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From Wikiquote Jump to: navigation, search To work for a living certainly cannot be the meaning of life, since it is indeed a contradiction that the continual production of the conditions is supposed to be the answer to the question of the meaning of that which is conditional upon their production. ~ Søren Kierkegaard A man who works at another’s will, not for his own passion or his own need, but for money or honor, is always a fool. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Work that is pure toil, done solely for the sake of the money it earns, is also sheer drudgery because it is stultifying rather than self improving. ~ Mortimer Adler The only difference as compared with the old, outspoken slavery is this, that the worker of today seems to be free because he is not sold once for all, but piecemeal by the day, the week, the year, and because no one owner sells him to another, but he is forced to sell himself in this way instead, being the slave of no particular person, but of the whole property-holding class. ~ Friedrich Engels Work makes one free. ~ Lorenz Diefenbach Being busy does not always mean real work. … Seeming to do is not doing. ~ Thomas Edison Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~ Albert Einstein The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. ~ Robert Frost One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ~ Elbert Hubbard A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. ~ L. P. Jacks 99 hundreths of all the work done in the world is either foolish and unnecessary, or harmful and wicked. ~ Herman Melville It has become an article of the creed of modern morality that all labour is good in itself — a convenient belief to those who live on the labour of others. ~ William Morris Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. ~ Nikola Tesla We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid. ~ Oscar Wilde Towards this fine honor of a trade converged all the finest, all the most noble sentiments—dignity, pride. ... In those days a workman did not know what it was to solicit. It is the bourgeoisie who, turning the workmen into bourgeois, have taught them to solicit. ~ Charles Péguy

Work is sustained effort to achieve a goal or result. Labor is effort expended on a task.

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  • No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the hifhissx. app pandoraworld, more than the Chicago Haymarket Affair. It began with a rally on May 4, 1886, but the consequences are still being felt today. Although the rally is included in American history textbooks, very few present the event accurately or point out its significance.
    • William J. Adelman "The Haymarket Affair". illinoislaborhistory.org. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  • Work that is pure toil, done solely for the sake of the money it earns, is also sheer drudgery because it is stultifying rather than self improving.
    • Mortimer Adler, A Vision of the Future : Twelve Ideas for a Better Life and a Better Society (1984).
  • I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
    • Woody Allen, as quoted in Silent Strength (1990) by Lloyd John Ogilvie, p. 111.
  • The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.
    • Núria Añó, in the short story 2066. Beginning the age of correction .
  • I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.
    • Susan B. Anthony, The Revolution , Women's Suffrage Newspaper (Oct. 8, 1868)
  • Plato said that virtue has no master. If a person does not honor this principle and rejoice in it, but is purchasable for money, he creates many masters for himself.
    • Apollonius of Tyana, letter to Euphrates, Epp. Apoll. 15

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  • And the one carried in the current said, "I am no more messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure."
    • Richard Bach, Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977).
  • The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
    • Richard Bach, Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977).
  • You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.
    You may have to work for it, however.
    • Richard Bach, Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977).
  • It is a strange desire which men have, to seek power and lose liberty.
    • Francis Bacon, Ornamenta Rationalia .
  • Measure not the work
    Until the day's out and the labour done,
    Then bring your gauges.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1857), Book V.
  • Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
    • J. M. Barrie, as quoted in The new dictionary of thoughts: a Cyclopedia of Quotations (1930) edited by Tryon Edwards, C. N. Catrevas, Jonathan Edwards, and Ralph Emerson Browns.
  • You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
    • Warren Beatty, as quoted in The Best Liberal Quotes Ever : Why The Left Is Right (2004) by William Martin, p. 213.
  • Work is healthy, you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
    • Henry Ward Beecher, as quoted in The Teachers' Institute , Vol. 18, No. 1 (September 1895), p. 16.
  • When God wanted sponges and oysters, He made them and put one on a rock and the other in the mud. When He made man, He did not make him to be a sponge or an oyster; He made him with feet and hands, and head and heart, and vital blood, and a place to use them, and He said to him, Go Work.
    • Henry Ward Beecher, Royal Truths (1862), p. 21.
  • Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.
    • David Bly, as quoted in Peace of Mind : Daily Meditations for Easing Stress (1995) by Amy Dean, p. 187.
  • Work to me is a sacred thing.
    • Margaret Bourke-White, Portrait of Myself (1963), Ch. 30.
  • By the way,
    The works of women are symbolical.
    We sew, sew, prick our ringers, dull our sight,
    Producing what? A pair of slippers, sir,
    To put on when you're weary—or a stool
    To tumble over and vex you * * * curse that stool!
    Or else at best, a cushion where you lean
    And sleep, and dream of something we are not,
    But would be for your sake. Alas, alas!
    This hurts most, this * * * that, after all, we are paid
    The worth of our work, perhaps.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856), Book I, line 465.
  • Get leave to work
    In this world,—'tis the best you get at all.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856), Book III, line 164.
  • Let no one till his death
    Be called unhappy. Measure not the work
    Until the day's out and the labour done.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856), Book V, line 78.
  • Free men freely work:
    Whoever fears God, fears to sit at ease.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856), Book VIII, line 784.
  • When we see a great man desiring power instead of his real goal we soon recognize that he is sick, or more precisely that his attitude to his work is sick. He overreaches himself, the work denies itself to him, the incarnation of the spirit no longer takes place, and to avoid the threat of senselessness he snatches after empty power. This sickness casts the genius on to the same level as those hysterical figures who, being by nature without power, slave for power, in order that they may enjoy the illusion that they are inwardly powerful, and who in this striving for power cannot let a pause intervene, since a pause would bring with it the possibility of self-reflection and self-reflection would bring collapse.
    • Martin Buber, Between Man and Man (1965), p. 151.
  • How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?
    • Charles Bukowski, Factotum (1975).
  • Any damn fool can beg up some kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working.
    • Charles Bukowski, Post Office (1971)
  • And still be doing, never done.
    • Samuel Butler, Hudibras , Part I (1663-64), Canto I, line 204.
  • Such hath it been—shall be—beneath the sun
    The many still must labour for the one.
    • Lord Byron, The Corsair (1814), Canto I, Stanza 8.

