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Quote Left It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. Quote Right
Quote Left The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care. Quote Right
Quote Left Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the duty of those serving the people in public place closely to limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered, because this bounds the right of the government to extract tribute from the earnings of labor or the property of the citizen, and because public extravagance begets extravagance among the people. We should never be ashamed of the simplicity and prudential economies which are best suited to the operation of a republican form of government and most compatible with the mission of the American people. Those who are selected for a limited time to manage public affairs are still of the people, and may do much by their example to encourage, consistently with the dignity of their official functions, that plain way of life which among their fellow-citizens aids integrity and promotes thrift and prosperity. Quote Right
Quote Left In Paris today, millions of pounds of bread are sold daily, made during the previous night by those strange, half-naked beings one glimpses through cellar windows, whose wild-seeming cries floating out of those depths always makes a painful impression. In the morning, one sees these pale men, still white with flour, carrying a loaf under one arm, going off to rest and gather new strength to renew their hard and useful labor when night comes again. I have always highly esteemed the brave and humble workers who labor all night to produce those soft but crusty loaves that look more like cake than bread. Quote Right
Quote Left Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television. Quote Right
Quote Left The suburban housewife -- she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife -- freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother had found true feminine fulfillment. Quote Right
Quote Left If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains. Quote Right
Quote Left We always compare our labor with its results. We do not devote more effort to a given task if we can accomplish it with less; nor, when confronted with two toilsome tasks, do we choose the greater. We are more inclined to diminish the ratio of effort to result, and if, in so doing, we gain a little leisure, nothing will stop us from using it, for the sake of additional benefits, in enterprises more in keeping with our tastes. Man's universal practice, indeed, is conclusive in this regard. Always and everywhere, we find that he looks upon toil as the disagreeable aspect, and on satisfaction as the compensatory aspect, of his condition. Always and everywhere, we find that, as far as he is able, he places the burden of his toil upon animals, the wind, steam, or other forces of Nature, or, alas! upon his fellow men, if he can gain mastery over them. In this last case, let me repeat, for it is too often forgotten, the labor has not been lessened; it has merely been shifted to other shoulders. Quote Right
Quote Left In quiet and untroubled times it seems to every administrator that it is only by his efforts that the whole population under his rule is kept going, and in this consciousness of being indispensable every administrator finds the chief reward of his labor and efforts. While the sea of history remains calm the ruler-administrator in his frail bark, holding on with a boat hook to the ship of the people and himself moving, naturally imagines that his efforts move the ship he is holding on to. But as soon as a storm arises and the sea begins to heave and the ship to move, such a delusion is no longer possible. The ship moves independently with its own enormous motion, the boat hook no longer reaches the moving vessel, and suddenly the administrator, instead of appearing a ruler and a source of power, becomes an insignificant, useless, feeble man. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution. Quote Right
Quote Left The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and un... Quote Right
Quote Left It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize. Quote Right
Quote Left Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods--in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. Quote Right
Quote Left I think we ought to be able to alter the whole system—but not by bullying, not because one lot wants what the other has got. Quote Right
Quote Left We are behaving like people without compassion and love for the most vulnerable section of society. The children of the universe are without a spokesperson, they are voiceless…We are all touched by the atrocities committed against children: sexual, physical abuse, child slave labor, educational neglect. We feel ashamed. Angry. Appalled. But there is no action…No action. Quote Right
Quote Left Learning without thought is labor lost. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who have been too long at their labor, who have drunk too long at the cup of voluptuousness, who feel they have become temporarily inhumane, who are tormented by their families, who find life sad and love ephemeral; they should all eat chocolate and they will be comforted. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. Quote Right
Quote Left The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both. Quote Right
