Quotes about our life’s work

We came across a thought-provoking quotation the other day, “The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life,” attributed to a woman named Jessica Hische.

Inspired by that fresh thought, here are some more classic words of wisdom about work. Perhaps one or two of them will resonate with you.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“Work is love made visible.” – Khalil Gibran

“Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life.” – Marc Chagall

“The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.” – James Cash Penney

“Work is much more fun than fun.” – Noel Coward

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold J. Toynbee

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”  — J. M. Barrie

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”  — Ann Landers

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall and hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

A good man fights for himself and a great man fights for everyone else.” – Philip De Franco