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"Lingering labors come to naught." - Robert Southwell

"He who loves his work never labors." - Jim Stovall

"He who labors diligently need never despair." - Menander

"Imagination labors best in distant fields." - Mark Twain

"O sweet solace of labors. [Lat., O laborum Dulce lenimen.]" - Horace

"Flattery labors under the odious charge of servility." - Tacitus

"I want people to enjoy the fruits of their labors." - Rush Limbaugh

"My designs and labors and aspirations are my only friends." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others." - Saint John Chrysostom

"It is generally said, Past labors are pleasant, Euripides says, for you all know the Greek verse, The recollection of past labors is pleasant." - Cicero

"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence." - James Bryce

"You may share the labors of the great, but you will not share the spoil." - Aesop

"I have overlived the generation with which mutual labors & perils begat mutual confidence and influence." - Thomas Jefferson

"I'm convinced that we all harvest the fruits of our labors." - Benjamin Carson

"No missionary can determine the lasting effects of his or her labors." - Richard G Scott

"Said about Napier's logarithms: . . . by shortening the labors doubled the life of the astronomer." - Pierre-Simon Laplace

"No confict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself." - Thomas A Kempis

"The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph." - William Butler Yeats

"No conflict is so severe as his who labors to subdue himself." - Thomas A Kempis

"Like clocks, one wheel another on must drive, Affairs by diligent labors only thrive." - George Chapman

"You may share the labors of the great, but you may not share the spoil." - Aesop

"...When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occassional cheese dip." - John Kennedy Toole

"I cannot think of the results of your labors without shame at the little we do." - Vincent de Paul

"Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise." - Samuel Johnson

"He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands." - Benedict of Nursia

"When there are duties to perform [true] servants and sons serve their labors." - Confucius

"Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The poet's labors are a work of joy, and require peace of mind." - Ovid

"The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"This is the greatest wealth we possess: to know how to direct our labors rightly." - Brigham Young

"The brave endure their labors, the cowardly are worth the cowards nothing at all." - Euripides

"A small task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules." - Anthony Trollope

"A frame of adamant, a soul of fire, No dangers fright him, and no labors tire." - Samuel Johnson

"He who labors diligently need never despair for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor." - Menander

"Our work is great; our time is short; the consequences of our labors are infinite." - John Newton

"If it were not for repentance and forgiveness, I would become discouraged and discontinue my labors." - J. Golden Kimball

"The lover of education labors first of all to educate himself." - John Lancaster Spalding

"My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors." - Franklin Knight Lane

"Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be." - Quintilian

"I have felt the inspiration of the living God directing me in my labors." - Heber J Grant

"He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor." - Menander

"He that never labors may know the pains of idleness, but not the pleasures." - Samuel Johnson

"Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence." - James Bryce

"...it is up to us to add labors to labors in order to go from strength to strength (Ps. 83:7), and to come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13)?" - Seraphim of Sarov

"As for a limit to one's labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments." - Alexander The Great

"As for a limit to one's labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments." - Alexander The Great

"As for a limit to one's labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments." - Alexander The Great

"No true and permanent fame can be founded, except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind." - Charles Sumner

"Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship." - Abraham Lincoln

"Whatever our dreams, ideas, or projects, we plant a seed, nurture it - and then reap the fruits of our labors." - Oprah Winfrey

"See that your children be taught, not only the labors of the earth, but the loveliness of it." - John Ruskin

"Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors." - Therese Of Lisieux

"To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime." - Ignatius Loyola

"the labors of the true critic are more essential to the author, even, than to the reader." - Agnes Repplier

"To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime." - Ignatius Of Loyola

". . .We are here to finish God's labors. . .so that we could be His partners in completing the work of creation." - Harold S. Kushner

"Sometimes I think these self-righteous labors are attempts to impress myself rather than sincere strides toward God." - Don Miller

"Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves." - Edwin Way Teale

"Private sector labors unions continue to suffer losses in their membership while public sector and service unions grow." - Thomas E Mann

"The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within." - Dave Winer

"To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime." - Saint Ignatius

"No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind." - Charles Sumner

"The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don't see the results." - Henri Nouwen

"Intellectual beauty is sufficient unto itself, and only for it rather than for the future good of humanity does the scholar condemn himself to arduous and painful labors." - Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"It is a far worthier thing to read by the light of experience than to adorn oneself with the labors of others." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I do not live to play, but I play in order that I may live, and return with greater zest to the labors of life." - Plato

"The hapless wit has his labors always to begin, the call for novelty is never satisfied, and one jest only raises expectation of another." - Samuel Johnson

"For all the saints who from their labors rest, Who, to the world their steadfast faith confessed, your name, O Jesus, be forever blessed Alleluia!" - Walsham How

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson

"Love as a concrete foundation for an authentically functional civilization requires the around-the-clock labors of forgiveness. Without it, Love fails, Friendship fails, Intelligence fails, Humanity: fails." - Aberjhani

"Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price." - Alexander Herzen

"Working in the service of the dead, biographers quit their labors only when the sole remaining task is the impossible- resurrection." - Laura Furman

"The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I guess what I want to say to us artists and entrepreneurs is that conventional yardsticks of success don't apply to all enterprises. Labors of love count." - Steven Pressfield

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson

"It is Lucifer, The son of mystery; And since God suffers him to be, He, too, is God's minister, And labors for some good By us not understood." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Long customs are not easily broken; he that attempts to change the course of his own life very often labors in vain." - Samuel Johnson

"I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also." - Henry David Thoreau

"It is Lucifer, The son of mystery; And since God suffers him to be, He too, is God's minister, And labors for some good By us not understood." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I will not believe our labors are lost. I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on a steady advance." - Thomas Jefferson

"One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve." - Nicholas Rescher

"Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality." - Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others." - Albert Einstein

"Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things." - Thomas A Kempis

"It is in the ordinary duties and labors of life that the Christian can and should develop his spiritual union with God." - Thomas Merton

"Rebuffed, but always persevering; self-reproached, but ever regaining faith; undaunted, tenacious, the heart of man labors toward immeasurably distant goals." - Helen Keller

"The writer labors in isolation, yet all that intensive, lonely work is in the service of communicating, is an attempt to reach another person." - Betsy Lerner

"Some relaxation is necessary to people of every degree; the head that thinks and the hand that labors, must have some little time to recruit their diminished powers." - Bernard Gilpin

"And if any work that I have done should have value beyond my own lifetime, I believe it will be the happy labors of the decade 1869-1878." - William Henry Jackson

"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passions, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace." - Andre Gide

"Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world." - Michel Guillaume Jean de Crevec

"Unless man is committed to the belief that all of mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality." - Adam Clayton Powell

"It is easier to lead men to combat and to stir up their passions than to temper them and urge them to the patient labors of peace." - Andre Gide

"The religious zeal which animates priests, leads them to undertake labors and to brave perils which would be far beyond the powers of one in secular employment." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson

"The right of commanding is no longer an advantage transmitted by nature; like an inheritance, it is the fruit of labors, the price of courage." - Voltaire

"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace." - Andre Gide

"The theologian who labors without joy is not a theologian at all. Sulky faces, morose thoughts and boring ways of speaking are intolerable in this field." - Karl Barth

"True love ennobles and dignifies the material labors of life; and homely services rendered for love's sake have in them a poetry that is immortal." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Wishing will not make it so. The Lord expects our thinking. He expects our action. He expects our labors. He expects our testimonies. He expects our devotion." - Thomas S Monson

"Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality." - Adam Clayton

"In Heaven we shall not rest from our work, but from our labors. There will be no toil, no pain in the work." - David Berg

"It is an excellent sign, that after the cares and labors of the day, you can return to your pious exercises and meditations with undiminished attention." - Hannah More

"Perhaps a day might come when there would be at last be enough to go round, and when posterity could enter into the enjoyment of our labors." - John Maynard Keynes

"I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip." - John Kennedy Toole

"Good men sometimes make mistakes. A man of integrity will honestly face and correct his mistakes, and that is an example we can respect. Sometimes men try but fail. Not all worthy objectives are realized despite one's honest and best efforts. True manhood is not always measured by the fruits of one's labors but by the labors themselves-by one's striving." - D. Todd Christofferson

"It is generally said, "Past labors are pleasant," Euripides says, for you all know the Greek verse, "The recollection of past labors is pleasant." [Lat., Vulgo enim dicitur, Jucundi acti labores: nec male Euripides: concludam, si potero, Latine: Graecum enim hunc versum nostis omnes: Suavis laborum est proeteritorum memoria." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Good men sometimes make mistakes. A man of integrity will honestly face and correct his mistakes, and that is an example we can respect. Sometimes men try but fail. Not all worthy objectives are realized despite one's honest and best efforts. True manhood is not always measured by the fruits of one's labors but by the labors themselves-by one's striving." - D. Todd Christofferson

"If your home is a ministry, shouldn't that ministry become a passion? Shouldn't your feelings and emotions be involved when it comes to the people and place you love? And shouldn't your work be done passionately? Your labors should be labors of love!" - Elizabeth George

"The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a mater-architect; in execution, the labors of many." - Hubert H Humphrey

"If I choose to devote myself to certain labors which yield more real profit, though but little money, they may be inclined to look on me as an idler." - Henry David Thoreau

"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau

"These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one's errors despite advice; refusal to change one's ideas despite warnings." - Confucius

"The ambition of superior sensibility and superior eloquence disposes the lovers of arts to receive rapture at one time, and communicate it at another; and each labors first to impose upon himself and then to propagate the imposture." - Samuel Johnson

"Long customs are not easily broken; he that attempts to change the course of his own life very often labors in vain; and how shall we do that for others, which we are seldom able to do for ourselves." - Samuel Johnson

"Man desired concord; but nature knows better what is good for his species; she desires discord. Man wants to live easy and content; but nature compels him to leave ease... and throw himself into roils and labors." - Immanuel Kant

"Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"When I saw Paul Scofield do Loves Labors Lost at Stratford, thats when I saw the potential of the level of truth that could go on up there on a stage. I said, This is what I want to do." - Michael Moriarty

"In any service where a couple hold down jobs as a team, the male generally takes his ease while the wife labors at his job as wellas her own." - Anita Loos

"Our food and our rest, our trades and our labors, are to be attended to, and all the offices of humanity performed in obedience to the will of God, for the glory of Christ..." - George Whitefield

"I should write for the mere yearning and fondness I have for the beautiful, even if my night's labors should be burnt every morning and no eye shine upon them." - John Keats

"So therefore I dedicate myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being." - Jack Kerouac

"The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. God is the ground, the substance, the teaching, the teacher, the purpose, and the reward for which every soul labors." - Julian of Norwich

"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me..." - Henri Matisse

"You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors." - Abbott Lawrence Lowell

"I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace." - Richard Brautigan

"The man or woman at home who prays often has as much to do with the effectiveness of the missionary on the field, and consequently with the results of his or her labors, as the missionary." - R. A. Torrey

"Tomorrow sees undone, what happens not to-day; Still forward press, nor never tire! The possible, with steadfast trust, Resolve should be by the forelock grasp. Then she will ne'er let go her clasp, And labors on, because she must." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Society can progress if men's labors show a profit - if they yield more than is put in. To produce at a loss must leave less for all to share." - Bernard Baruch

"The very longing for contentment that ought to drive us to simplicity of life and labors of love contents itself instead with the broken cisterns of prosperity and comfort." - John Piper

"Not the labors of my hands Can fulfill thy Law's demands: Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All for Sin could not atone: Thou must save, and Thou alone!" - Augustus Toplady

"Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." - Albert Einstein

"It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that ;their cause is lost; it is only then that cause triumphs." - Madame Guizot

"The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many." - Hubert Humphrey

"The solitary, silent, solemn scene, Where Caesars, heroes, peasants, hermits lie, Blended in dust together; where the slave Rests from his labors; where th' insulting proud Resigns his powers; the miser drops his hoard: Where human folly sleeps." - John Dyer

"As one who in some frightful dream would shun His pressing foe, labors in vain to run And his own slowness in his sleep bemoans. In short thick sighs, weak cries, and tender groans." - John Dryden

"The body Much toil demands; the lean elastic less. While winter chills the blood and binds the veins, No labors are too hard; by those you 'scape The slow diseases of the torpid year, Endless to name." - John Armstrong

"There are persons who flatter themselves that the size of their works will make them immortal. They pile up reluctant quarto upon solid folio, as if their labors, because they are gigantic, could contend with truth and heaven!" - Junius

"Against us are all timid men who prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty We are likely to preserve the liberty we have obtained only by unremitting labors and perils." - Thomas Jefferson

"Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve." - Hernando Cortes

"It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that their cause is lost; it is only then that cause triumphs." - Francois Guizot

"To open avenues to political place and power for all classes of women would cause [the] humble labors of the family and schoo1 to be still more undervalued and shunned." - Catharine Beecher

"By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labors, we may turn the public mind which way we will." - Adam Weishaupt

"Sanity is the lot of those who are most obtuse, for lucidity destroys one's equilibrium: it is unhealthy to honestly endure the labors of the mind which incessantly contradict what they have just established." - Georges Bataille

"Learning what the world is like; learning what mankind is like - these are hindered if students lie to another, or steal, or claim something is the fruit of their labors when it really is someone else's." - Kenneth G. Elzinga

"To seek out beauty in our work is to make a pilgrimage of our labors, to understand that the consummation of work lies not only in what we have done, but who we have become while accomplishing the task." - David Whyte

"To forget is the great secret of strong creative natures; to forget is the way nature herself who knows no past and who at every hour begins the mysteries of her untiring labors afresh." - Honore De Balzac

"History ... with its long, leisurely, gentlemanly labors, the books arriving by post, the cards to be kept and filed, the sections to be copied, the documents to be checked, is the ideal pursuit for the New England mind." - Elizabeth Hardwick



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