"There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out."
"A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune."
"People who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others have idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, and have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success often erroneously attributed to good luck."
"Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield."
"There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and industry."
Don G Mitchell
"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit."
"Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry."
"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, -- every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy."
Orison Swett Marden
"Want is the mother of industry."
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