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.
Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers.bhimrao ramji ambedkar
This is the gospel of labour, ring it, ye bells of the kirk!The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work.This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-curst soil:Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.henry van dyke
Keynes tried to show that market economies could settle in equilibrium states in which the labour market did not clear, and in which the level of unemployment was high. He believed that this was due to a particular example of market failure, developed in his concept of effective demand.paul ormerod
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
The expenses of the royal household, wars, and lavish public building were financed by tolls and the profits of the king's foreign trade monopoly, by conscription of labour and heavy taxation. The results were impoverishment of the masses, alienation of land, and the development of a proletariat.roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
There is, however, no advantage in reflections on the past further than may be of service to the present. For the future we must provide by maintaining what the present gives us and redoubling our efforts; it is hereditary to us to win virtue as the fruit of labour, and you must not change the habit, even though you should have a slight advantage in wealth and resources; for it is not right that what was won in want should be lost in plenty.Thucydides
In works of labour or of skillI would be busy too:For Satan finds some mischief stillFor idle hands to do.Isaac Watts
Because the earth is not a product of labour it cannot have a value.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
The circulation of capital realizes value , while living labour creates value .karl marx
Lampis, the sea commander, being asked how he got his wealth, answered, "My greatest estate I gained easily enough, but the smaller slowly and with much labour."Plutarch
It (hunting) was the labour of the savages of North America, but the amusement of the gentlemen of England.samuel johnson
Gavin Douglas, set on a particular labour, with his mind full of Latin quantitative metre, attains a robuster versification than you are likely to find in Chaucer …the texture of Gavin's verse is stronger, the resilience greater.
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
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.
The poet must be alike polished by an intercourse with the world as with the studies of taste; one to whom labour is negligence, refinement a science, and art a nature.
Fëanor, being come to his full might, was filled a new thought, or it may be that some shadow of foreknowledge came to him of the doom that drew near; and he pondered how the light of the Trees, the glory of the Blessed Realm, might be preserved imperishable. Then he began a long and secret labour, and he summoned all his lore, and his power, and his subtle skill; and at the end of all he made the Silmarils.
The 1973 labour Conference will have before it the most radical programme the Party has prepared since 1945.tony benn
labour itself is but a sorrowful song,The protest of the weak against the strong.frederick William faber
The bridge was not of such great importance or social significance, but it was symbolical that labour was capable of decision, that the machinery of democratic public administration would work if the men and women in charge were determined that it should work.herbert morrison
I can stand here today, leader of the labour Party, Prime Minister, and say to the British people: you have never had it so ... prudent.tony blair
I hate the world and almost all the people in it. I hate the labour Congress and the journalists who send men to be slaughtered, and the fathers who feel a smug pride when their sons are killed, and even the pacifists who keep saying human nature is essentially good, in spite of all the daily proofs to the contrary. I hate the planet and the human race – I am ashamed to belong to such a species.bertrand russell
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