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Labor Quotes

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

 

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

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Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

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 Browning

Cats know how to obtain food without labor,
shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I want to have children, but my friends scare me.
One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours.
I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
- Rita Rudner

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler

To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school -
women must labor to be beautiful.
- William Butler Yeats

At this very moment I'm behind on a compilation that
Slave Labor is doing for Free Comic Book Day.
- Jhonen Vasquez

A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd,
like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees,
will often be stung for his curiosity.
- Alexander Pope

A wise and frugal government,
which shall leave men free to regulate
their own pursuits of industry and improvement,
and shall not take from the mouth
of labor and the bread it has earned -
this is the sum of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate;
still achieving,
still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
- Gene Fowler

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital.
Capital is only the fruit of labor,
and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.
Labor is the superior of capital,
and deserves much the higher consideration.
- Abraham Lincoln

But the real growth I must say in terms of the public
sector for the Labor Department is really at state and local levels.
That's where the real opportunities are today.
- Alexis Herman

Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor,
the world over.
- Henry George

We have had actually a decline in government service overall,
but the growth is in high-tech areas,
specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments.
- Alexis Herman

May we soon enjoy the fruits of our labor in a peaceful and united Germany.
- Walter Ulbricht

He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread.
- Daniel Webster

Cheap labor is not going to be the way we compete in the United States.
It's going to be brain power.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted,
save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
- George Jean Nathan

Don't be condescending to unskilled labor.
Try it for a half a day first.
- Brooks Atkinson

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to
avoid the labor of thinking.
- Thomas A. Edison

Labor is the fabled magician's wand,
the philosophers stone,
and the cap of good fortune.
- James Weldon Johnson

Workers have kept faith in American institutions.
Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been
when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied.
- John L. Lewis

Who will not suffer labor in this world,
let him not be born.
- John Florio

If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals,
such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor,
then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.
- Alexis Herman

Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor,
can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
- David Hume

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately,
you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like,
lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more,
the more labor it sucks.
- Karl Marx

I have always been fully persuaded that,
through co-operation, labor could become its own employer.
- Leland Stanford

America must be the moral leader.
It is not enough to have power.
Power must be used to protect freedom and give all
people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
- Jesse Helms

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor,
to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
The money is the gravy.
- Bette Davis

Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one,
it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others,
no matter if he occupies a throne.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

So May 4th in the labor movement has always been an important date.
- William Kunstler

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one
individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I used to think that driving, sleepless,
ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.
- Charles Kuralt

The way things are going, we are not too far from the
day when it will take an hour's labor just to pay for
the gasoline to get to the job.
- Sherwood Boehlert

I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn.
I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support
any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.
- Shakira

The NRA was one of the items that we pointed to when
we added money to the labor,
health and Education appropriations bill by reducing the size of the tax cut.
- David Obey

I will not be in the position of having management dictated to by labor.
- Charles M. Schwab

The great advantage to labor arising out of co-operative
effort has been apparent to me for many years.
- Leland Stanford

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to
the mental labor employed in it,
or the mental pleasure in producing it.
- Joshua Reynolds

I am very sure that any man of common understanding may,
by culture, care, attention, and labor,
make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
- Lord Chesterfield

A labor strike will tear away a lot of the good things going for this league.
- Ron Jaworski

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend,
the more does competition extend among the workers,
the more do their wages shrink together.
- Karl Marx

My husband was just OK looking.
I was in labor and I said to him, 'What if she's ugly? You're ugly.'
- Beverly Johnson

I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know,
do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
- Natalie Merchant

But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well,
they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
- Thomas Kempis

Writing is manual labor of the mind:
a job,
like laying pipe.
- John Gregory Dunne

Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession -
a property entirely our own.
- Samuel Smiles

The person who has the will to undergo all labor may win any goal.
- Menander

There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there
are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns.
Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
- Marc Racicot

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth -
look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity,
and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus
could be intended for enjoyment.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
- Robert Burns

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land,
or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement
as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement
and as a result of the globalization of capital.
- Angela Davis


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