Quotations On Occupation

Cheerfulness is the daughter of employment; and I have known a man come home in high spirits from a funeral, merely because he has had the management of it. —Dr. Horne.

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. — Plato

Employment, which Galen calls "nature's physician," is so essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered as the mother of misery. —Burton.

Occupation alone is happiness. —Dr. Johnson.

It is observed at sea that men are never so much disposed to grumble and mutiny as when least employed. Hence an old captain, when there was nothing else to do, would issue the order to "scour the anchor." —Samuel Smiles.

The great happiness of life, I find, after all, to consist in the regular discharge of some mechanical duty.  —Schiller.

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. —Thomas Jefferson

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. —Emerson.

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life purpose. Labor is life. —Carlyle.

One only "right" we have to assert in common with mankind—and that is as much in our hands as theirs—is the right of having something to do. —Miss Mulock.