Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
He is never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when he is alone. Never less idle than when wholly idle, nor less alone than when wholly alone.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains,
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.'
The person who has the will to undergo all labor may win any goal.
To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us.
Leisure with dignity.
A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark.
The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.