Quotations on Labor

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Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)

For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: End, Gain, Labor, Leisure)

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Age, Life, Men, Work, Childhood, Evening, Hard work, Labor, May, Sun)

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
- Sholem Asch
(Keywords: Men, Creativity, Force, Labor, May, Spiritual)

That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place would patronize a free labor store, in preference to others, I do not doubt; but we do not muster money in Cincinnati.
- Gamaliel Bailey
(Keywords: Money, Doubt, Labor, Majority)

There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Happiness, Dream, Excellence, Labor, Usefulness)

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Attention, Effort, Garden, Intentions, Labor, Plants)

The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: People, Communism, Existence, Labor, Nation, State, Will)

Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and association of labor. I receive and I give - such is human life. Each directs and is directed in his turn.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Science, Life, Labor, Necessity, Results)

I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter
(Keywords: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Abuse, Children, Exploitation, Labor, Open, Public)

New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Work, Labor, Legislation, Prostitution)

Only with the tools of production in their own hands could the workers ever hope to control their own lives and receive the fruits of their labor.
- Ella R. Bloor
(Keywords: Control, Hope, Labor, Production, Tools, Workers)

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
(Keywords: Day, Job, Labor, Will)

Most of the people that I went to school with - I went to secondary school - we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Work, Thought, People, Labor, School)

Before the war there were many who were more or less ignorant of the international labor movement but who nevertheless turned to it for salvation when the threat of war arose. They hoped that the workers would never permit a war.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: War, Labor, Salvation, Workers)

For me the march was a labor - a labor of love - but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: Love, Labor, Listening, March, Workers)

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.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Equality, Success, Corporations, Income, Labor, State, Taxes, Will)

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Thought, Gods, Labor, Punishment, Reason, Weight)

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Idleness, Labor, Writing)

It might have been offset for us if the revenue from our own oil and natural gas that was just developing had been available to the Labor Government, but the oil revenues were just coming in when Labor fell in '79.
- Barbara Castle
(Keywords: Government, Labor, Oil)

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: First, Labor, Man)

The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry.
- Ralph Chaplin
(Keywords: Men, Class, First, Honor, Labor, Respect, Solidarity)

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
- Mary Ellen Chase
(Keywords: Father, Thoughts, Labor, Saying)

The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Money, Truth, Labor, Laws, Public, Workers)

Less than 8 percent of private sector workers belonged to a union in 2004, and, overall, only 12.5 percent of American workers carry a union card - down from about one-third of workers in labor's heydays in the 1950s.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: American, Labor, Workers)

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
(Keywords: Attention, Care, Culture, Labor, Man, May, Understanding)

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Evil, Labor, Pleasure)

The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Power, Labor, Productivity, Wages)

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: American, Dignity, Fact, Honor, Labor, Lies, Sentiment)

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.
- William Cobbett
(Keywords: Class, Labor, Taxation)

Luck relies on chance, labor on character.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Character, Chance, Labor, Luck)

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Thought, Labor, Learning)

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.
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Keywords: Strength, Folly, Labor, Obligation, Vice)

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
(Keywords: Globalization, Labor, Result)

Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Labor, Now, Numbers, Today)

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
(Keywords: Money, Life, Dream, Chance, Labor, Lonely)

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
- Annie Dillard
(Keywords: Time, Chaos, Labor, Whim)

Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.
- John Gregory Dunne
(Keywords: Job, Labor, Writing)

The CIO put up half a million dollars for Roosevelt's 1936 campaign and provided him with an immense group of active labor workers who played a large part in the sweeping victory he won at the polls.
- John T. Flynn
(Keywords: Victory, Labor, Workers)

Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them.
- David Frost
(Keywords: Conservative, Labor, Vote)

The increased global linkages promote economic growth in the world through two key mechanisms: the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge.
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Keywords: Knowledge, Growth, Key, Labor, World)

The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: Time, Labor, State)

Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor.
- Elton Gallegly
(Keywords: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)

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.
- Henry George
(Keywords: Force, Labor, Production, Result)

The most popular labor-saving device is still money.
- Phyllis George
(Keywords: Money, Labor, Popular)

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Keywords: Country, Inventions, Labor, Needs)



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