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  • Work — other people's work — is an intolerable idea to a cat. Can you picture cats herding sheep or agreeing to pull a cart? They will not inconvenience themselves to the slightest degree.
    • Louis J. Camuti, as quoted in On the Art of Business (2004) by James H Merkel and Abdul Wahad Al-Falaij, p. 257.
  • Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind — honest work, which you intend getting done.
    • Thomas Carlyle, On the Choice of Books : The Inaugural Address of Thomas Carlyle, Lord Rector of the University of Edinburgh (1866).
  • There's a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren't doing what you love, then what's the point?
    • Jim Carrey, as quoted in A Touch of Class (2003) by Carol Vanderheyden, p. 70.
  • Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles.
    • William Ellery Channing, War (1816).
  • A rational, moral being cannot, without infinite wrong, be converted into a mere instrument of others’ gratification. He is necessarily an end, not a means. A mind, in which are sown the seeds of wisdom, disinterestedness, firmness of purpose, and piety, is worth more than all the outward material interests of a world. It exists for itself, for its own perfection, and must not be enslaved to its own or others’ animal wants.
    • William Ellery Channing, “Self-Culture” (1838)
  • The consistent anarchist, then, should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat.
    • Noam Chomsky, Notes On Anarchism (1970).
  • Remember, work, well done, does good to the man who does it. It makes him a better man.
    • George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon (1930).
  • Work is the Rent we pay for our time on Earth.
    • Tubby Clayton, Anglican clergyman, as quoted by David Frost in an interview in Saga magazine (January 2009).
  • If you work hard, you do your part, you should be able to give your children all the opportunities they deserve. That is the basic bargain of America.
    • Hillary Clinton, speech in Warren, Michigan. Transcript by Newsweek [1] (August 11, 2016)
  • I believe that every employee, from the CEO suite to the factory floor, contributes to a business’ success, so everybody should share in the rewards – especially those putting in long hours for little pay.
    • Hillary Clinton, speech in Warren, Michigan. Transcript by Newsweek [2] (August 11, 2016)

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  • Though thousands of people indulge themselves in it regularly, and even develop a taste for it, there is no doubt in my mind (and that of scientists whom I employ to prove it) that Work is a dangerous and destructive drug, and should be called by its right name, which is Fatigue.
    • Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks (1947).
  • I spent a busy day today, but got little done. This is because I am at last becoming perfect in the art of seeming busy, even when very little is going on in my head or under my hands. This is an art which every man learns, if he does not intend to work himself to death.
    • Robertson Davies, The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks (1949).
  • To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
    • Bette Davis, The Lonely Life : An Autobiography (1962).
  • Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
    • Bette Davis, as quoted in The Quotable Woman, 1800-1975 (1977) by Elaine Partnow, p. 315.
  • Arbeit macht frei .
    • Work makes (one) free.
      • Title of a 1873 novel by Lorenz Diefenbach, which became an infamous slogan above the gates of several Nazi concentration camps.
  • The phrase "work-life balance" tells us that people think that work is the opposite of life. We should be talking about life-life balance.
    • Patrick Dixon, Building a Better Business (2005) p. 182.

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  • All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
    • Ecclesiastes 1:8, King James Version
  • For what profit comes to mortals from all the toil and anxiety of heart with which they toil under the sun? Every day sorrow and grief are their occupation; even at night their hearts are not at rest. This also is vanity.
    • Ecclesiastes 2:22-23 (New American Bible Revised Edition)
  • The grinders cease because they are few.
    • Ecclesiastes 12:3, New International Version
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    • Thomas Edison, as quoted in An Enemy Called Average (1990) by John L. Mason, p. 55.
  • Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
    • Thomas Edison, as quoted in Ford Times , Vol. 6, (1912), p. 136.
  • I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it.
    • Thomas Edison, diary entry quoted in Defending and Parenting Children Who Learn Differently : Lessons from Edison's Mother (2007) by Scott Teel, p. 12.
  • When modern men and women insist that they feel completely free in their work, they are in a sense telling the truth, for the triumph of conformity lies in the crushing of all resistance, all experience of conflict.
    • David Edwards, Burning All Illusions (Boston: 1996), p. 36.
  • Every individual should have the opportunity to develop the gifts which may be latent in him. Alone in that way can the individual obtain the satisfaction to which he is justly entitled; and alone in that way can the community achieve its richest flowering. For everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
    • Albert Einstein, as quoted in Educational Trends : Journal of Research and Interpretation (June 1936), p. 32.
  • If A equals success, then the formula is: A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
    • Albert Einstein, as quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance , Vol. 11, No. 7 (July 1957), p. 48
  • The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nominalist and Realist", Essays: Second Series (1844).
  • The only difference as compared with the old, outspoken slavery is this, that the worker of today seems to be free because he is not sold once for all, but piecemeal by the day, the week, the year, and because no one owner sells him to another, but he is forced to sell himself in this way instead, being the slave of no particular person, but of the whole property-holding class.
    • Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)
  • There have always been poor and working classes; and the working class have mostly been poor. But there have not always been workers and poor people living under conditions as they are today.
    • Friedrich Engels, Principles of Communism (1847)
  • The capitalists soon had everything in their hands and nothing remained to the workers.
    • Friedrich Engels, Principles of Communism (1847)
  • The costs of production of labor consist of precisely the quantity of means of subsistence necessary to enable the worker to continue working, and to prevent the working class from dying out. The worker will therefore get no more for his labor than is necessary for this purpose; the price of labor, or the wage, will, in other words, be the lowest, the minimum, required for the maintenance of life.
    • Friedrich Engels, Principles of Communism (1847)
  • Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."
    • Barbara Ehrenreich, "Goodbye to the Work Ethic" (1988), in The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed (1991).
  • He who understands the limits of life knows how easy it is to procure enough to remove the pain of want and make the whole life complete and perfect. Hence he has no longer any need of things which are not to be won save by labor and conflict.
    • Epicurus, “Principal Doctrines,” 21

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  • Every employee in an undertaking, then, takes a larger or smaller share in the work of administration, and has, therefore, to use and display his administrative faculties. This is why we often see men, who are specially gifted, gradually rise from the lowest to the highest level of the industrial hierarchy, although they have only had an elementary education. But young men, who begin practical work as engineers soon after leaving industrial schools, are in a particularly good position both for learning administration and for showing their ability in this direction, for in administration, as in all other branches of industrial activity, a man’s work is judged by its results.
    • Henri Fayol, (1900) Henri Fayol addressed his colleagues in the mineral industry 23 June 1900 .
  • The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Amory Blaine" in This Side of Paradise (1920) Bk. 2, Ch. 5.
  • It's a living.
    • Animals, The Flintstones, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Peacefulness to be found in writing. Why do I not write every day? Partly because I feel I ought to write well and know I can't. But that is not a good enough reason for not writing, if it gains me poise & peace.
    • E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book , p. 219 (1960).
  • I urge you to work together in promoting a true, worldwide ethical mobilization which, beyond all differences of religious or political convictions, will spread and put into practice a shared ideal of fraternity and solidarity, especially with regard to the poorest and those most excluded.
    • Pope Francis, as quoted in an address to the UN system chief executives board for coordination, Consistory Hall (9 May 2014).
  • People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.
    • Allan Fromme, as quoted in "Allan Fromme, Psychologist And Writer, 87", The New York Times (2 February 2003)
  • The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
    • Robert Frost, as quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) edited by Herbert Victor Prochnow.

