Labor to promote peace. [ Hillel ]
His labor is a chant.
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon! [ Emily Dickinson ]
Labor conquers every thing. [ Virgil ]
Learn to labor and to wait. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Labor, you know, is prayer. [ Bayard Taylor ]
A little labor, much health. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Two hands upon the breast.
And labor's done;
Two pale feet cross'd in rest.
The race is won. [ D. M. Mulock ]
Genius can never despise labor. [ Abel Stevens ]
Labor with what zeal we will.
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the rising of the sun. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing.
Learn to labor and to wait. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Labor is life; thought is light. [ Victor Hugo ]
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor. [ Plutarch ]
All wealth is the product of labor. [ Locke ]
Labor is often the father of pleasure. [ Voltaire ]
Learning without thought is labor lost. [ Confucius ]
Man's work is to labor, and leaven -
As best he may - earth here with heaven. [ Robert Browning ]
Faith is not reason's labor, but repose. [ Young ]
The true artist can only labor con amore. [ Victor Hugo ]
Nothing is denied to well-directed labor. [ Sir Joshua Reynolds ]
Every morsel to a satisfied hunger
Is only a new labor to a tired digestion. [ South ]
Death is the port where all may refuge find,
The end of labor, entry into rest;
Death hath the bounds of misery confin'd
Whose sanctuary shrouds affliction best. [ Earl of Stirling ]
As fast lock'd up in sleep, as guiltless labor,
When it lies starkly in the traveller's bones. [ William Shakespeare ]
There is but one method, and that is hard labor. [ Sydney Smith ]
Whither shall the ox go where he shall not labor? [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Our rural ancestors, with little blest,
Patient of labor when the end was rest,
Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,
With feasts, and offerings, and a thankful strain. [ Pope ]
The common ingredients of health and long life are:
Great temperance, open air,
Easy labor, little care. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
From labor health, from health contentment springs. [ Beattie ]
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. [ Joseph Joubert ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
The wealth of society is its stock of productive labor. [ Sir James Mackintosh ]
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. [ Vauvenargues ]
The end of labor is to gain leisure. It is a great saying. [ Aristotle ]
Invention is not so much the result of labor as of judgment. [ Roscommon ]
The price of excellence is labor, and time that of immortality. [ Fuseli ]
There is no sweeter repose than that which is bought with labor. [ Chamfort ]
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body. [ Seneca ]
Without labor there were no ease, no rest, so much as conceivable. [ Carlyle ]
There is nothing so hard but diligence and labor makes it seem easy. [ Virgil ]
And all labor without any play, boys. Makes Jack a dull boy in the end. [ H. A. Page ]
Unless we put heart and soul into our labor we but brutify our actions. [ H. W. Shaw ]
Health lies in labor, and there is no royal road to it but through toil. [ Wendell Phillips ]
I know no such thing as genius - genius is nothing but labor and diligence. [ Hogarth ]
Such is the constitution of man that labor may be said to be its own reward. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Clamorous labor knocked with its hundred hands at the golden gates of the morning. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
Nature repairs her ravages, - repairs them with her sunshine and with human labor. [ George Eliot ]
No labor is hard, no time is long, wherein the glory of eternity is the mark we level at. [ Quarles ]
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called Conscience. [ George Washington ]
Ideas often flash across our minds more complete than we could make them after much labor. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
To acquire a few tongues is the labor of a few years; but to be eloquent in one is the labor of life. [ Anonymous ]
To seek these things is lost labor: geese in an oil-pot, fat hogs among Jews, and wine in a fishingnet. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
As the mind must govern the hands, so in every society the man of intelligence must direct the man of labor. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. [ Hazlitt ]
Labor not to be rich; * * * for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. [ Bible ]
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life purpose. Labor is life. [ Carlyle ]
Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor. [ Daniel Webster ]
The writer, like a priest, must be exempted from secular labor. His work needs a frolic health; he must be at the top of his condition. [ Emerson ]
There is nothing truly valuable which can be purchased without pains and labor. The gods have set a price upon every real and noble pleasure. [ Addison ]
High birth is a gift of fortune which should never challenge esteem towards those who receive it, since it costs then neither study nor labor. [ Bruyere ]
Nature is just to all mankind, and repays them for their industry. She renders them industrious by annexing rewards in proportion to their labor. [ Montesquieu ]
Every great mind seeks to labor for eternity. All men are captivated by immediate advantages; great minds alone are excited by the prospect of distant good. [ Schiller ]
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of the bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. [ Pope ]
Let parents who hate their offspring rear them to hate labor, and to inherit riches; and before long they will be stung by every vice, racked by its poison, and damned by its penalty. [ H. W. Beecher ]
Here below is not the land of happiness: I know it now; it is only the land of toil, and every joy which comes to us is only to strengthen us for some greater labor that is to succeed. [ Fichte ]
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. [ Bible ]
The day of life spent in honest and benevolent labor comes in hope to an evening calm and lovely; and though the sun declines, the shadows that he leaves behind are only to curtain the spirit unto rest. [ Henry Giles ]
If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor: nothing is ever to be attained without it. [ Sir Joshua Reynolds ]
A thousand wheels of labor are turned by dear affections, and kept in motion by self-sacrificing endurance; and the crowds that pour forth in the morning and return at night are daily processiona of love and duty. [ Chapin ]
The coarsest father gains a new impulse to labor from the moment of his baby's birth; he scarcely sees it when awake, and yet it is with him all the time. Every stroke he strikes is for his child. New social aims, new moral motives, come vaguely up to him. [ T. W. Higginson ]
Enthusiasm is the element of success in everything. It is the light that leads and the strength that lifts men on and up in the great struggles of scientific pursuits and of professional labor. It robs endurance of difficulty, and makes a pleasure of duty. [ Bishop Doane ]
It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labor of the day is gone. [ Leigh Hunt ]
It is a beautiful self-denial for the affluent to set an example of neatness, plainness, and simplicity. Such an influence is peculiarly salutary in our state of society, where the large class of young females, who earn a subsistance by labor, are so addicted to the love of finery. [ Mrs. Sigourney ]
True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain. Words and phrases may be marshaled in every way, but they cannot compass it. It must exist in the man, in the subject, and in the occasion. [ Webster ]
Every moment instructs, and every object; for wisdom is infused into every form. It has been poured into us as blood; it convulsed us as pain; it slid into us as pleasure; it enveloped us in dull, melancholy days, or in days of cheerful labor; we did not guess its essence until after long time. [ Emerson ]
As in labor, the more one doth exercise, the more one is enabled to do, strength growing upon work; so, with the use of suffering, men's minds get the habit of suffering, and all fears and terrors are to them but as a summons to battle, whereof they know beforehand they shall come off victorious. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all the mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut. [ Goethe ]
I once asked a distinguished artist what place he gave to labor in art.
