Labor Quotes

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Alexander Hamilton
Horace - brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio. when i labor to...

Wernher von braun - man is the best computer we can put aboard a...
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.
Francis Quarles
In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward.
Edwin P. Whipple

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
George Washington
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
Adam Clayton Jr. Powell
The most efficient labor - Saving device is still money.
Franklin P Jones
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Albert Einstein
The effects of kindness are not always seen immediately, Sometimes it takes years until your kindness will pay off, And is returned to you. And sometimes you never see the fruits of your labors, But they are there, Deep inside of the soul of the one you touched.
Dan Kelly
Albert einstein - a hundred times every day i remind myself that my...
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Labor disgraces no man unfortunately you occasionally find men disgrace labor.
Ulysses S. Grant
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
Samuel Johnson
In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.
Lewis Thomas
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
Doug Larson
Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
Saul Bellow
All wealth is the product of labor.
John Locke
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
Dag Hammarskjld
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
What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad.
Dave Barry
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
William Hazlitt
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self - Confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Arnold Bennett
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo
Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.
The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within.
Dave Wine
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Sir Philip Sidney
If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born; it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.
Eugene Edwards
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandle
There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
Thomas A. Edison
My fate cannot be mastered it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul I am only its noisiest passenger.
Aldous Huxley
Washington is a place where people praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost - Benefit calculations.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe