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"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all." - Marianne Williamson

"Graffiti is a pathetic attempt at anonymous recognition." - Randall Dale Adams

"If you look at the careers of Philip Seymour Hoffmann, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep, none of them shot up in terms of fame or fortune or recognition, they laid a platform of good, solid work and became better and better." - Max Irons

"Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They're just more engaged at work." - Tom Rath

"My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level where I can find a lot of interesting work, and I think I'm at that point now. The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition." - Benicio Del Toro

"...in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood-vessels and organs." - Alexis Carrel

"... men want recognition of their work, to help them believe in themselves." - Dorothy Richardson

"One arrives at a recognition that one needs to be distracted." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it's recognition for all that hard work on a certain level. If you didn't do the hard work, you wouldn't be standing there. On the other hand, people do a lot of hard work and don't get Oscars, so it's a mixture of glory and injustice at the same time." - Walter Murch

"Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it's right, that sudden familiarity, a sort of...recognition, as though they were creating it themselves, as though it were being created through them while they look at it or listen to it..." - William Gaddis

"A little recognition is not a bad thing because it means people appreciate your work. The only problem is when you can't walk down the street or have a meal without people looking at you. I want to be the one looking at people." - Viggo Mortensen

"We have self-assessment tools, computer-based tools to see how we are performing mentally in outer space and there's some also very interesting technology and work that's being funded by NRSBI to look at facial recognition to look at your patterns to see if you're experiencing stress or fatigue. It's a kind of thing that I think will gain acceptance with gradually. But it probably has more to immediate application in things like homeland security, and looking at facial recognition of people going through airports and things like that to see who's under stress." - Leroy Chiao

"I believe that if you work hard enough and do things the right way recognition will come." - Fred Foster

"Even after I got some recognition and success, I still had to work hard and prove myself." - Shakira

"The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re recognition, for old memories and old connection." - Lewis Thomas

"I have always maintained that if you work hard, it wont go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports." - Suresh Raina

"Although traditional incentives such as bonuses or recognition can prod people to better performance, no external motivators can get people to perform at their absolute best. . . .Wherever people gravitate within their work roles, indicates where their real pleasure lies-and that pleasure is itself motivating." - Daniel Goleman

"There are types of energy which lie outside the electromagnetic spectrum. Unfortunately, these research efforts have not been given recognition. For the most part, they have been performed by individuals without any support, whose work lies at the threshold of present-day science, and who are years ahead of science which is already established." - Edgar Mitchell

"Ivy [Wilkes] does exhibit a certain impatience at the beginning of the book [The Dissemblers]. She doesn't want to wait through years of hard work and insignificance to make her mark on the art world. Part of her growth is in realizing - even embracing - that the process of art is more important than the product or the recognition." - Liza Campbell

"I think that there has been a slow recognition that there's a mind at work here, and there's a skill and some bit of artistry, and that I could probably do other things. Otherwise, I don't know that I would've been given the opportunity to do Paris, Je T'Aime." - Wes Craven

"Finally, I also come in recognition of the great work that has been undertaken by the NGOs and UN agencies that have been active for many years here, especially through the local staff and international staff here in Somaliland and in Somalia at large." - Jan Egeland

"I have always maintained that if you work hard, it won't go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports." - Suresh Raina

"Although traditional incentives such as bonuses or recognition can prod people to better performance, no external motivators can get people to perform at their absolute best. . . .Wherever people gravitate within their work roles, indicates where their real pleasure lies-and that pleasure is itself motivating." - Daniel Goleman

"I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer." - Jane Pauley

"The principle of recognition of evil under all its guises is at the basis of the true education of man." - Boris Sidis

"The sea is selective, slow at recognition of effort and aptitude but fast in the sinking of the unfit." - Felix Riesenberg

"At that point, when songs got leaked, it was cool though too because then you started getting recognition beforehand." - Bryce Wilson

"At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth." - Leon Askin

"There could be no extreme vanity in my recognition of myself, if in fact there could be any at all." - William Saroyan

