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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures,

Samuel Gompers Quotes

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

Victor Hugo Quotes

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Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.

Thomas Merton Quotes

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Labour in vain; or coals to Newcastle.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in a sermon to the people of Queenhith, advertised in the "Daily Courant", Oct. 6, 1709

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He who prays and labours lifts his heart to God with his hands. [Lat., Qui orat laborat, cor levat ad Deum cum manibus.]

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Quotes , Source: Ad sororem

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Not all the labor of the earth Is done by hardened hands.

Will Carleton Quotes , Source: A Working Woman

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And yet without labour there were no ease, no rest, so much as conceivable.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Characteristics

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A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

Steven Grover Cleveland Quotes , Source: Letter accepting the nomination for President

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Honest labor bears a lovely face.

Thomas Dekker Quotes , Source: Patient Grissell (act I, sc. 1)

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Labour itself is but a sorrowful song, The protest of the weak against the strong.

Rev. Frederick William Faber Quotes , Source: The Sorrowful World

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For as labor cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to the use of land is necessarily the denial of the labor to its own produce.

Henry George Quotes , Source: Progress and Poverty (bk. VII, ch. I)

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Skilled labor teaches something not to be found in books or colleges.

Harriet H. Robinson Quotes

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All wealth is the product of labor.

John Locke Quotes

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He who labours, prays. [Lat., Qui laborat, orat.]

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in a sermon to the people of Queenhith, advertised in the "Daily Courant", Oct. 6, 1709

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We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Thessalonians (ch. I, v. 2-4)

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For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Timothy (ch. V, v. 18)

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When admirals extoll'd for standing still, Of doing nothing with a deal of skill.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Table Talk (l. 192)

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I have spent my life laboriously doing nothing. [Lat., Vitam perdidi laboricose agendo.]

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 99)

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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.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!

Aaliyah Quotes

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Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Without labor nothing prospers.

Sophocles Quotes

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Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles.

William Ellery Channing Quotes , Source: War

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

Ralph Ransom Quotes

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