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The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.

The work praises the man.

The workers are the saviors of society, the redeemers of the race.

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.

The worst sin-perhaps the only sin- passion can commit is to be joyless.

There are at all times in America about a million men who are without work because they are not able to work, unwilling to take the work offered them or don't want to work. They go to an office or factory seeking work, but secretly hoping and praying that they will not be able to get it.

There are certain natures to whom work is nothing, the act of work everything.

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.

There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants; by compromise neither side gets what it wants; by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.

There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.

There can be no substitute for work, neither affection nor physical well-being can replace it.

There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.

There is a time for work. And a time for love. That leaves no other time.

There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone - many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.

There is dignity in work only when it is work freely accepted.

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

There is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.

There is no substitute for hard work.

There is no truer and more abiding happiness than the knowledge that one is free to go on doing, day by day, the best work one can do, in the kind one likes best, and that this work is absorbed by a steady market and thus supports one's own life. Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.


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