"PR is performance recognition" - Douglas Smith

"Humans evolved brains that are pattern-recognition machines, adept at detecting signals that enhance or threaten survival amid a very noisy world. ... But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science." - Michael Shermer

"Enlightenment, the old teachers say, adds nothing, except maybe the recognition of a need for and a commitment to the work that still needs to be done." - Rafe Martin

"I try to pace myself and not work for the sake of working and stick to what inspired me prior to receiving recognition." - Adrien Brody

"You must find another reason to work, other than the desire for success or recognition. It must come from another place." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Every writer aspires to recognition , and it comes entirely privately, without public fanfare, each time a piece of work is judged worthy of publication." - Cynthia Ozick

"In terms of finding that first international recognition of my work, coming back to Cannes is such a milestone in my life because it began actually with 'Devdas'." - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

"Universities ought to be aware of the degree they would want to accept funding from governments like China to work on, say, face recognition technology." - Evgeny Morozov

"In order to settle down in the quiet of our own being we must learn to be detached from the results of our own activity. We must be content to live without watching ourselves live, to work with expecting immediate reward, to love without an instant satisfaction, and to exist without any special recognition. It is only when we are detached from ourselves that we can be at peace with ourselves." - Thomas Merton

"When the time for recognition of service to the nation in wartime comes to be considered, Bob Hope should be high on the list. This man drives himself and is driven. It is impossible to see how he can do so much, can cover so much ground, can work so hard, and can be so effective. He works month after month at a pace that would kill most people." - John Steinbeck

"Work hard at . . . something." - David Nicholls

"Work hard or don't work at all." - Walter Payton

"Work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt

"My success was the shock of recognition, probably, rather than the quality of the work. I mean, the quality may have been fine, but there's a lot of fine work out there. It was the fact that I was doing something that at that time, nobody else was doing, except for say, Mort Saul out in San Francisco on The Hungry Eye, and "Second City" was emerging out in Chicago. Nothing in print. It was basically happening in cabaret and nothing in fiction. And certainly nothing in New York in cartoons." - Jules Feiffer

"I've tried to use the recognition as validation that I'm doing the kind of work that people are interested in and to feel that my work is a contribution." - Jerry Pinkney

"Sometimes when you meet someone, there's a click. I do' believe in love at first sight but I believe in that click. Recognition." - Ann Aguirre

"Sometimes when you meet someone, there's a click. I don't believe in love at first sight but I believe in that click. Recognition." - Ann Aguirre

"Writers want recognition, audience, some corroboration that all those hours at the desk and in daydreams add up to something in the esteem of others." - Alison Hawthorne Deming

"If computers remain far worse than us at image recognition, a certain over-confident combination of man and machine can elsewhere take inaccuracy to a whole new level." - Tom Chatfield

"Still, as much as I wish Ballistic Kiss could be a better film, the recognition it gained from critics and at festivals speaks for itself." - Donnie Yen

"A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving." - Ray Kurzweil

"No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments." - Dmitri Mendeleev

"The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself." - Helen Schucman

"Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being." - Rita Mae Brown

"Recognition has brought me more work, because your name suddenly comes to mind when some directors are trying to cast a character. And my stage work has specifically enabled people to have faith that I can handle a role, even when it's not specifically written for an African-American. So, I'd have to say that recognition brings work. A successful movie brings more work, and that been the biggest blessing." - Viola Davis

"Recognition is the greatest motivator." - Gerard C. Eakedale

"Work hard until hard work isn't work at all." - Behdad Sami

"No matter who you are, you always want more recognition, but I'm grateful for what I do have, and I feel like I've earned it... So I'm going to continue to put in that hard work, and build relationships with people, and continue to grow as an artist... So hopefully from that, I'll be able to get more recognition..." - Paul Wall

"All nature seems at work." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I have fun at work." - Carol Kane

"Let's have fun at work." - Tyra Banks

"What is literature, and why do I try to write about it? I do' know. Likewise, I do' know why I go on living, most of the time. But this not knowing is precisely what I want to preserve. As readers, the closest way we can engage with a literary work is to protect its indeterminacy; to return ourselves and it to a place that precludes complete recognition. Really, when I'm reading, all I want is to stand amazed in front of an unknown object at odds with the world." - M John Harrison

