A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on labor and power

Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Saint Benedict on labor


Pray and labor -Ora et labora

Saint Benedict (480? - 547?)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on babies, cleverness, labor, men, women, and world

Women say . . . that if men had to have babies there would soon be no babies in the world. . . . I have sometimes wished that some clever man would actually have a baby in some new labor-saving way; then all men could take it up, and one of the oldest taunts in the world would be stilled forever.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

Source: The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on labor, success, and travel

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: Virginibus Puerisque, El Dorado

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A Quote by Robert Burton on ambition, anxiety, birds, dogs, labor, and men

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety,but never reach the top.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burns on fear, honesty, and labor

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on body, good, improvement, labor, mind, and pleasure

Industry is not only the instrument of improvement, but the foundation of pleasure. He who is a stranger to it may possess, but cannot enjoy, for it is labor only which gives relish to pleasure. It is the indispensable condition of possessing a sound mind in a sound body, and it is the appointed vehicle of every good to man.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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A Quote by Robert A. Taft on charity, clothes, food, government, instinct, labor, life, planning, and politicians

The New Dealers, labor politicians and Socialists have tried to take advantage of the natural American instinct for charity to forward their plans to socialize the furnishing of the necessities of life to all. If the Government gives free medical care to everybody, why not free food, clothing and housing?

Robert A. Taft (1889 - 1953)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on drugs, god, labor, pleasure, sleep, wonder, and work

Work is the best wonder drug ever devised by God. Work is as necessary to man as eating and sleeping. Pleasure derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on labor, nature, patience, and thought

Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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