Without labor nothing prospers.
Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
God give me work, till my life shall end. And life, till my work is done.
(Epitaph of Winifred Holtby)
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.
(Frank A. Clark)
Thank God every morning when you get up, that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.
The cure for anything is salt water sweat, tears, or the sea.
Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach.
Yes, I am positive that one of the great curatives of our evils, our maladies, social, moral, and intellectual, would be a return to the soil, a rehabilitation of the work of the fields.
Nothing got without pains but an ill name and long nails.
Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
(Le Duc de Lévis)
Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.
When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.