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  • I need to wake out of my stupor and begin work. ...my body stands frozen in a snow packed tundra waiting for rescue. It may take a few days before that happens, since my mind is on vacation in Alberta right now.
    • Michael Scott Gallegos, "Alligator" (Nov 5, 2011)
  • My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
    • Indira Gandhi, as quoted in Taking Charge : Every Woman's Action Guide to Personal, Political and Professional Success (1996) by Joan Steinau Lester, p. 76.
  • God designed man for work--work for his own sustenance; he who does not work shall not eat.
    • Genesis Rabbah 14 , Tales and Maxims from the Midrash by Rev. Samuel Rapaport, (1907), p. 67
  • For as labor cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to the use of land is necessarily the denial of the right of labor to its own produce.
    • Henry George, Progress and Poverty (1879), Book VII, Ch. 1.
  • Ein Mensch, der um anderer willen, ohne dass es seine eigene Leidenschaft, sein eigenes Bedürfnis ist, sich um Geld oder Ehre oder sonst etwas abarbeitet, ist immer ein Tor .
    • A man who works at another’s will, not for his own passion or his own need, but for money or honor, is always a fool.
      • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers ( The Sorrows of Young Werther ), p. 46

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  • To follow and demonstrate the path of Truth, Simplicity and Love is man’s supreme duty and the highest Yoga. Diligent work is a quality of this path, for laziness is death on earth. Only by work can one claim victory over karma. All must strive to do their duty in the best way possible and not wander from that duty. Service to humanity is the first duty.
    • Haidakhan Babaji, The Teachings of Babaji , 30 September 1982.
  • In every Age people reached salvation through different types of action and sadhana (spiritual practice), but in this Age one can reach liberation only through hard work. … We need not consider religion or caste, but only look to hard work. ... In this Age, work purifies and is the best spiritual practice … Work is so good that it prevents disease and gives you mental ease. Work is such a good thing that it relieves man of all ailments.
    • Haidakhan Babaji, The Teachings of Babaji , 21 March 1983. 5 April 1982.
  • If you are engaged in doing good deeds and go on doing good acts, you will have good sleep, good appetite and bad thoughts will not cross your mind. Otherwise, you will always be criticizing others. In inaction, your minds will always be engaged in thinking critically of others. Karma – activity – is the only thing which can drive out all evils.
    • Haidakhan Babaji, The Teachings of Babaji , 17 November 1983.
  • Therefore, you must never be disappointed in life and you must remember that what even God cannot achieve, you can achieve through hard work. Karma is a thing, which can even change the course laid down by God.
    • Haidakhan Babaji, The Teachings of Babaji , 4 February 1984.
  • If one man has a dollar he didn't work for, some other man worked for a dollar he didn't get.
    • Bill Haywood, Roughneck, The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood (1983) by Peter Carlson, p. 146
    • Paraphrased variant: For every man who gets a dollar he didn't sweat for, someone else sweated to produce a dollar he never received.
  • Mark this well, you proud men of action: You are nothing but the unwitting agents of the men of thought who often, in quiet self-effacement, mark out most exactly all your doings in advance.
    • Heinrich Heine, History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany , Vol. III (1834).
  • If little labour, little are our gaines:
    Man's fortunes are according to his paines.
    • Robert Herrick, Hesperides (1648), "No Paines, No Gaines".
  • Hillel stood in the gate of Jerusalem one day and saw the people on their way to work. "How much,"​ he asked, "will you earn today?"​ One said: "A denarius"​; the second: "Two denarii"​ "What will you do with the money?"​ he inquired. "We will provide for the necessities of life."​ Then he said to them: "Would you not rather come and make the Torah your possession, that you may possess both this world and the world to come?"
    • The Jewish Encyclopedia , Volume 6, p. 399
  • Our fruitless labours mourn,
    And only rich in barren fame return.
    • Homer, Odyssey (c. 7th century BC); tr. Alexander Pope, The Odyssey of Homer (1725), Book X, line 46.
  • To labour is the lot of man below;
    And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe.
    • Homer, Iliad (c. 7th century BC); tr. Alexander Pope, The Iliad of Homer (1715–1720), Book X, Line 78.
  • I believe that the best way to prepare for a Future Life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.
    • Elbert Hubbard, "Credo", as published in A Message to Garcia, and Thirteen Other Things (1901), p. 6.
  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
    • Elbert Hubbard, A Thousand and One Epigrams (1911).
  • If you want work well done, select a busy man ‚ the other kind has no time.
    • Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book (1927).
  • The highest reward that God gives us for good work, is the ability to do better work.
    • Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard (1927), p. 125.

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  • I've had the best possible chance of learning that what the working-classes really need is to be allowed some part in the direction of public affairs, Doctor—to develop their abilities, their understanding and their self-respect.
    • Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People , English adaptation by Max Faber (1970), act II, p. 28. Mr. Hovstad is speaking.

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  • The philosopher bent on the enlargement of experience perceives at once that his work cannot be done, cannot even be commenced, until he has cleared away the heaps of verbal detritus under which the bedrocks of experience lie buried.
    • L. P. Jacks, The Usurpation Of Language (1910).
  • We are the children of an age which spends the best energies of its life in the discussion of life, in an atmosphere of deferred fulfillment, continually postponing the act of living to the work of mentally preparing to live.
    • L. P. Jacks, The Usurpation Of Language (1910).
  • A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
    • L. P. Jacks, Education through Recreation (1932), p. 1.
  • It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
    • Jerome K. Jerome, English author. Three Men in a Boat (1889), Ch. 15.
  • Work and play they're never okay to mix.
    • Jimmy Eat World taken from their song "Work".

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  • Jesus ... combines all duties (1) in one universal rule (which includes within itself both the inner and the outer moral relations of men), namely: Perform your duty for no motive other than unconditioned esteem for duty itself, i.e., love God (the Legislator of all duties) above all else; and (2) in a particular rule, that, namely, which concerns man’s external relation to other men as universal duty: Love every one as yourself, i.e., further his welfare from good-will that is immediate and not derived from motives of self-advantage. These commands are not mere laws of virtue but precepts of holiness which we ought to pursue, and the very pursuit of them is called virtue.
    • Immanuel Kant, Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone , Book IV, Part 1, Section 1, “The Christian religion as a natural religion”
  • It is so easy to be immature. If I have a book to serve as my understanding, a pastor to serve as my conscience, a physician to determine my diet for me, and so on, I need not exert myself at all. I need not think, if only I can pay: others will readily undertake the irksome work for me.
    • Immanuel Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" (1784)
  • To work for a living certainly cannot be the meaning of life, since it is indeed a contradiction that the continual production of the conditions is supposed to be the answer to the question of the meaning of that which is conditional upon their production.
    • Søren Kierkegaard, Either-Or , H. Hong, trans. (1987), part 1 (I 15), p. 31.
  • In the last analysis, what is the significance of life? If we divide mankind into two great classes, we may say that one works for a living, the other does not need to. But working for a living cannot be the meaning of life, since it would be a contradiction to say that the perpetual production of the conditions for subsistence is an answer to the question about its significance which, by the help of this, must be conditioned. The lives of the other class have in general no other significance than that they consume the conditions of subsistence. And to say that the significance of life is death, seems again a contradiction.
    • Søren Kierkegaard Either/Or Part I , Swenson p. 30.

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  • Men are like handsome race horses who first bite the bit and later like it, and rearing under the saddle a while soon learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their trappings.
    • Étienne de La Boétie, Discourse of Voluntary Servitude , Part 2
  • The philosophers of antiquity taught contempt for work, that degradation of the free man, the poets sang of idleness, that gift from the Gods.
    • Paul Lafargue, The Right to Be Lazy (1883), H. Kerr, trans. (1907), pp. 11-12.
  • No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
    • Letitia Elizabeth Landon Romance and Reality (1831) Vol. II, page 108
  • I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, that the working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the more numerous, and as you added that those were the sentiments of the gentlemen present, representing not only the working class, but citizens of other callings than those of the mechanic, I am happy to concur with you in these sentiments, not only of the native born citizens, but also of the Germans and foreigners from other countries.
    • Abraham Lincoln, speech to Germans at Cincinnati, Ohio (February 12, 1861) [Commercial version]; in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), vol. 4, p. 202.
  • In the early days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread"; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, no good thing has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without having first cost labour. And inasmuch [as] most good things are produced by labour, it follows that [all] such things of right belong to those whose labour has produced them. But it has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have labored, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To [secure] to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government.
    • Abraham Lincoln, fragments of a tariff discussion (c. December 1, 1847); in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), vol. 1, p. 407–8.
  • It is better, then, to save the work while it is begun. You have done the labor; maintain it—keep it. If men choose to serve you, go with them; but as you have made up your organization upon principle, stand by it; for, as surely as God reigns over you, and has inspired your mind, and given you a sense of propriety, and continues to give you hope, so surely will you still cling to these ideas, and you will at last come back after your wanderings, merely to do your work over again.
    • Abraham Lincoln, speech at Chicago, Illinois (July 10, 1858); in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), vol. 2, p. 498.
  • Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    • Abraham Lincoln, First State of the Union Address (December 3, 1861); in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), vol. 5, p. 52.
  • The most notable feature of a disturbance in your city last summer, was the hanging of some working people by other working people. It should never be so. The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside of the family relation, should be one uniting all working people, of all nations, and tongues, and kindreds.
    • Abraham Lincoln, reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association (March 21, 1864); in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), vol. 7, p. 259.
  • From labor there shall come forth rest.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "To a Child", line 162; in The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems (1845).
  • Adam was created righteous, acceptable, and without sin. He had no need from his labor in the garden to be made righteous and acceptable to God. Rather, the Lord gave Adam work in order to cultivate and protect the garden. This would have been the freest of all works because they were done simply to please God and not to obtain righteousness. … The works of the person who trusts God are to be understood in a similar manner. Through faith we are restored to paradise and created anew. We have no need of works in order to be righteous; however, in order to avoid idleness and so that the body might be cared for an disciplined, works are done freely to please God.
    • Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520), M. Tranvik, trans. (Minneapolis: 2008), pp. 73-74.
  • It is always necessary that the substance or essence of a person be good before there can be any good works and that good works follow and proceed from a person who is already good. Christ says in Matthew 7:18: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.” ... The fruit does not make the tree good or bad but the tree itself is what determines the nature of the fruit. In the same way, a person first must be good or bad before doing a good or bad work.
    • Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520), M. Tranvik, trans. (Minneapolis: 2008), pp. 74-75.
  • Many have been deceived by outward appearances and have proceeded to write and teach about good works and how they justify without even mentioning faith. … Wearying themselves with many works, they never come to righteousness.
    • Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520), M. Tranvik, trans. (Minneapolis: 2008), p. 75.

