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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Along with Paul McCartney, who he met in a skiffle band in school, John Lennon went on to become one of the most profound and prolific songwriters, composers and performers in the history of music. Playing up to eight hours in small nightclubs early in their career, The Beatles broke out onto the world scene and forever changed the face of music, thanks in large part to the songwriting talent of Lennon and McCartney. Though they stopped touring in 1966, The Beatles continued to redefine music until they broke up four years later. Lennon re-emerged on the music scene in 1980 with his Do…
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