Job quotes and sayings

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Jim Rohn

You’ve got a job to do, and because you’ve got a job to do, you’ve got to focus on that, so you don’t have time for personal considerations.
Dick Cheney

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

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

If you treat staff as your equal, they’ll roll their sleeves up to get the job done.
John Ilhan

What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it.
Lee Iacocca

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.
Betty Bender

Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there’s no escape, there’s no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.
Ani Difranco

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I like the job. That’s what I’ll miss the most… I’m not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I’ve liked it.
Bill Clinton

The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, “How is the president?”
Will Rogers

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

We pretend to work because they pretend to pay us.

Two can live as cheaply as one – if they both have good jobs.
Laurence Peter

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job.
Tom Landry

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.
John Gotti

If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
Darryl F Zanuck

What is the difference between a forest & a farm? It is knowledge & working that knowledge. This is the same concept as the difference between a job & a career.
Joseph Cubby

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Johnny Unitas

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
Stanley J. Randall

Happiness is an inside job.
William Arthur Ward

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Thomas Carlyle

Monday morning. Time to pay for your two days of debauchery, you hungover drones.
Monty Burns

Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
Al Bernstein

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.
Katharine Hepburn

If you are irreplaceable, you will never be promoted.

If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
Barbara Colorose

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

I don’t know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job.
Sandra Day O’Connor

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

If you do the right job then money will come to you. Because people who need you will request, will ask for you, will attract you, and will be willing to pay you for your services.
Jose Silva

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Ogden Nash

If you want to be comfortable, take an easy job. If you aspire to leadership, take off your coat.

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
C. Northcote Parkinson

Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order.
Cary Grant

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
Michael Korda

No one can help you in holding a good job except Old Man You.
Edgar Watson Howe

It’s ridiculous to think that you get to play a game you love for a job you get paid for.
Brady Quinn

Crime is a job. Sex is a job. Growing up is a job. School is a job. Going to parties is a job. Religion is a job. Being creative is a job. Ordinarily.
David Byrne

Personnel and their capacity for work on their exact jobs is the basic key to income and success.
L Ron Hubbard

Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought First tired of working, Then tired of not.
Richard Armour

Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values.
Sandra Day O’Connor

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold Toynbee

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
Amelia Earhart

The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.
Michael Gerber

Real friends are those who, when you feel you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.

The job of the artist is to deepen the mystery.
Francis Bacon, Sr.

The job is, if we are willing to take it seriously, to help ourselves to be more perfectly what we are, to be more full, more actualizing, more realizing in fact, what we are in potentiality.
Abraham Maslow

My job is about the most fun thing I do, but I have a broad set of interests, going places, reading things, doing things.
Bill Gates

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

You’re no good unless you are a good assistant; and if you are, you’re too good to be an assistant.
Martin H. Fischer

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
Louis Nizer

A date is a job interview that lasts all night. The only difference between a date and a job interview is that there are not many job interviews where there’s a chance you’ll end up naked at the end of it.
Jerry Seinfeld

Don’t waste time learning the “tricks of the trade.” Instead, learn the trade.
Attributed to both James Charlton & H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
Fred Astaire

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.
Lin Yutang