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  • The man who is possessed of wealth, who lolls on his sofa or rolls in his carriage, cannot judge the wants or feelings of the day-laborer.
    • James Madison, Statement (1787-06-26) as quoted in Notes of the Secret Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787 by Robert Yates.
  • Tonio ... worked withdrawn out of sight and sound of the small men, for whom he felt nothing but contempt, who, whether they were poor or not, went about ostentatiously shabby or else flaunted startling cravats, all the time taking jolly good care to amuse themselves, to be artistic and charming without the smallest notion of the fact that good work comes out only under pressure of a bad life; that he who lives does not work; the one must die to life in order to be utterly a creator.
    • Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger , H. Lowe-Porter, trans., modified, in Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories (1930), p. 94
  • Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed Jesus.
    • Mark 1:16-20 ESV
  • The worker puts his life into the object; but now it no longer belongs to him, it belongs to the object.
    • Karl Marx, “Alienated Labor,” Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844), The Potable Karl Marx (1983), p. 134.
  • The better shaped his product, the more mis-shapen the worker; the more civilized his object, the more barbaric the worker; the more powerful the work, the more powerless the worker.
    • Karl Marx, “Alienated Labor,” Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844), The Potable Karl Marx (1983), p. 135.
  • Labor produces marvels for the rich but it produces deprivation for the worker. It produces palaces, but hovels for the worker. It produces beauty, but deformity for the worker. It replaces labor by machines, but it throws one section of the workers back to barbaric labor, and it turns the remainder into machines.
    • Karl Marx, “Alienated Labor,” Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844), The Potable Karl Marx (1983), p. 135.
  • What, then, constitutes the alienation of labor? First, in the fact that labor is external to the worker, that is, that it does not belong to his essential being; that in his work, therefore, he does not affirm himself but denies himself, does not feel well but unhappy, does not freely develop his physical and mental energy but mortifies his body and ruins his mind. The worker, therefore, feels himself only outside his work, and feels beside himself in his work. He is at home when he is not working, and when he is working he is not at home. His work therefore is not voluntary, but coerced; it is forced labor. It is therefore not the satisfaction of a need, but only a means for satisfying needs external to it. Its alien character emerges clearly in the fact that labor is shunned like the plague as soon as there is no physical or other compulsion.
    • Karl Marx, “Alienated Labor,” Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844), The Potable Karl Marx (1983), p. 136.
  • When we have weighed everything, and when our relations in life permit us to choose any given position, we may take that one which guarantees us the greatest dignity, which is based on ideas of whose truth we are completely convinced, which offers the largest field to work for mankind and approach the universal goal for which every position is only a means: perfection.
    • Karl Marx, “Reflections of a Youth on Choosing an Occupation” (1835), Writings of the Young Marx on Philosophy and Society , L. Easton, trans. (1967), p. 38.
  • Capital is dead labor,that vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
    • Karl Marx, Capital: Critique of Political Economy, Vol. I, Ch. 10, Section 1, p. 257. (1867)
  • He that would enjoy life and act with freedom must have the work of the day continually before his eyes. Not yesterday's work, lest he fall into despair; nor to-morrow's, lest he become a visionary—not that which ends with the day, which is a worldly work; nor yet that only which remains to eternity, for by it he cannot shape his actions.
    Happy is the man who can recognise in the work of to-day a connected portion of the work of life and an embodiment of the work of Eternity. The foundations of his confidence are unchangeable, for he has been made a partaker of Infinity. He strenuously works out his daily enterprises because the present is given him for a possession.
    Thus ought Man to be an impersonation of the divine process of nature, and to show forth the union of the infinite with the finite, not slighting his temporal existence, remembering that in it only is individual action possible; nor yet shutting out from his view that which is eternal, knowing that Time is a mystery which man cannot endure to contemplate until eternal Truth enlighten it.
    • James Clerk Maxwell, Paper communicated to Frederic Farrar (1854) Æt. 23, as quoted in Lewis Campbell, William Garnett, The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: With Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings (1884) pp. 144-145, and in Richard Glazebrook, James Clerk Maxwell and Modern Physics (1896) pp. 39-40.
  • True Work is the necessity of poor humanity's earthly condition. The dignity is in leisure. Besides, 99 hundreths of all the work done in the world is either foolish and unnecessary, or harmful and wicked.
    • Herman Melville, in a letter to Catherine G. Lansing (5 September 1877), published in The Melville Log : A Documentary Life of Herman Melville, 1819-1891 (1951) by Jay Leyda, Vol. 2, p. 765.
  • Man hath his daily work of body or mind
    Appointed.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book IV, line 618.
  • The work under our labour grows
    Luxurious by restraint.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book IX, line 208.
  • It is assumed by most people nowadays that all work is useful, and by most well-to-do people that all work is desirable. Most people, well-to-do or not, believe that, even when a man is doing work which appears to be useless, he is earning his livelihood by it — he is "employed," as the phrase goes; and most of those who are well-to-do cheer on the happy worker with congratulations and praises, if he is only "industrious" enough and deprives himself of all pleasure and holidays — in the sacred cause of labour. In short, it has become an article of the creed of modern morality that all labour is good in itself — a convenient belief to those who live on the labour of others. But as to those on whom they live, I recommend them not to take it on trust, but to look into the matter a little deeper.
    • William Morris, "Useful Work vs Useless Toil" (1885); later published in Signs of Change : Seven Lectures, Delivered on Various Occasions (1896).
  • It is of the nature of man, when he is not diseased, to take pleasure in his work under certain conditions. And, yet, we must say in the teeth of the hypocritical praise of all labour, whatsoever it may be, of which I have made mention, that there is some labour which is so far from being a blessing that it is a curse; that it would be better for the community and for the worker if the latter were to fold his hands and refuse to work, and either die or let us pack him off to the workhouse or prison — which you will.
    Here, you see, are two kinds of work — one good, the other bad; one not far removed from a blessing, a lightening of life; the other a mere curse, a burden to life.
    What is the difference between them, then ? This: one has hope in it, the other has not. It is manly to do the one kind of work, and manly also to refuse to do the other.
    • William Morris, "Useful Work vs Useless Toil" (1885); later published in Signs of Change : Seven Lectures, Delivered on Various Occasions (1896).
  • In his discussion on slavery Aristotle said that when the shuttle wove by itself and the plectrum played by itself chief workmen would not need helpers nor masters slaves. At the time he wrote, he believed that he was establishing the eternal validity of slavery; but for us today he was in reality justifying the existence of the machine. Work, it is true, is the constant form of man's interaction with his environment, if by work one means the sum total of exertions necessary to maintain life; and the lack of work usually means an impairment of function and a breakdown in organic relationship that leads to substitute forms of work, such as invalidism and neurosis. But work in the form of unwilling drudgery or of that sedentary routine which... the Athenians so properly despised—work in these forms is the true province of machines. Instead of reducing human beings to work-mechanisms, we can now transfer the main part of burden to automatic machines. This potentially... is perhaps the largest justification of the mechanical developments of the last thousand years.
    • Lewis Mumford, Technics and Civilization (1934)

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  • Early to bed,
    Early to rise,
    Work like hell —
    And advertise!
    • "Old slogan" quoted in The National Provisioner , Vol. 44 (June 1911), p. 35; this has since become misattributed to many people who might have quoted it.
  • Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (1878)
  • Looking for work in order to be paid: in civilized countries today almost all men are at one in doing that. For all of them work is a means and not an end in itself. Hence they are not very refined in their choice of work, if only it pays well. But there are, if only rarely, men who would rather perish than work without any pleasure in their work. They are choosy, hard to satisfy, and do not care for ample rewards, if the work itself is not to be the reward of rewards. Artists and contemplative men of all kinds belong to this rare breed, but so do even those men of leisure who spend their lives hunting, traveling, or in love affairs and adventures. All of these desire work and misery only if it is associated with pleasure, and the hardest, most difficult work if necessary. Otherwise their idleness is resolute, even if it spells impoverishment, dishonor, and danger to life and limb. They do not fear boredom as much as work without pleasure.
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science (1882), W. Kaufmann, trans, § 42.

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  • I found it hard working really long hours when I was my own boss. The boss kept giving me the afternoon off.
    • John O'Farrell, The Best a Man Can Get (1999).

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  • ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY.
    • Jack Torrance played by Jack Nicholson, The Shining screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson
  • Religious people must be brought to a vivid realization of their awful guilt in sanctioning and supporting an economic system that is the direct antithesis of their religious ideals.
    • Kirby Page, Individualism and Socialism (1933)
  • Pride in one’s work carries with it a determination to accept the demands imposed by that work: in the case of philosophy to follow the argument where it leads, in the case of history to discover what actually happened, in the case of literature to explore to its depths a particular theme. In consequence, this sort of pride demands freedom: it has to be laid low in any authoritarian State. The historian, in such a system, has to conform to official interpretations of the past, the philosopher to dogmas, the writer to stereotypes of human action, the craftsman to “production-schedules.” More subtly, attempts are made to lay pride low in a consumer’s society: the film-director, the novelist, the craftsman are called upon to produce “what will sell” at whatever cost to their pride in workmanship.
    • John Passmore, The Perfectibility of Man (1971), p. 290
  • A man succeeds in completing a work only when his qualities transcend that work.
    • Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living , 1940-08-14
  • These bygone workmen did not serve, they worked. They had an absolute honor, which is honor proper. A chair rung had to be well made. That was an understood thing. That was the first thing. It wasn’t that the chair rung had to be well made for the salary or on account of the salary. It wasn’t that it was well made for the boss, nor for connoisseurs, nor for the boss’ clients. It had to be well made itself, in itself, for itself, in its very self. A tradition coming, springing from deep within the race, a history, an absolute, an honor, demanded that this chair rung be well made. Every part of the chair which could not be seen was just as perfectly made as the parts which could be seen. The was the selfsame principal of cathedrals. … There was no question of being seen or of not being seen. It was the innate being of work which needed to be well done.

