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A Quote by Thomas Moore on achievement, art, balance, earth, extremism, garden, labor, life, magic, nature, peace, pleasure, practice, spirituality, work, world, and path

The garden reconciles human art and wild nature, hard work and deep pleasure, spiritual practice and the material world. It is a magical place because it is not divided. The many divisions and polarizations that terrorize a disenchanted world find peaceful accord among mossy rock walls, rough stone paths, and trimmed bushes. Maybe a garden sometimes seems fragile, for all its earth and labor, because it achieves such an extraordinary delicate balance of nature and human life, naturalness and artificiality. It has its own liminality, its point of balance between great extremes.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 99.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government, labor, and life

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on good, government, improvement, labor, and men

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: First Inaugural address, 1801

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on caring, choice, debt, economics, government, happiness, independence, labor, liberty, and people

I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on caring, choice, debt, economics, government, happiness, independence, labor, liberty, and people

To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must take our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labors and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on honesty and labor

Honest labor bears a lovely face.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Comedy of Patient Grissell, 1603, act I, sc. i

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on composers, harmony, kindness, labor, soul, and work

Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on earth, heaven, labor, sacred, and work

All true work is sacred. In all true work, were it but true hand work, there is something of divineness. Labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Arnold on age, cheerfulness, labor, life, men, play, tranquility, and work

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.

Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on labor and thinking

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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