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Toil Quotes

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The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Related topics: Values Purpose Path Honor

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are moments when all anxiety
and stated toil are becalmed
in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

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Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty,
remember that God has pitted you
against a rough antagonist
that you may be a conqueror,
and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it.
I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not
to be the immediate parent.
- Anthony Trollope

Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Mine is the horny hand of toil.
- John Singer Sargent

But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do,
I am indeed a Jewish artist.
- Theodore Bikel

I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure
mine and stint nothing of time,
toil, or torture.
- Zane Grey

The only sensible ends of literature are,
first, the pleasurable toil of writing;
second,
the gratification of one's family and friends;
and lastly,
the solid cash.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die,
without arranging for it.
- John Sterling

There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry
to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
- Hamlin Garland

Honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas,
Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
- Edmund Spenser

In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks,
that it's noble toil and that it is hard.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works
stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
- Walter Smith

Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Light is the task where many share the toil.
- Homer

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature,
are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
- Titus Livius

We are with you in this work.
Workingmen must form a party of their own,
take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud,
and put honest toil in power.
- Denis Kearney

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
- Hesiod

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience,
and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain,
and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
- William Alexander

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain,
or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either,
the grief and sin of idleness.
- Herman Melville

Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil,
demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.
- Yahya Jammeh

Little do such men know the toil, the pains,
the daily, nightly racking of the brains,
to range the thoughts, the matter to digest,
to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
- Charles Churchill

No fine work can be done without concentration and
self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other;
yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively.
Strive to get clear notions about all.
Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which
attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists,
and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct
and history of the government.
- William H. Wharton

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state,
for labor is toil that never finishes,
toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed,
toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
- Mary McCarthy

I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way.
I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity
on things that I thought might point me in certain
directions or teach me certain things -
not knowing what that would be.
- Steven Soderbergh

For the dead there are no more toils.
- Sophocles

It is the sincerest thing I have written,
caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary
toils of love and religion -
death brought them into harmony.
- Laurence Housman

War should only be declared by the authority of the people,
whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens,
instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
- James Madison

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for
the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
- Edward Everett

But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination
of events and influences,
fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators,
not because he was interested in revolution but because
he was interested in votes.
- John T. Flynn

They must therefore not spoil Alexander's undertaking,
especially when they were almost at the close of their toils,
and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about
provisions on their coasting cruise.
- Arrian

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life,
for he had no resources other than the proceeds of
his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family.
- Albrecht Durer

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little
tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great
whole of life dawn on you.
- Phillips Brooks

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but,
while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves
even though the veil that separates them from the world
of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics.
- Mary Ritter Beard

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody
or other has been discovered,
you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago -
since that time he has been toiling,
working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
- James Whitcomb Riley

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

Who can suffer while roses bloom
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln


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