All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added and nothing taken away.
Love and work have the virtues of making a man pretty indifferent to anything else.
Honore de Balzac
Do not wait; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
An employee within an organization will advance to his or her level of incompetence and remain there.
Laurence J. Peter
I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
Henry Louis Mencken
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one`s work is terribly important.
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.