|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| Life will frequently languish, even in the hands of the busy, if they have not some employment subsidiary to that which forms their main pursuit.|
| Employment, which Galen calls natures physician, is so essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered the mother of misery.|
| Exert your talents and distinguish yourself, and dont think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness, drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.|
Dr. Samuel Johnson.
| Next to reading, meditation, and prayer, there is nothing that so secures our hearts from foolish passions, nothing that preserves so holy and wise a frame of mind, as some useful, humble employment of ourselves.|
| The great principle of human satisfaction is engagement.|
| The wise prove, and the foolish confess, by their conduct, that a life of employment is the only life worth leading.|