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If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
      - Ogden Nash

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
      - Ogden Nash

Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
      - Jawaharlal Nehru

You know what's really frightening? You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary. . . . I mean, you've got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night, okay? And they can vote.
      - Bill O'Reilly,
        said to Jon Stewart on "The O'Reilly Factor" television program, Sept. 17, 2004

Lie not down wearied 'neath Woe's weeping willow; work with a stout heart and resolute will.
      - Frances Sargent Osgood

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
      - Sir William Osler

The uselessness of men above sixty years of age and the incalculable benefit it would be in commercial, in political, and in professional life, if as a matter of course, men stopped work at this age.
      - Sir William Osler,
        in an address at John Hopkins University

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
      - C. Northcote Parkinson, Parkinson's Law
         (ch. 1)

Nothing is impossible to industry.
      - Periander of Corinth,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

Ease and speed in doing a thing do not give the work lasting solidity or exactness of beauty.
      - Plutarch, Life of Pericles

Yet hence the poor are clothed, the hungry fed; health to himself, and to his infants bread, the laborer bears.
      - Alexander Pope

Work, ah! that talisman to guard one against one's self.
      - Mrs. Campbell Praed (Rose Caroline Praed)

A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
      - Proverb,
        (Latin), also found in the Preface of Franklin's "Poor Richard" (1758)

Many hands make light work.
      - Proverb,
        (Latin, Dutch), also see William Patten Expedition into Scotland (1547)

If all the time consumed in attending dinners and luncheons was consumed in some work, the production of this country would be doubled.
      - Will Rogers

Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
      - Theodore Roosevelt

If you do not wish for His kingdom do not pray for it. But if you do you must do more than pray for it, you must work for it.
      - John Ruskin

It is far better to give work which is above the men than to educate the men to be above their work.
      - John Ruskin

Work first, and then rest.
      - John Ruskin

Skilled work, of no matter what kind, is only done well by those who take a certain pleasure in it, quite apart from its utility, either to themselves in earning a living, or to the world through its outcome.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell,
        from Haldemann-Julius' 1942 pamphlet, "How to Become a Mathematician"

To condemn spontaneous and delightful occupations because they are useless for self-preservation shows an uncritical prizing of life regardless of its contents.
      - George Santayana

The Moor has done his work, the Moor may go.
  [Ger., Der Mohr hat seine Arbeit gethan, der Mohr kann gehen.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Fiesco (III, 4)

Women are certainly more happy in this than we men: their employments occupy a smaller portion of their thoughts, and the earnest longing of the heart, the beautiful inner life of the fancy, always commands the greater part.
      - Friedrich Ernst Daniel Schleiermacher

Hard toll can roughen form and face,
  And want can quench the eye's bright grace.
      - Sir Walter Scott

Hard toil can roughen form and face,
  And want call quench the eye's bright grace.
      - Sir Walter Scott, Marmion
         (canto I, st. 28)

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