There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.