Labor Quotes

Take care to not labor for what is vain, or labor in vain: that is, neither to desire what you ar...

Take care to not labor for what is vain, or labor in vain: that is, neither to desire what you are unable to obtain, nor yet, after much toil, discover the foolishness of your desires. Ensure that your labor may not be without result, and that the result may not be unworthy of your labor. -Seneca
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"There is no expedient to which...

"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking." β€” Thomas A. Edison
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"Difficulties streng...

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body." -Seneca
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 06
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"Man is so made that he can only fi...

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." β€” Anatole France
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"People who labor all their lives but have no purpos...

"People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time-even when hard at work." --Marcus Aurelius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 08
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Difficulties strengthen ...

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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β€œDifficulties strengthen...

β€œDifficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.” - Seneca the Younger
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β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes qui...

β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.” Musonius Rufus
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β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quic...

β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures." --Musonius Rufus
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 11
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"Man is so made that he can only fi...

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." β€” Anatole France
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 08
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"There is no expedient to which...

"There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking." β€” Thomas A. Edison
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 06
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 24
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"We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly...

"We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective laborβ€”not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules." -Albert Einstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 26
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β€œIf a task is once begun, never leave it ...

β€œIf a task is once begun, never leave it 'till it's done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.”- Joe Louis's mom
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 27
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"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth β€” look at ...

"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth β€” 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." --Soren Kierkegaard
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 02
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β€œI predict future happiness for Americans if they can pre...

β€œI predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”-- Thomas Jefferson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 13
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"We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and tho...

"We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it." - Thomas Aquinas
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"Man is so made that he can only fi...

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." β€” Anatole France
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 25
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β€œEmploy your time in improving yourself by ot...

β€œEmploy your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” ― Socrates
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 16
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"Difficulties streng...

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” - Seneca
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β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickl...

β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.” ~Gaius Musonius Rufus
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"Clogged highways and blocked arteries. Oil sheen on the gulf, methane gas in the sink. Boys f...

"Clogged highways and blocked arteries. Oil sheen on the gulf, methane gas in the sink. Boys from Detroit killing boys from Baghdad. Culture of ignorance, culture of pride. Landfills full of Chinese labor. Driving down the jogging lane to pick up healthy options packed by skinny children."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 14
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β€œListen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birthβ€” look at t...

β€œListen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birthβ€” 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.” β€” SΓΈren Kierkegaard.
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"It is said that history becomes legend as its events recede into the mists of time and that ...

"It is said that history becomes legend as its events recede into the mists of time and that memories are faintest in the slumber of peace. Thus, the noble peoples of Urak grew forgetful of the dark time their land once knew; heedless of the ancient enemy who yet labored in silence...."
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The mine owner didn't find the gold, doesn't mine the ...

The mine owner didn't find the gold, doesn't mine the gold, and can't mill the gold but, thanks to the alchemy of capitalism, it's all his. - Bill Haywood, labor leader
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"All wealth is...

"All wealth is the product of labor." - John Locke
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"It is more noble to give yourself completely...

"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses." - Dag Hammarskjold
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"The only truly immort...

"The only truly immortal investment of human labor is art!" - Adolf Hitler
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 29
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[NSFW] "Labor to keep alive in your b...

[NSFW] "Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." George Washington
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β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickl...

β€œIf you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.” ~Gaius Musonius Rufus
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 30
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"The earth is given as a common stock for men to labor and to live on ... Wherever...

"The earth is given as a common stock for men to labor and to live on ... Wherever in any country there are idle lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right." - Thomas Jefferson.
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β€œThe best dividends on the labor invested have invar...

β€œThe best dividends on the labor invested have invariably come from seeking more knowledge rather than more power.” ----Wilbur and Orville Wright, March 12, 1906.”
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"He who labors diligently need neve...

"He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor." - Menander
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"Pay the laborer h...

"Pay the laborer his wages before his sweat dries." - MuαΈ₯ammad
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 29
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 02
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." -Nikola Tesla
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 27
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"Excellence in any department can be attained...

"Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price. " β€” Samuel Johnson
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"The Bhagavad-Gita tells us that we have a right only to our labor, n...

"The Bhagavad-Gita tells us that we have a right only to our labor, not the the fruits of our labor. All the wrrior can give is his life; all the athlete can do is leave everything on the field." - Steven Pressfield
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 19
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β€œIt is only through labor and painful effort...

β€œIt is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 04
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"Nobody cares about the fate o...

"Nobody cares about the fate of labor as long as they get their instant gratification." -Squidward
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"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster...

"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright." - Benjamin Franklin
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β€œI predict future happiness for Americans if they can pre...

β€œI predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can pre...

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 13
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"Medicine is the only profession tha...

"Medicine is the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence." –James Bryce
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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Does anyone know the origin of this quo...

Does anyone know the origin of this quote? "man is the only animal that labors under the knowledge of his inevitable death"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 03
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β€œI predict future happiness for Americans, if they can pr...

β€œI predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” -Thomas Jefferson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 10
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β€œEmploy your time in improving yourself by ot...

β€œEmploy your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” - Socrates
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"Arbeit macht frei." ~ German phrase meani...

"Arbeit macht frei." ~ German phrase meaning "Labor makes you free," inscribed over the entrance of several Nazi concentration camps
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"Show me the country that has no strikes and I'l...

"Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty." – Samuel Gompers, American labor leader, born 1850
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"Labor give...

"Labor gives birth to ideas." -Jim Rohn
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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can pr...

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -Thomas Jefferson
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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they ...

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 25
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It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports...

It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. - Eric Hoffer
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β€œIt is fitting that the flag of our country should fly here in honor of thos...

β€œIt is fitting that the flag of our country should fly here in honor of those men who, inspired by a vision of lonely lands made fruitful, conceived this great work and of those others whose genius and labor made that vision a reality.”
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