"We may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!! Not transient and fitful effort, but patient, enduring, honest, unremitting, and indefatigable work, into which the whole heart is put."
Frederick Douglass
[Frederick Baily] (1818-1895), escaped slave, Abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later the New National Era
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Prelapsarian Man was ordained to cultivate and keep the Garden.

Infralapsarian Man is ordained to earn his keep by the sweat of his brow.

Noble labor is a necessary concomitant of Life and Liberty for:

Ex nihilo nihil fit.
 -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    In the context given, YES  ABSOLUTELY !  Patrick Henry, said well
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Indeed!  It's the only way 'progress' has ever been made.  Dogs gotta dig and cats gotta scratch  what do humans gotta do? ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Tending the garden is a great job, if, you enjoy your work. The fruit of your own labor is always sweeter. That being the gift from our Creator. The chase for capital, a worthy cause, never regret the ups and downs, experience is our guide. Enduring hardship with contentment tempers the individual/spirit for honor. 
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Mary, MI      
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