Work vs. Living

Something to Live ForPhoto by Jamie Street

Thought for the Week

Monday is the start of the work week for most of us. And while we know we should “work to live and not live to work,” is that enough? It’s important to check our compass from time to time to make sure we’re heading toward something worth living for.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill

“Money often costs too much.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff: a $300 pair of socks…a fur sink…an electric dog polisher…gasoline powered turtleneck sweater…and I bought some dumb stuff, too.” ~Steve Martin

“If everyone was cognizant of their purpose on earth, we would only need weapons for hunting and nothing else.” ~Gift Gugu Mona

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” ~Matthew 6:24

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t (just) teach, live your life as a living teaching for all humanity.” ~Abhijit Naskar

“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” ~Louisa May Alcott


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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25 Responses to Work vs. Living

  1. Thank you for the motivation, Mitch! Have a beautiful week! xx Michael

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  2. says:

    Great words of inspiration ❤️

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  4. Love this message! When you find employment through a passion, life is fulfilling. Just chasing money sucks the wind out of life. Follow God’s leading to the passion He put in you! That’s what you’ve lived.

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  5. Wow, this is awesom. Thank you very much for the inspiration. I love the quotes too. Have a wonderful working and living week.

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  6. All excellent words to live by! (When one’s job becomes a soul-sucking abyss, it’s time to think long and hard about what we’re doing and where we’re going.)

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  7. Carla says:

    Great post Mitch. I read a post on facebook this morning about spending money on stuff instead of spending time making memories. It really hit home, when I think about emptying my house to move in a year or so.

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  8. numrhood says:

    got a quote from gilbert arciniega
    as for matthew 6:49

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  9. writersiyandamzolo says:

    There’s so much content in the pic. Thank you for sharing it with us.❤️🙏

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  10. Ah, so true! Great quotes.

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  11. antonymstandish says:

    Well written Mitch, and I love the quotes. Brilliant.

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  12. Angshita D. says:

    Great quotes put together that serves as the perfect #mondaymotivation. But what is important to acknowledge is that who are actually in control of our work life balance? Can we really control it? I don’t think so. It majorly is in the hands of our “boss”. Suppose you planned a long weekend with your family and your boss assigns you work on the weekend. So I consider it important to have a good boss. Even if the job ain’t your “dream come true job” , a good boss can make your life a dream but a great job with a bad boss can turn your life into an absolute nightmare. We at wordskraft have a rather funny blog on the topic which is filled with true facts. We would if you would check that out and leave your thoughts on that in the comment section.

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