Select Quotations on the Subject of Work
(Paraphrased from the Greek Translation of the
Hebrew and the Apocryphal Versions of the Bible)
"See a woman diligent in her work? she shall stand before kings and queens; she shall not stand before mean men..."
Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,Prepares her fields in the summer, and gathers her food in the Autumn.
How long will you sleep, you wounded one? when will you arise out of your sleep?
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of your hands to rest:
So shall your poverty come upon you as it does a vagabond, and your hunger like an armed thief."
"Many Monarchs have been made to sit on the ground, and the one no one thought of has often worn the crown.."
"Many influential people have been utterly disgraced, and high-ranking people sometimes fall into the power of others."
"Get the facts first and reflect on them thoroughly. And only then give reprimand, if appropriate."
"Listen before you answer, and do not interrupt a speech. Wait until it is finished."
"Go into any field and make ready your income. Then build your house."