"What is literature, and why do I try to write about it? I don't know. Likewise, I don't know why I go on living, most of the time. But this not knowing is precisely what I want to preserve. As readers, the closest way we can engage with a literary work is to protect its indeterminacy; to return ourselves and it to a place that precludes complete recognition. Really, when I'm reading, all I want is to stand amazed in front of an unknown object at odds with the world." - M John Harrison

"Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company." - Zig Ziglar

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase "It is the busiest man who has time to spare."" - C Northcote Parkinson

"Paris with its multitude of art directions calls continuously to the deepest penetration and recognition of your inner essence. Only in this way it is possible to create work that refers the time span." - Bram van Velde

"Sometimes, you're going to have to work hard, sometimes extra hard, and sometimes you still won't get that recognition. That's life. That's the way it is. But if you keep working, eventually you'll get the prize you're seeking." - Ryan Howard

"I do not think Syria can achieve international recognition in the future - even if they work through a successful political process, you know, the international community simply is not going to accept a Syria led by the Assad regime." - Rex W. Tillerson

"I'm pleased it turned out the way that it did, because I know lots of other people who did fantastic work and did not see this particular kind of recognition [like Emmy]." - Sterling K. Brown

"Artists have to believe in the merit of their own work and persevere whether they receive public recognition or not, but it's ever so nice when someone says, "Job well done"!" - Mary Pope Osborne

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase, It is the busiest man who has time to spare." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying." - Studs Terkel

"The most important step in getting a job done is the recognition of the problem. Once I recognize a problem I usually can think of someone who can work it out better than I could." - Leo Szilard

"Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company." - Zig Ziglar

"Much like the conservationists who previously have received the Audubon Medal, including Stewart Udall, Rachel Carson and Ted Turner, I realize that this recognition cannot be a cause to rest, but a spur to continue our work." - Louis Bacon

"Love & Marriage are about work & Compromise. They're about seeing someone for what he is, being disappointed and deciding to stick around anyway. They're about commitment and comfort, not some kind of sudden, hysterical recognition." - Ayelet Waldman

"I've never been in this business for the recognition or the awards. I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck, and move onto the next job." - William Petersen

"If I'm a content creator, and I get recognition for my work, that's going to motivate me to spend even more time on my next production and make it even better." - Nick Woodman

"The United States armed forces and coalition troops deserve recognition and support for their work to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and ensure the safety and security of the American people, civilians abroad, and the people of Iraq." - Mark Kennedy

"The challenge here is to design a system where market incentives, including profits and recognition, drive those principles to do more for the poor. I like to call this idea creative capitalism, an approach where governments, businesses, and nonprofits work together to stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or gain recognition, doing work that eases the world's inequities." - Bill Gates

"As an actor you do look for a certain amount of critical acclaim and recognition from your peers and the industry at large. When that recognition comes to you, it's a special moment that you cherish and you always feel successful despite what the box office says." - Hrithik Roshan

"It's nice to have recognition for doing a good job, but at the end of the day, I'm just an actor and I'm doing my job and I'm always trying to get better at doing that job." - Richard Madden

"If our Christianity does' work at home, it does' work." - Alistair Begg

"If our Christianity doesn't work at home, it doesn't work." - Alistair Begg

"Love is the recognition of beauty." - John Welwood

"Fear bespeaks of wisdom. Recognition of responsibility." - Steven Erikson

"Power is the recognition of necessity." - Abraham Rotstein

"Freedom is the recognition of contingency." - Richard Rorty

"Freedom is the recognition of necessity." - Friedrich Engels

"At one end of the continuum known as history are first-time events that have generated notable measures of public recognition due to either a positive or negative impact..." - Aberjhani

"We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for integration, nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free humans in this society." - Malcolm X

