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Citizenship/Career & Work
Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.

Cato The Elder (Philosopher)


I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Thomas A. Edison (Inventor)


Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.

Anne Frank (Author)


Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.

French Proverb


Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

Oliver Goldsmith (Author)


Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor.

Ulysses S. Grant (Military Leader and U. S. President)


Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (Author)


The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.

Elbert Hubbard (Author and Businessman)


The work praises the man.

Irish Proverb


If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton (Scientist)


No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.

Anna Pavlova (Ballerina)


When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt (Activist)


When I think of work, it’s mostly about having control over your destiny, as opposed to being at the mercy of what’s out there.

Gary Sinise (Entertainer)


Anything that comes easy, comes wrong.

Josephine Tessier (Artist)


Pennies do not come from heaven—they have to be earned here on earth.

Margaret Thatcher (British Prime Minister)


Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington (Educator)

Weeping is not the answer to poverty; a lazy man who is hungry has no one to blame but himself.

Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria)





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