According to Ralph Waldo Emerson time is never lost that is devoted to work. This sentiment is echoed by George Bernhard Shaw, who said, “The harder I work the more I live,” and Vincent van Gogh, “One must work and dare if one really wants to live.” The causal link that these great artists identify is so compelling, because, in my experience, it is so very true.
“Instead of asking, ‘How much damage will the work in question bring about?’ why not ask ‘How much good? How much joy?'” – Henry Miller
“Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.” – William Butler Yeats