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A bad workman always blames his tools.
Used when someone blames external factors for things they did wrong or poorly.

A bad workman blames his tools.
Blaming the tools is an excuse for lack of skill.

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.
Morris Fishbein

African agriculture depends on labor. You can't produce crops if there is nobody to work on the farms.
Annmarie Kormawa

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Relax, because it is not good to work all the time.

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
Paul Valéry

As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn't sport, it's work.
Avery Brundage

Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.
Albert Einstein

Chop your own wood; it will warm you twice.
Mack King

Coffee is to wake up, coffee is to work with, coffee is to live with, coffee is life.

Constant occupation prevents temptation.
When you are busy you don't have tome for temptation.

Elbow grease is the best polish.
Hard work gives good results.

Empty bags cannot stand upright.
A hungry person cannot do his work properly.

Hard words break no bones.

He that would eat the fruit, must climb the tree.

I didn't think there was anything in the universe more important than homework.
J.K. Rowling
Source: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Quoted: Ron

I work until beer o'clock.
Stephen King

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Benjamin Franklin

It's not the monkey on top that make a tree fall but it's the work and effort of numerous small insects and ants.

Make hay while the sun shines.

Many hands make light work.
Sharing work makes the work easier.

No bees, no honey; no work, no money.

Nope, I don’t enjoy work generally. Not because I’m lazy; it’s just all so stressful and worrying.
Rowan Atkinson

Retire from work, but not from life.
M.K. Soni

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
Malcolm Forbes

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
(unknown author)

Teamwork is a strategic decision.
Patrick Lencioni

The bee that makes the honey doesn't stand around the hive, and the man who makes the money has to worry, work, and strive.

The bee works all summer and eats honey all winter.

The best cure for boredom is hard work.

The devil makes work for idle hands.
People who are idle, often get into trouble.

The evening's the best part of the day. You've done your day's work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.
Kazuo Ishiguro

The farmer works the soil. The agriculturist works the farmer.
Eugene F. Ware

The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
John Wooden

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin

What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window.
Burton Rascoe

When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.
Pablo Picasso

When mosquitoes work, they bite and then they sing.

When the boss is a way, work becomes a holiday.

While working on the factory floor is often referred to as sweatshop labor, it is often better than the granddaddy of all sweatshops: working in the fields as an agricultural day laborer.
Steven Radelet

Work is the best antidote to sorrow.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Quoted: Sherlock Holmes

Work is the curse of the drinkin' class.
Oscar Wilde

Work like a horse.
Work very hard.

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