Poems About Work

Let these poems about work encourage and motivate you to be the best that you can be. There are many times where we wish we didn't have to go to work, but ask the person who just lost their job how they feel. We should be thankful that we have the opportunity and the skills to do our jobs. These poems were written years ago but the poems still apply today. May the poems and quotes here be ones that will motivate and encourage you.


Work is The Ladder Upon Which Men Climb to Success

Written in 1910, Poet Unknown

Work is what you make it - a drudgery, or a joy,
Work is the bread upon the waters,
Work is the genius of application.
Work is the cure of laziness, riches and indigestion and poverty.

Work is the philosophy of life.
Work is what the loafer shuns, and see his reward.
Work is prosperity.
Work gives you back self-respect.

Work keeps the wolf from the door, also the rent agent.
Work keeps some people out of the poor house, others out of jail.
Work is a substitute of genius.
Work dispels sorrow.

Work shortens the day and lengthens the pay.
Work is the great leveler of mankind.
Work is good enough for anyone.
Work makes play all the more enjoyable.

Work makes life worth living.
Work is economy of time.
Work is forgetting the clock.
Work is concentrating the mind on something you are doing.

Work is the hardest thing in the world to avoid, and the easiest to take up, when you get the habit.
Work is the ladder upon which men climb to success.
Work is always at hand.
Work and you will find it.


Make Hay While The Sun Shines
Poet: David J. Cable

Make hay while the sun shines,
That old maxim you'll find true,
Do not put it off to-day,
Thinking to-morrow will do.

Make hay while the sun shines,
It's a saying of old,
If you'll follow the advice,
It'll be worth more than gold.

Yes work while the sun shines, that is the way,
For to-morrow may be a rainy day,
If you put it off, your hay may get wet,
Then you'll be in an awful fret.

Make your life to shine in doing good deeds,
You'll find plenty of work, plenty that needs,
The good you may do in the young part of life,
Wil help you to conquer your trails and strife.

Make hay in the sunshine while you take hold,
Lay up of old age you may live to be old,
Make hay in life's sunny hours,
And not wait for the coming showers.

Improve your time in your younger days,
You've no lease of your life;
The big book says,
the sunshine of life is the time to make hay.

If you let the time slip away,
Until it is too late,
Then when you get old,
You'll ponder o'er your fate.

Better work over hours,
And work every day,
Then you'll feel glad,
When young you made hay.


Encouraging Quotes For Work

Work intelligently, work with energy and force to achieve success and if you persevere success surely will crown your efforts.
Author Unknown
Short Quotes



The purpose of balancing work and play is to find a middle ground that makes you happy mentally, financially, spiritually, physically, emotionally
Ginel Love, 25 Tips To Balance Everyday Work and Play
Inspirational Poems



Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
Proverbs 20:4 (NLT)
Christian Poems



Men grow old more quickly from having nothing to do than from overwork. A running machine will keep bright for years. An idle one will soon rust out.
Author Unknown
Smile Poem



Work is the solid foundation of success. Work plus thought to make productive, plus study, including intelligent reading, is to feed the mind. Those are the things: Work, think and act.
Author Unknown
Success Poem



If a man does not work his time is wasted; if he does not think, the quality of his work stagnates; if he does not study, he lacks the basis for sound thinking which creates productive work.
Author Unknown, Jun 22, 1943
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