daughter of employment; and I have known a man come home in high
spirits from a funeral, merely because he has had the management of it.
things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with
greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance
with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with
anything else. —
which Galen calls "nature's physician," is so essential
to human happiness that indolence is justly considered as the mother of
alone is happiness. —Dr. Johnson.
observed at sea that men are never so much disposed to grumble
and mutiny as when least employed. Hence an old captain, when there was
nothing else to do, would issue the order to "scour the anchor."
happiness of life, I find, after all, to consist in the
regular discharge of some mechanical duty. —Schiller.
neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give
fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which
finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or
broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. —Emerson.
he who has found his work; let him ask no other
blessedness. He has a work, a life purpose. Labor is life. —Carlyle.
"right" we have to assert in common with mankind—and that
is as much in our hands as theirs—is the right of having something to
do. —Miss Mulock.