Quotations that match 'toil'.

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin
[ Become Get Highest Person Reward Toil]
For the dead there are no more toils. Sophocles
[ Dead More Toils]
Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics. Mary Ritter Beard
[ Been Below Continue Critics Enjoy Even Feast Lifted Mass Reality Revolts Separates Sit Them Themselves Those Though Toiling Veil Will World]
Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money. Joey Bishop
[ Cash Find Gas Go Locked Money More Must Open Paper Register Station Than Think Today Toilet Toilets Worth]
I'd find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets. Jack Kevorkian
[ Cleaning Demeaning Find Toilets]
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. Grover Cleveland History
[ American Dignity Fact Honest Honor Labor Lies Recognizes Sentiment Toil Truly]
Honor lies in honest toil. Grover Cleveland
[ Honest Honor Lies Toil]
I'm a little thirsty, can I go drink out of your toilet? Mark McKinney
[ Drink Go Little Out Thirsty Toilet Your]
You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet. Alan King
[ Fifteen Last Live Longer Spend Toilet Years]
I walk into rooms and I don't know why I'm there. I'm like, 'Why am I standing in front of the toilet now?' Matthew Broderick
[ Am Front Into Know Now Rooms Standing Toilet Walk Why]
Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper. Daphne Zuniga
[ Being Endangered Forests Paper Slaughtered Toilet]
If you don't want your dog to have bad breath, do what I do: Pour a little Lavoris in the toilet. Jay Leno
[ Bad Breath Dog Little Pour Toilet Want Your]
I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet - to use the toilet even - in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger. Jonny Wilkinson
[ Anyone Burger Case Even Fast-Food Go Got Idea Into Outlet Quick Refuse Sneaking Thought Toilet Use Wrong]
Yup, the toilet is my best friend before a show. Eric Carr
[ Before Best Friend Show Toilet]
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. Max Beerbohm
[ Concentration Done Doubt Fine Self-Sacrifice Toil Without Work]
Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in. Rita Rudner
[ Bathroom Consistently Fall Get Go Leave Men Middle Night Seat Secretly Toilet Up Want Women]
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. Phillips Brooks
[ Dawn Great Life Little Meaning Patiently Shape Tasks Toiling While Whole]
Well, my wife and I were married in a toilet - it was a marriage of convenience! Tommy Cooper
[ Convenience Marriage Married Toilet Well Were Wife]
He came by a leap to the goal of purpose, not by the toilsome steps of reason. On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose: this was the one being for him in all the world: at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion, and keep it burning forever. Gilbert Parker
[ Altar Being Burning Came Declared Devotion Forever Goal Headlong Him His Instant Keep Lamp Leap Light Purpose Reason Spirit Steps Toilsome World Would]
You can flush my ashes down the toilet, for all I care. Carolyn Heilbrun
[ Ashes Care Down Flush Toilet]
Mine is the horny hand of toil. John Singer Sargent
[ Hand Horny Mine Toil]
Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond. Titus Livius
[ Bond Certain Dissimilar Natural Nature Nevertheless Pleasure Toil United]
But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes. John T. Flynn
[ Because Combination Deeper Events Fell Influences Interested Into Operators Revolution Revolutionary Roosevelt See Shall Through Toils Various Votes]
Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end. H. P. Lovecraft
[ End Journey Song Toil Weary Without]
Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another. Yahya Jammeh
[ Another Any Demonstration Discipline Freedom High Levels Live Peace Toil Tolerance Wants Will]
We were called The Toilets originally - we were flushed with success. Mike Peters
[ Called Flushed Originally Success Toilets Were]
I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government. William H. Wharton
[ Attended Civil Colonists Condition Conduct Cultivation Danger Government History Lands Over Pass Redemption Suffering Their Toil Turn Which]
Light is the task where many share the toil. Homer
[ Light Many Share Task Toil Where]
In the period where I had to live the life of a citizen - a life where, like everybody else, I did tons of laundry and cleaned toilet bowls, changed hundreds of diapers and nursed children - I learned a lot. Patti Smith
[ Bowls Changed Children Citizen Cleaned Diapers Did Else Everybody Had Hundreds Laundry Learned Life Live Lot Nursed Period Toilet Tons Where]
I think the bottom line for me and for Newsweek is that there were a lot of - we did retract this specific matter about the Koran and the toilet for the reasons that you just cited. Michael Isikoff
[ Bottom Cited Did Just Koran Line Lot Matter Newsweek Reasons Retract Specific Think Toilet Were]
The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process. Mary McCarthy
[ Again Begun Completed Consumed Destroyed Finishes House Keeping Labor Life Moment Most Naked Never Process State Toil]
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. Rod Serling
[ Both Dancing Difficult Documentary Every Interrupted Minutes Paper Probing Produce Rabbits Singing Television Toilet Twelve]
