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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