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A man's best friends are his ten fingers.

Author: Robert Collyer (1823)

Profession: American Reverend

Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.

Author: Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

Profession: American Orator, Lawyer

Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

Author: John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

Profession: American Industrialist, Philanthropist, Founder Exxon

I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.

Author: Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944)

Profession: French Diplomat, Author

If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains.

Author: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Profession: British Poet

If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

It is not, truly speaking, the labor that is divided; but the men: divided into mere segments of men --broken into small fragments and crumbs of life, so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin or the head of a nail.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA

Labor is man's greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working.

Author: Orville Dewey

Profession: American Critic

Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable.

Author: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Profession: Scottish Author

Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutified.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer