little work never hurt anyone

little (hard) work never hurt anyone

 and little (hard) work never killed anyone
Prov. One should expect to do hard or difficult work and not avoid doing it. Go help your father with the yard work. A little hard work never hurt anyone. Go ahead. Bring me some more bricks. A little work never killed anyone.
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My oldest son swears he's going to get a hernia one of these days, but I tell him a little work never hurt anyone.