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Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, put your work twenty times upon the anvil.

He that can work is a born king of something.

He was in love with his work, and he felt the enthusiasm for it which nothing but the work we can do well inspires in us.

He who considers his work beneath him will be above doing it well.

He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

He who shuns the millstone, shuns the meal.

He who would really benefit mankind must reach them through their work.

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.

Here I am, where I ought to be.

Honest labor bears a lovely face.

How do I work? I grope.

How many a rustic Milton has passed by, Stifling the speechless longings of his heart In unremitting drudgery and care! How many a vulgar Cato has compelled His energies, no longer tameless then, To mold a pin, or fabricate a nail!

How many years of fatigue and punishment it takes to learn the simple truth that work, that disagreeable thing, is the only way of not suffering in life, or at all events, of suffering less.

I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.

I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.

I am fierce for work. Without work I am nothing.

I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.

I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.

I believe in my work and in the joy of it. You have to be with the work and the work has to be with you. It absorbs you totally and you absorb it totally.


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