Jobs Quotes


I don't want any 'yes-men' around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs. - Samuel Goldwyn

 

I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. - Harry S. Truman

 

Jobs represent a relatively recent pattern of work. From the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, there is a steady progress of fragmentation of the stages of work that constitute 'mechanization' and 'specialism.' But under the conditions of electric circuitry, all the fragmented job patterns tend to blend once more into involving roles or forms of work that more and more resemble teaching and learning. - Marshall McLuhan

 

You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. - Steve Jobs

 

I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. - Harry S. Truman

 

If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. - Dale Carnegie

 

Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined, so he could actually talk about it.-Newt Gingrich

 

President Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of - Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, and Scott Brown.-Newt Gingrich

 

I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.-Richard Pryor

 

I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.-W. H. Auden

 

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops, and you're the one who has to fix it!-Jon Stewart

 

What we're discussing privately and publicly, is a budget which is a blueprint for the future which creates jobs, which educates our children, which provides healthcare for all Americans, which takes our deficit down, which gives a tax cut for 95% of the American people.-Nancy Pelosi

 

Democratic priorities remain clear: to provide a tax cut for working families, to promote policies that produce jobs and economic growth, and to assist millions of our fellow Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.-Nancy Pelosi

 

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.-Nancy Pelosi

 

Don't divide the world into "them" and "us." Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours.-Donald Rumsfeld

 

Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved.-Thomas Sowell

 

Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.-Thomas Sowell

 

Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.-Herbert Hoover

 

Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists.-Paula Abdul

 

I will never forget my humble beginnings as a Laker Girl. It was probably one of the most fun jobs I ever had.-Paula Abdul

 

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.-Alan Greenspan

 

Let's take care of the necessities first: give people jobs, and find a way to get us out of poverty.-Eartha Kitt

 

We're leaving the House to people who either were born with a silver spoon in their mouth... or couldn't get better jobs in the first place.-Jerry Lewis

 

Modeling can be a bit brain damaging. Starting my own brand was what I needed to do. I only model if there are such good jobs that you don't want to say no to. All that dressing up makes me say, 'What do I want to wear?' and, 'What do I want to do with Topshop?' It all kind of leads into the other things.-Kate Moss

 

I'd go on the train to castings, changing from my school uniform on the train. I carried on like that for a few years, getting jobs in bits and pieces.-Kate Moss

 

I started going back and forth, New York, London, New York, London. I wasn't looking back at all. I was doing tons of jobs. Working, working, working, working.-Kate Moss

 

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. - Simone de Beauvoir

 

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job. - Alexandre Dumas

 

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job. - Malcolm S. Forbes

 

We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire, give us the tools and we will finish the job. - Sir Winston Churchill

 

Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it. - Enoch Arnold Bennett

 

If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

 

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss. - Alanis Morissette

 

The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning, you're on the job. - Lena Horne

 

We are not na´ve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job. - Jean Rostand

 

If you're going to be at a job environment, you should love it. You shouldn't do it just for money. You should do it because you love it. And the money comes naturally.-Debbi Fields

 

And to play as long as I did and to have a family you have to be very blessed and I was with my wife Ruth. Ruth, I appreciate the job you did, and my three fine children, Reid, Reese, and Wendy.-Nolan Ryan

 

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job.-Nolan Ryan

 

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.-Alanis Morissette

 

In terms of asking questions, I plead guilty. I ask a hell of a lot of questions. That's my job.-Dick Cheney

 

The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?'-Mitt Romney

 

You know, my dad served in the President's Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people's lives and I can help our children realize their dreams.-Mitt Romney

 

And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job.-Mitt Romney

 

President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.-Mitt Romney

 

I was very careful never to take an interesting job. If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it.-Mary Oliver

 

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.-Robert Rauschenberg

 

Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job. Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now.-Sandra Cisneros

 

If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.-George Will

 

There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.-Albert Bandura

 

I always felt that it was my job to try to help other people get it and deal with it.-Martha Beck

 

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed.-Vaclav Havel

 

