Main Entry: 1toil
Etymology: Middle English toile, from Anglo-French toyl, from toiller
Date: 14th century
1 archaic a : struggle, battle b : laborious effort
2 : long strenuous fatiguing labor
Related Words for : toil
dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one… characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.
Henry David Thoreau
Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
Honor lies in honest toil.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill
Light is the task where many share the toil.
Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
David Herbert Lawrence
Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
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