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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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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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Such hath it been--shall be--beneath the sun The many still must labour for the one.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Corsair (canto I, st. 8)

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They can expect nothing but their labor for their pains. - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote--Author's Preface

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It is generally said, "Past labors are pleasant," Euripides says, for you all know the Greek verse, "The recollection of past labors is pleasant." [Lat., Vulgo enim dicitur, Jucundi acti labores: nec male Euripides: concludam, si potero, Latine: Graecum enim hunc versum nostis omnes: Suavis laborum est proeteritorum memoria.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 32)

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American labor, which is the capital of our workingmen.

Steven Grover Cleveland Quotes , Source: Annual Message

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It is so far from being needless pains, that it may bring considerable profit, to carry Charcoals to Newcastle.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Pisgah--Sight of Palestine (ed. 1650, p. 128)

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There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Pisgah--Sight of Palestine (ed. 1650, p. 128)

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How blest is he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease.

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

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If little labour. little are our gaines: Man's fortunes are according to his paines.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Hesperides--No Paines, No Gaines

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To labour is the lot of man below; And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. X, l. 78), (Pope's translation)

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Our fruitless labours mourn, And only rich in barren fame return.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 46), (Pope's translation)

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With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Song of the Shirt

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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.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

Menander Quotes

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The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.

Luc De Clapiers Quotes

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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.

Orville Dewey Quotes

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By labor fire is got out of stone.

Dutch Proverb Quotes

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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.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Labor is the fruit of civilization, not the basis of it.

Alexander Crummell Quotes

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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.

John D. Rockefeller Quotes

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The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Slowly those who create the wealth of the world are permitted to share it. The future is in labor's strong, rough hands.

Mother Jones Quotes

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The workers asked only for bread and a shortening of the long hours of toil. The agitators gave them visions. The police gave them clubs.

Mother Jones Quotes

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On their side the workers had only the Constitution. The other side had bayonets.

Mother Jones Quotes

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