Benjamin Franklin

Poor Richard's Almanack — 1742
Category: Work
A Man may, if he know not how to save, keep his Nose to the Grindstone, and die not wirth a Groat at last.

Benjamin Franklin

Poor Richards Almanack — 1742
Category: Work
Have you something to do to-morrow; do it to-day.

Benjamin Franklin

Poor Richard's Almanack — 1757
Category: Work
Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow.

Alexander Hamilton

Report on Manufactures — 1791
Category: Work
To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.

Thomas Jefferson

letter to Jean Nicolas DÈmeunier — 1795
Category: Work
In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable. I am myself a nail-maker.