Labour once spent has no influence on the future value of any article; it is gone and lost for ever. In commerce bygones are forever bygones; and we are always starting clear at each moment, judging the values of things with a view to future utility.
A bad book isasmuchof a labour towriteas a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
The common wages of labour depends every where upon the contract usually made between those two parties whose interests are by no means the same?Masters are always and every where in a sort of tacit, but constant and uniform combination, not to raise the wages of labour above their actual rate.Adam Smith
Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers.bhimrao ramji ambedkar
As for the hired Greeks in Persian service, thousands of the dead were to be buried, but the prisoners were bound in fetters and sent to hard labour in Macedonia, 'because they had fought as Greeks against Greeks, on behalf of barbarians, contrary to the common decrees of the Greek allies.robin lane fox
The working classes may be injuriously degraded and oppressed in three ways:1st — When they are neglected in infancy2nd — When they are overworked by their employer, and are thus rendered incompetent from ignorance to make a good use of high wages when they can procure them.3rd — When they are paid low wages for their labourRobert Owen
In works of labour or of skillI would be busy too:For Satan finds some mischief stillFor idle hands to do.Isaac Watts
The only solution to the contradictions of capitalism entails the abolition of wage labour.david harvey
Apprentices and servants are characters perfectly distinct: the one receives instruction, the other a stipulated price for his labour.kenyon, lloyd, 1st baron kenyon
In the end, the labour party could cease to represent labour. Stranger historic ironies have happened than that.enoch powell
It (hunting) was the labour of the savages of North America, but the amusement of the gentlemen of England.samuel johnson
I feel no doubt whatever that the parish laws of England have contributed to raise the price of provisions and to lower the real price of labour.
Stream of the living world Where dash the billows of strife! One plunge in the mighty torrent Is a year of tamer life! City of glorious days, Of hope, and labour and mirth, With room and to spare, on thy splendid bays For the ships of all the earth!richard watson gilder
The Conservative Party is the parent of trade unionism, just as it is the author of the Factory Acts. At every stage in the history of the nineteenth century it is to Toryism that trade unionism has looked for help and support against the oppressions of the Manchester School of liberalism, which cared nothing for the interests of the state, and regarded men as brute beasts whose labour could be bought and sold at the cheapest price, irrespective of all other considerations.
In the year 1871, Mr. Gladstone's Government introduced and passed the first Trade Union Act, by far the most important victory, up to that time achieved by the champions of labour organizations.
He came back to England convinced that Rhodes and his fellow mining capitalists had engineered the war in order to removed the leaders of the Boer republics who stood in the way of the rationalisation of the black labour supply in the gold mines."
The Chinese economy would be brutally transformed into the mightiest manufacturing nation based on western capital and on an abundance of cheap, highly submissive labour.
labour is the Party of law and order in Britain todaytough on crime and tough on the causes of crime.
The general election of 1983 has produced one important result that has passed virtually without comment in the media. It is that, for the first time since 1945, a political party with an openly socialist policy has received the support of over eight and a half million people. This is a remarkable development by any standards and it deserves some analysis ... the 1983 labour manifesto commanded the loyalty of millions of voters and a democratic socialist bridge-head in public understanding and support can be made.tony benn
I certainly think that a labour Government will have to have effective powers to control the outflow of capital.michael foot
We have never yet had a labour Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens.dora russell
He that in his Studies wholly applies himself to labour and Exercise, and neglects Meditation, loses his time: And he that only applies himself to Meditation, and neglects labour and Exercise, does only wander and lose himself.confucius
I sometimes wish that I were in the labour Party. I would tear down all these institutions!david lloyd george