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A Quote by unknown on labor, love, and world

Love at first sight is one of the greatest labor-saving devices the world has ever seen.

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A Quote by unknown on devil, force, heroism, labor, life, meaning, and worth

There is meaning in anyone's life: A man who had been condemned to a life of forced labor for wrong doings, was shipped to devil's island. On the high seas a fire broke out on the steamer, the convict, a strong man, was released from his handcuffs to help and he saved the lives of ten persons. His sentence was commuted for the act of heroism. If one had asked him before if his life was worth saving, he probably would have shook his head.

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on labor

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What is the greatest labor saving device of today? Tomorrow.

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Source: Times of Brazil (Sao Paulo)

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A Quote by unknown on envy, god, and labor

Where God gives, envy cannot harm, and where He gives not, all labor is in vain.

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A Quote by unknown on choice, clothes, deception, duty, effort, enemies, friendship, immortality, justice, labor, life, energy, mind, people, pleasure, popularity, questions, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, society, vices, women, and path

According to the ancient Greeks, when Hercules was a boy, just reaching the period of life when there was a question in his mind which path he should pursue, he went forth by himself and sat down and meditated. There came to him someone in the form of a beautiful young woman. "Hercules, I know what you want," she said "the path that I will point out to you will bring pleasure, will bring you constant place in society, will bring you the choice things of life, to eat and to drink and clothing to wear. You shall be popular in the society in which you shall move, and your whole life will be one constant round of pleasure." "What is your name?" Hercules asked. "My enemies call me Vice, but my friends call me Pleasure," she replied. Then there appeared to him another beautiful woman and she said: "Hercules, I shall not deceive you; the path I shall point out to you will be a path of labor, a path of toil, a path of self-sacrifice, a path in which you must devote a great deal of your effort and energy; you will have to forget yourself; you will have to serve your friends; you will have to serve the people of Greece; but if you will take this path and pursue it, although it may bring to you much toil and privation and many sacrifices, you shall become immortal." Hercules asked: "What is your name?" She replied: "My name is Duty."

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A Quote by unknown on deeds, labor, roles, construction, and destruction

I watched them tearing a building down
A gang of men in a busy town.
With a Ho-Heave-Ho, a lusty yell
They swung a beam - and a side wall fell.
I asked the foreman, "Are these men skilled
And the men you'd hire if you had to build?"
"For the most part," he said, "No indeed.
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do."
And I thought to myself, as I went away,
Which of these roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder, who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Am I shaping my deeds to a well made plan?
Patiently doing the things I can?
Or, am I a wrecker, who walks the town
Content with the labor of tearing down?

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A Quote by unknown on art, labor, pleasure, and value

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.

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A Quote by Thucydides on absence, accuracy, composers, contentment, desires, fear, future, history, imperfection, interest, judgment, knowledge, labor, memory, past, possessions, reflection, romance, and trust

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. I, sec. 22

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A Quote by Thorstein Verblen on conventionality, labor, and wealth

Abstention from labor is the conventional evidence of wealth and is therefore the conventional mark of social standing.

Thorstein Verblen

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on bitterness, honor, labor, misery, money, and poverty

Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous conscientiousness of honor. It is not the produce of riches only, but of the hard earnings of labor and poverty. It is drawn even from the bitterness of want and misery. Not a beggar passes, or perishes in the streets, whose mite is not in that mass.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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