77 Quotes About Work

  • "Work is so foundational to our makeup that it is one of the few things we can take in significant doses without harm. Indeed, the Bible does not say we should work one day and rest six or that work and rest should be balanced evenly but directs us to the opposite ratio. Leisure and pleasure are great goods, but we can take only so much of them."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: leisure, pleasure, work


  • "Fear God and work hard."

    - David Livingstone
    Topics: Achievement, Work


  • "Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home."

    - Henry Drummond
    Topics: Character, Home, Work


  • "Can we be casual in the work of God -- casual when the house is on fire, and people in danger of being burned?"

    - Duncan Campbell
    Topics: Apathy, Evangelism, Work


  • "God Himself is not secure, having given man dominion over His work."

    - Helen Keller
    Topics: God, Work


  • "Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain."

    - Billy Graham
    Topics: Work, Honesty, The Bible


  • "Everyone will be forgotten, nothing we do will make any difference, and all good endeavors, even the best, will come to naught. Unless there is God. If the God of the Bible exists, and there is a true reality beneath and behind this one, and this life is not the only life, then every good endeavor, even the simplest ones, pursued in response to God's calling, can matter forever."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: calling, Christianity, vocation, workplace, worldview


  • "To get a man soundly saved it is not enough to put on him a pair of new breeches, to give him regular work, or even to give him a University education. These things are all outside a man, and if the inside remains unchanged you have wasted your labor. You must in some way or other graft upon the man's nature a new nature, which has in it the element of the Divine."

    - William Booth
    Topics: Conversion, Work


  • "I asked her what was so scary about unmerited free grace? She replied something like this: If I was saved by my good works -- then there would be a limit to what God could ask of me or put me through. I would be like a taxpayer with rights. I would have done my duty and now I would deserve a certain quality of life. But if it is really true that I am a sinner saved by sheer grace -- at God's infinite cost -- then there's nothing he cannot ask of me."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: Christianity, good works, Jesus, salvation, sanctification


  • "Luther looks at all the jobs that are out there and he says, These are the masks of God, behind which He wants to remain concealed, and do all things. Christians have to be profoundly appreciative of good work done on absolutely everything."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: sovereignty, God, work


  • "I am now going from a prison to a palace: I have finished my work, and am now going to receive my wages."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Heaven, Work


  • "Whenever you attempt a good work you will find other men doing the same kind of work, and probably doing it better. Envy them not."

    - Henry Drummond
    Topics: Work, Envy


  • "I can work for the Lord in or out of prison."

    - Chuck Colson
    Topics: Service, Work


  • "If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts."

    - Tim Keller
    Topics: idolatry, vocation, work


  • "I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; for when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Anger, Work



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