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    1, Report #381835
    Oct 16 2008
    10:06 AM
    Pandora Charm, The Silver Heron Online I ordered a charm online, they never sent a charm; there was no tracking number (mail), asked for a refund, but they never returned money into bank acct. Highland Maryland
    I ordered a charm from Pandor-charm.com. Two weeks later I never recieved a charm. So I called back and requested a refund. They emailed me saying they would refund the money within 3-4 days. The money was never returned. Kristina corpus christi, TexasU.S.A.
    Entity: Highland, Maryland
    2, Report #1331673
    Oct 05 2016
    06:17 AM
    Pandora In The Box pandorainthebox.com Sells Pandora Says UK but is in China Internet
     I recently made a purchase of several charms @ $286 AUS and they charged me $305 AUS. The charms were all fake, and one was even a double up. They use genuine Pandora charms for their website, but upon receiving them, they are all fake. I have been in contact with them via email (as this is the only contact mehtod they offer) and no one has responded to me. 
    Entity: Internet
    3, Report #986915
    Dec 25 2012
    08:07 PM
    Siam Trading Online Pandora Charms Outlet Ordered bracelet and charm, never received shipping confirmation, emails to addresses listed came back undeliverable, never received order, but money cleared my bank account Internet
    I placed an order for a bracelet and charm on December 7th and received an email confirmation the next day. The receipt showed my items with two different email addresses to contact with any inquires. The receipt stated that the charge would appear under Siam Trading online. The receipt also said shipping would take 7 to 14 business days and I would receive an email to confirm shipping. On December 20th, I sent an email inquiring about my order. I received an email stating that the email was undeliverable. I tried the other address and received the same notice. I then went to the website and sent inquiries 4 times on their live chat request and was never contacted. I decided then this must be a Bogus online store. I was very fooled because the website was very comprehensive and professional looking.
    Entity: , Internet
    4, Report #537316
    Dec 18 2009
    08:24 AM
    Blue Heron Jewelry & Hair Accessories Never sent ordered item. Internet
    I purchased an item from Blue Heron Jewelry and Hair Accessories in September 2009 and never received the purchased item, even though they charged my credit card through paypal. I have e-mailed them and left messages concerning this matter and have not been contacted once to clear this matter up.  
    Entity: Internet, Internet
    5, Report #781545
    Dec 27 2012
    05:24 PM
    PandoraOnlineStore pandoracharms-jewellery.com sold my 15 year old son FAKE PANDORA JEWELRY, Internet
    My 15 year old son purchased what he thought was Pandora Jewelry Charms from Pandora Online Store. The charms were advertised as genuine Sterling Silver Pandora Charms and were even marked .925 indicating the silver content. What he got was a silver plated pot metal charm that had the finish coming off within 6 weeks. When I contacted the company I was told for what he paid for them he should have known they were imitations. I have tried to get my sons money back repeatedly but the company only offered $15 USD back. He purchased 6 charms @ $10 USD each plus shipping. I talked via email repeatedly with Lucy and have not received any further satisfaction for purchasing their cheap imitations. DO NOT BUY FROM  Pandora Online Stores they are fake. Purchase from reputable U.S. based companies who will sell you the genuine product and not a fake.
    Entity: , Internet
    6, Report #679687
    Jan 06 2011
    05:11 PM
    Pandora Jewellery Pandora Jewellery Shop think the web has been changed, but no phone or address. we ordered pandora charms in November and was charged by visamasterpay.com, still have not received the charms but was charged and usps did not recognize the track number China, Internet
    Bought pandora charms back in November 30th and never received the projects. We were charged by visa masterpay right away but no product. Contaced the usps with the tracking number and they said did not recognize it.
    Entity: China, Internet
    7, Report #407970
    Jan 04 2009
    08:32 PM
    Anitvirus 2009 - Pandora Software - Meyrocorp No wonder people do not trust the internet!?!?! Oshkosh Wisconsin
    Well I bought the software because the one that came with my laptop expired, purchased it and then was gone within a few weeks. I emailed and tried to call the company, but no luck. I went to search it today and that is when I saw this site and lead me to all of the complaints and what have you. I do believe that I was ripped off and these people should be caught now!!! 123me Oshkosh, WisconsinU.S.A.
    Entity: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    8, Report #370222
    Sep 05 2008
    04:34 PM
    Direct Cable Scott Heron scott heron, is there anybody in this town he hasnt ripped off Orlando Florida
    dont work work for this crook. he will rip you off weekly in supposed payroll mistakes that never get fixed, tells you to do things and never pays you for it, keep your last check, treat you like shit, sucker punch you just for starters. this man is a raving lunatic, paranode scitsafrenic bipolar ahole. his wife is no better. he been ripping people off for 25 years. llok him up on sinbiz.org and you'll see how many companies he's started and dissolved. he payed techs thru a fake company (direct cable ) for 4 years until he lost his contract with dish network for shady business practices like operating his business out of storage units. Scott&debbierxxxxxxxxx orlando, FloridaU.S.A. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
    Entity: Orlando, Florida
    9, Report #1175096
    Sep 07 2014
    04:51 PM
    Pandora Pandora One Blue Swede station not available on Pandora? I pay monthly, and can't get Blue Swede? Company says : we only carry stations supporting new artists? Really? You carry Ludwig Von Bethoven, Donna Summer, Louis Armstrong, Al Green and more. So, what is the REAL ISSUE here? I want my subscription money back! Internet
    Why can't I get the Station:  Blue Swede?  Pandora's explanation is that they only carry new artists that they want to expose you to so you will buy their albums.  That's all fine and good, except Blue Swede and their song featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Hooked On A Feeling - is very popular now.  Pandora's explanation does not make any sense because they carry many, many other artists in that genre that are just as old as Blue Swede.I feel ripped off and want my money back from Pandora or at least some useful explanation.NolaSxxxxNew Orleans, La.
    Entity: Internet
    10, Report #758843
    Jul 31 2011
    12:03 PM
    Charm Origin CharmOrigin Stolen photos - Company does not make the toppers they sell - Stolen photos Beijing, Internet
    This company has stolen pictures from many artists and small companies and has used them on their website.  They do not make the wedding cake toppers they show.  They make cheap knock-offs.As an artist, I am disgusted that this company has done this not only to me, but to many others.  They are a fraudulent company that has been involved with selling jewelry and shoes as well. Please do not buy from this company, buy from the artist directly, many of which can be found on Etsy.
    Entity: Beijing, Internet
    11, Report #140482
    Apr 26 2005
    03:09 PM
    Heron Walk Apartments ripoff Jacksonville Florida