From the stage I've seen people of all ages absolutely roaring at really good toilet humour. Adrian Edmondson
[ Absolutely Ages Good Humour Really Roaring Seen Stage Toilet]
I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure mine and stint nothing of time, toil, or torture. Zane Grey
[ Deeper Even Go Into Mine Must Nothing Stint Stronger Time Toil Torture Treasure]
We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power. Denis Kearney
[ Charge Dispose Form Fraud Gilded Government Honest Must Own Party Power Put Take Their Toil Work Workingmen]
I'm cleaning toilets for $30 a day, because I needed that $30, and people are pointing at me, saying, Look at the big movie star. Look where he is now. I just said, I'm where God put me. Willie Aames
[ Because Big Cleaning Day God Just Look Movie Needed Now Pointing Put Said Saying Star Toilets Where]
My dad used to flush my mother's head down the toilet. I was so screwed up. Jessica Hahn
[ Dad Down Flush Head Mother Screwed Toilet Up Used]
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. Alexis de Tocqueville
[ Absolutely Advance Cannot Danger Every Fearing First Help Innovation Look May Men Move New Point Reach Refuse Revolution Social Step Theory Toilsome Toward Trouble Where]
Why do I continue making movies? Making movies is better than cleaning toilets. Klaus Kinski
[ Better Cleaning Continue Making Movies Than Toilets Why]
It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony. Laurence Housman
[ Brought Caught Contrary Death Drama Harmony Into Love Religion Sincerest Soul Struggling Them Thing Toils Written]
Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive. Edward Everett
[ Amends Fervent Make Nation Some Sufferings Survive Thanks Those Toils]
I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim. Wilford Brimley
[ After Behind Flush Get Go High Learn More Need Numbers Out Read School Swim Think Toilet Water Write Your Yourself]
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it. Sallust
[ Distinction Envy Gained Honesty Methods Them Therefore Toils Which Won]
I like getting toilet paper thrown at me. Joel Madden
[ Getting Paper Thrown Toilet]
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness. Herman Melville
[ Brain Either Grief Hands Idleness Man More Sin Than Toil]
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. Walter Smith
[ Decay Disappear Down Gentlest God Looking Our Rear Ruins Stay Toil Works]
Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet. Richard M. Nixon
[ Bathroom Castro Even Go Nickel Put Soviet Toilet Union Unless]
The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on. Ronnie Barker
[ Been Go Local Nothing Police Say Station Stolen Toilets]
I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be. Steven Soderbergh
[ Big Certain Confident Content Directions Enough Feel Guess Knowing Might Obscurity Point Public Searching Teach Things Thought Time Toil Very Way Would]
You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff. Don Van Vliet
[ Almost Any Coloured Go House How Judge Kind Paper Rich Screwed Some Somebody Stuff Toilet Up Use Weird]
I'm shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I won't sit on a toilet seat on a plane. I'm certainly not going to go on somebody's lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress? Farrah Fawcett
[ Because Certainly Cocktail Could Days Dress Go Going Imagine Lawn Plane Seat Shy Sit Somebody Toilet Trip Won]
When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy toilet roll, you know your life has changed. Jennifer Aniston
[ Buy Changed Follows Know Life Roll Shop Someone Toilet Watches Way Your]
It's not hard to tell we was poor - when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline. George Lindsey
[ Hard Paper Poor Saw Tell Toilet]
War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits. James Madison
[ Authority Burdens Declared Fruits Government Instead Only Reap Should Support Toils Treasures War Which Whose]
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives. Hamlin Garland
[ Endless Farmers Ferocious Light Poetry Setting Sun Toil Up Wives]
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper. Billy Wilder
[ Apart Country Falls France Money Paper Tear Toilet Where]
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet. Lewis Mumford
[ Degradation Fact Inner Interruption Life Only Place Private Sacred Symbolized Today Toilet]
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please. Edmund Spenser
[ After Death Does Ease Greatly Life Please Port Seas Sleep Stormy Toil War]
Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[ Companions Flight Great Heights Kept Men Night Obtained Reached Slept Sudden Their Toiling Upward Were While]
Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind. Beck
[ Among City Coming Full Malls Manure Mind Out Overflowing Pay Shopping Toilets Tonight Walk Walls Why]
When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery. James Whitcomb Riley
[ Ago Awaken Been Discovered Discovery Down Fact General Hear Himself Make Morning Other Put Since Some Somebody Striving Time Toiling Working Worthy Years]
I'm horrible to live with. I don't clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. Megan Fox
[ Clean Clothes End Flush Forget Horrible Live Off Take Them Toilet Up Wherever]