Labor, he in effect said,
is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art. Turning then to another -
And you, I inquired,
what do you consider as the great force in art?
Love, he replied. In their two answers I found but one truth. [ Bovee ]
Necessity is always the first stimulus to industry, and those who conduct it with prudence, perseverance and energy will rarely fail. Viewed in this light, the necessity of labor is not a chastisement, but a blessing, - the very root and spring of all that we call progress in individuals and civilization in nations. [ Samuel Smiles ]
From numberless books the fluttering reader, idle and inconstant, bears away the bloom that only clings to the outer leaf; but genius has its nectaries, delicate glands, and secrecies of sweetness, and upon these the thoughtful mind must settle in its labor, before the choice perfume of fancy and wisdom is drawn forth. [ Willmott ]
Excellence is never granted to man, but as the reward of labor. It argues, indeed, no small strength of mind to persevere in the habits of industry, without the pleasure of perceiving those advantages which, like the bands of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation. [ Sir Joshua Reynolds ]
What delight will it afford to renew the sweet counsel we have taken together, to recount the toils, the combats, and the labor of the way, and to approach, not the house, but the throne of God, in company, in order to join in the symphonies of heavenly voices, and lose ourselves amidst the splendor and fruitions of the beatific vision. [ Robert Hall ]
There are so many things to lower a man's top-sails - he is such a dependent creature - he is to pay such court to his stomach, his food, his sleep, his exercise - that, in truth, a hero is an idle word. Man seems formed to be a hero in suffering, not a hero in action. Men err in nothing more than in the estimate which they make of human labor. [ Cecil ]
Luck is ever waiting for something to turn up. Labor, with keen eyes and strong will, will turn up something. Luck lies in bed, and wishes the postman would bring him the news of a legacy. Labor turns out at six o'clock, and with busy pen or ringing hammer lays the foundation of a competence. Luck whines. Labor whistles. Luck relies on chance. Labor on character. [ Cobden ]
We readily excuse paralytics from labor; and shall we be angry with a hypochondriac for not being cheerful in company? Must we stigmatize such an unfortunate person as peevish, positive, and unfit for society? His disorder may no more suffer him to be merry, than the gout will suffer another to dance. The advising a melancholic to be cheerful is like bidding a coward to be courageous, or a dwarf be taller. [ Wollaston ]
Excellence in art is to be attained only by active effort, and not by passive impressions; by the manly overcoming of difficulties, by patient struggle against adverse circumstance, by the thrifty use of moderate opportunities. The great artists were not rocked and dandled into eminence, but they attained to it by that course of labor and discipline which no man need go to Rome or Paris or London to enter upon. [ Hillard ]
Among the smaller duties of life, I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due. Reputation is one of the prizes for which men contend: it is, as Mr. Burke calls it,
the cheap defense and ornament of nations. It produces more labor and more talent than twice the wealth of a country could ever rear up. It is the coin of genius, and it is the imperious duty of every man to bestow it with the most scrupulous justice and the wisest economy. [ Sydney Smith ]
Men cannot labor on always. They must have intervals of relaxation. They cannot sleep through these interTafs. What are they to do? Why, if they do not work or sleep, they must have recreation. And if they have not recreation from healthful sources, they will be very likely to take it from the poisoned fountains of intemperance. Or, if they have pleasures, which, though innocent, are forbidden by the maxims of public morality, their very pleasures are liable to become poisoned fountains. [ Orville Dewey ]
Some authors write nonsense in a clear style, and others sense in an obscure one; some can reason without being able to persuade, others can persuade without being able to reason; some dive so deep that they descend into darkness, and others soar so high that they give us no light; and some, in a vain attempt to be cutting and dry, give us only that which is cut and dried. We should labor, therefore, to treat with ease of things that are difficult; with familiarity, of things that are novel; and with perspicuity, of things that are profound. [ Colton ]
The first being that rushes to the recollection of a soldier or a sailor, in his heart's difficulty, is his mother; she clings to his memory and affection in the midst of all the f orgetf ulness and hardihood induced by a roving life; the last message he leaves is for her; his last whisper breathes her name. The mother, as she instills the lessons of piety and filial obligation into the heart of her infant son, should always feel that her labor is not in vain. She may drop into the grave, but she has left behind her influences that will work for her. The bow is broken, but the arrow is sped, and will do its ofiice. [ A. H. Motte ]