All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~Confucius
Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness. ~Greek proverb
Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. ~Ralph Ransom
Without labor nothing prospers. ~Sophocles
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. ~Adam Smith
Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, some done, Has earned a night's repose.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No great achievement is possible without persistent work. ~Bertrand Russell
The end of labor is to gain leisure. ~Aristotle