The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nominalist and Realist", Essays: Second Series (1844).
It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.Robert Yates, as quoted in The Team Selling Solution : Creating and Managing Teams That Win (2003) by Steve Waterhouse, p. 51.
The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.Núria Añó, in the short story 2066. Beginning the age of correction
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.David Bly, as quoted in Peace of Mind : Daily Meditations for Easing Stress (1995) by Amy Dean, p. 187.
I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours and thrived on it.Thomas Edison, diary entry quoted in Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently : Lessons from Edison's Mother (2007) by Scott Teel, p. 12.
I believe that the best way to prepare for a Future Life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.Elbert Hubbard, "Credo", as published in A Message to Garcia, and Thirteen Other Things (1901), p. 6.
I bumped into him (Craig Mundie of Microsoft) in an elevator. I looked at his badge and said, "Ah, you work for Microsoft." He looked back at me and said, "Oh ya, and what do you do?" And I thought it was some kind of tad dismissive, here is a guy in a suit looking at a scruffy hacker... so I gave him a thousand yard stare and said, "I am your worst nightmare!"eric s. raymond
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