Phrases with "labor"

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]

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

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

The demand for these was chiefly limited to the sovereign and his Court; but the labor of a larger number of hands was exacted for the execution of the great public works which covered the land. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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 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]

Olaf Stapledon Perhaps, in spite of the close union of each couple, this strange division of labor would have led in time to renewed conflict, had it not been for two new discoveries. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

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

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

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]

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]

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]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He is a country preacher going to labor at a protracted meeting. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Their labor to her future sway she speeds, And passing with a gracious glance proceeds; Then mounts the throne, high plac’d before the shrine: In crowds around, the swarming people join. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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

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]

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]

I attended seven women in labor during this period, all of whom recovered without sickness. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Edgar Rice Burroughs That he had been able to turn his hands at all to such unaccustomed labor was a source of mild wonder to him. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Why had he gone to all this labor without knowing the value of the contents of the chest? Tarzan of the Apes had a man’s figure and a man’s brain, but he was an ape by training and environment. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Thomas More But after a very short trial, we found they made such progress, that we saw our labor was like to be more successful than we could have expected. Utopia by Thomas More

Arm’d like the rest the Trojan prince appears, And by his pious labor urges theirs. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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

Anthony Trollope It possesses, or is possessed by, that restless longing for labor which creates wealth almost unconsciously. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Our soldiers in England enlist at wages which are about one-half that paid in the ordinary labor market to the class from whence they come. North America by Anthony Trollope

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

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

Francis Bacon Wherefore if we labor in thy works with the sweat of our brows, thou wilt make us partakers of thy vision and thy sabbath. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

You rise in the morning from your pallet of straw and go forth to your daily labor in the fields. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

R. D. Blackmore And the comfortable ways of good old folk, who needed no labor to live by spread a happy leisure and a gentle ease upon everything under their roof-tree. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

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

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]

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

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

Anthony Trollope In the South labor has ever been servile — at least in some sense — and therefore dishonorable; and because dishonorable, has not, to itself, been successful. North America by Anthony Trollope

Robert Green Ingersoll They knew that a nobleman held a son of labor in contempt — that he had no rights the royal loafers were bound to respect. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Louisa May Alcott Four little chests all in a row, Dim with dust, and worn by time, Four women, taught by weal and woe To love and labor in their prime. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Arise, you working people! you are the masters of life! All live by your labor; and only for your labor do they untie your hands. Mother by Maksim Gorky

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

Sinclair Lewis The Minute Men controlling the labor camps were generous: they offered the charitarians the same dollar a day that the proletarians received, with special low rates for board and lodging. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

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. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

M. P. Shiel God grant me true, manly emotions, not unreal, like most women’s: there are a few other things about beside my mother and child, a God in labor pains and a world squalling, both needing nursing. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

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]

Our youth, of labor patient, earn their bread; Hardly they work, with frugal diet fed. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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]

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

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]

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

Leon Trotsky About this time I came to know several active workers in the French labor movement whom I had not known before. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Her mother was evidently feeble now, and the labor required in that primitive home was considerable. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

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]

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne In these days, there is absolutely no rusticity, except when the actual labor of the soil leaves its earth-mould on the person. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

To carry the work on quicker, a division of labor was made. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

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

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

Anthony Trollope When labor was wanted it was obtained in the ordinary way; and so when houses were built they were built in the ordinary way. North America by Anthony Trollope

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

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

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

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]

Jack London In the United States to-day, in spite of all your so-called labor legislation, there are three millions of child laborers. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

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

Sinclair Lewis No, I’m just a plain reporter on the Herald–Times. Mostly do labor and politics. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

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

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

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

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

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]

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]

Sinclair Lewis He had hacked out his own conclusion: that they were about like other people, as assorted as cobblers, labor leaders, Javanese dancers, throat specialists, whalers, minor canons, or asparagus-growers. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

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]

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 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]

Edward Bellamy There was in it, as in all the newspapers of that date, a great deal about the labor troubles, strikes, lockouts, boycotts, the programmes of labor parties, and the wild threats of the anarchists. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

R. D. Blackmore A man and his wife are one flesh, Cadman, and therefore you are a woman yourself, and must labor not to disgrace yourself. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

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

Robert Green Ingersoll It is done by labor and thought. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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]

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]

Robert Green Ingersoll I plead for the rights of labor and of thought. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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]

Fanny Fern She had not the slightest idea, till long after, what an incredible amount of labor she accomplished, or how her mother’s heart was goading her on. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

