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Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together.

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

If a man loves the labor of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.

If a man will not work, he shall not eat.

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work: but when they seldom come, they wished for come, and nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

If one defines the term 'dropout' to mean a person who has given up serious effort to meet his responsibilities, then every business office, government agency, golf club and university faculty would yield its quota.

If you could once make up your mind never to undertake more work ... than you can carry on calmly, quietly, without hurry or flurry ... and if the instant you feel yourself growing nervous and ... out of breath, you would stop and take a breath, you would find this simple common-sense rule doing for you what no prayers or tears could ever accomplish.

If you want a work well done, select a busy man: the other kind has no time.

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

If you're in a good profession, it's hard to get bored, because you're never finished-there will always be work you haven't done.

If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean.

In a professional once engaged, the performance of the job comes first.

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.

It is better to have no emotion when it is work. Do what needs to be done, and do it coolly.

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

It is not hard work that is dreary; it is superficial work

It is not upon thee to finish the work; neither art thou free to abstain from it.


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