28 quotes about Labor
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Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
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We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.
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No man receives the full culture of a man in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished; and there is no condition of life from which it should be excluded. Of all luxuries this is the cheapest, and the most at hand, and most important to those conditions where coarse labor tends to give grossness to the mind.
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The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
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A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
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Labor is man's greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working.
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Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born.
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He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
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I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.
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Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutified.
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If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains.
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Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.
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Life gives nothing to man without labor.
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Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
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Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it as earned.
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Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
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Labor, if it were not necessary for existence, would be indispensable for the happiness of man.
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Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
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Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.
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Precious gems are profoundly buried in the earth and can only be extracted at the expense of great labor.
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I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
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The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.
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It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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It is not, truly speaking, the labor that is divided; but the men: divided into mere segments of men --broken into small fragments and crumbs of life, so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin or the head of a nail.
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There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
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Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable.
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If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him.
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The biggest labor problem is tomorrow.
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