Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge. - Cicero
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. - Albert Einstein
The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective. - Henry David Thoreau
The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within.
One enjoys the good things more to the extent that one goes to them after having labored in advance, for labors are a sauce for good things - Xenphon Ephesius
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- - Thomas Jefferson
The true artist plays mad with his soul, labors at the very lip of the volcano, but remembers and clings to his purpose, which is as strong as the dream. He is not someone possessed, like Cassandra, but a passionate, easily tempted explorer who fully intends to get home again, like Odysseus. - John Gardner
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. - Menander
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. - Samuel McChord Crothers
Insofar as men gain time, ease, independence, or liberty from women's domestic labors, they lack incentive to change. - Linda P. Rouse
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
, As for a limit to one’s labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments. - Alexander the Great
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality. - Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
We are paid for our daily labors by the pennies and dollars; we are paid in respect and gratitude when those labors consist of good deeds. - Charles Cross