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George Jean Nathan
American criticus 1882-1958
A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.
American social philosopher 1895-1990
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
French writer 1754-1824
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
American statesman 1858-1919
The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
American president 1856-1924
Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
American actor 1972-
'Saving Grace,' even though fictionally it was set in Oklahoma, we shot it right outside of L.A.
English writer 1894-1963
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
French writer 1802-1885
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
English Methodist preacher 1829-1912
A man's labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization.
American writer 1897-1962
A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
American writer 1957-
A novel is a daily labor over a period of years. A novel is a job. But a story can be like a mad, lovely visitor, with whom you spend a rather exciting weekend.
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