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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
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
Henry David Thoreau
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Honor lies in honest toil.
Mine is the horny hand of toil.
John Singer Sargent
You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.
John Wesley Powell
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.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
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.
Essentially, all expressions of human nature ever produced, from a caveman's paintings to Mozart's symphonies and Einstein's view of the universe, emerge from the same source: the relentless dynamic toil of large populations of interconnected neurons.
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.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
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
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.
It is labor that keeps the strong man strong. And spiritual labor, toil and burden-bearing, is what will give strength to the church of Christ.
Ellen G. White
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Work is toil: what one does only to earn a living. If it gives pleasure, it is leisure.
Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
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.
Just as we would have no need of the farmer's labor and toil if we were living amid the delights of paradise, so also we would not require the medical art for relief if we were immune to disease, as was the case, by God's gift, at the time of Creation before the Fall.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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