"I came at last to a recognition of myself as, in part, a Tom Sawyer who wanted everything done according to the rules of romantic fiction, and complicated simple solutions with his absurd adolescent, book-born nonsense." - Robertson Davies

"The raw beauty of Natalia Ginzburg's prose compels our gaze. First we look inward, with the shock of recognition inspired by all great writing, and then, inevitably, out at the shared world she evokes with such uncompromising clarity." - Hilma Wolitzer

"This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old." - James H. Breasted

"The raw beauty of Natalia Ginzburg's prose compels our gaze. First we look inward, with the shock of recognition inspired by all great writing, and then, inevitably, out at the shared world she evokes with such uncompromising clarity." - Hilma Wolitzer

"Apparently, this really was Kill Charley Davidson Week. Or at least Horribly Maim Her.... It would probably never get government recognition, though, destined to be underappreciated like Halloween or Thesaurus Day." - Darynda Jones

"The world's religions, for all their parochialism, did supply a kind of consolation for this great ache... This shattering recognition of our mortality is at the root of far more mental illness than I suspect even psychiatrists are aware." - Stanley Kubrick

"It is now a generally accepted and scientifically well supported view that subliminal perception does occur-that people are capable of receiving and responding to information presented to them at levels below the threshold of conscious recognition." - Maureen Phillips

"I was learning the importance of names - having them, making them - but at the same time I sensed the dangers. Recognition was followed by oblivion, a yawning maw whose victims disappeared without a trace." - Josephine Baker

"Social progress takes effect through the replacement of all institutions by new ones; and since every institution involves the recognition of the duty of conforming to it, progress must involve the repudiation of an established duty at every step." - George Bernard Shaw

"I think it's true that for existentialist thinkers, appreciation of what we are - free, makers of meaning, 'issues' for ourselves, and so on - is at the same time a recognition of how we should try to live." - David E. Cooper

"I think there has to be a recognition that, you know, there's so much at stake now, I mean, the business has changed so much and decisions are made so quickly, in nano seconds basically." - Hillary Clinton

"Emotionally, my ambition is not yet sated. Emotionally, I still feel like a kid at the adult's table, yearning for recognition. I'm not sure where this all comes from but it is how I feel." - Roxane Gay

"Man is brilliant at solving problems; but solving them only makes him the victim of his own childishness and laziness. It is this recognition that has made almost every major philosopher in history a pessimist." - Colin Wilson

"I'm very lucky with the people that recognise me - it's at a very tolerable level. I don't think I could handle the level of recognition which David Beckham has." - Sean Maguire

"Loss doesn't feel redeemable. But for me one consoling aspect is the recognition that, in this at least, none of us is different from anyone else: We all lose loved ones; we all face our own death." - Meghan Orourke

"Mais enfin, bande de critiques, les livres que vous ne comprenez pas ne vaudraient-ils pas au moins que vous les signaliez? For heaven's sake, gang of critics, don't the books which you do not understand at least deserve recognition?" - Boris Vian

"I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year's 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot." - Melanie Chisholm

"Isn't it ironic that pay, perks, and benefits all cost your company at the bottom line, but authentic recognition, especially when it's most unexpected, costs very little and gives the most impressive return on investment?" - Chip Conley

"I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living." - Ellen Glasgow

"Obama does seem to have what both FDR and Lincoln had, which is the recognition that you have to hold back at times and then wait to come forward." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"What's right with America and what's right with Islam have a lot in common. At their highest levels, both worldviews reflect an enlightened recognition that all of humankind shares a common Creator - that we are, indeed, brothers and sisters." - Feisal Abdul Rauf

"My first, big, silly role at school was as Arthur Crocker-Harris in Rattigan's 'The Browning Version,' where my job was to make school-masters' wives weep with recognition." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"For it goes without saying that this great recognition at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of exploration farther into the depths of the atom." - Ernest Lawrence

"I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature." - Bai Ling

"Public policy in the twentieth century was about protecting and expanding the social compact, based on recognition that effective government at the federal level provides rules and services and safety measures that contribute to a better society." - Carl Bernstein

