I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before, In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
The road to success is rough and tough, you boil and toil but you finally smile in style.
After some point, working harder makes achieving the goal harder or even impossible.
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Mine is the horny hand of toil.
Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.