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Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

Men whose trade is rat-catching, love to catch rats; the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight; and the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice.

Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.

Most people like hard work, particularly when they're paying for it.

Most people work the greater part of their time for a mere living; and the little freedom which remains to them so troubles them that they use every means of getting rid of it.

My whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. But I shall not have the strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me.

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Neither woman nor man lives by work, or love, alone.... The human self defines itself and grows through love and work: All psychology before and after Freud boils down to that.

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.

Never turn down a job because you think it's too small; you never know where it may lead.

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

No man is born into the world whose work Is not born with him; there is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hands of toil!

No task, rightly done is truly private. It is part of the world's work.

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.

Not alone to know, but to act according to thy knowledge, is thy destination, proclaims the voice of thy inmost soul. Not for indolent contemplation and study of thyself, nor for brooding over emotions of piety - no, for action was existence given thee; thy actions, and thy actions alone, determine thy worth.

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.


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