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  • Never allow your sense of self to become associated with your sense of job. If your job vanishes, your self doesn’t.
  • Average number of jobs an American worker has held by age 40: 8 - Source: What Counts: The Complete Harper’s Index, edited by Charis Conn.
  • There are three kinds of workers. For example, when a piano is to be moved, the first kind gets behind and pushes, the second pulls and guides, and the third grabs the piano stool. - Anon
  • In an elevator, “I don’t know what makes the boss tick, but I sure know what makes him explode.” - Orben’s Current Comedy
  • God gives the birds their food, but He doesn’t throw it into their nests.
  • I never like to drink coffee on the job because then I toss and turn at my desk all day. - Gladys Coudy, quoted by Matt Weinstock in Los Angeles Times
  • The sign in the store window read: NO HELP WANTED. As two men passed by, one said to the other, “You should apply—you’d be great.”
  • What advantage does man have in all work Which he does under the sun? A generation goes and a generation comes, But the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:3,4 NASB - God’s Little Instruction Book for Men, (Honor Books, Tulsa, OK; 1996), p. 138.
  • Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil—for He gives [blessings] to His beloved [in sleep.]Psalm 127:2 AMP - God’s Little Instruction Book for Men, (Honor Books, Tulsa, OK; 1996), p. 33.
  • It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it. - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men....It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23,24 NIV - God’s Little Instruction Book for Men, (Honor Books, Tulsa, OK; 1996), p. 10.
  • Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Glenn Parker speculated as to why NFL linemen are generally cheerful: “There are not a lot of well-paying jobs for 300-pounders. We found one, and we’re happy about it.” - Chicago Tribune
  • If it were not for labor, men could neither eat so much, nor relish so pleasantly, nor sleep so soundly, nor be so healthful, so useful, so strong, so patient, so noble, nor so untempted. - Jeremy Taylor, 17th century English bishop
  • Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Zig Ziglar
  • “The hardest thing about milking cows,” observed a farmer, “is that they never stay milked.” - Bits & Pieces, August 18, 1994, p. 3.