Phrases with "labor"

Thomas Carlyle Nomadism, I give you notice, has ended; needful permanency, soldier-like obedience, and the opportunity and the necessity of hard steady labor for your living, have begun. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

William Henry Hudson At night we sleep; in the morning we bathe; we eat when we are hungry, converse when we feel inclined, and on most days labor a certain number of hours. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Anthony Trollope The matter would remedy itself elsewhere, and does it not do so here? This of course is so, and it is not to be understood that labor as a rule is defrauded of its hire. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ah, well! She just laughed at Coupeau whenever he wanted her to lie down and rest herself! She would take to her bed when the labor pains came. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

R. D. Blackmore If Captain Carroway labored hard on public and royal service, no less severely did Mordacks work, though his stronger sense of self-duty led him to feed the labor better. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Helen Zimmern Her generosity, both in giving money, time and labor for others, was boundless; and her kindnesses were made doubly kind by the thoughtfulness with which they were executed. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Edward Bellamy The government being the only possible employer, there is of course no labor market or market rate. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Sinclair Lewis The whistles rolled out in greeting a chorus cheerful as the April dawn; the song of labor in a city built — it seemed — for giants. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope In large cities labor has been much higher than this, and a considerable proportion of the army has been taken from large cities. North America by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley But he knew better: still smarting from the effects of a similar haste in the Newfoundland adventure, he had determined to take none but picked men; and by dint of labor he obtained them. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Edward Bellamy It constantly happened then that vast numbers who desired to labor could find no opportunity, and on the other hand, those who desired to evade a part or all of their debt could easily do so. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Henry David Thoreau But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Sinclair Lewis But thank God, we ain’t got the labor trouble they have in these cities. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Henry David Thoreau Incessant labor with my hands, at first, for I had my house to finish and my beans to hoe at the same time, made more study impossible. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

There was a kind of division of labor among them, but it was purely a local and a foreign division and not adapted to the region about them. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

This patient remained two days in the expectation that labor would come on, when she returned home and was then suddenly taken in labor and delivered before she could set out for the hospital. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Instead of the dollar you make an hour’s labor the unit and then set a fixed schedule of labor value. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

He thinks that, if we keep the road we are now going, the last state of labor will be like its first, and it will be owned. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Jack London When there is only so much of the same thing, and when two men want all they can get of the same thing, there is a conflict of interest between labor and capital. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Coupeau’s heavy snores were heard like the regular ticking of a huge clock, setting the tempo for the heavy labor in the shop. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jack London Even the common laborers and all unorganized labor ceased work. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

H. G. Wells We knew nothing of that process of expropriation and the exploitation of labor which is giving the world the Servile State. The very phrase was twenty years ahead of us. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Jack London Then it stands to reason that labor can consume only two billions. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Thomas More But the time appointed for labor is to be narrowly examined, otherwise you may imagine, that since there are only six hours appointed for work, they may fall under a scarcity of necessary provisions. Utopia by Thomas More

These nameless, yellow-tagged Numbers who thronged the streets had a hangdog, spiritless appearance, as if caring little what their labor or their goings to and fro might bring them. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Jack London We will say labor buys back two billions. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

For the first time she was letting time drift away in the fruitless labor of vain, purposeless thought, because, for the first time also, happiness was not with her. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Mark Twain Training toward higher and higher, and ever higher ideals is worth any man’s thought and labor and diligence. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Mr. Blake seemed to labor under no such impressions. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope Their expenditure in stationery might I think be reduced by one-half, and the labor might be saved which is now wasted in the abuse of that useless stationery. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson The clergy obtained respite from labor for the boor on the Sabbath, and on church festivals. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Following the gigantic labor of conception he decided to wait until he heard from the first story before beginning another. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Jack London The members of the great labor castes were contented and worked on merrily. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Washington Irving At a late hour of the night he came down, and presented himself before Aben Habuz. “At length, O king,” said he, “my labor is accomplished. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Comedy is believed to require the least pains, because it fetches its subjects from common life; but the less indulgence It meets with, the more labor it requires. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Walter Scott With some little labor a breach was made for single men to enter, and they who first went in, broke open the postern for the rest. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The great mass of the people were forced to labor for cruelly long hours at dull, distasteful occupations; is not that punishment?” “Not at all,” I said hotly. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Leon Trotsky The labor section of the Russian colony in Paris tightened its ranks about the Nashe Slovo, giving it the support needed to keep it afloat through constant financial and other difficulties. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky This was probably the first internationalist document on behalf of a labor organization after the outbreak of the war. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jack London In 1905 A.D., labor succeeded in getting a law passed in Pennsylvania providing that proof of the age of the child and of certain educational qualifications must accompany the oath of the parent. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Jack London Here came to dinner all sorts and conditions of men, — scientists, politicians, bankers, merchants, professors, labor leaders, socialists, and anarchists. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Rudyard Kipling Yet no sooner did he feel shoal water under his ponderous belly than he backed like a torpedo-boat, and the snarl of the reel told me that my labor was in vain. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jack London There were over five million of them, many of them in the standing army, and, in addition, they were on friendly terms with the labor unions. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Every man who removes into this city, with any purchasable talent or skill in him, gives to every man’s labor in the city, a new worth. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The labor of Hercules broke through Acheron. There is nothing too arduous for mortals to attempt. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Anthony Trollope But, taking 65 cents a day as the average, labor has been worth about 17 dollars a month over and above the laborer’s diet. North America by Anthony Trollope

Our labor is light and all the necessaries of life, many of the comforts and some of the luxuries are abundant and cheap. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

Jack London Such rooms were museums, entailing endless labor to keep clean. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Leo Tolstoy Do you think wise men labor so?” Ivan replied: “Well, what do fools know about it? We all work with our hands. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

Edward Bellamy You have admired the vast economy of labor as of mechanical force resulting from the perfect interworking with the rest of every wheel and every hand. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Henry Adams The unravelling a skein so tangled as that of the Erie Railway was a task that might have given months of labor to the most efficient District Attorney, with all his official tools to work with. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Sinclair Lewis It was agony to the small of his back and shoulders, now growing soft, to labor on the up-grade, where the shining rails toiled round the curves through gravel cuts. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

All, amidst the sad vanity of their sighs and groans, labor to put on record and to establish this monotonous complaint, which needs not other record or evidence than those very sighs and groans. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Anthony Trollope He learns to regard his labor as his own property. North America by Anthony Trollope

The brown cheeks and the rustic dress of some would inform him that they had but recently left the plough, to labor in a not less toilsome field. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Ivan Turgenev The time has come now — and thank God for it! — when everyone should secure his sustenance by the work of his own hands: it is useless to rely on others; one must labor oneself. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Edward Bellamy You say that land so poor that the product will not repay the labor of tilling is not cultivated. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Jack London Then labor has received in wages, during the same period, two billion dollars. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

But now the labor of landing and building a fire on the ice served to interest us for a time and divert our thoughts. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Henry Fielding She showed at the same time the most pregnant marks of contempt, and again lamented the labor she had undergone, through her ignorance of the absurd taste of her guests. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Edgar Allan Poe They did not cease, however, importuning me with questions as to what I intended to do with all this apparatus, and expressed much dissatisfaction at the terrible labor I made them undergo. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Henry David Thoreau When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Edmund Burke Our injustice shall be very little oppressive: only the local valuation of three days’ labor paid to the public. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Anthony Trollope The price paid for a negro’s labor at the time of my visit was about a hundred dollars, or twenty pounds for the year; but this price was then extremely low in consequence of the war disturbances. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The labor of collecting it was more than it was worth. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling It is quite conceivable that under an elective system the commercial communities of the great towns might find means to secure majorities on labor questions and on financial matters. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Charles Kingsley For he soon began to find out that he must compromise that blood by marrying the heretic burgher’s daughter, or all his labor would be thrown away. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Robert Green Ingersoll The world advances by the assistance of all laborers; and all labor is under obligations to the inventions of genius. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

I attended seven women in labor during this period, all of whom recovered without sickness. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jack London By the joint effort of capital and labor one hundred dollars of value was added. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

I could only answer that the workman’s wage should increase at least in measure as the productivity of labor increased; but I could not then see how to approach this ideal settlement. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Wilkie Collins The dignity of labor was a dignity unknown to these degraded young men. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their loyalty to truth, and their labor and expenditure rest on real foundations, and not on a national church. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Anthony Trollope In the South, I say, labor ever has been dishonorable; and I am driven to confess that I have not hitherto seen a sign of any change in the Creator’s fiat on this matter. North America by Anthony Trollope

Edward Bellamy The idleness of capital, the result of its timidity, of course meant the idleness of labor in corresponding degree. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

One of a race of persons who lived before the division of labor had been carried to such a pitch of differentiation, and who followed the primitive economic maxim, “Every man his own horse. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Henry David Thoreau Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau It is a labor to task the faculties of a man — such problems of profit and loss, of interest, of tare and tret, and gauging of all kinds in it, as demand a universal knowledge. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Anthony Trollope They will not undergo the labor and servitude of long study at their trades. North America by Anthony Trollope

