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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.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
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
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
In the universities, cheap, vulnerable labor means adjuncts and graduate students.
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
No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
Robert Green Ingersoll
In the late 19th century there was a major union organization, Knights of Labor, and also a radical populist movement based on farmers. It's hard to believe, but it was based in Texas, and it was quite radical. They wanted their own banks, their own cooperatives, their own control over sales and commerce.
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.
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
Adam Smith pointed out that there were three things that make us more prosperous, in a general sort of way: freedom to pursue our own self-interest; specialization, which he called division of labor; and freedom of trade.
P. J. O'Rourke
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
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
Michel de Montaigne
I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.
Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I'm doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I'm not sure how that happens, but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.
From zoning to labor to food safety to insurance, local food systems daily face a phalanx of regulatory hurdles designed and implemented to police industrial food models but which prejudicially wipe out the antidote: appropriate scaled local food systems.
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
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.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
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 a Kempis
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.
It is labor that keeps the strong man strong. And spiritual labor, toil and burden-bearing, is what will give strength to the church of Christ.
Ellen G. White
Everything in the world is purchased by labor.
There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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