You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar. George Carlin
[ Bar Candy Chocolate Eating Feeling Know Odd Sitting Toilet]
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep. David Herbert Lawrence
[ Bites Curse Deep Literature Snare Toil]
In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard. Rocco DiSpirito
[ Convey Cooks Fact Hard Noble Toil Work]
Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it. John Sterling
[ Arranging Before Die Dream Enough Feel Hope Sure Think Toil Will Without]
Well, I don't use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate. Iggy Pop
[ Almost Always Because Estate Garden Much Toilet Use Well Yard]
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash. Nathaniel Hawthorne
[ Cash Ends Family First Friends Gratification Lastly Literature Only Pleasurable Second Sensible Solid Toil Writing]
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Winston Churchill
[ Blood Nothing Offer Sweat Tears Toil]
And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing. Octavia Butler
[ Clean Course Day Days Easy Even Every Excuses First Litany Little Make Professional Rather Than Things Toilet Write Writers Writing]
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work. Jean de la Bruyere
[ Before Concludes Fame Life Much Pursuit Sketched Toilsome Trade Work World Your]
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. Anthony Trollope
[ Conceive Contentment Evening Immediate Leisure Life Must Parent Say Toil Want Which]
It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet. Uma Thurman
[ Better Cheats Does Flush Relationship Someone Than Toilet]
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers. Henry David Thoreau
[ Ability Calls Characteristic Endeavor Endure Face Fight Finish Finishers Future Hours Last Mile Must Plan Posses Shape Spirit Toil Tramp]
Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume. It's much more intense. Geri Halliwell
[ Becoming De Going Intense More Much Perfume Singer Solo]
My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. Albrecht Durer
[ Family Father Had Himself His Life Much Other Painfully Proceeds Resources Suffered Support Than Trade Which Wife]
The main part of the house is a deep red and I have butterscotch carpet. And I have a bathroom with leopard skin floor, wallpaper and toilet. Macy Gray
[ Bathroom Carpet Deep Floor House Leopard Main Part Red Skin Toilet Wallpaper]
Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America. John L. Lewis
[ America Assemble Citizens Crystallized Demand Future Injustices Labor Organize Privileges Proclaim Sustain Their Them Thoughtful Voice Workers]
They must therefore not spoil Alexander's undertaking, especially when they were almost at the close of their toils, and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about provisions on their coasting cruise. Arrian
[ Alexander Almost Any Close Cruise Difficulty Especially Longer Moreover Must Provisions Spoil Their Therefore Toils Undertaking Were]
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Branch Clear Devote Entirely Exclusively Get Give Make Notions Other Remarkable Science Shun Some Strive Talent Toil Up Yet Yourself]
Acting is invigorating. But I don't analyse it too much. It's like a dog smelling where it's going to do its toilet in the morning. Liam Neeson
[ Acting Analyse Dog Going Invigorating Morning Much Smelling Toilet Too Where]
Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest. Charles Churchill
[ Brains Daily Digest Fit Know Little Matter Men Nightly Pains Phrases Racking Range Reject Rest Such Thoughts Toil]
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. Emily Dickinson
[ Chance Earned Expensive Fortune Luck Smile Toil]
France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper. Billy Wilder
[ Apart Falls France Hands Money Paper Place Tear Toilet Where Your]
If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it. Bruce Springsteen
[ After Clean Done Had Janitor Order Play Probably Show Toilets Told Up Would]
There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour - people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them - but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag. Adrian Edmondson
[ Beneath Childish Doubting Effectiveness Gag Good Humour Lot Pretending Really Rubbish Saying Them Toilet Written]
But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist. Theodore Bikel
[ Am Artist Culture Field Frequently Indeed Jewish Toil Which]
Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools. William Alexander
[ Attain Experience Fools Great Greatest Know Knowledge Learned Long Schools Them Think Those Toil Vain Wise Yet]
Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet. Chuck Palahniuk
[ Alligators Down Flushed God Humans Just Maybe Pet Toilet]
Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do. Aaron Eckhart
[ Another Career Consider Getting Going Job Know Many Seriously Thought Times Toilet Well]
I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring. Sandra Bullock
[ Basic Floors How Install Know Learning Ring Toilets Wax Wiring]
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. Hesiod
[ Idleness Shame Source Toil]
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. John Stuart Mill Technology
[ Any Being Day Human Inventions Lightened Made Mechanical Questionable Toil Yet]