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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.

In case of doubt, do a little more than you have to.
I suspect that American workers have come to lack a work ethic. They do not live by the sweat of their brow.
Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t.
A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works. Not only his own thoughts, but the thoughts of the men of past ages guide his hands; and, as part of the human race, he creates. If we work thus we shall be men, and our days will be happy and eventful.
As American productivity, once the exuberant engine of national wealth, has dipped to an embarrassingly uncompetitive low, Americans have shaken their heads: the country's old work ethic is dead.
Work! labor the asparagus me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow -- security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself.
Work is the province of cattle.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase It is the busiest man who has time to spare.
You don't grow up in our neck of the woods believing that someone can outwork you.
Work either expands or contracts in order to fill the time available.
My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work.
Work is necessary for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
No bees, no honey; no work, no money.
Plaster thick, some will stick.
Want is the mother of industry.
Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.
The work praises the man.
While a person gets they can never lose.
Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.
If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
The person with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, How is the president?
The time spent in trying to impress others could be spent in doing the things by which others would be impressed.
If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.
We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Work is not man's punishment! It is his reward and his strength, his glory and his pleasure.
The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
I never worked a day in my life. It's not work when you love what you're doing.
Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
When I think of work, it's mostly about having control over your destiny, as opposed to being at the mercy of what's out there.
No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
The work will stand, no matter what.
At daybreak, when loath to rise, have this thought in thy mind: I am rising for a man's work.
The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic --in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea --known to medical science is work.
No labor, however humble, is dishonoring.
Anything that comes easy, comes wrong.
Pennies do not come from heaven -- they have to be earned here on earth.