- Succes at Work -
Work quotations and sayings

Success at work depends on passion !
You must love your job & you must
to do it with enthusiasm
( Thomas Peters )

Life is short , so what a pity to work with sadness
( Jacques Séguéla )



Do you want to be forever young ? Be glad with your work

( Compte de Chambord )




Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully
( Phillips Brooks )



If there is a solution to a problem, you will have no reason to be anxious.
And if there is no solution, to be anxious will change nothing !
( Proverb from Tibet )



If you want to construct a great building, you will have to put first just one brick ;
big work is always the result of many little and patient actions
( Laurent Grenier )



Little by little the bird makes its nest
( XVIII th century )





You must consider Work such as a humanly action not such as slavery and exploitation

When the boss gives you a work or orders you to do a work, You've to consider that you've power. Man is different from animal because of his job. Perhaps the boss has ordered you but for you, it's an occasion to show that you can create, that you can invent, that you can transform something & you act. Your work shows your capacities & your power. Work helps man to master events & himself.
( Easy Philosophy - ATLAS Editions 1996 )



The experience of the race shows that you get your most important education not through books
but through your work. You are developed by your daily task,
or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else
( Anna Garlin Spencer )



Enjoy your life without comparing it with another
( Condorcet )



When you want to do something, do it now ! Because perhaps tomorrow it will be too late
( Harry Gray )



The only work that we can begin by the top is to dig a hole
( Anonymous )



Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed
( Proverbs 16 : 3 )



Make your life a dream, and the dream a reality
( Antoine de Saint-Exupéry )



Don't ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country
( John Fitzgerald Kennedy )



No one can feel responsible and despairing
( Antoine de Saint-Exupéry )



Make it your target to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands
( 1 Thessalonians 4 : 11 )

That means : God wants that we are satisfied with our destiny and
He advises us to satisfy our needs only by our own work






From the beginning, man has already a lot of responsibilities ( Genesis ). He received the order to work the garden & to take care of it ( Genesis 2 : 15 ) = " The Lord God took the man & put him in the Garden of Eden to work it & take care of it ". So we must work ! Tiredness and sufferances came after ( Genesis 3 : 17b ) = " ... Cursed is the ground because of you, man, through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life ... ".

X is a Personnel Manager for a big multinational company. He is 50 years old & people respect him and envy his position. He is clever at business & he knows his job, but he realizes that he has forgotten something very important to be really happy : he has forgotten his family & his spiritual value. He thinks that he has worked hard & he has done much works, but he has never been truly happy. How to have success & to be always carefree at the same time ? It's not to try to work hard, it's not to try to work with a strong will, it's just to receive the Grace of God.

" Meaningless ! Meaningless ! " Says the Teacher. " Completely meaningless ! Everything is meaningless ! " What does man gain from all his hard work at which he toils under the sun ? ( Solomon - Ecclesiastes 1 : 2, 3 )
( The Good Seed - 2003 )



Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you
( Henri-Frederic Amiel )



Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun
( Colleen C. Barrett )



Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night
( Marian Wright Edelman )



All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1000 days,
Nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps
in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin !
( John Fitzgerald Kennedy )



You can not build easily lasting item
( Brother Roger, Madagascar 2006 )



« The heavens declare the glory of God ; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech ; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other ; nothing is hidden from its heat » Psalm 19 : 1 - 6






HUMOR SECTION - Let's talk about WORK

1- An assistant seller presented a vacuum cleaner to a lady.
Before doing his demonstration, he put a lot of dust on the moquette and said with enthusiasm :
- I will eat all dust that my vacuum cleaner doesn't suck up !
The lady went to the kitchen, took a spoon and gave it to the assistant seller.
- Enjoy your food sir ! We don't have electricity since 2 days !!!


2- A man who wants to have his own garden but who doesn't know about it went to a bookshop and asked a book which is full of advice. The seller gave him one and said :
- This is the best ! Read it so you will finish the half of your work !
- Ah ! Good ! Very good ! ... Give me two of it please !


3- A man who buys & sells old bottles and old clothes arrived at an old lady.
- Do you have old bottles of wine or old bottles of bier Maam ?
- Do I look like an alcoholic !? Answered the furious lady
- Oh ! I'm sorry Maam ! Perhaps do you have old bottles of vinegar ? ...


4- In the States, a lawyer (a barrister) put on his plate : 2 questions for 2000 USD.
A man was amazed, so he opened the barrister's door and asked him :
- 1000 USD for one question !!! Is it not too expensive ?
- No ! It isn't ! ... And what is your second question ? ...


5- A fat lady walked at the zoo, stopped near a hippopotamus and asked the zoo guard :
- This hippopotamus, is it male or female ?
- Madam, this question interests only hippopotamus !


6- I'm sorry told the surgeon to his patient after his operation. I have to operate on you again.
Why !!?? Answered the patient.
- Because I've forgotten my rubber glove in your stomach.
- It's not a reason ! I give you money to buy new rubber gloves ! Here and bye !!


7- Why are you here ? Asked the surgeon to another patient.
- Because I prefer cotton socks than wollen socks doctor.
- Stupid ! Me too, I prefer cotton socks than wollen socks !
- Ah ! And between us doctor, do you like them with vinegar sauce or just with a lemon juice ?


8- A man couldn't sleep at night & went to a doctor.
- I suggest you an old but efficient method. You go to bed and you count : one, two, three, four, five, etc. ...
You will see, it's very efficient !
- I've already tried it doctor, but I'm a boxer, so at nine I stand up !


9- It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours ; he can't drink for eight hours ; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work ( William Faulkner )


10- We get what we search ! Listen to this story. Two men were sent in Africa to try to sell shoes.

The first one said in his telegram : « I go back immediately, there is no chance here because nobody wear shoes ! »

The another one wrote : « Send me immediately a lot of shoes ! there is a big opportunity here because nobody wear shoes ! » ( Rudi Lack in Wegweiser ins Leben )





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