Honor lies in honest toil. [ Grover Cleveland ]
They grow with increase of toil. [ Motto ]
A day for toil, an hour for sport.
But for a friend is life too short. [ Emerson ]
Whence is thy learning? hath thy toil
O'er books consumed the midnight oil? [ Gay ]
Defend me, common sense, say I,
From reveries so airy, from the toil
Of dropping buckets into empty wells,
And growing old with drawing nothing up. [ William Cowper ]
Fatal ambition! say what wondrous charms
Delude mankind to toil for thee in arms? [ Rowe ]
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking.
Morn of toil, nor night of waking. [ Scott ]
Soldier, rest! thy warfare over.
Dream of fighting fields no more;
Sleep the sleep that knows not breakings,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking. [ Scott ]
Toil of science swells the wealth of art. [ Schiller ]
Hard toil can roughen form and face,
And want can quench the eye's bright grace. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Those who think must govern those who toil. [ Henry D. Thoreau ]
Light is the task when many share the toil. [ Homer ]
Those who think must govern those that toil. [ Goldsmith ]
Let Observation, with extensive view,
Survey mankind from China to Peru;
Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife,
And watch the busy scenes of crowded life. [ Dr. Johnson ]
And to hie him home, at evening's close.
To sweet repast, and calm repose.
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From toil he wins his spirits light.
From busy day the peaceful night;
Rich, from the very want of wealth,
In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. [ Gray ]
What cannot art and industry perform,
When science plans the progress of their toil! [ Beattie ]
The wise and active conquer difficulties,
By daring to attempt them. Sloth and folly
Shiver and shrink at sight of toil and hazards,
And make the impossibility they fear. [ Rowe ]
O, reputation! dearer far than life.
Thou precious balsam, lovely, sweet of smell.
Whose cordial drops once spilt by some rash hand,
Not all the owner's care, nor the repenting toil
Of the rude spiller, ever can collect
To its first purity and native sweetness. [ Sewell ]
The toil of life alone teaches us to value the blessings of life. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Health lies in labor, and there is no royal road to it but through toil. [ Wendell Phillips ]
Love concedes in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Alone each heart must cover up its dead; alone, through bitter toil, achieve its rest. [ Bayard Taylor ]
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe. [ Campbell ]
Too indolent to bear the toil of writing; I mean of writing well; I say nothing about quantity. [ Horace ]
Be work by day, guests at eve, weeks of toil, festive days of joy, the magic spell for thy future. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
In the silent night, weary mortals lull to rest their cares, and their hearts become forgetful of toil. [ Virgil ]
It is an art without art, which has its beginning in falsehood, its middle in toil, and its end in poverty. [ From the Latin ]
No man can become largely rich by his personal toil, but only by discovery of some method of taxing the labour of others. [ John Ruskin ]
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin. [ Bible ]
The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back. [ Simms ]
The rich are like beasts of burden, carrying treasure all day, and at the night of death unladen; they carry to their grave only the bruises and marks of their toil. [ St. Augustine ]
No man is born into this world whose work is not born with him; there is always work, and tools to work withal, for those who will; and blessed are the horny hands of toil. [ Lowell ]
Labour is the ornament of the citizen; the reward of toil is when you confer blessings on others; his high dignity confers honour on the king; be ours the glory of our hands. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
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 ]
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 ]