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These are some of the best 'Labor' quotations and sayings.

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A man's best friends are his ten fingers.

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

Alexander the Great, reflecting on his friends degenerating into sloth and luxury, told them that it was a most slavish thing to luxuriate, and a most royal thing to labor.

As steady application to work is the healthiest training for every individual, so is it the best discipline of a state. Honorable industry alway travels the same road with enjoyment and duty, and progress is altogether impossible without it.

Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment; for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; for no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could be tempted; but of all employments, bodily labor is the most useful, and of the greatest benefit for driving away the Devil.

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life-purpose. ... Get your happiness out of your work or you will never know what real happiness is. ... 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.

Do what thou dost as if the earth were heaven, and thy last day the day of judgment.

Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

For as labor cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to use of land is necessarily the denial of the right of labor to its own produce.

From labor, health; from health, contentment springs.

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

God intends no man to live in this world without working; but it seems to me no less evident that He intends every man to be happy in his work.

Hard workers are usually honest; industry lifts them above temptation.

I find successful exertion is a powerful means of exhilaration, which discharges itself in good humor upon others.

If we would have anything of benefit, we must earn it, and earning it become shrewd, inventive, ingenious, active, enterprising.

If you divorce capital from labor, capital is hoarded, and labor starves.

It is only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labor can be made happy; and the two cannot be separated with impunity.

Labor - the expenditure of vital effort in some form, is the measure, nay, it is the maker of values.

Labor conquers all things.

Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor. See quote detail


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