The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world's need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this—with work which you despise, which bores you, and which the world does not need—this life is hell.

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Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt. "Advice to a Great-Grandson." His 90th birthday celebration. 1958, The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, New York, USA. Address.