One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.
The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
No great achievement is possible without persistent work.
He who labors diligently need never despair.
Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow
He who labors diligently need never despair for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
There is no substitute for hard work.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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