We all know one of the most famous work quotes, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." A proverb, it dates to the mid 1600s. Some writers have added to the quote, such as novelist Maria Edgeworth who added a second line, "All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy." We're not sure who Jack is, but a lot of people want to judge him and his work ethic, that's for sure. Work quotes can inspire us to show up to work each day, to quit the job we hate with a passion, to start our own business or to simply leave the working life all together, preferring to be a gypsy or a vagabond, which in truth, can be a lot more work.
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"Early to Bed, and Early to Rise, Makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. "
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Early to Bed, and Early to Rise, Makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, Or, Early Rising, a Natural, Social, and Religious Duty (1855)
Franklin often published proverbs and adages--this one was actually the title of one of his works.
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"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it."
Buddha was born into a luxurious life as an Indian prince. His name means "the Awakened One," and he eventually became the originator of Buddhism. At age 29 he began his search for the cure of humanity's sorrow through peace and harmony with everything and everyone. His concept of karma, that what we put into the universe comes back to us, is a fundamental teaching of Buddhism that is still well-known today. He is said to have attained enlightenment during long meditation under a Bodhi tree, at which point he became Buddha until the age of 80, when he died in Kushinagar. Buddha Quotes
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