65 Drudgery Quotes On Success In Life

These drudgery quotes will inspire you. Drudgery, hard menial, or dull work.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging drudgery quotes, drudgery sayings, and drudgery proverbs.

Best Drudgery Quotes

  1. “The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
  2. “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.” ~ Richard Wagner
  4. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” ~ Orison Swett Marden

  5. “Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton’s, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.” ~ Charles Babbage
  6. “If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that’s the best of both worlds – and I’ll use those computers!” ~ Don Bluth
  7. “Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.” ~ Paul Nurse
  8. “Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” ~ Colleen Barrett

  9. “Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.” ~ Peter Benchley
  10. “Scholarship was one thing, drudgery another. I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read, let alone make notes on, hundreds and hundreds of very, very, very boring books.” ~ Simon Raven
  11. “I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work.” ~ Tanith Lee
  12. “Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.” ~ Margaret Fuller

  13. “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” ~ Max Ehrmann
  14. “To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  15. “Why does one write these books after all? The drudgery, the misery, the grind, are forgotten everytime; and one launches another, and it seems sheer joy and buoyancy.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  16. “Any action can be practiced as an art, as a craft, or as drudgery.” ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

  17. “Women in drudgery knew
    They must be one of four:
    Whores, artists, saints, and wives.
    There are composite lives
    that women always live” ~ Muriel Rukeyser
  18. “The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  19. “It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  20. “There is travel and there are babies; everything else is drudgery and death.” ~ Dave Eggers

  21. “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  22. “If Adam and Eve were not hunter-gatherers, then they were certainly gatherers. But, then, consumer desire, or self-embitterment, or the ‘itch,’ as Schopenhauer called it, appeared in the shape of the serpent. This capitalistic monster awakens in Adam and Eve the possibility that things could be better. Instantly, they are cast out of the garden and condemned to a life of toil, drudgery, and pain. Wants supplanted needs, and things have been going downhill ever since.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson
  23. “Go Placidly, Amid the noise and Haste & Remember what peace there may be in silence.” ~ Max Ehrmann
  24. “As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.” ~ Max Ehrmann

  25. “And whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life,
    keep peace in your soul.
    With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” ~ Max Ehrmann
  26. “The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It’s unequivocally absurd.” ~ Zoltan Istvan
  27. “Too much of our work amounts to the drudgery of arranging means toward ends, mechanically placing the right foot in front of the left and the left in front of the right, moving down narrow corridors toward narrow goals. Play widens the halls. Work will always be with us, and many works are worthy. But the worthiest works of all often reflect an artful creativity that looks more like play than work.” ~ James Ogilvy
  28. “Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.” ~ Max Ehrmann

  29. “Freud pointed out, in his Problem of Lay Analysis, that it is extremely unlikely that a young man who would throw the best years of his life into the cloistered drudgery of getting an M.D. degree, could possibly make a good psychoanalyst; so he preferred to look for young analysts among the writers, the lawyers, the mothers of families, those who had chosen human contact. But in their economic wisdom, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Vienna (and New York) overruled him.” ~ Paul Goodman
  30. “I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.” ~ Richard Branson
  31. “O God, I confess I am not worthy to rock that little babe or wash its diapers, or to be entrusted with the care of a child and its mother. How is it that I without any merit have come to this distinction of being certain that I am serving thy creature and thy most precious will? Oh, how gladly will I do so. Though the duty should be even more insignificant and despised, neither frost nor heat, neither drudgery nor labor will distress me for I am certain that it is thus pleasing in thy sight.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  32. “I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war.” ~ Walter Mosley

  33. “Writing rules is not one of the more ‘glamorous’ aspects of working on games. It is a task that is, in general, more drudgery than glory.” ~ Jim Dunnigan
  34. “The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen.” ~ James Beard
  35. “Laundry, liturgy and women’s work all serve to ground us in the world, and they need not grind us down. Our daily tasks, whether we perceive them as drudgery or essential, life-supporting work, do not define who we are as women or as human beings.” ~ Kathleen Norris
  36. “Three were the fates. Poverty that chains; gray drudgery that grinds the hope away, and gaping ignorance that starves the soul.” ~ Edwin Markham

  37. “Many people in the throes of suffering, disappointment, and despair, feel utterly stuck in their circumstances. They see no hope beyond their day-to-day drudgery of disability routines; but when hurting families place themselves under the shower of God’s mercy, suddenly the clouds part. They realize there’s hope, life, and even joy beyond their suffering.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada
  38. “You just go through a certain kind of drudgery every time you have to look for something. I’ve got certain things grouped by now, but there’s a drudgery in finding them. There’s always stuff missing.” ~ Garry Winogrand
  39. “I regard a love for poetry as one of the most needful and helpful elements in the life-outfit of a human being. It was the greatest of blessings to me, in the long days of toil to which I was shut in much earlier than most young girls are, that the poetry I held in my memory breathed its enchanted atmosphere through me and around me, and touched even dull drudgery with its sunshine.” ~ Lucy Larcom
  40. “Reading is not work, not a chore, not a drudgery; reading is the most joyful thing, yet, in the world.” ~ James Patterson

