"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Thomas Carlyle on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Thomas Carlyle on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Thomas Carlyle on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Thomas Carlyle on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Thomas Carlyle on Maya Angelou
"Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us."
"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five."
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
"Work alone is noble."