I don't very often think I've done a good job. I don't like the majority of what I do. I shouldn't say I don't like it, but I'm not satisfied with almost everything that I do.-Paul Simon

 

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.-Laurence J. Peter

 

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.-Reese Witherspoon

 

I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.-Carroll O'Connor

 

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that's... an opportunity to develop.-Buddy Rich

 

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort.-William Gibson

 

Thank the good Lord for a job.-Wynton Marsalis

 

I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play.-Wynton Marsalis

 

But as coaches, we need to get a little more fire and passion and be more demanding that our guys get the job done. I think players will respond to that, and we'll see.-Steve Spurrier

 

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.-Josef Albers

 

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.-Jean Cocteau

 

I remember hitting Sarah Michelle Gellar with a right hook during my first week on the job. It was awful. They usually pair actors with stunt doubles to avoid things like that.-Eliza Dushku

 

I see a trend here where the President seems to think his job is to count votes and then try to make a deal That's what we in legislatures do. Mr. Obama's job is to travel the country, fight for the values that he cares about.-Anthony Weiner

 

A guy gave me a job at an information booth - no questions asked.-Jay London

 

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.-Franklin P. Jones

 

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.-J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Someone needs to tell the truth, but it shouldn't be my job.-Thom Yorke

 

The job numbers are positive. We've had more jobs created now than were lost during the recession. We're seeing that the creation, we're seeing those numbers not only grow but shift toward the private sector and shift toward full-time employment and these are all signs that the recovery is taking some hold but we're not out of woods.-Stephen Harper

 

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.-Bill Murray

 

I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you're in, the harder you can rock.-Clarence Clemons

 

If a job's worth doing, it's too hard.-Scott Adams

 

I was assigned to do a job by the attorney general, and that was to find out whether crimes were committed.-Kenneth Starr

 

Happiness is an inside job.-William Arthur Ward

 

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.-Malcolm Forbes

 

Now I can walk into a room full of people I don't know and do my job. That's quite a massive thing to learn, I think.-Kate Moss

 

I'm still astonished that somebody would offer me a job and pay me to do what I wanted to do.-Chuck Jones

 

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

 

The movie says, You can lose your job and your way and still rescue yourself. 'Larry Crowne' creates a self-excavated utopia, and I love that idea, that message.-Julia Roberts

 

I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.-Julia Roberts

 

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.-Leonardo DiCaprio

 

My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.-James Cash Penney

 

Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.-James Cash Penney

 

The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.-James Cash Penney

 

It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.-Herman Cain

 

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.-Thomas Hardy

 

I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.-Sally Ride

 

When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician. It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory and still pay the rent and buy some food. I freaked.-Billy Joel

 

In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job.-Billy Joel

 

If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job.-Tom Landry

 

They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.-Brian Clough

 

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.-Jennifer Aniston

 

It's not easy to have the job of president. It's not easy to run for it. And it's not a job for the feint of heart.-Laura Bush

 

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.-Christina Aguilera

 

Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order.-Cary Grant

 

Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift.-Denzel Washington

 

I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.-Denzel Washington

 

I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.-Bernie Mac

 

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.-Simone de Beauvoir

 

The people that make this country work, the people who pay on their mortgages, the people getting up and going to work, striving in this recession to not participate in it, they're not the enemy. They're the people that hire you. They're the people that are going to give you a job.-Rush Limbaugh

 

I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love.-Paula Abdul

 

My job, I think, is the hardest job out of all the judges because I am the only one that is a performer.-Paula Abdul

 

I feel like it's my job to carry the torch.-Joan Jett

 

No verse is libre for the man who wants to do a good job.-Ezra Pound

 

You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.-Chuck Yeager

 

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.-Ann Landers

 

My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.-Meryl Streep

 

Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model.-Jimmy Fallon

 

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.-Adlai E. Stevenson

 

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.-Jeff Bezos

 

Our job is to bring the dead facts to life.-William Bernbach

 

Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise... not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message.-William Bernbach

 

Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've had some really bad parrot bites.-Steve Irwin

 

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.-Tim Allen

 

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.-Johnny Carson

 
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