Back to Work

Sunday, May 9, 2021 – Back to Work

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden. ~ Orson Scott Card 

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders. ~ Ronald Reagan

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you’re on the job. ~ Slappy White

What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed? ~ Gerald Barzan

There’s no unemployment in squatter cities. Everyone works. One-sixth of humanity is there. It’s soon going to be more than that. ~ Stewart Brand

A man’s labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization. ~ William Booth

An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

You take my life when you take the means whereby I live. ~ William Shakespeare, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. ~ Bill Gates

I know I can act. There aren’t too many other jobs I know how to do. ~ Jack Nicholson

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. ~ Muhammad Ali

It’s not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters. ~ Vanna White

What I’m getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half. ~ Jello Biafra

Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life. ~ John Updike

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. ~ Drew Carey

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. ~ Oscar Wilde

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. ~ Aristotle

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. ~ John G. Pollard

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. ~ George Jean Nathan

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. ~ James Matthew Barrie

I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy. ~ Danny McGoorty

I’ve met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time. ~ Bill Gold

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence. ~ Honoré de Balzac

Eventually the person who tries to fix the problem will be blamed for causing it. ~ Robert Brault

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of this world justifies. ~ Rudyard Kipling

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. ~ Karl Marx

If you don’t like your job you don’t strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way. ~ Homer Simpson

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas. ~ Paula Poundstone

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?” ~ Don Marquis

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? ~ Edgar Bergen

I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave. ~ Joseph Campbell

If Botticelli were alive today, he’d be working for Vogue. ~ Peter Ustinov

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. ~ Jonas Salk

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas A. Edison

The harder I work, the luckier I get. ~ Samuel Goldwyn

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. ~ Coco Chanel

Honor lies in honest toil. ~ Grover Cleveland

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. ~ Robert Frost

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. ~ Albert Camus

Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. ~ Samuel Butler

Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life. ~ Marc Chagall

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. ~ Mark Twain

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ~ Douglas Adams

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. ~ Jerome K. Jerome