Quotation Explorer - 'Labour'

A person who has enjoyed the most but at the cost of others' labour only can often be heard saying to the people that the Life is a pleasure - Anuj Somany
The concept of dignity of labour took people off the street. - Sunday Adelaja
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body. - Seneca
A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own. - Adam Smith
All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. - Compton Gage
Against my soul's pure truth why labour you to make it wander in an unknown field? - William Shakespeare
Always dream high. Never let it down by inconsistent efforts. Your relentless labour & integrity make you successful in the long run. - Md. Mujib Ullah
But there is in everything a reasonable division of labour. I have written the book, and nothing on earth would induce me to read it. - G.K. Chesterton
New Labour leader Ed Miliband announces plan to 'make this party slightly less unelectable by 2015'. He added: 'I am Ed, the Almighty One.'Defeated brother David Miliband overheard muttering: 'Now I know how Wayne Christ felt after little Jesus came along. - Andy Zaltzman
Learn to labour and to wait. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Where there is no property, or at least none that exceeds the value of two or three days' labour, civil government is not so necessary. - Adam Smith
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour. - Victor Hugo
Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers. - US Supreme Court
Our government, media houses, schools, must focus on creating a new culture in our society. A culture of work. A culture of labour. A culture of diligence. A culture of hard work. A culture of perseverance. A culture of persistence. A culture of DIGNITY OF LABOUR. - Sunday Adelaja
And yet, troublingly, there is one difference between 'labour' and other elements [raw materials, machinery] which conventional economics does not have a means to represent, or give weight to, but which is nevertheless unavoidably present in the world: the fact that labour feels pain. - Alain de Botton
From our primary schools to secondary schools, to tertiary institutions, there must be a mass campaign to educate our people in the value of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Writers whose thoughts are expressed with clarity and precision are assumed by readers to be superficial. Where the meaning is obscured, then readers give more attention and consider the fruit of their labour more valuable - Friedrich Nietzsche
I will always know the glory of the beautiful and rare, as they will know security from labour and prayer. As they will hear the laughter of the children they gave life, I will know the torments of the song born under knife. - Roman Payne
Ni dieu ni maître!(Neither God nor master)[Feminist and labour slogan translated to 'No gods, no masters'] - Louis-Auguste Blanqui
Reason is an outcome of frailty and resentment. When Will fails to cope with the labour of life, or the life of labour, its fragile remnants are set to construct a slighter world of justifications. - Raheel Farooq
We came to this earth to labour and work for increase, which would lead to possession. - Sunday Adelaja
All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. - Compton Gage
My brothers and sisters prayers and faith in God does not negate professionalism and dignity of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
The earth is not supposed to be developed and civilized by prayers alone, the earth is supposed to be civilized by hard work, labour and diligence. - Sunday Adelaja
Capital is dead labour, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labour, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks. - Karl Marx
Interest is never enough. If it doesn't haunt you, you'll never write it well. What haunts and obsesses you may, with luck and labour, interest your readers. What merely interests you is sure to bore them. (from Workbook) - Steven Heighton
What the new government of Nigeria and other African governments must do, is to start a massive reorientation campaign in the culture of the dignity of labour. - Sunday Adelaja
To exploit living labour, capital must destroy dead labour which is still useful. Loving to suck warm young blood, it kills corpses. - Amadeo Bordiga
In this way the world market is, with regard to its immanent dynamic, 'a space in which everyone has once been a productive labourer, and in which labour has everywhere begun to price itself out of the system'. - Slavoj Žižek
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is they look down at people who are engaged in manual labour - Sunday Adelaja
The best exercise is doing with pleasure all physical labour of own work along with the house chore daily. - Anuj Somany
The things, good Lord, that we pray for, give us the grace to labour for’, as Sir Thomas More expressed it. The inner voice of prayer expresses itself naturally in action, just as the inner voice of my brain guides all my bodily actions. - Philip Yancey
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