Laborious quotes:

  • Labor Day is a holiday honoring those who work for a living. Laborious Day is a lesser known holiday honoring those who cannot stop talking about their work. -- Daniel Handler
  • Writing scripts is a laborious job that can be a real pain. -- Shane Black
  • Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs. -- Confucius
  • I always read the translator's draft all the way through - a very laborious business. -- W. G. Sebald
  • Working in Hollywood for the orchestra world is a very time consuming and laborious job. -- John Williams
  • Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony. -- Horace Walpole
  • That's why modern corporate movie making has become so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50. -- Dana Carvey
  • I'm not saying I didn't have a great 2008. I just made it a chore. I made it look laborious. -- Katie Hoff
  • Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles. -- Samuel Johnson
  • The preacher's sharpest and strongest preaching should be to himself. His most difficult, delicate, laborious, and thorough work must be with himself. -- Edward McKendree Bounds
  • To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. -- Winston Churchill
  • The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. -- John Lancaster Spalding
  • I train three, four, five times a week, protein six times a day, resistance training for at least 45 minutes... it's so very boring. It's really painful. It's laborious. -- Gwendoline Christie
  • My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one. -- Ezra Cornell
  • I do seem to try to make things harder and harder for myself. In some perverse way, obstacles interest me and I'm drawn to projects that end up being incredibly laborious. -- Taryn Simon
  • To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished. -- Sarah Bernhardt
  • The studio part, to me, can be pretty laborious. You're inside for hours on end and can be pretty frustrating to get the sound you hear in your head to come out of those speakers. -- Mike Love
  • A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution. -- Fanny Kemble
  • When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof is substantially to identify the national purpose with the social problem. -- Herbert Croly
  • There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. -- Anais Nin
  • Hat-making is laborious and time-consuming. It's a very tactile medium, and you can develop the skills, but it's one of those things: you either have it, or you don't. I love bringing something to fruition with my hands that gives people pleasure. -- Philip Treacy
  • Lots of kids, including my son, have trouble making the leap from reading words or a few sentences in picture books to chapter books. Chapters are often long... 10 pages can seem like a lifetime to a young reader. Then reading becomes laborious and serious. That's why some of the chapters in my books are very short. -- Rhea Perlman
  • This much is true: When we created the euro, it wasn't possible to create a political union along with it. People weren't ready for that. But since then, they've grown more willing to go in that direction. It's a process, one that is sometimes laborious and sometimes slow. But it's important to keep the populations involved. -- Wolfgang Schauble
  • The appearance of aged persons is too well known to make detailed description necessary. The skin of the face is dry and wrinkled and generally pale. The hairs on the head and the body are white. The back is bent, and the gait is slow and laborious, whilst the memory is weak. Such are the most familiar traits of old age. -- Elie Metchnikoff
  • Loving is a laborious and complex business. -- Mahbod Seraji
  • No man ever was glorious, who was not laborious -- Benjamin Franklin
  • No man ever was glorious, who was not laborious. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • Let's face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. -- George Orwell
  • Invention in photography is so laborious as to be in most instances perverse. -- Robert Adams
  • Thought is not a gift to man but a laborious, precarious and volatile acquisition. -- Jose Ortega y Gasset
  • The classical artist can be recognized by his sincerity, the romantic by his laborious insincerity. -- Charles Peguy
  • Most men are more willing to indulge in easy vices than to practise laborious virtues. -- Samuel Johnson
  • The process of learning should be as far as possible a pleasurable one and not laborious -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • A writer should not so much write as embroider on paper; the work should be painstaking, laborious. -- Anton Chekhov
  • Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that a diseased body. No laborious person was ever yet hysterical. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • One learns more from a good scholar in a rage than from a score of lucid and laborious drudges. -- Rudyard Kipling
  • Conservation viewed in its entirety, is the slow and laborious unfolding of a new relationship between people and land. -- Aldo Leopold
  • Pleasure is by much the most laborious trade I know, especially for those who have not a vocation to it. -- Hannah More
  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business. -- A. A. Milne
  • A situation in a public office is secure, but laborious and mechanical, and without the great springs of life, hope and fear. -- William Hazlitt
  • At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. -- Aldo Leopold
  • Old Peter Grimes made fishing his employ; His wife he cabined with him and his boy, And seemed that life laborious to enjoy. -- George Crabbe
  • Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise. That last infirmity of noble mind. To scorn delights, and live laborious days. -- John Milton
  • Earning success is hard. The process is laborious, tedious, sometimes even boring. Becoming wealthy, influential, and world-class in your field is slow and arduous. -- Darren Hardy
  • The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and...each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. -- Carl Jung
  • We succeed, not alone by the laborious exertions of our faculties, be they small or great, but by the regular, thoughtful and systematic exercise of them. -- Frederick Douglass
  • A novel which has been too much worked over often goes flat, and no amount of laborious revision can take the place of careful planning beforehand. -- Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities. -- John Locke
  • Praise Him, each savage furious beast That on His stores do daily feast; And you tame slaves, of the laborious plough, Your weary knees to your Creator bow. -- Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
  • The notion of the infinite expanse and copiousness of the cosmos is the result of the mixture, carried to the extreme limit, of laborious creation and free self-determination. -- Franz Kafka
  • When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress. -- Steve Maraboli
  • All whom the Lord has chosen and received into the society of his saints ought to prepare themselves for a life that is hard, difficult, laborious and full of countless griefs. -- John Calvin
  • By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking. -- Robert Cialdini
  • ...the institutional arrangement whereby most professional economists are heavily burdened with teaching and administrative duties may militate against a sufficient admixture of the more laborious forms of statistical and field work. -- Sir Henry Roy Forbes Harrod
  • I was funny -- ha-ha, not peculiar. It was a modest currency, like pennies: pedestrian, somewhat laborious, but a currency nonetheless. I was funny, in public, most often at my own expense. -- Claire Messud
  • There is no employment in the world so laborious as that of making to one's self a great name; life ends before one has scarcely made the first rough draught of his work. -- Jean de la Bruyere
  • Such a system would be very, very expensive and laborious to have, given the kinds of border we have. Scientists and engineers aren't even sure they have the technology to make it work -- Janet Napolitano
  • Chang Tzu tells us of a persevering man who after three laborious years mastered the art of dragon-slaying. For the rest of his days, he had not a single opportunity to test his skills. -- Jorge Luis Borges
  • How long did it take me to delimit this art? Twenty years! ... It was a laborious process, but a methodical and rational one; gradually the hesitations were ironed out, but not all of a sudden. -- Joaquin Sorolla
  • Philosophical progress changes what we take to be "intuitively" obvious, and this change covers up the tracks of the laborious arguments that preceded the changes. We don't see these changes, because we see with them. -- Rebecca Goldstein