No assistance could possibly reach us; even with powerful engines and incessant labor it would take a month to clear the tunnel. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Robert Green Ingersoll In the sub-division of labor we have a thousand men working upon different parts of the same thing, each taught in one particular branch, and in only one. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Ralph Waldo Emerson Lord Elgin, at Athens, saw the imminent ruin of the Greek remains, set up his scaffoldings, in spite of epigrams, and, after five years’ labor to collect them, got his marbles on shipboard. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Ralph Waldo Emerson They proceed logically by the double method of labor and thrift. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Anthony Trollope The labor of detaching a bushel of corn from the hulls or cobs is considerable, as is also the task of carrying it to market. North America by Anthony Trollope

Jack London While the Grangers expired in flame and blood, and organized labor was disrupted, the socialists held their peace and perfected their secret organization. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Daffydowndilly was so called because in his nature he resembled a flower, and loved to do only what was beautiful and agreeable, and took no delight in labor of any kind. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Arthur Machen On that bright December day after the storm he rose joyously, and set about the labor of the bureau with the assurance of success, almost with the hope of formidable difficulties to be overcome. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Cultivated labor drives out brute labor. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Olaf Stapledon Industrial magnates in need of plentiful cheap labor now developed moral indignation against infant sacrifice, urging that the excess of port-born infants should be mercifully brought up as workers. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Ivan Turgenev Sometimes, emerging from her fragrant bath, warm and languid, she would start musing on the emptiness of life, its sorrow, labor and vindictiveness . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Jack London The solidarity of labor is assured, and for the first time will there be an international revolution wide as the world is wide. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Helen Zimmern This labor often gave her no small trouble, but she grudged neither this nor the time spent in making up the monthly packet. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Robert Green Ingersoll Until genius and labor formed a partnership there was no such thing as prosperity among men. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Edward Bellamy We have simply carried the idea of labor saving by cooperation into our musical service as into everything else. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Weakness of eyes seemed common among these people, and therefore the officers had their cabin darkened, while the unfortunate rowers had to labor in the blazing sun. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Trollope How were the “hands” to be kept in their place if one employer of labor did not back up another? He had been warned to be on his guard against fire. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Jack London They will be like the guards of the palace in old Rome, and there will be palace revolutions whereby the labor castes will seize the reins of power. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

The latter even sent a “bishop of rare eloquence” to labor with the boy at Castiglione; but everything was done in vain. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Charles Dudley Warner His body was oblong and particularly capacious at bottom; which was wisely ordered by Providence, seeing that he was a man of sedentary habits, and very averse to the idle labor of walking. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Mark Twain In endeavoring to please them I slaved over that sketch for two hours, and had my labor for my pains. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The Chinese, too, are numerous, and do a great part of the manual labor and small shop-keeping, and have some wealthy mercantile houses. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Jack London It was as successful as it was selfish, and out of it was coined the word “arthurization,” to denote grab-sharing on the part of labor unions. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Sinclair Lewis Neither the Corpos nor many of their opponents knew enough to formulate a clear, sure theory of self-government, or irresistibly resolve to engage in the sore labor of fitting themselves for freedom. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain Nearly all the labor falls upon the half-dozen head singers, and apparently they are required to furnish all the noise they can for the money. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

One man’s labor is as good as another’s . The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Arthur Machen In the curious labor of the bureau he found refreshment that was continually renewed. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

The great density of the stone, and the care required to be taken with the curvatures of the surfaces of the lens, rendered the labor the severest and most harassing that I had yet undergone. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Edgar Allan Poe But, with severe labor and unremitting perseverance, I at length met with entire success in all my preparations. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman This improvement in textile values, with the outgrowing of that long obsession called fashion, reduced the labor of clothes-making materially. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Jules Verne No labor came amiss to Cyrus Harding, who thus set an example to his intelligent and zealous companions. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope There is, I think, no task-master over free labor so exacting as an American. He knows nothing of hours, and seems to have that idea of a man which a lady always has of a horse. North America by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain You will then labor for yourself directly and at FIRST HAND, not by the roundabout way through your mother. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is like the opportunity of a city like New York, or Constantinople, which needs no diplomacy to force capital or genius or labor to it. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Robert Green Ingersoll Free labor will give us wealth. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Nathaniel Hawthorne Not long after the preceding incident, in order to get the ache of too constant labor out of my bones, and to relieve my spirit of the irksomeness of a settled routine, I took a holiday. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Part of the imperfect vitality under which we labor can thus be easily explained. Memories and Studies by William James

