49 Quotes About Overworking

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Finding the right balance between work and home is no easy feat. Many times, this leads to symptoms of overworking. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about overworking that will get you encouraged to make a positive change in your life.

“A champion of the workingman has never been known to die of overwork.”

“A ‘good job’ can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.”

“After staring at the poor in the eyes, my thoughts on how best to help people have dramatically changed.”

“Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work.”

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.”

“Being a person that others can trust is one of the most sought after qualities in the workplace today.”

“By leading ourselves effectively, we can learn to lead others as a whole person: mind, body, and spirit.”

“Christian culture has too often offered women a push toward contentment that can numb us to our own desires, without offering the tools to discern whether those desires could be good or Holy-Spirit-inspired.”

“Do all the works you can while you still have the strength to work.”

“Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.”

“Do we work for and pay for all this convenience in order to live our lives, or do we live our lives in order to work for and pay for all this convenience?”

“Do what you love allows us to valorize elite workers, those who choose to overwork, and ignore those who have to overwork.”

“Don’t overwork your squad. If you’re going to make a mistake, under-work them.”

“Don’t work for appraisal or appreciation, work for your personal growth.”

“Each petal in the universe whispers in our ears that an unknown power is at work.”

“Everyone has to work where he is able to maximize what he has been given to the fullest.”

“Fatigue can make it hard to have faith. Too much busyness can make it hard to have faith. Too much of too little solitude can impact faith. For that matter, so can a bout of hunger or overwork, anything carried to an extreme. Faith thrives on routine. Look at any monastery and you will see that. Faith keeps on keeping on.”

“I advise all the young kids to not overwork. You can’t be out there blowing hard. You have to pace yourself.”

“I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.”

“I got that money on my mind but I ain’t blind. I see that if I want it, I have to grind.”

“I guess songwriting has become a little more difficult for me over the years or maybe I regard it in a different light because I’m a little more critical of the songs that I write, so I take my time with them, which means I don’t sit down and overly struggle with a song or overwork it.”

“I often think there are three primary responses to suffering – rage, intoxication, or growth. We either want revenge for our pain, or we numb ourselves with the endless array of intoxicants available to us, from drugs to overwork, or we grow in empathy.”

“If you live for money, no amount will ever satisfy you.”

“If you work hard enough at something, it begins to make itself part of you, even though you do not really like it and know that part isn’t real.”

“It is by human avarice or human stupidity, not by the churlishness of nature, that we have poverty and overwork.”

“Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves. We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence.”
“Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.”

“May God continue to grant you more grace for your work.”

“Maybe anyone can do what he or she loves, but only the wealthy can avoid going into debt to pay for it.”

“More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.”

“Most of us, at some time or other, get sucked into the lifeless vacuum of work; the cogs of the corporate machine that we keep turning until one day.”

“Nervous exhaustion from mental overwork is most often due to neglect of this rule and the brain worker should limit his regular day’s work to a reasonable number of hours per day and those when the brain is at its best.”

“One’s personal life and work are inseparable.”

“Perhaps the answer is that it is necessary to slow down, finally giving up on economistic fanaticism and collectively rethink the true meaning of the word “wealth.””

“Sometimes we just have to suck it up and do what we have to do, until we are able to do what we want to do.”

“The answer to finding better work/life balance is to find the right blend between all our life activities—regardless of where and when they occur.”

“The bane of Americans is overwork-and the ruin of any work is a divided interest. Concentrate-concentrate. One thing at a time.”

“The only pride of her workday was not that it had been lived, but that it had been survived.”

“The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity.”

“The usual trouble with volunteers is not killing them with overwork, but simply boring them to death.”

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”

“Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better.””

“We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.”

“Work is just a part of our Life, not vice versa. So Live life full time, work work, part time.”

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.”

“Working smarter is learning to prioritize, plan, and focus our energies with meaningful intent.”

“You can escape completely, seeking an alternative life, or you can play the game and go absent without leave. How you do it is up to you.”

“You cannot imagine the craving for rest that I feel—a hunger and thirst.”

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”

There are many negative effects associated to overworking. Whether you are thinking about the physical and mental turmoil you can put yourself through, finding a balance in life is essential to being successful in the long term.