"Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Samuel Butler on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Samuel Butler on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Samuel Butler on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Samuel Butler on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Samuel Butler on Maya Angelou
"Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
"Life is not an exact science, it is an art."
"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."
"The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money."