Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.— Vincent Van Gogh
Useful Meaningful Work quotations
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
The work of rehearsal is looking for meaning and then making it meaningful.
Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort.
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
Work hard, play hard.
...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment, all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.
Most things don't work out as expected, but what happens instead often turns out to be the good stuff.
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which.
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.
You can't serve the public good without the truth as a bottom line.
I don't see how you can write anything of value if you don't offend someone.
Work is love made visible.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
Anyone can take pictures. What's difficult is thinking about them, organizing them, and trying to use them in some way so that some meaning can be constructed out of them. That's really where the work of the artist begins.
The best stuff in life isn't stuff at all.
.. relationships, experiences & meaningful work are the staples of a happy life.
There is no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
If you're not willing to do the work, don't complain about the result.
Visualization is often used for evil - twisting insignificant data changes and making them look meaningful. Don't do that crap if you want to be my friend. Present results clearly and honestly. If something isn't working - those reviewing results need to know.
Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Stay positive, work had and make it happen.
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between work and play.
The great benefit of slowing down is reclaiming the time and tranquility to make meaningful connections--with people, with culture, with work, with nature, with our own bodies and minds
A warrior feeds his body well; he trains it; works on it. Where he lacks knowledge, he studies. But above all he must believe. He must believe in his strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.
Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason it will.
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Barack Obama's been president for about eight hours;
President Obama was here for eight years. So if you want to talk about numbers that matter, it's quantifying all the losses - the women who were slid into poverty, those who can't find meaningful work, and their children who deserve a better life.
Because my work is naturally non-meaningful, the meaning found in it will remain doubtful and inconsistent - which is the way it should be. All that I care about is that, like any startling piece of nature, it should be capable of stimulating meaning.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
For two minutes a day, think of one positive experience that's occurred during the past 24 hours. Bullet point each detail you can remember. It works, because the brain can't tell the difference between visualization and actual experience. So you've just doubled the most meaningful experience in your brain.
To do meaningful work is to contribute - to create value in society.
Human nature has been sold short...[humans have] a higher nature which...includes the need for meaningful work, for responsibility, for creativeness, for being fair and just, for doing what is worthwhile and for preferring to do it well.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.
For me, the best things in life - meaningful work, meaningful relationships, interesting experiences, good food, sleep, music, ideas, sex, and other basic needs and pleasures - are not, past a certain point, materially improved upon by having a lot of money.
My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
If work is just going in every day and getting a check, it's an ugly life.
When you can make work a meaningful purpose, you've hit the jackpot for people.
Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.
To increase student engagement and ownership of learning, we should give students opportunities to do meaningful work - work that makes a difference locally, nationally, and globally.
There may be no single thing more important in our efforts to achieve meaningful work and fulfilling relationships than to learn to practice the art of communication.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Find a happy person, and you will find a project.
For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.