Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Organized labor is the only way to have fair distribution of wealth.
Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.
Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others.
If capitalism is fair then unionism must be. If men and women have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men and women to capitalize their labor.
Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions.
I have spent my life laboriously doing nothing.
They can expect nothing but their labor for their pains. - Cervantes
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