Thomas Fuller: Unwilling

“Nothing is easy to the unwilling.”

—Thomas Fuller.


Work quotes

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A series of quotes on work:

All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S. Cobb

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

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

I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you’ve lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change.
Richard Nelson Bolles

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Pablo Picasso

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank

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

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.
George Halas

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
Elbert Hubbard

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Samuel Goldwyn

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.Aristotle

People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it.Howard Newton Source:,