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