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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Labor (28 Quotations)

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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

 

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We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.
~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

 

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No man receives the full culture of a man in whom the sensibility to the beautiful is not cherished; and there is no condition of life from which it should be excluded. Of all luxuries this is the cheapest, and the most at hand, and most important to those conditions where coarse labor tends to give grossness to the mind.
~ William Ellery Channing

 

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The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
~ Luc De Clapiers

 

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A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
~ Robert Collyer

 

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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

 

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Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born.
~ John Florio

 

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He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.
~ Jean Giraudoux

 

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Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutified.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

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If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains.
~ Robert Herrick

 

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Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.
~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

 

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Life gives nothing to man without labor.
~ Horace

 

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Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

 

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Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it as earned.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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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

 

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Labor, if it were not necessary for existence, would be indispensable for the happiness of man.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
~ Joseph Joubert

 

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Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.
~ W.P. Kinsella

 

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Precious gems are profoundly buried in the earth and can only be extracted at the expense of great labor.
~ Sri Anandamayi Ma

 

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