    I have lived in Heron Walk Apartments (a gated community) for about nine months now. My husband noticed the buildings were too close together and not enough parking spaces before we signed our lease. He went on to ask the leasing agent if there was enough parking for everyone, the leasing agent assured us parking would not be an issue. He also said in fact we write down your tag #'s and we keep them on file in order to keep up with our tenants. We also notice that there was a dip on the sidewalk. My husband went on to ask if there was any flooding, the leasing agent replied that there had not been any flooding reported. As a result of insufficient parking, residents were forced to park along the sidewalk or on the other side of the apartment complex. One night we parked along the sidewalk because there wasn't any parking left and our car was towed away costing us $125 to get our car out. We went to the office to report it and they just told us that it was our fault for parking illegaly and that they couldn't do anything about it. Also there was issues with flooding, which we have pictures as proof and cars were being broken into because the gate broke down three to five months ago and to this date it still does not work. We reported all of these issues and not one of them was addressed!!!!!! Our car was towed for the second time and my husband out of fury blasted all the windows to our apartment. The cops came and we admited to it, we are willing to pay for all of the damages. The apartment complex evicted us and in the letter of eviction they are specifying that even though we dont live there any more, we are liable for the 5 months worth of rent that were left over from our lease. We gave them a letter detailing the reasons why we should not be liable for those months and we have not heard a response back, we told them that we are going to pay for the damages. We have no problem with that. Edna Jacksonville, FloridaU.S.A.
    Entity: Jacksonville, Florida
    12, Report #1270244
    Nov 25 2015
    09:12 AM
    Ji feng dianzishangwu Liexiao PANDORASEM.COM Scam. I ordered some Christmas presents claiming to be genuine Disney Pandora what I received after paying £80 was complete rubbish. Not a single Disney or Pandora charm was delivered. I'm so angry they refusing to give me my money back. It's not even worth £1.00 what they have sent. China Internet
     I ordered some Pandora charms off the website www.pandorasem.com after emailing them and being assured it was genuine Pandora. I placed an order for £80 which they took straight from my account plus more. After I placed the order I received confirmation that the items I ordered would be delivered within 10-15 daY's. After waiting almost a month and me sending numerous emails to them and them not responding I finally received my parcel 5 weeks later. I was truly upset and shocked when I opened it to find that what I ordered is not what they sent. In fact it was complete tat. Not a single thing was Pandora. Not one. Not one of them was what I ordered either. I ordered a Minnie mouse charm... They sent me a broken motorbike. I also ordered a safety chain for my bracelet ... They sent me a horse charm. I truly am gutted. I have requested yet again another refund and have had no response again surprising. I'm so upset as they guaranteed me it was real. Now I don't know what to do. I can't believe how much of a scam this is after they promised me it was real. I feel so stupid.
    Entity: Internet
    13, Report #1329924
    Sep 24 2016
    12:32 PM
    Wasseem El Wardany of Pandora Contact Center Stopped Paying and Started Ignoring Other
    I am a call center campaign broker and I referred Wasseem El Wardany of Pandora Contact Center from Egypt a support based client with very rare PRE-pay and good terms in exchange for a modest royalty. He was paying me on time then suddenly Wasseem stopped responding to me from pay day till now while his client admitted she had spoken to him that day proving his blatent and deliberate avoidance. She then ignored me. I would not work with such a people who would spoil their name over a small amount of money. They were given clear warning and plenty of time to respond before this post. And now it can never be removed. Very foolish indeed.
    Entity: Other
    14, Report #499857
    Sep 24 2009
    12:13 PM
    Anitvirus 2009 - Pandora Software - Meyrocorp I bought the antivirus 2009 to protect my computer from the irus and all i got was a fraude. I trusted the company and now I do not trust any company. I was lied and taking advantage of. Internet
    I was taking advantage of when I signed up to get and Antivirus 2009 via internet. After paying the Pandora Software, thesystem only worked the first month. After that I tried to contact  them via phone but all I got was a voice mail.      I left several messages and never got a call back. It was not until today that I looked for the registration information and asked my daughter to check on it that we notice that I was ripoff. How companies like this exist and they get away taking advantage of people? I was ripoff by Antivirus 2009, Pandora. I was taking advantage of and I would like for them to be caught so they could pay for what they did.                                           
    Entity: , Internet
    15, Report #392604
    Nov 18 2008
    07:15 PM
    Pandora-Software Antivirus 2009 Virus attacked my computer, antivirus 2009 was on my google page saying it would clear the virus, paid the amount and did nothing to my computer New York New York
    I was on my computer one day (10/19/08) Whenever I tried going to a website where I have visited many times before, it kept switching me to a different website. After trying many many times I almost gave up. I went to google and underneath the logo it said something about Antivirus 2009. I ignored it once, because I wanted to figure out whatever was attacking my computer. I got other pop ups saying I needed to get some sort of anti viral program for my computer. I pressed scan to scan my computer for any viruses, it scanned my computer and it said I needed to purchase Antivirus 2009 to get rid of those viruses. Many many pop ups kept coming and coming, and so I went back to google to see if the Antivirus 2009 program ad was underneath the logo. I thought that the Antivirus 2009 was a legitimate program because it was supposedly sponsored by google. I purchased the program with my debit master card, and the virus went away. Thinking that I solved the program. No where on my computer could i find the Antivirus 2009 program, and I got worried. But since the virus was gone, i figured it worked out just fine. I told my dad about what I did, because he was having the same problem on his part of the computer. A couple weeks later, the same thing happened, and that is when I figured out that something was wrong, and that I might have got jipped the 49.95 Antivirus 2009 program, and 1.50 activation fee later when I looked at my bank statement the 1.50 was actually $1.48 foreign processing fee. What is that? I was thinking to myself. So i figured I lost that $50+ until I found this website and thought maybe I have the chance to get these people in trouble for putting viruses on peoples computer and making them pay the money to supposedly get the fake virus off. This isnt the first time I have heard about this. After this happened to me, it happened to one of my family members, they did not purchase the program though. Monica Oregon City, OregonU.S.A.
    Entity: New York, New York
    16, Report #393437
    Nov 20 2008
    05:43 PM
    Meycorp --- Pandora Software,Meycorp AntiVirus 2009 --Computer starts acting weird, program offers to delete them for 49.95! the program deletes from your computer after payment goes through your account. Internet