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

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

Robert Green Ingersoll It was all labor and weariness and vexation of spirit. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Willa Cather This care, expended upon vessels that could not hold food or water any better for the additional labor put upon them, made her heart go out to those ancient potters. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Francis Bacon For if he labor too much to express them, he shall lose their grace; which is to be natural and unaffected. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Edward Bellamy The labor required of children, and the burdens laid on women, enfeebled the very springs of life. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

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

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

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

Robert Green Ingersoll Our country is founded upon the dignity of labor — upon the equality of man. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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]

Anthony Trollope The Burtons were an active, energetic people, who sympathized with each other in labor and success — and in endurance also; but who had little sympathy to express for the weaknesses of grief. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

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

But how? Simply by consolidating pretty nearly into one continuous scene of labor the entire ten hours. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

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

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

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

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]

John Morley But nothing was suffered to impede the labor of a day. Voltaire by John Morley

Anthony Trollope The growth of hemp is very profitably carried on in that valley, and the labor attached to it is one which white men do not like to encounter. North America by Anthony Trollope

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]

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

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 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

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]

H. G. Wells It happened that in Bombay circumstances conspired to bring the crude facts of labor enslavement vividly before me. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

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]

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

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]

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]

Kate Chopin It was no labor to become intimate with Arobin. His manner invited easy confidence. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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

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

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]

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

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

Sometimes he was amusingly naïf in this regard, as when he offered to put his whole Museum at the disposition of the Emperor of Brazil if he would but come and labor there. Memories and Studies by William James

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

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]

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

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

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]

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]

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

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

Henry David Thoreau Certainly no nation that lived simply in all respects, that is, no nation of philosophers, would commit so great a blunder as to use the labor of animals. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The turn which our politics have taken towards economics, if I may so phrase the rise of the questions of labor and capital, has not largely attracted literary men. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Henry David Thoreau As the Orientals say, “A cur’s tail may be warmed, and pressed, and bound round with ligatures, and after a twelve years’ labor bestowed upon it, still it will retain its natural form. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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]

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]

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

Washington Irving Add to the unhappy author’s task sickness, sorrow, or the pressure of unfavorable circumstances, and the labor of the bondsman becomes light in comparison. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

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

Anthony Trollope While the father does all for him, the son’s labor belongs to the father. North America by Anthony Trollope

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

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson All advantages given to absolve the young patrician from intellectual labor are of course mistaken. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

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]

Sinclair Lewis Its conception of a community ideal is not the grand manner, the noble aspiration, the fine aristocratic pride, but cheap labor for the kitchen and rapid increase in the price of land. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

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]

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]

Road-making and other labor is performed by Klings, who get one shilling a day. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Wilkie Collins Three days of labor with the spade and the sieve produced no results of the slightest importance. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Leon Trotsky There was no display of tenderness in our family, especially during my early years, but there was a strong comradeship of labor between my father and mother. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Dim in the silenced port of the city rose the masts of the galleys; along that mart of luxury and of labor was stilled the mighty hum. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

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

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]

Jack London And as it was in Germany, so it was in the United States. At last organized labor had learned its lesson. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

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

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

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

Jack London In part the decision read: “There is no reasonable ground for interfering with the liberty of persons or the right of free contract by determining the hours of labor in the occupation of a baker. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

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

H. G. Wells You can still see how we figured it in any museum by looking up the caricatures of capital and labor that adorned the German and American socialistic papers of the old time. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

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

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne I go hence trusting that all shall be well, and that even for his infant hands there is a labor in the vineyard. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

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

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 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

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]

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]

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]

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

Wilkie Collins I don’t mean that I was downright dumb — I only mean that, all of a sudden, it had become a labor to me to speak. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jack London No, labor consumes all of the total product that its wages will buy back. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Jack London We found that labor could buy back with its wages only so much of the product, and that capital did not consume all of the remainder of the product. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Their broken oars and floating planks withstand Their passage, while they labor to the land, And ebbing tides bear back upon th’ uncertain sand. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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

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

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

Washington Irving I would, in this respect, disappoint their avarice and have all the profits of my labor to myself. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

Willa Cather The failure of the corn crop made labor cheap. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

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

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

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]

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 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

Jack London The members of the great labor castes were contented and worked on merrily. 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

Anthony Trollope I have said that those who are called on to labor in these States have their own hardships, and I have endeavored to explain what are the sufferings to which the town laborer is subject. North America by Anthony Trollope

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]

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. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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]

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]

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]