There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. … One of these days is Yesterday … And the other day I do not worry about is Tomorrow. – Robert Burdette

Worry doesn’t help tomorrow’s troubles, but it does ruin today’s happiness.

A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. – John Lubbock

Worry is a form of fear. – Bertrand Russell

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. – Thomas Edison

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. – Louis L’Amour

What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. – Richard Bach

I realized that with hard work, the world was your oyster. You could do anything you wanted to do. I learned that at a young age. – Chris Evert

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

There is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. – Albert Camus

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. – Edmund Burke

It’s all in the day’s work.


We can redeem anyone who strives unceasingly. – Goethe

Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty. – Voltaire

Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.

Continuity of purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and for most men this comes chiefly through their work. – Bertrand Russell

There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble. – Jack Kemp

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. – John Dewey

They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations. – Francis Bacon


A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. – John Powell

When we can’t dream any longer, we die. – Emma Goldman

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. – Langston Hughes

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. – George Eliot

Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage. – Frederick Pierce

When there is no vision, people perish. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust and truth

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. – George Macdonald

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee. – Thomas Fuller

Trust me, but look to thyself. – Proverb

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. – Benjamin Disraeli

It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak, and another to hear. – Henry David Thoreau

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world. – George Bernard Shaw

Quotes for Today

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do. – Epictetus

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity. – Leo Tolstoy

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. – Lin Yutang

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold Glasow

Many things are lost for want of asking. – Proverb

What I do, I do very well, and what I don’t do well, I don’t do at all.

It is proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way. – Ralph Waldo Emerson