  41. “The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim-for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives -is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.” ~ George Orwell
  42. “You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  43. “True the Black woman did the housework, the drudgery; true, she reared the children, often alone, but she did all of that while occupying a place on the job market, a place her mate could not get or which his pride would not let him accept.And she had nothing to fall back on: not maleness, not whiteness, not ladyhood, not anything. And out of the profound desolation of her reality she may very well have invented herself.” ~ Toni Morrison
  44. “Work without vision is drudgery. Vision without work is dreaming. Work coupled with vision is destiny.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

  45. “If monotony tries me, and I cannot stand drudgery; if stupid people fret me and little ruffles set me on edge; if I make much of the trifles of life, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” ~ Amy Carmichael
  46. “Wishing you happiness always! Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. . . . . Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” ~ Max Ehrmann
  47. “Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have not yet begun to effect those great changes in human destiny, which it is in their nature and in their futurity to accomplish.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  48. “Sanctification will be drudgery unless we believe that holiness is possible and that it is pleasing to God.” ~ Kevin DeYoung

  49. “No matter how humble your work may seem, do it in the spirit of an artist, of a master. In this way you lift it out of commonness and rob it of what would otherwise be drudgery.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  50. “I had thought, in my blindness, that the great things were the easiest to do, but now I see that drudgery is an inseparable part of everything worth while, and the more worth while it is, the more drudgery is involved.” ~ Myrtle Reed
  51. “the myth of childhood happiness flourishes so wildly not because it satisfies the needs of children but because it satisfies the needs of adults. In a culture of alienated people, the belief that everyone has at least one good period in life free of care and drudgery dies hard. And obviously you can’t expect it in your old age. So it must be you’ve already had it.” ~ Shulamith Firestone
  52. “Work that is pure toil, done solely for the sake of the money it earns, is also sheer drudgery because it is stultifying rather than self improving.” ~ Mortimer Adler

  53. “What I do feel the modern child lacks, when compared with the earlier generation, is concentration, and the sheer dogged grit to carry a long job through. … Helping children to face up to a certain amount of drudgery, cheerfully and energetically, is one of the biggest problems that teachers, in these days of ubiquitous entertainment, have to face in our schools.” ~ Miss Read
  54. “The man who has not learned the secret of taking the drudgery out of his task by flinging his whole soul into it, has not learned the first principles of success or happiness.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  55. “It is useless to deny that, unless one has a genius for imparting knowledge, teaching is a drudgery.” ~ Margaret Deland
  56. “I detest acting because it is sheer drudgery.” ~ Tallulah Bankhead

  57. “Nothing less than the majesty of God, and the powers of the world to come, can maintain the peace and sanctity of our homes, the order and serenity of our minds, the spirit of patience and tender mercy in our hearts. Then will even the merest drudgery of duty cease to humble us, when we transfigure it by the glory of our own spirit.” ~ James Martineau
  58. “To lift farm drudgery off flesh and blood and lay it on steel and motors has been my most constant ambition” ~ Henry Ford
  59. “I can’t relate to the process of just disappearing and writing a record, all at the same time, followed by the sort of drudgery of going out on tour and trying to recreate the record, playing the same 12 songs every night.” ~ Andrew Bird
  60. “Drudgery, calamity, exasperation, want, are instructors in eloquence and wisdom.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  61. “The gathering of believers should be an opportunity for wonder, anticipation and imagination; not drudgery, duty or routine.” ~ Ross Parsley
  62. “Be who you want to be and not care about what others think.” -Andy Sixx
    Rock n roll isn’t meant to be taken so seriously, I think sometimes people forget it’s meant to be fun. A rock show is meant to be a time for people to have fun and let go of the drudgeries of life.” ~ Andy Biersack
  63. “In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~ Max Ehrmann

  64. “of the world and drudgery of business , seeks a pretense of reason to give itself a full and uncontrolled indulgence.” ~ David Hume
  65. “Freed from the sublimated form which was the very token of its irreconcilable dreams – a form which is the style, the language in which the story is told – sexuality turns into a vehicle for the bestsellers of oppression. … This society turns everything it touches into a potential source of progress and of exploitation, of drudgery and satisfaction, of freedom and of oppression. Sexuality is no exception.” ~ Herbert Marcuse

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