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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
Henry David Thoreau
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
H. P. Lovecraft
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
David Herbert Lawrence
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn't first earned through the sweat and toil of one of our citizens.
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
Used to be, conservatives revered the Average American, that Norman Rockwell oil painting of diner food, humble faith, honest toil, and Capraesque virtue.
The use of refined petroleum as fuel, which began in the 1850s, freed hundreds of millions of people from the toil of centuries, gave hundreds of millions more a life of ease and plenty, and, by allowing great cities to feed themselves from every corner of the world, multiplied the population of the earth fivefold.
Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist.
Honor lies in honest toil.
Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure mine and stint nothing of time, toil, or torture.
I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be.
In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard.
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
Mine is the horny hand of toil.
John Singer Sargent
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