” – Asger Jorn

“Whatever you do in life, there’s content and form; only those two put together create special meaning of a great work of art or great interpretation of music or a great story that you tell.” – Itay Talgam

“This world is not a place merely to live in, nor a place in which to do certain kinds of business; it is a great workshop in which to make godly men.” – J.R. Miller

“The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.” – Jay Chiat

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“The proper response to a great work of art is to enter it as though there were nothing else in the world.” – Huston Smith

“Great work is the result of seeking out tension, not avoiding it.” – Seth Godin

“I would have to say that I’m haunted. I’m haunted by everything that drives me. I want to do great work. I need to do great work. I won’t be satisfied unless I do great work.” – Lemon Andersen

“I don’t think I’m craving any more fame. But success and being recognized for making great work all around the world, I think it’s a great thing.” – John Legend

“Reading poetry and reading the great works of the canon that we were reading in the ’60s and the ’70s and ’80s was mind altering.” – Anne Lamott

“Great works of the imagination are not produced quickly nor do they take quick effect on the popular mind.” – John Dos Passos

“In a purely technical sense, each species of higher organism-beetle, moss, and so forth, is richer in information than a Caravaggio painting, Mozart symphony, or any other great work of art.” – E. O. Wilson