Working Hard

Berachot 6a — In the place where there is no leader, strive to become one.

Chovot Halevavot — If a man do what is in his power, G-d will aid him to accomplish what is beyond his power.

Chronicles I 21:10-13 — Your hand is power and strength and it is in Your hand to make anyone great or strong.

Daniel 2:21 — G-d gives wisdom to the wise, knowledge to them that know.

Ecclesiastes 11:6 — Do not remain idle...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 — Whatever it is in your power to do, do with all your might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 — Whatever you are able to do, do with all your might.

Ethics of the Fathers 1:12 — Be like the students of Aaron - love peace and pursue peace.

Ethics of the Fathers 2:2 — All who exert themselves for the community should exert themselves for the sake of Heaven, for then the merit of the community\'s forefathers aids them and their righteousness endures forever.

Ethics of the Fathers 2:4 — Don\'t say, \'When I have time I will learn.\' Perhaps you will never have time.

Ethics of the Fathers 3:19 — The world is judged in goodness, yet all is proportioned to one\'s work.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:1 — Who is wise? He who learns from all men.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:1 — Who is mighty? The one who conquers his evil inclination.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:11 — Every assembly that is for the sake of heaven will endure.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:21 — This world is like a hallway to the future world. Prepare yourself in the hallway that you may enter into the banquet hall.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:5 — One who learns in order to practice is enabled to learn and to teach, to observe and practice.

Ethics of the Fathers 5:23 — According to the effort is the reward.

Genesis 2:15 — And G-d took man, and put him in the Garden of Eden, to work it and to watch over.

Isaiah 1:17 — Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

Job 12:12 — With age comes wisdom, and length of days brings understanding.

Joshua 1:8 — Then you will prosper in your undertakings and you will be successful.

Kiddushin 1:10 — Whoever performs even a single commandment, it shall go well with him, and his days shall be prolonged, and he shall inherit the Land.

Lo Elecha — Even though it may not be your responsibility to complete the job, that does not mean that you are free to discard it...

Nedarim 37a: — G-d said: You must teach, as I taught, without a fee.

Proverbs 18:9 — One who is slack in his work is like a brother to a vandal.

Psalm 138:8 — Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 89:17 — You are the splendor of their strength.

Samuel I 26:25 — You will accomplish much, and you will prevail.

Shir Ha’Yichud — You proceeded Your handiwork, with Your abundant mercy and kindness...

Sifre Deuteronomy 41 — Practice is more than study.

Yoma 39a — For each little effort towards holiness, Heavens rewards man richly.

Zohar ii, 47a — The acts of the leader are the acts of the nation. If the leader is just, the nation is just. If the leader is unjust, the nation too is unjust and is punished for the sins of the leader.