10 Career Quotes That Will Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously

We all know that living to work is no life at all. But sometimes we need others to remind us. 

What are some quotes that encourage us to remember the importance of balancing our play with our pay? Here are our favorites:

“You should not confuse your career with your life.” – Dave Barry, author and humorist. He is most famous for writing for the Miami Herald. He also had a TV show in the nineties based on his life (yeah, yeah, didn’t we all?).

“I’ve heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?” – President Ronald Reagan. It might seem odd that someone who worked hard enough to become leader of the free world made this statement, but it’s on the internet. So, it has to be true. 

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin, comedienne and actress. Also helpful for fast-acting relief? Wine!

“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” – Oprah Winfrey, the women who does have and does do everything.

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” - Charles Buxton, writer, social reformer, and, most importantly, brewer of alcohol. 

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” old proverb. It’s also uttered by the character Jack Torrance in The Shining. But Jack’s a bit of a psycho. Don’t be like Jack.

“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”- Unknown. But you can pretend your boss said it and – go ahead – switch your shift and hit the slopes. 

“Nobody on their deathbed has ever said ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office’.” – Senator Paul Tsongas. In short, there are better things to do than your job.

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Betrand Russell, British Philosopher. He’s also a man who lived to be ninety-seven. Yep, he had a lot of time to waste. 

“Relax! Life is beautiful.” – David Wolper, television producer. Life is beautiful and – guess what? – you are, too!

There you have it – now, who wants to play hooky?

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