There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word, excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Even for the neurotic executive – as for everyone else – work has great therapeutic value; it is generally his last refuge, and deterioration there marks the final collapse of the man; his marriage, his social life, and the outside interests – all have suffered beforehand.
Whether our efforts are, or not, favored by life, let us be able to say, when we come near to the great goal, I have done what I could.
Man’s capacities have never been measured. Nor are we to judge of what he can do by precedents, so little has been tried.
Whatever your work is, dignify it with your best thought and effort.
How much easier our work would be if we put forth as much effort trying to improve the quality of it as most of us do trying to find excuses for not properly attending to it.
Know what thou canst work at, and work at it like a Hercules.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.