The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. —John Ruskin

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The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.


poet, writer, art critic


StarSword from North Carolina NOVEMBER 16, 2016
I don't suppose he meant "tired, broke, and single" by that, did he?

sly meek from Accra Ghana AUGUST 5, 2016
thats true

Kapil from India  JULY 8, 2016
Its really nice lines

Ceasar from NY JUNE 29, 2016

Pamela from Philadelphia JUNE 28, 2016
Well written, this quote rises above the rest. No farther from the truth. I use these quotes to my children, every time that we are indulge in any conversation. Especially, my military son in the US Airforce. Very inspiring, love it.

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Practice puts brains in your muscles.  —Samuel Snead
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater, ennoble it. —Christian Nestell Bovee
A cup that is already full cannot have more added to it. In order to receive the further good, we must give of that which we have. —Margaret Becker
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. —William Penn
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. —Erich Seligmann Fromm
Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. —Louis "Lou" Holtz
All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall. —Alexandre Dumas
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. —Dr. Wayne Dyer
I have a habit of letting my imagination run away from me. It always comes back though... drenched with possibilities. —Valaida Fullwood
Endeavor to see the good in every situation. —Unknown
Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other. —Tom Robbins
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. —David Viscott
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. —Roald Dahl
The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn’t matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. —Monica Baldwin

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