By Adam Savage
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.
It’s a blessing to have work that feels fulfilling.
The amount of money that is in your bank at the time of your death is the extra work you did which wasn’t necessary.
Even the mundane task may have something to teach you – especially if it’s a task you haven’t performed before.
I’ve always been on the business side – running P&L and working with clients.
I was always first in, last out, but not inefficiently.
If you’re not making use of even the most routine assignment to learn something, realize that many of your colleagues and coworkers are.
It’s important to experience as many parts of an organization as you can – because someday, you may have the chance to lead that organization.
Work is the best remedy, both moral and aesthetic.
O man you are busy working for the world and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
When you see validation for a life’s work and dedication, it’s a beautiful day.
The work of a financial analyst falls somewhere in the middle between that of a mathematician and of an orator.
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.