Benjamin Franklin Quote
This gave me occasion to observe, that when Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and cheerful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, and in continual ill-humor.
Great American Lives (ed. Open Road Media, 2016) - ISBN: 9781504038300. Also in: Autobiography (1771)