You Must Not Be Ashamed Of Your Work

You Must Not Be Ashamed Of Your Work

“One thing I learned as a journalist is that there is at least one disgruntled person in every workplace in America — and at least double that number with a conscience. Hard as they try, they simply can’t turn their heads away from an injustice when they see one taking place.”
― Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble

“If you have sixty seconds worth of distance…run!”
― Chris Stevenson

“Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more. Give more of yourself, take less from the world. Nobody owes you anything, you owe the world everything.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I have done what people do, my life makes a reasonable showing. Can I go back to my books now?”
― Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Ruined By Reading: A Life in Books

“A culture of unaccountability is a culture without incentive, and a culture without incentive is the death of critical and creative thinking.”
― Michael R. LeGault

“I had the most boring office job in the world…I used to clean the windows on envelopes.”
― Rita Rudner

“What is hard work? It takes strength, energy, and stress to truly care about others enough to place oneself last, but it is easy to wrap oneself up and selfishly scramble on the heads of others.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“You must love your work, and not be always looking over the edge of it, wanting your play to begin. And the other is, you must not be ashamed of your work, and think it would be more honorable to you to be doing something else. You must have a pride in your own work and in learning to do it well, and not be always saying, There’s this and there’s that—if I had this or that to do, I might make something of it. No matter what a man is—I wouldn’t give twopence for him’— here Caleb’s mouth looked bitter, and he snapped his fingers— ‘whether he was the prime minister or the rick-thatcher, if he didn’t do well what he undertook to do.”
― George Eliot, Middlemarch