Labour Quotes

That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage ...

That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.- George Orwell
📅︎ Sep 29
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"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the ...

"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules." — Anthony Trollope
📅︎ Sep 16
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"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the ...

"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules." — Anthony Trollope
📅︎ Apr 29
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"They claim their labours are to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated wi...

"They claim their labours are to build a heaven yet their heaven is populated with horrors. Perhaps the world is not made. Perhaps nothing is made. A clock without a craftsman. It's too late. Always has been, always will be… too late." - Alan Moore
📅︎ Dec 18
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"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the ...

"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules." — Anthony Trollope
📅︎ Sep 14
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That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage ...

That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there. -George Orwell
📅︎ Feb 21
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"... I feel always, on a Saturday night, as though I also ...

"... I feel always, on a Saturday night, as though I also were released from some yoke of labour, had some wages to receive, and some luxury of repose to enjoy" - Thomas De Quincey
📅︎ Apr 14
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"We are such dreary liars. Our one idea is to lie to ourselves. We have an ideal of a perfect wor...

"We are such dreary liars. Our one idea is to lie to ourselves. We have an ideal of a perfect world, clean and straight and sufficient. So we cover the earth with foulness; life is a blotch of labour, like insects scurrying in filth, so that... you can have a butler and a motor-car" - D.H.Lawrence
📅︎ Nov 18
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"Labour without joy is base. Labour withou...

"Labour without joy is base. Labour without sorrow is base. Sorrow without labour is base. Joy without labour is base." - John Ruskin
📅︎ Sep 08
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I am only doing what I am capable of doing, since this is my only ability. And if this is the c...

I am only doing what I am capable of doing, since this is my only ability. And if this is the case, then my labour will not be any less or any more unnecessary than any other kind of work, as they are all based on the fact that the world exists and it will continue to exist. - Stanislaw Lem
📅︎ Nov 08
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