“ Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. ”

- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“ I was raised by free-spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic. ”

- Diane Lane

“ I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office. ”

- Harrison Ford

“ I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work. ”

- William Ernest Hocking

“ A woman must make her fortune before she is 30 or work after she is 30 or get married. ”

- Anna Held

“ A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy. ”

- Abhishek Bachchan

“ My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free. ”

- Cat Cora

“ From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance. ”

- Luke Bryan

“ Beauty, pleasure, freedom and plenty of sleep: these are the hallmarks of a successful idler's break. Travel should not be hard work. ”

- Tom Hodgkinson

“ My parents instilled a very strong work ethic in me from a young age, fortunately. ”

- Matthew Gray Gubler

“ My mother's dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work. He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it. ”

- Mike Rowe

“ When you grumble about a taxi being dirty, people your own age will absolutely agree with you, whereas younger people say, 'You should be so lucky to have a taxi - I walk to work!' So I have lots of young friends, who fortunately don't treat me as a guru, a person that knows all the answers. ”

- Ian Mckellen

“ When you're a child, the most important thing is to be able to live a life of comfort. You want to be sure that the moon goes up at night and the sun comes up in the morning and dad comes home from work. ”

- Keegan-Michael Key

“ I maintain my inner beauty by trying to lead a balanced life in general. I try to eat healthy foods, but... that doesn't mean I won't treat myself now and then! I work out almost every day, which gives me more energy and helps me feel stronger. I also try to be a genuinely good person to the people around me. ”

- Erica Durance

“ I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it. ”

- Studs Terkel

“ It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ I think it's easiest to teach by example. My dad didn't tell us to work hard we just saw how hard he worked. I know I have shortcomings - like a short fuse - but I've learned you can't come home from a long day of work and snap at the kids. ”

- Chris O'Donnell

“ People who think that Sylvia Plath was a poor, sensitive poet are not getting that she had great amounts of ambition and anger that moved her along, or she wouldn't have been able to fight against that depression to produce such an incredible body of work by the age of thirty. ”

- Elizabeth Wurtzel

“ If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness. ”

- Gunter Grass

“ Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home. ”

- Henry Drummond