34i have no more than twenty acres

"I have no more than twenty acres of ground," he replied, "the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils – boredom, vice, and want."  ~Voltaire

It is only the constant exertion and

It is only the constant exertion and working of our sensitive, intellectual, moral, and physical machinery that keep us from rusting, and so becoming useless.  ~Charles SimmonsQSO

Man is so made that he can

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.  ~Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

A man who has no office to

A man who has no office to go to – I don’t care who he is – is a trial of which you can have no conception.  ~George Bernard Shaw

It is necessary to work if not

It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair.  Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.  ~Charles Baudelaire, Mon Coeur mis ? nu

No man is born into the world

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….
~James Russell LowellCD