I grew up in New England. I think I was brought up with the Puritan ethic: that if you worked really hard in life, then good would come to you. The harder you work, the luckier you get. I've come to believe that it's the smarter you work, the better.
Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager
Detail from “Labor’’, by Boston native Charles Sprague Pearce (1896)