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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Labor
 
Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionably brutified.
        Hawthorne.—American Note-Books, August 12, 1841.
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        Clamorous labor
Knocked with its hundred hands at the golden gates of the morning.
        Longfellow.—Evangeline, Part I., iv. Line 4.
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No man is born into the world, whose work
Is not born with him; there is always work,
And tools to work withal, for those who will;
And blessed are the horny hands of toil!
        Lowell.—A Glance Behind the Curtain, Line 202.
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Labor! all labor is noble and holy!
Let thy great deeds be thy prayer to thy God.
        Frances S. Osgood.—Laborare est Orare.
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Labor is rest,—from the sorrows that greet us;
Rest from all petty vexations that meet us,
Rest from sin-promptings that ever entreat us,
Rest from world-sirens that lure us to ill.
        Frances S. Osgood.—Laborare est Orare.
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Labor is the law of happiness.
        Abel Stevens.—Life of Madame de Staël, Chap. XVI.
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Labor, you know, is Prayer.
        Bayard Taylor. Improvisations, St. 11.
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