Henry James In labor we must be as passionate as the inspired sibyl; in life we must be mere machines. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

R. D. Blackmore Hard labor tried to make him sour, but did not succeed therein. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Ambitious fool! so mad to be a show! How profitless the labor you bestow Upon a dwelling whose magnificence The tenant neither can admire nor know. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Mark Twain To the penman, the saving in labor is insignificant. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope That doctrine of the division of labor which now, with us, runs through and dominates all pursuits, had not as yet been made plain to the minds of men at Rome by the political economists of the day. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope If Appius will relieve him of one month’s labor out of the twelve he will be delighted. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Edith Wharton He could not paint, and recognized the fact early enough to save himself much wasted labor and his friends many painful efforts in dissimulation. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Henry David Thoreau The works we have placed at the head of our chapter, with as much license, as the preacher selects his text, are such as imply more labor than enthusiasm. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

The same evening he attended a woman in labor without previously changing his clothes; this patient died. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Anthony Trollope That labor will be honorable all the world over as years advance and the millennium draws nigh, I for one never doubt. North America by Anthony Trollope

One of the commonest parts of the outcry is that humanism is subjectivistic altogether — it is supposed to labor under a necessity of 'denying trans-perceptual reality. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Willa Cather She always seemed to labor so with her back. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Jack London If labor wins, your way will be easy. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Francis Bacon Neither is it almost seen, that very beautiful persons are otherwise of great virtue; as if nature were rather busy, not to err, than in labor to produce excellency. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Sinclair Lewis Some of his best friends were labor unions. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

He who created the Hindoos, who are preserved by Vishnu and destroyed by Siva — a rather neater division of labor than is found among the deities of some other nations. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Roman washerwomen at the lavatory yonder, plying their labor in the open air, would serve admirably as models. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Jules Verne Occupation, then, need never be wanting, and the daily round of labor could go on in orderly routine. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Leon Trotsky In its lower or labor strata, internationalism was regarded with almost boundless sympathy. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Hardy How Grace performed that labor she never could have exactly explained. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Edgar Rice Burroughs It took us a long time to reach the carcass, and arduous labor to remove the great pelt. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Edgar Allan Poe His intellect was of that order to which the attainment of knowledge is less a labor than a necessity and an intuition. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Add to all this labor the neat work upon the rigging — the knots, flemish-eyes, splices, seizings, coverings, pointings, and graffings which show a ship in crack order. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

As I intimated before, we distinguish; and in the different kinds of labor we distinguish against domestic service. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Haste hence, my son; this fruitless labor end: Haste, where your trembling spouse and sire attend: Haste; and a mother’s care your passage shall befriend. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Anthony Trollope I feel convinced that I am putting this somewhat too low, taking the average of all the markets from which the labor has been withdrawn. North America by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The obvious utility of natural specialization in labor seemed scarcely to occur to us. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman She had the whole labor of running it—the direct manual labor in the great majority of cases—the management in any case. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

We did not see that the machines for saving labor were monsters that devoured women and children, and wasted men at the bidding of the power which no man must touch. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

It was an idyll amongst giant-like labor in the midst of the glare of the coal fire, and of the shaking of the shed, the cracking carcass of which was black with soot. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Sinclair Lewis She could not determine whether she was checked by fear or him, or by inertia — by dislike of the emotional labor of the “scenes” which would be involved in asserting independence. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope But labor in England is uncertain, whereas in the States it is certain. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson This native determination guides his labor and his spending. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Edgar Allan Poe Great and long-continued labor necessary for the condensation of the atmosphere. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

This weakened us so that we could not well manage more than one topsail at a time, in such weather as this, and, of course, each man’s labor was doubled. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The enticements of political life — so especially fascinating to a young lawyer, but so irregular in its tendencies, and so inimical to steady professional labor — had begun to operate upon him. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Sinclair Lewis The narrow passage aft, where the wind swooped on them, pushing them back, and the steamer dipped so that they had to labor up-hill, bending forward, their limbs of lead. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain To write “laff,” the pen has to make the SAME NUMBER of strokes — no labor is saved to the penman. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Leon Trotsky The EngLand of labor and the people is with us. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Her labor was easy enough; she flowed a good deal, seemed exceedingly prostrated, had ringing in the ears, and other symptoms of exhaustion; the pulse was quick and small. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

