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A man who works with his hands is a laborer. A man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman. A man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
Louis Nizer

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
Robert Frost

To a young man learning to perform on the flying trapeze, a veteran circus performer once said: “Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.” In every field of endeavor those who put their hearts in their work are the real leaders. Falling in love with one’s job is the secret of success.

To be successful, have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.
Thomas Watson


What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Josef Albers

To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.
Søren Kierkegard

Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten. If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than a million.
Charles Swindoll


Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry because I never undertake more work than I can go through with calmness of spirit.
John Wesley

The trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.
Barbara Bush

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls: work, family, health, friends and spirit. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will never be the same.
Brian Dyson

I have decided not to let my time be used up by people to whom I make no difference while I neglect those for whom I am irreplaceable.
Tony Campolo

People often ask me now, “Zinger, is golf still as important to you as it was before you had cancer?” Yes and no. Yes, of course, golf is important to me. I love the game; it is how I make a living. But no, golf is no longer at the top of my priority list. In fact, it runs a slow fourth. My priorities now are God, my family, my friends and golf.
Paul Azinger


If nothing else about your job sparks some enthusiasm in you, you can do your work well because it’s your job. Your performance in it makes a statement about you. You must take pride in that statement.
Dr. Bob Rotella

If not a sparrow falls upon the ground without your Father; you have reason to see that the smallest events of your career are arranged by Him.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

All members of the I-work-hard-but-because-I’m-not-up-front-I-never-get-the-credit club, take heart. Our God who rewards in secret will never overlook your commitment.
Charles Swindoll

Don’t let your paycheck determine how you approach your work – or how you feel about yourself.
Joe Torre

When looking for a job, tell the man what you can do for him, not how good you are.
Martin Vanbee


Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
John Gardner

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl Buck

Excellence is born of having higher expectations of yourself than anyone could possibly have of you.
Condolezza Rice

People are always making comparisons, and we notice the things that are different. If you render more and better service than others, you will naturally stand out in bold contrast.
Napoleon Hill


Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley

There is no quick way to learn; the only teacher is experience.
Forrest Gregg

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

If experience was so important, we’d never have had anyone walk on the moon.
Doug Rader

If you are not in a lifelong learning situation then you are the person who has 35 years in business and one year’s experience 35 times.
Sir Graham Day

How to Handle a Tough Boss

Stop focusing on everything that’s wrong with your boss. Decide that you can handle his demands, or his distance, or his anger. Don’t allow your boss’s negative side to bring out your negative side.
Joe Torre

Regardless of whether you like or dislike your boss, you have to respect him and you have to respect his opinion. If you don’t, you might be in the wrong job.
Derek Jeter

Would you like to work for an incredible boss? Then start by treating your boss like an incredible person. Do extraordinary things for him or her, and over time I bet you’ll notice a difference in your relationship.
Mark Sanborn

Showing deference to your boss means that you’re loyal and respectful. You’d be amazed how much you can accomplish with a tough boss when you grant him that basic regard.
Joe Torre