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

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo laborious quote

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
— Horace Walpole

Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill.
— Edmund Morrison

It is a strange desire, to seek power and lose liberty, or to seek power over others and to lose power over a man's self. 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. The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.
— laborious quotation by Francis Bacon