Quote Left Worship God by reverencing the human soul as God's chosen sanctuary. Revere it in yourselves, revere it in others, and labor to carry it forward. ...Go forth to respect the rights, and seek the true, enduring welfare of all within your influence. Carry with you the conviction that to trample on a human being, of whatevercolor, clime, rank, condition, is to trample on God's child. ...Go forth to do good with every power which God bestows, to make every place you enter happier by your presence, to espouse all human interests, to throw your whole weight into the scale of human freedom and improvement, to withstand all wrong, to uphold all right, and especially to give light, life, strength to the immortal soul. Quote Right
Quote Left The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons. Quote Right
Quote Left Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labor to overcome the cloud that loads em. Quote Right
Quote Left Good to sell knowledge for labor, honor for risk. Quote Right
Quote Left His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon! Quote Right
Quote Left As soon as I suspect a fine effect is being achieved by accident I lose interest. I am not unskilled labor. ...The scientific actor is an even worker. Any one may achieve on some rare occasion an outburst of genuine feeling, a gesture of imperishable beauty, a ringing accent of truth; but your scientific actor knows how he did it. He can repeat it again and again and again. He can be depended on. Quote Right
Quote Left The grip that swung the ax in Illinois Was on the pen that set a people free. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Labor

Quote Left The world is a laboratory, there are the users and the used Quote Right
Quote Left I have labored sore and suffered death, so now I rest and catch my breath. But I shall come and call right soon heaven and earth and hell to doom. Then all shall know both devil and man just who I was and what I am. ('I Have Labored Sore' loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Faz tempo que empreender deixou de ser uma competição adversária entre vendedores e compradores em apuros. Vivemos na época na qual a colaboração supera a concorrência, a inclusão substitui a exclusividade e a transparência e a abertura para os outros se torna essencial para a nova forma de conduzir os negócios, a sensibilidade empática tem espaço para respirar e prosperar. De agora em diante expandimos mentes e mercados e colocamos tudo no centro da vivência humana. Quote Right
Quote Left Acredite sempre que um pequeno grupo de pessoas colaborando atenciosamente pode mudar o mundo. A inovação social prospera na colaboração; em fazer coisas com uma pessoa com outras, ao invés de apenas para eles ou para eles. A web usada para 'crowdsource' de ideia será a maneira pela qual se criará o mundo pós pandemia. Quote Right
Quote Left invite yourself inside your experience and collaborate with your potential. Quote Right
Quote Left May it be as elaborate as making wine... with the ease of drinking it in! (May your year be as elaborate as making wine... with the ease of drinking it all in!) Happy Birthday 7.7.2020 Quote Right
Quote Left The labor of courage and triumph is the miracle of fortitude to endure adversity with victory. Quote Right
Quote Left I scribe only what the heart tells me to. In this collaboration, my heart is the Poet. JC Hawkens 4/2/2020 Quote Right
Quote Left In a rare case If an incorruptible body of a saint or martyr is found, then his samples can be taken to a laboratory to determine the cause of incorruptibility. Quote Right
Quote Left What makes a man or woman, human? What makes a human put thoughts into words into stories? Surely, it is the Soul, the Higher Self that has the wish to convene with other souls. Is LOVE not the truest form of collaboration? When love transports a human out of the story into real life, then souls truly do meet. (Leanne Lovejoy-Burton writing as LadyLabyrinth) Quote Right
Quote Left What makes a man or woman, human? What makes a human put thoughts into words into stories? Surely, it is the Soul, the Higher Self that has the wish to convene with other souls. Is LOVE not the truest form of collaboration? When love transports a human out of the story into real life, then souls truly do meet. (Leanne Lovejoy-Burton writing as LadyLabyrinth) Quote Right
Quote Left Our mother earth was created to save and exalt mankind. She is our foundation. Her battles against sin, war and pollution are as real as ours. Her works, labors and fruits are a testament of her love for us and God. Praise be to our God for our Grand Mother Earth, Eden, and all the Lord's creations upon her! Quote Right
Quote Left “Life itself is a research laboratory. The various images of life are the test results. -Mustofa Munir Quote Right
Quote Left The artist sees the idea, but it is in the 'expression' of accomplishment that we see the fruit of their labor. Quote Right
Quote Left Bully... A person who has taken authority or of authority figure, to be an instrument of elaborate evil, that is gratified by causing hurt, sorrow, or shame; or any form of inner or physical pain, upon the innocent, or upon those they believe to be subservient, to being tormented, and being bullied. Quote Right
Quote Left Honesty and truth are the diamonds of passion's labors. Quote Right
Quote Left Living a life of ease means that at some point you lived a life of labor Quote Right
Quote Left Love's labor may be lost, but never wasted, enjoy the journey. Quote Right
Quote Left common goal of ordinary people to rejoice.Actually it is existing only in collaboration with friendship,it multiplies the good in life and divides its evils.Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is good donation or blessing. Quote Right
Quote Left Europeans have no way to relate to American politics. They don't understand that there is no labor party. They don't understand voting third party is shunned. But they still know more about American politics than Americans. Quote Right