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The end of labor is to gain leisure.

Tags: End, Gain  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Higher, Superior  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Tags: Humanity, Work  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.

Tags: Idleness, Writing  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

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

 ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

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.

Tags: Movement, Result  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

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

Tags: Avoid, Thinking  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

I have a Ph.D. in cell biology. And that's really manual labor. I mean, experimental science, you do it with your hands. So it's very different. You're out there in a lab, cleaning test tubes, and it just wasn't that fascinating.

Tags: Mean, Science  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.

Tags: Disgrace, Men  ✍ Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Labor diligently to increase your property.

Tags: Increase, Property  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

Tags: Invisible, Thought  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

Tags: Pleasure, Thought  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The vast majority of the CGI budget is labor.

Tags: Budget, Majority  ✍ Author: Peter Jackson

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

Tags: Away, Good  ✍ Author: Ron Jaworski

The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically been the one who stayed ahead in November.

Tags: Front  ✍ Author: Peter Jennings

Exercise is labor without weariness.

Tags: Exercise, Fitness  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

You see Democrats who will demonize business. I don't do that. You see Republicans who demonize labor. I don't do that.

Tags: Business, Democrats  ✍ Author: Tim Kaine

Employers love cheap labor, but a country should train its own people.

Tags: Country, Love  ✍ Author: Richard Lamm

The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states.

Tags: Growth, Means  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

Services like Google and Facebook only exist because of the social acceptance of a mass amount of distributed volunteer labor from tons and tons of people.

Tags: Acceptance, Social  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

Labor, in itself, is neither elevating or otherwise. It is the laborer's privilege to ennoble his work by the aim with which he undertakes it, and by the enthusiasm and faithfulness he puts into it.

Tags: Aim, Work  ✍ Author: Lucy Larcom

All wealth is the product of labor.

Tags: Product, Wealth  ✍ Author: John Locke

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.

Tags: Hatred, Pride  ✍ Author: James Madison

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.

Tags: May, Said  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

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.

Tags: Among, Together  ✍ Author: Karl Marx
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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.

Tags: Fool, Life  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

My parents had been involved in the labor movement; if we'd grown up in the city, we would have been red-diaper babies.

Tags: City, Parents  ✍ Author: Holly Near

The carbon tax is the single biggest rolled gold example of Federal Labor not listening.

Tags: Single, Tax  ✍ Author: Campbell Newman

In the U.S. the powerful critics of austerity such as Paul Krugman and Robert Reich rightly identify the decline of 'labor' as a problem, and renewing trade unionism part of the solution. Our opportunity is to make the same case in the UK.

Tags: Powerful, Problem  ✍ Author: Frances O\'Grady

And what we've lost sight of is that performing manual labor with your hands is one of the most incredibly satisfying and positive things you can do.

Tags: Lost, Positive  ✍ Author: Nick Offerman

I'm proud to represent those hands that labor in this country.

Tags: Country, Proud  ✍ Author: Lupe Ontiveros

I think the gains to be achieved by a combination of reforms and labor market adjustments are going to be more permanent and will provide a basis for reducing unemployment and improving export performance, and sustaining growth, in a way that is more sound and permanent.

Tags: Growth, Sound  ✍ Author: Lucas Papademos

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.

Tags: Joy, Reap  ✍ Author: John Crowe Ransom

Labor gives birth to ideas.

Tags: Birth, Ideas  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.

Tags: Era, Essential  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

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

Tags: Either, Land  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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

Tags: Computers, Economy  ✍ Author: Bob Taft

Those who invest in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems.

Tags: Africa, Here  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us.

Tags: Almost, Often  ✍ Author: Harry Warren

Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.

Tags: Common, Life  ✍ Author: Booker T. Washington

The biggest labor problem is tomorrow.

Tags: Problem, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Brigham Young

Although women do two-thirds of the world's labor, they own less than one percent of the world's assets.

Tags: Less, Women  ✍ Author: Isabel Allende

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

Tags: Half, Try  ✍ Author: Brooks Atkinson

The Labor Party is a party with no ideals, regulations or laws, and it is a party I will not be a part of.

Tags: Laws, Party  ✍ Author: Ami Ayalon

The increase in salaries at private companies has exploded, and Romania also faces a labor shortage, especially in construction. We believe that the Romanian market will remain an incentive, so that migration will not be an issue.

Tags: Market, Private  ✍ Author: Traian Basescu

This is a business of love and labor.

Tags: Business, Love  ✍ Author: Chester Bennington

Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing.

Tags: Enemy, Until  ✍ Author: John Bigelow

Private-sector firms are increasingly active in the prison industry and they and the militantly unionized correctional officers, almost all unskilled labor, constantly lead public demands for more criminal statutes and more draconian penalties.

Tags: Almost, Public  ✍ Author: Conrad Black

China is investing in factories in Eastern Europe, not because their labor costs are lower, but because they want to be closer to their markets.

Tags: China, Europe  ✍ Author: Michael Bloomberg

We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.

Tags: Equality, Success  ✍ Author: Arthur C. Brooks

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.

Tags: Against, Death  ✍ Author: Thomas Browne

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Tags: Fear, Honest  ✍ Author: Robert Burns

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.

Tags: Condition, Himself  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

The investment we're all looking for is actually saving labor... Look at what the internet is doing to retail.

Tags: Actually, Looking  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.

Tags: Fruit, Sweetest  ✍ Author: Luc de Clapiers

The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.

Tags: Create, Give  ✍ Author: William Cobbett

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.

Tags: Him, Strength  ✍ Author: Anna Julia Cooper

The Labor party is in my blood.

Tags: Blood, Party  ✍ Author: Trish Crossin

Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses.

Tags: Fire, Hot  ✍ Author: Jimmy Durante

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

Tags: Born, Him  ✍ Author: Tom Flores

I find that arduous physical labor can jump-start my thought process.

Tags: Process, Thought  ✍ Author: Jane Fonda

No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.

Tags: Eye, Silent  ✍ Author: Steve Forbes

Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them.

Tags: Build, Vote  ✍ Author: David Frost

Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.

Tags: Paid, Poorly  ✍ Author: Henry George

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.

Tags: Result, Used  ✍ Author: Henry George

We do not need Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Education; we need a single Department of Skills that will promote an integrated approach to global competitiveness.

Tags: Education, Single  ✍ Author: Louis Gerstner

If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.

Tags: American, Week  ✍ Author: Whoopi Goldberg

We do want more, and when it becomes more, we shall still want more. And we shall never cease to demand more until we have received the results of our labor.

Tags: Results, Until  ✍ Author: Samuel Gompers

There would be a paragraph about some veteran digging tunnels for the Germans in a slave labor camp, or something like that. Finally I decided to look it up and go further into it.

Tags: Decided, Finally  ✍ Author: Charles Guggenheim

In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.

Tags: Appearance, System  ✍ Author: Albert Bushnell Hart

My overall message for labor members is... that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear, but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully concentrated and we can't ignore them.

Tags: Ignore, Understand  ✍ Author: Alexis Herman

If there was to be a new Europe, there not only had to be a common market, but also great mobility in labor.

Tags: Common, Great  ✍ Author: Dustin Hoffman

The full potential of labor can be utilized only if there is mobility in labor.

Tags: Full, Potential  ✍ Author: Dustin Hoffman

Everything in the world is purchased by labor.

Tags: Purchased  ✍ Author: David Hume

It was a labor of love and they did really well.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Ian Hunter

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

Tags: Fortune, Good  ✍ Author: James Weldon Johnson

Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor and it's called the Bush Administration.

Tags: Against, Mistake  ✍ Author: Edward Kennedy

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

Tags: May, Movement  ✍ Author: William Kunstler

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

Tags: Succeed, Used  ✍ Author: Charles Kuralt

Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture.

Tags: Culture, Wealth  ✍ Author: Ferdinand Lassalle

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.

Tags: American, Faith  ✍ Author: John L. Lewis

In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944.

Tags: Forced, Service  ✍ Author: Gyorgy Ligeti

Free trade should not mean free labor.

Tags: Free, Mean  ✍ Author: Stephen F. Lynch

A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.

Tags: Idea, Single  ✍ Author: Jacques Maritain

The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.

Tags: Poor, Slaves  ✍ Author: George Mason

When you look at the money spent by labor unions for Democrats, it comes as no surprise the Democrats crafted a campaign-finance 'disclosure' bill with the thresholds adjusted to exempt unions.

Tags: Money, Surprise  ✍ Author: Mark McKinney

Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.

Tags: Whole, Work  ✍ Author: Marshall McLuhan

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

Tags: Despair, Diligence  ✍ Author: Mike Melville

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

Tags: Peace, Society  ✍ Author: Ludwig von Mises

The actual gap between Labor, Likud and the new central party is microscopic.

Tags: Between, Party  ✍ Author: Amos Oz

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

Tags: Art, Value  ✍ Author: Joshua Reynolds

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.

Tags: Ground, Time  ✍ Author: Cecil Rhodes

There's a lot of labor involved in the birth of a new town.

Tags: Birth, Involved  ✍ Author: Michael Richards

I'm in this business because I despise honest labor.

Tags: Business, Honest  ✍ Author: Marty Robbins

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs.

Tags: Jobs, Longer  ✍ Author: Dana Rohrabacher

Making labor less expensive helps firms hire people.

Tags: Less, Making  ✍ Author: Christina Romer

A continuing narrative throughout Australia's history that says it is better to build up than to tear down - this is the continuing mission of Labor.

Tags: History, Says  ✍ Author: Kevin Rudd

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.

Tags: Free, Ideas  ✍ Author: Paul Ryan

I will not be in the position of having management dictated to by labor.

Tags: Management, Position  ✍ Author: Charles M. Schwab
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