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It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive. It is like having sex.

It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtiness. He can well afford not to conciliate, whose faithful work will answer for him.

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.

It's all in the day's work.

It's not the having, it's the getting.

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.

Like plowing, housework makes the ground ready for the germination of family life. The kids will not invite a teacher home if beer cans litter the living room. The family isn't likely to have breakfast together if somebody didn't remember to buy eggs, milk, or muffins. Housework maintains an orderly setting in which family life can flourish.

Love of bustle is not industry.

Maintain a good balance. A personal life adds dimensions to your professional life and vice versa. It helps nurture creativity through a deeper understanding of yourself.

Man must work. That is certain as the sun. But he may work grudgingly or he may work gratefully; he may work as a man, or he may work as a machine. There is no work so rude, that he may not exalt it; no work so impassive, that he may not breathe a soul into it; no work so dull that he may not enliven it.

Man works primarily for his own self-respect and not for others or for profit. . . the person who is working for the sake of his own satisfaction, the money he gets in return serves merely as fuel, that is, as a symbol of reward and recognition, in the last analysis, of acceptance by one's fellowmen.

Man's usual routine is to work and to dream and work and dream.

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for its own sake, but as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.

Marriage ain't easy but nothing that's worth much ever is.

Men and women are like right and left hands: it doesn't make sense not to use both.


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