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INDUSTRY
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Everything is sold to skill and labor; and where nature furnishes the materials, they are still rude and unfinished, till industry, ever active and intelligent, refines them from their brute state, and fits them for human use and convenience.
      - David Hume

The great end of all human industry is the attainment of happiness.
      - David Hume

Hell itself must yield to industry.
      - Ben Jonson

A plodding diligence brings us sooner to our journey's end than a fluttering way of advancing by starts.
      - Sir Roger L'Estrange

Many of the greatest men have owed their success to industry rather than to cleverness.
      - Sir John Lubbock, Lord Avebury

Industry is a Christian obligation, imposed on our race to develop the noblest energies, and insures the highest reward.
      - Elias L. Magoon

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
      - Alfred Nobel

Genius is the father of a heavenly line, but the mortal mother, that is industry.
      - Theodore Parker

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
      - Thomas J. Peters

In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.
      - Pythagoras

If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor; nothing is ever to be attained without it.
      - Sir Joshua Reynolds

Nothing is denied to well-directed labor.
      - Sir Joshua Reynolds

One loses all the time which he can employ better.
      - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Whenever you see want or misery or degradation in this world about you, then be sure either industry has been wanting, or industry has been in error.
      - John Ruskin

The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.
      - David Sarnoff

Our remedies oft in ourselves do,
  Which we ascribe to Heav'n. The fated sky
    Gives us free scope; only doth backward pull
      Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.
      - William Shakespeare

Shortly his fortune shall be lifted higher;
  True industry doth kindle honour's fire.
      - William Shakespeare

Honorable industry always travels the same road with enjoyment and duty, and progress is altogether impossible without it.
      - Samuel Smiles

If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies.
      - Samuel Smiles

The great high-road of human welfare lies along the old highway of steadfast well-doing; and they who are the most persistent, and work in the true spirit, will invariably be the most successful. Success treads on the heels of every right effort.
      - Samuel Smiles

Earnest, active industry is a living hymn of praise,--a never-failing source of happiness.
      - Madame de Wald

God has so made the mind of man that a peculiar deliciousness resides in the fruits of personal industry.
      - Dr. Samuel Wilberforce


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