„Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil“

—  Virgile, Context: Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil, and want that pinches when life is hard. Book I, lines 145–146 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough). Compare: Labor omnia vincit ("Work conquers all"), the state motto of Oklahoma.
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Labor omnia vicit<!--uicit--> improbus et duris urgens in rebus egestas.

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