Labourers quotes:

  • An ill labourer quarrells with his tooles. -- George Herbert
  • The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages. -- David Ricardo
  • where are we to look for the consumption required but among the unproductive labourers of Adam Smith?... -- Thomas Malthus
  • Every labourer is a father, his labour is his child. Choose your project carefully and achieve it worthily -- Haile Selassie
  • What the two hands of the labourer can achieve, the capitalist will never get with all his gold and silver. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • This country has not been made by politicians, kings or governments. It has been made by farmers, labourers, our mothers and sisters and youth. -- Narendra Modi
  • What is necessary is to teach each class and profession the importance of the others. All together form one mighty body; labourer, peasant, and professional man. -- Adolf Hitler
  • Each and every one of you should consider himself to be a trustee for the welfare of the rest of his fellow labourers and not be self-seeking. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there. -- George Orwell
  • Being young you have not known The fool's triumph, nor yet Love lost as soon as won, Nor the best labourer dead And all the sheaves to bind. -- William Butler Yeats
  • Quiet night, that brings Best to the labourer, is the outlaw's day, In which he rises early to do wrong, And when his work is ended dares not sleep. -- Philip Massinger
  • It is ambition enough to be employed as an under-labourer in clearing the ground a little, and removing some of the rubbish that lies in the way to knowledge. -- John Locke
  • The capitalist mode of production and accumulation, and therefore capitalist private property, have for their fundamental condition the annihilation of self-earned private property: in other words, the expropriation of the labourer. -- Karl Marx
  • But it is clear that the price of labour has no necessary connection with the price of food, since it depends entirely on the supply of labourers compared with the demand. -- David Ricardo
  • Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer. -- Karl Marx
  • to express himself well, the artist should be hidden... The trouble is that if an artist knows he has genius, he's done for. The only salvation is to work like a labourer, and not have delusions of grandeur. -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • The transfer of three shillings and sixpence a day to every labourer would not increase the quantity of meat in the country. There is not at present enough for all to have a decent share. What would then be the consequence? -- Thomas Malthus
  • Nature hav no music; nor would ther be for theeany better melody in the April woods at dawnthan what an old stone-deaf labourer, lying awakeo'night in his comfortless attic, might perchancebe aware of, when the rats run amok in his thatch? -- Robert Bridges
  • The annual produce of the land and labour of any nation can be increased in its value by no other means, but by increasing either the number of its productive labourers, or the productive powers of those labourers who had before been employed. -- Adam Smith
  • A gardener who cultivates his own garden with his own hands, unites in his own person the three different characters, of landlord, farmer, and labourer. His produce, therefore, should pay him the rent of the first, the profit of the second, and the wages of the third. -- Adam Smith
  • Manner and morals have improved, improved wages and world travel during the war have had effect, and the farm labourer now is an intelligent, self respecting workman, on a level at least with the town artisan. The village rustic of the past no longer exists outside of the comic papers. -- Flora Thompson
  • It ought to be quite as natural and straightforward a matter for a labourer to take his pension from his parish, because he has deserved well of his parish, as for a man in higher rank to take his pension from his country, because he has deserved well of his country. -- John Ruskin
  • The produce of the earth - all that is derived from its surface by the united application of labour, machinery, and capital, is divided among three classes of the community, namely, the proprietor of the land, the owner of the stock or capital necessary for its cultivation, and the labourers by whose industry it is cultivated. -- David Ricardo
  • LABOUR, like all other things which are purchased and sold, and which may be increased or diminished in quantity, has its natural and its market price. The natural price of labour is that price which is necessary to enable the labourers, on with another, to subsist and to perpetuate their race, without either increase or diminution. -- David Ricardo
  • The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. -- Matthew McConaughey
  • Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers. -- B. R. Ambedkar
  • We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers - will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme. -- Eamon de Valera
  • Let but faithful labourers be found, who will prove faithful to God, and there is no reason to fear that God will not prove faithful to them. -- Hudson Taylor
  • My father was a Japanese prisoner of war, a survivor of the Thai-Burma Death Railway, built by a quarter of a million slave labourers in 1943. Between 100,000 and 200,000 died. -- Richard Flanagan
  • There are at present many Coloured men in the Confederate Army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and labourers, but real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets. -- Frederick Douglass
  • Late 19th-century populists saw bankers and industrialists manipulating markets to enrich themselves at the expense of small farmers and labourers and favoured political candidates promising economic relief through free and unlimited coinage of silver. -- Robert Dallek