Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.— Benedict of Nursia
Pleasurable Manual Labor quotations
Idleness is the enemy of the soul.
Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.
I'd rather do manual labor than sit behind a desk.
And as my grandparents got older, I'd fly out there and help out around the farm. We'd tear barns down; we'd build barns. I'd rather be outside rolling hay or driving the tractors.
And what we've lost sight of is that performing manual labor with your hands is one of the most incredibly satisfying and positive things you can do.
Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria - anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.
Any manual labor I've done was purely by mistake.
In the Catholic Worker we must try to have the voluntary poverty of St.
Francis, the charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the intellectual approach of St. Dominic, the easy conversations about things that matter of St. Philip Neri, the manual labor of St. Benedict.
I thought Manual Labor was a Mexican golf pro.
I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.
There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor.
It was closer to manual labor than shooting a film.
I always think of something Michael Caton-Jones told me: 'Pain is temporary. Film is forever.'
Growing up, being watched from the outside.
.. it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can't, it's not in my nature.
Balance Sheets are meaningless. Our accounting systems are still based on the assumption that 80% of costs are manual labor.
Coming from a working-class background, where my father did manual labor, was a good grounding; I was obsessed with getting a job or getting out of the house at 15.
I class myself as a manual laborer.
Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
It is estimated that raising the retirement age to 70 would cut the shortfall by about 36%. But this proposal has some drawbacks. Women and men who have worked jobs that require manual labor all of their lives may not physically be able to do work until they are 70 years old.
We can't hire out our own inner work, but we can do the manual labor with delight and decency.
Painting is manual labor, no different from any other; it can be done well or poorly.
There wasn't much white people would allow us to do in those days.
You could be a schoolteacher or an athlete to get away from the manual labor and servant-type jobs, but there wasn't much else they were going to allow you [to] do.
The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at.
When we of the so-called better classes are scared as men were never scared in history at material ugliness and hardship; when we put off marriage until our house can be artistic, and quake at the thought of having a child without a bank-account and doomed to manual labor, it is time for thinking men to protest against so unmanly and irreligious a state of opinion.
To be an artist is first to be a manual laborer.
Lately, the only thing keeping me from being a serial killer is my distaste for manual labor.
I like manual labor. Whenever I've got waterlogged with study, I've taken a spell of it and found it spiritually invigorating.
In the immense cathedral which is the universe of God, each person, whether scholar or manual laborer, is called to act as the priest of his whole life--to take all that is human, and to turn it into an offering and a hymn of glory.
At the classical origins of philosophic thought, the transcending concepts remained committed to the prevailing separation between intellectual and manual labor to the established society of enslavement. ... Those who bore the brunt of the untrue reality and who, therefore, seemed to be most in need of attaining its subversion were not the concern of philosophy. It abstracted from them and continued to abstract from them.
Whenever you see some business person quoted complaining about how he or she can't find workers with the necessary skills, ask what wage they're offering. Almost always it turns out what said business person really wants is highly (and expensively) educated workers at a manual-labor wage. No wonder they come up short.
Never, however, do I take shortcuts. There is not path of least resistance in my training. What I do equates to hard manual labor, disciplined grunt work. Once you permit yourself to compromise, you fail yourself. You might be able to fool some people, but you can never fool yourself. Your toughest critic is the one you face every morning in the mirror.
Do you see these hands?" Jo said, holding them up.
"These were made for caressing handsome men and meant to be adorned with pretty nails and diamond rings. They're not made for paint rollers and paint splatter and that kind of manual labor.
Sage,” Adrian declared. “These hands don’t do manual labor.