"Loss doesn't feel redeemable. But for me one consoling aspect is the recognition that, in this at least, none of us is different from anyone else: We all lose loved ones; we all face our own death." - Meghan O'Rourke

"Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally." - Adam Schiff

"The earliest sensation at the onset of illness, often preceding the recognition of identifiable symptoms, is apprehension. Something has gone wrong, and a glimpse of mortality shifts somewhere deep in the mind. It is the most ancient of our fears." - Lewis Thomas

"I think there's a very clear recognition and understanding that the progress of women in business at the very highest decision-making levels is too slow. This is a discussion that's going on in every country around the world, actually." - Quentin Bryce

"This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old." - James Henry Breasted

"The 1970s was the decade of liberation, of anger at injustice and demands for recognition and rights. But over time, the demand for specific rights degraded into a generalized sense of entitlement, the demand for specific recognition into a generalized demand for attention and the anger at specific injustice into a generalized feeling of grievance and resentment. The result is a culture of entitlement, attention-seeking and complaint." - Michael Foley

"Work at it night and day." - Horace

"Great work is always shunned at first." - Seth Godin

"Start at the end and work back." - Neil Armstrong

"You have work at being a couple." - Vanessa Paradis

"God is always at work around you." - Henry Blackaby

"The cinema is death at work." - Jean Cocteau

"Actors and burglars work better at night." - Cedric Hardwicke

"Every noble work is at first impossible." - Thomas Carlyle

"I make my relationships at work." - Carol Kane

"You don't disrupt genius at work." - Dylan Obrien

"Work at being a humble person." - John Templeton

"I don't do office work at home." - A K Antony

"You have to work hard at things." - Derek Fisher

"Bottoms line: terrorists are always at work." - Kay Granger

"I don't work at being ordinary." - Paul Mccartney

"You don't disrupt genius at work." - Dylan O'Brien

"I like to work at night." - Terry Southern

"I had to work at everything." - Miranda Lambert

"I don't have a problem with recognition ... It's very, very rarely about who I am, it's always, 'I love your work.' ... It's always in relation to my work, which I think is a really lucky thing to have happen as opposed to, 'Oh, you're a famous personality,'" - C C H Pounder

"Acting is primarily is where I want to go. But seeing how the visual effects guys work, and the special effects guys and the art department guys, how they work and seeing their visions is really interesting. I don't think those guys get the recognition they deserve." - James Phelps

"Most fast-food workers can't easily join a union, because they don't work directly for their parent company, such as McDonald's or Subway. Instead, they work for individual franchise owners, ensuring that each individual fast-food outlet would have to organize and win union recognition separately. So there's not one central employer to bargain with, as in a traditional union campaign." - David Rolf

"I count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to this work; and the great interest which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has shown in my work and the recognition that it has paid to my past successes, convince me that I am not on the wrong track." - Pieter Zeeman

"I don't have a problem with recognition... It's very, very rarely about who I am, it's always, 'I love your work.'... It's always in relation to my work, which I think is a really lucky thing to have happen as opposed to, 'Oh, you're a famous personality.'" - C C H Pounder

"I would be happy if they just gave out nominations and there weren't any Oscars. But winning them is definitely an experience - to get up there and make a speech. Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it's recognition for all that hard work on a certain level." - Walter Murch

"What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition." - Vincent D'Onofrio

"What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition." - Vincent Donofrio

"... we can at least see that the question is asked, and asked on the basis of a clear recognition that there is no way of manipulating our environment that is without cost or consequence - and thus also of a recognition that we are inextricably bound up with the destiny of our world. There is no guarantee that the world we live in will 'tolerate' us indefinitely if we prove ourselves unable to live within its constraints." - Rowan Williams

"At the deepest level, an 'open heart' is spacious presence, in which the sense of separateness between yourself and the 'other' dissolves and there is the recognition of oneness, of shared consciousness. That recognition is love. Sensing the formless essence in another and recognizing it as one with your own essence - that's what love is. All this is an intrinsic part of the awakened consciousness and the revelation of the spiritual dimension of life." - Eckhart Tolle



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