A few thoughts on Hard Work


By Scott Robertson

If you read this space regularly (thank you), then you know that around holidays, we like to donate it to those who think, speak and write more profoundly than we do. Such is the case this week, as we celebrate Labor Day this coming Monday.

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. – Charles Kingsley

Work is the sustenance of noble minds. – Seneca

To work is to pray. – St. Benedict of Nursia

It is better to wear out than to rust out. – Richard Cumberland

Diligence is the mother of good luck.  – Benjamin Franklin

Work is more fun than fun. – Noel Coward

The world is sown with good; but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field, I cannot reap a kernel of the good. – Helen Keller

Thou, O God, dost sell us all things at the price of labor. – Leonardo DaVinci

Work is necessary for man. Man invented the alarm clock. – Pablo Picasso

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil. – Henry Van Dyke

To youth, I have but three words of counsel: work, work work. – Otto Von Bismarck

Many hands make light work. – William Patten

The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

It is work which gives flavor to life. – Henri-Frederic Amiel

Work spares us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. – Voltaire

Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind. – Thomas Carlyle

Honest labor bears a lovely face. – Thomas Dekker

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. – Oscar Wilde

Easy living someday requires hard work today. – Anonymous

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs. – H.L. Mencken

Many people want jobs. Fewer want work. – Anonymous

Honor lies in honest work. – Grover Cleveland

Toil is the law of life and its best fruit. – Lewis Morris

We, personally, do not know the secret to success, but we have a nagging fear that it may be work. – Anonymous

By now my task is done. I can fly or I can run. – Milton

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Alva Edison

I have been told there is nothing like hard work. True as this may be, there is still hard work. – Anonymous


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