    I got a pop up for antivirus 2009 asking if i wanted to scan my computer. I said yes, and something installed... every day i got on... it said it found more threats. I ignored it for a while and my computer started beeping, getting a blue screen, and shutting off!! So I figured it was trying to crash and payed the 49.95 so the program would remove the viruses or whatever. all the transaction says this... CHECK CRD PURCHASE 11/16 CHRpay.com/meyrocorp 33622746058 (and a bunch more numbers...) I can't find them anywhere online. They don't exist!! NOW a couple days after the payment cleared through my account... the icon on the desktop is gone!! I can't find it anywhere in my computer and I ran a scan with my old antivirus and it's finding a bunch of viruses... i think i just paid 50$ to mess up my system... ughhh!! I hate whoever is doing this. Don't let it happen to you. If it has, please let me know how you're dealing with it. Idk what to do.... Winglesshalo Monterey, CaliforniaU.S.A.
    Entity: Internet
    17, Report #390903
    Nov 13 2008
    01:07 PM
    Antivirus2009 - pandora-software - Meyrocorp told me i had a virus on my laptop and scammed out of 49.95 plus a dollar fifty activation fee and they dont excist anywhere on the comp Internet
    i was scammed out of 49.95 plus a 1.50 activation fee on my credit card that i am now fighting to get the money back it is in dispute from pandora software 2009 the company dont excist. Anonymous parlin, New JerseyU.S.A.
    Entity: Internet
    18, Report #1372117
    May 08 2017
    09:24 PM
    Pandora Bay Selling fake Pandora jewelry Internet
    Pandora Bay is claiming they are a certified online retailer of Pandora jewelry. The jewelry they are selling is not real Pandora. As soon as I found out they were fake I called my bank and reported them. My bank reversed the payment and blocked them from getting any money now and in the future. Pandora Bay sent the products anyway and are now harassing me for the money. I have repeatedly ask them for their address so that I can send them back but they are refusing to give it to me. They are continuing to harass and threaten me if I don't pay them. They can have their fake products back.
    Entity: Internet
    19, Report #1227069
    May 05 2015
    03:28 PM
    Joowel Jewelry Ordered on March19th it shows shipped but I still dont have it. I called USPS she said they generated 8 items that day but none have been scanned so they dont have it. They barely reply to emails it the same computer generated message. there is no number to call or address. I have been scammed
    Entity: Internet
    20, Report #399385
    Dec 20 2008
    01:55 PM
    Pandora Software invaded computer with a bogus security issue program Nationwide
    Pandora invaded my computer 12-7-08 - I mistakenly down loaded their site believing my computer was having a security problem - sent via charge card $51.45 - then discovered their system was bogus - their e-mail address was bogus - their service was bogus. Their program wrecked havoc with my computer until I was able to perform a System Restore. Contacted my bank but they inform me my money is gone. Am filing a police report tomorrow re this internet fraud. This site should be completely shut down - all they do is steal your money! Ell Westbrook, ConnecticutU.S.A.
    Entity: Nationwide
    21, Report #1197091
    Dec 22 2014
    12:58 PM
    Pandora Pandora charms, Pandora Jewelery Complete Joke-No communication, NO customer service, No satisfaction, No refund........ Copenhagen, Denmark Nationwide
    My wife ordered a PANDORA charm for our daughter as a Christmas gift.  The order was placed in mid to late November and we paid $10.00 for shipping (of a tiny little charm-ripoff!) to make sure we had it here my Christmas.  We ordered picked out the design we thought she would like and paid for it all up front just under $50.00.  The charm never came, the order never showed updated and shipped on their site....nothing. We sent email after email asking for a tracking number or an update-nothing. We called and left messages......nothing.  Finally 1 day before we celebrate Christmas, a box shows up......from Pandora......its not only the wrong charm, but it is defective! Nothing close to what we ordered. Still, no answer, no response and no refund from this joke of a company.  Don't waste your time or money folks, this place is a joke!
    Entity: Nationwide
    22, Report #757785
    Jul 28 2011
    03:27 PM
    Blue heron 621 Gull Reef Cynthia Fraula-Hahn, Susan Herrick Dirty condo Internet
    Condo received a negative report on vrbo, and vaction rental after we booked. I emailed to find out what was going on. The property manger assured me that it was clean and it would be clean upon our arrival but to call the cleaning company if it was not clean. After that other views from the past appeared. Look at the dates. Upon arrival the furniture was so dirty that blankets had to be put over them in order to use. Dust was thick all over. Vents were moldy and dirty. All area codos were booked and I did not call the cleaning company because they had not cleaned after I had called weeks before my arrival it just did not seem feasible to waste my vacation time telling the cleaning lady how to clean (obvisouly my mistake). I did take pictures and sent to property manager, Susan, and owner Cynthia. The property manager called me a semi-nut but the owner was very apoligetic and said she was shocked to read and see the pictures. That she had no idea. She then set an email stating that she would take care of all the problems with the condo but she was not legally required to do anything for me! So we were stuck in a nasty condo. The view is not worth dealing with the property manager or the nasty environment. Go with now two dirty reviews and stay away!
    Entity: , Internet
    23, Report #378440
    Jan 25 2010
    01:31 PM
    Scott Heron - Debbie Heron - Common Antenna Systems, Llc crook, steals your hard earned money Orlando Florida
    dont be fooled. all he did was start a new company. common antenna systems, llc. scott heron is still the same crook from 1st report. check his name at sunbiz.org to see how many companys he has started and dissolved. i repeat, he will steal your money. dont work for him Scott&debbierbitches orlando, FloridaU.S.A.
    Entity: Orlando, Florida
    24, Report #386364
    Oct 30 2008
    11:26 AM
    Pandora Antivirus 2009 Installed VIRUS crashed my system Internet
    Kept on receiving adds for Antivirus 2009. Cxld out everytime they popped up! Did not even attempt to do the free search for spyware offer. Next day I managed to find a support address for the Invasive annoying bogus virus/spyware cleaning program. Support1 Anna Hamilton, Antivirus 2009 Customer Support Specialist. Their instructions as follows: You should turn off your firewall protection and disable all you antivirus programs, as they can block the uninstall process. Then download and run Antivirus 2009 uninstallation tool from URL address webscannertools.com/uninstall2009.exe Well, dummy me, followed above instructions..and GuessWhat!! Yep, infected computer and system crashed. These people/company should be shut down Dawn Salem, OregonU.S.A.
    Entity: Internet
    25, Report #394356
    Nov 24 2008
    06:33 AM
    Pandora-Software Or Meyrocorp RIPPED OFF Internet
    i had a pop up that kept popping up saying to renew my details and that i had viruses, it would not go away, tried deleting it, had, had enough and decided to buy it as i had little protection anyway. i purchased it for approx 60 australian dollars but once it was converted it came to be a total of $169. i did not realise until 6 weeks after when i realised that i still did not have protection, when typing it into google it came off with the ripoff rpeort website. anyone looking into buying any type of spyware do your research first.. Don brisbaneAustralia
    Entity: Internet

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