Work is love made visible.
Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
Half-finished work generally proves to be labor lost.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.
Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn.
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.
Where your fear is, there your task is.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
Whatever your life’s work, do it well.
No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come.
Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing.
Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and they will come forth later in uglier ways.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
The perils of overwork are slight compared to the dangers of inactivity.
It is none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
Nothing will work unless you do.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.