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.
Question not, but live and labour Till yon goal be won, Helping every feeble neighbour, Seeking help from none; Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone: in another's trouble, in your own.Adam Lindsay Gordon
The division of labour is nothing but the alienated establishment of human activity.
Such hath it beenshall bebeneath the sun The many still must labour for the one.Rochdale
Forth in thy name,O Lord, I go, My daily labour to pursue. Thee, only thee, resolved to know, In all I think or speak or do.Charles Wesley
Capital simply allows us to expend labour in advance.william stanley jevons
Until recently baby production was largely dependent on slave labour; as soon as women are allowed to answer the question "Would you like to squeeze as many objects the size of a watermelon out of your body as it takes to kill you?" they generally answer "No, thank you." This leads to falling birthrates everywhere women are not kept enslaved and ignorant of the alternatives.james nicoll
Voltaire remarked that it is possible to kill a flock of sheep by witchcraft if you give them plenty of arsenic at the same time. The sheep, in this figure, may well stand for the complacent apologists of capitalism; Marx's penetrating insight and bitter hatred of oppression supply the arsenic, while the labour theory of value provides the incantations.joan robinson
Among civilized and thriving nations, on the contrary, though a great number of people do no labor at all, many of whom consume the produce of ten times, frequently of a hundred times more labour than the greater part of those who work; yet the produce of the whole labour of the society is so great, that all are often abundantly supplied, and a workman, even of the lowest and poorest order, if he is frugal and industrious, may enjoy a greater share of the necessaries and conveniencies of life than it is possible for any savage to acquire.Adam Smith
Money could not be converted into capital if wage labour did not exist.david harvey
I have always suspected that the reading is right, which requires many words to prove it wrong; and the emendation wrong, that cannot without so much labour appear to he right.samuel johnson
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.Robert Louis Stevenson
It has become an article of the creed of modern morality that all labour is good in itself; a convenient belief to those who live on the wealth of others
As I have seen a swan With bootless labour swim against the tide And spend her strength with over-matching waves.william shakespeare
Appreciation in the value of the Rupee against the US dollar, interrupted power supply, increased bank rate and labour issues are the reasons cited for the (manufacturing group’s) setback. Becoming a ‘ Detroit ’ has taken so many years, but staying there seems equally challenging for the State.
From labour health, from health contentment spring; Contentment opes the source of every joy.james beattie
Life is diseased, thanks to this dehumanised piece of clockwork and mechanism, thanks to the “impersonality” of the workman, and the false economy of the “division of labour.” The object, which is culture, is lost sight of: modern scientific activity as a means thereto simply produces barbarism.
The mountain was in labour, and Jove was afraid, but it brought forth a mouse.
I have had my labour for my travail.
I am persuaded now that I have a better prospect than MrsThatcher of leading the Conservatives to a fourth electoral victoryand preventing the ultimate calamity of a labour government.Heseltine, Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron
People of all parties came to see him, particularly the labour men, many of whom he liked. I am sure no one can know Baldwin without liking him, even getting fond of him.stanley baldwin
Much more should have been achieved by a labour Government in office and labour pressure in opposition. Against the dogged resistance to change, we should have pitted a stronger will to change. I conclude that a move to the Left is needed.anthony crosland
I didn't come into politics to change the labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.tony blair
By emphatically pressing the view that it is only possible to support radical labour policies by supporting Tony Benn, Tony's associates have turned the contest into a gamble with policies, [yet any] disagreement with those claims has been slandered as 'opportunism', 'careerism' and evidence of every kind of departure from socialist conviction and purpose. That is the truly dangerous product of these months of contest.neil kinnock
It is no accident that the labour Party of 1964 should share this craving for autarchy, for economic self-sufficiency, with the pre-war Fascist régimes and the present-day Communist states. They are all at heart totalitarian.enoch powell
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