Things could always be worse for instance, you could be ugly and work in the Post Office.
- Adrienne E. Gusoff
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
- Jerome K. Jerome
Always remember, you can never finish work, but work can finish you.
- Louis Keisler
A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
- Thomas Carlyle
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
- Charles Horton Cooley
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau