Quotation Explorer - 'Labor'

Income from labor [in the United States] is about as unequally distributed as has ever been observed anywhere. - Thomas Piketty
But to a Vietnamese peasant whose home means a lifetime of back-breaking labor, it will take more than presidential promises to convince him that we are on his side. - Morley Safer
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. - Albert Einstein
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I like manual labor. Whenever I've got waterlogged with study, I've taken a spell of it and found it spiritually invigorating. - W. Somerset Maugham
Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to hell. - Ben Jonson
Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profiteth others and ourselves.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. - Victor Hugo
Reap your harvest. (Benefits) You have been sowing seeds on good soil. (Working Hard) Your garden is overflowing abundantly.(Successful) Now is the time for you to fill your basket with the fruits of your labor. (Savings). Prepare your soil for new seeds. (Investments) - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Only economic action has created the wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness. Peace builds, war destroys. - Ludwig von Mises
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. - Doug Larson
In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward. - Edwin P. Whipple
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. - Joseph Joubert
To gain the spiritual ascendancy over ourselves, and the influences with which we are surrounded, through a rigid course of self-discipline, is our first consideration, it is our first labor, before we can pave the way for our children to grow up without sin unto salvation. - Brigham Young
Men should not trust in God as if God did all, and yet labor earnestly as is he himself did all.
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead. - Homer
Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is intellectual death. - Confucius
A saw by itself holds no value, but when coupled with your labor can clear forests. - Chris Matakas
Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance. - Sidney Madwed
As long as human labor power, and, consequently, life itself, remain articles of sale and purchase, of exploitation and robbery, the principle of the sacredness of human life remains a shameful lie, uttered with the object of keeping the oppressed slaves in their chains. - Leon Trotsky
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. - William Hazlitt
Everybody loves some fun, back-breaking manual labor!
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. - Arnold Bennett
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. - Robert Burton
APPETITE, n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question. - Ambrose Bierce
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. - Wernher von Braun
All wealth is the product of labor. - John Locke
The difference between machines and human beings is that human beings can be reproduced by unskilled labor. - Arthur C. Clarke
Writing is a manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe. - John Gregory Dunne
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. - Samuel Johnson
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. - George Washington
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, Obtained with labor, for mankind employed, And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. - Alfred North Whitehead
The most popular labor saving device is still money. - Phyllis George
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor. - Plutarch
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens tax livestock labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. - Stefan Molyneux
Difficult times are pregnant with glory moments just waiting to be birthed in the lives of those willing to labor through the pain. - Sharon Jaynes
The more we train a man to labor, deliberate, dictate and demand over the inconsequential, the less capable his mind becomes of holding that of consequence. - Geoffrey Wood
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together. - Bette Davis
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We labor under the great delusion that we are in control. Silly humans. - Toni Sorenson
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Seneca
In my opinion, one of the answers to the question of underdevelopment of nations, is in the CULTURE of DIGNITY OF LABOR. - Sunday Adelaja
In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped. - Martin Luther King Jr.
All wealth is the product of thoughts, labor, and love. - Debasish Mridha
Back then, he'd have to leave at the end of August for the start of school, so the week before Labor Day became it's own tiny season of gloom, like a hundred Sunday nights crowded together. - Charles Frazier
Without labor nothing prospers. - Sophocles
MySchool not OurSchools. In the basic logic of policy, there is now no difference between Labor and Liberal/National parties. The unchallenged assumption of national and state policy is that whatever problem exists, market logic can fix it. - Raewyn Connell
Your goals and dreams will never happen if you don't Sow Labor Into Time - Brenda Johnson Padgitt
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. - Anatole France
Genius is nothing but labor and diligence.
LearningTo believe you are magnificent. And gradually to discover that you are not magnificent. Enough labor for one human life. - Czesław Miłosz
Books are like our children. They are often conceived by inspiration, but are born only by labor. - R.G. Yoho
As he came from his mother's wombNaked shall he return to go as he cameNothing from his labor will he carry away in his hand Ecclesiastes - Anonymous
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. - Thomas A. Edison
One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. - Alexander Pope
Writing a book is like raising a child. They are conceived in private, and with hard labor, delivered in due time and given a name. Our own DNA is written all over them, and we pray their life will be a blessing to others. - Danny L. Deaubé
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases - Thomas Browne
Come to Me, all you labor and are heavy laden, and I’ll give you rest! For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. - Kay Beatton
God sells us all things at the price of labor. - Leonardo da Vinci
The day is short, the labor vast, the toilers idle, the reward great, and the Master urgent. - Tarphon
Labor is sacrificed on the inflation rates altar of oblation. - Richard Gwynn
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. - Menander
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper. - Francis Quarles
You can always make enemies of your friends,' said Sumael. 'Making friends of your enemies is harder labor. - Joe Abercrombie
Lord, teach me to be generous;Teach me to serve you as you deserve;To give and not to count the cost;To fight and not to heed the wounds;To toil, and not to seek for rest;To labor, and not to ask for reward - except to know that I am doing your will. - Ignatius of Loyola
So many of us have believed that we need to labor and perform for God so that we can gain an identity, so that we might be accepted. But in the Kingdom, we start off accepted. - Beni Johnson
Nothing is born into this world without labor. - Rob Liano
Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. - Eric Hoffer
Things wrote with labor deserve to be so read and will last their age. - Ben Johnson
One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born; it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love. - Bible
Life has a purpose and that is to be happy, and happiness is the fruits of our love and labor. - Debasish Mridha
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. - Confucius
Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. - Sir Philip Sidney
The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies. - Virgil
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. - Theodore Roosevelt
We must delight in each other, make others conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body. - John Winthrop
Labor law violations are alive and well in the USA. - Steven Magee
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth. - Martin Luther
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer."[1967 interview] - Ray Bradbury
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. - Thomas Merton
Forcing the muse to let thoughts flow; equals to pushing a child, into labor. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. - George Washington
The pleasure of the sportsman in the chase is measured by the intelligence of the game and its capacity to elude pursuit and in the labor involved in the capture. - John Dean Caton
Real optimism is not the pep talk you give yourself. It is earned through the labor involved in emotional housekeeping. - Augusten Burroughs
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