E. Phillips Oppenheim Here was everyday existence without labor or vulgarity. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Jack London Outraged labor continued to wreak vengeance on the traitors. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope His father, of his own good will, with infinite labor and successful ingenuity, had struggled to put him back in the place which had been taken from him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jack London What he foresaw was the defection of the great labor unions and the rise of the castes. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Wilkie Collins What a fascination there must be in the Art which exacts and receives such double labor as this?” Romayne thought — not unkindly — of his wife. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Robert Green Ingersoll If we wish to prosper we must act together, and we must see to it that every form of labor is protected. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll I plead for the rights of labor and of thought. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James It would be too cruel, after all I’ve suffered to make her what she is, to see the labor of years blighted by a caprice. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Robert Green Ingersoll The farmer in Illinois has the best soil — the greatest return for the least labor — more leisure — more time for enjoyment than any other farmer in the world. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jack London So long as the system of capitalistic production existed, labor and capital continued to quarrel over the division of the joint-product. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Resolv’d to breathe a while from labor past, Our crooked anchors from the prow we cast, And joyful to the little city haste. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Nathaniel Hawthorne Our labor symbolized nothing, and left us mentally sluggish in the dusk of the evening. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Francis Bacon The second is of those who labor to extend the power and dominion of their country among men. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Manual labor is the study of the external world. Man The Reformer by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Henry Fielding So far, at least, may even now be said with truth, that in all states which are under the government of mere man, without any divine assistance, there is nothing but labor and misery to be found. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

William Makepeace Thackeray At present, there are 70 scholars, paying ten pounds a year, with which sum, and the labor of the pupils on the farm, and the produce of it, the school is entirely supported. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

For this he shrunk from no toil himself, and was merciless in his exactions of labor from his Indian slave. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Nathaniel Hawthorne Indeed, there is little inducement to a cultivator to labor among the huge stones which there peep forth from the earth, seeming to form a continued ledge for several miles. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Louisa May Alcott It was not all Paradise by any means, but everyone was better for the division of labor system. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He knows how many strokes of labor it represents. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

But let us return to ourselves, to that devotion of which you were speaking, or rather let me labor under a pleasing delusion, and believe this devotion is love. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

But you and I labor less than they do, and — well, it would be awkward to dismiss them. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Sinclair Lewis But she had no desire to read the eloquent little newspaper essays in praise of labor which are daily written by the white-browed journalistic prophets. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Adams The labor market of good society was ill-organized. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Mark Twain It made me tug and pant and perspire; and still, labor as I might, the machine came almost to a standstill every little while. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Robert Green Ingersoll Liberty: Give to every man the fruit of his own labor — the labor of his hands and of his brain. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Olaf Stapledon And on the skin of that little grain all the swarms of men, generation by generation, had lived in labor and blindness, with intermittent joy and intermittent lucidity of spirit. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Jack London The labor castes were honeycombed by our agents — men whose eyes saw, beyond the belly-need, the radiant figure of liberty and brotherhood. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His labor in the preparation of his cases is said to be unremitting; and he throws himself with such energy into a trial of importance as wholly to exhaust his strength. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Such time, such toil, requir’d the Roman name, Such length of labor for so vast a frame. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Jack London There is no such thing as a conflict of interest between labor and capital — or, rather, there ought not to be. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Edgar Allan Poe I was dreadfully weary, but, scarcely understanding what had occasioned the change in my thoughts, I felt no longer any great aversion from the labor imposed. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Edward Bellamy The labor of men, I explained, was the fertilizing stream which alone rendered earth habitable. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Jack London The old system of labor was broken down. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Sinclair Lewis How could he carry on his heartbreaking labor if nobody ever encouraged him? he demanded. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne We are inclined to fancy that it does not bend the sturdy frame and stiffen the overwrought muscles, like the labor that is devoted in sad, hard earnest to raise grain for sour bread. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Guy de Maupassant Their eldest went away to serve his time in the army; Charlot alone remained to labor with his old father, to support the mother and two younger sisters. The Adopted Son (Aux champs) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Anthony Trollope It is their misfortune that they must do so now — now, when so large a portion of the world has thrown off the system, spurning as base and profitless all labor that is not free. North America by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser It was really not hard labor — the tasks set were simple and not oppressive, but all of the products were promptly sold, and the profits pocketed. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

No eye his labor overlooks, Or when he takes his rest, Except the timid thrush that peeps Above her secret nest, Forbid by love to leave the young Beneath her speckled breast. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Leon Trotsky I wrote articles, edited a newspaper, and addressed labor meetings. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jack London There had never been any labor troubles there. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Jack London It is true that labor has from the beginning of history been in the dirt. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Louisa May Alcott It’s for the freedmen as well as the Chesters, and I think it very kind of them to let me share the labor and the fun. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]