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Job Quotes

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The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

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Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

Getting fired is nature's way to telling you
that you had the wrong job in the first place.
- Hal Lancaster

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which
field you can get into and hold a job in,
whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse,
for example.
- Daniel Goleman

Don't underestimate your abilities,
that's your boss's job.
- Anonymous

God will forgive me.
It's his job.
- Heinrich Heine

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job.
Depression is when you lose yours.
- Ronald Reagan

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
- Alice Rivlin

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

What new technology does is create new opportunities
to do a job that customers want done.
- Tim O'Reilly

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
- Malcolm S. Forbes (wealthy publisher)

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

If my films make one more person miserable,
I'll feel I have done my job.
- Woody Allen

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

DON'T get officious.
You're not yourself when you're officious -
That is the curse of a government job.
- the movie Harold and Maude (1971)

We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made
a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

You better take advantage of the good cigars.
You don't get much else in that job.
- Thomas P. O'Neill

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into
a job and try to do the best you can,
the money will come.
- Lawrence Welk

I would do anything to keep looking the job.
I think you make an extra effort if you're on show.
- Joanna Lumley

I was able to do something that people can't do these days,
which is to have quality time with the guys who were
trying to be president and a number of them who got the job.
- Robert Scheer

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job,
as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
- Alexandre Dumas

Novelists do not write as birds sing,
by the push of nature.
It is part of the job that there should be much routine
and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.
- William Golding

My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration,
so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes.
- Leon Kass

I had a job as a paralegal.
I drove a cab.
- Larry David

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

It was a job, and I was just doing my job.
- Johnny Ramone

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part,
the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's
tools and yesterday's concepts.
- Marshall McLuhan

To me the director's job is to leave it in better shape than you found it,
literally.
- Steven Soderbergh

I know what my job is: I write the songs,
I sing them, I play them on the piano.
- Fiona Apple

I could never hold a job for more than three months,
which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots.
- Dennis Quaid

I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans,
but I've decided to keep my day job too.
- Richard Marx

I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character,
otherwise it's boring.
- Javier Bardem

It's not what my job is about.
I'm not out to make a political statement.
I want to stand for something, but more by example.
- Lauren Bush

I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have
gotten over my initial astonishment.
As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where
I don't think sex plays much part.
- Nadia Boulanger

Whatever I do, it's my business.
It's not my job to parent America.
- Christina Aguilera

Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants.
- Geraldo Rivera


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