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Labour And Birth Quotes


"The mountains are in labour, the birth will be an absurd little mouse." - Horace

"Learn to labour and to wait." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Civil Society is a cluster of institutions and associations strong enough to prevent tyranny, but which are, none the less, entered and left freely, rather than imposed by birth or sustained by awesome ritual. You can join the Labour Party without slaughtering a sheep..." - Ernest Gellner

"Oxford lends sweetness to labour and dignity to leisure." - Henry James

"The cause of Labour is the cause of Ireland, and the cause of Ireland is the cause of Labour" - James Connolly

"As I thought of these things, I drew aside the curtains and looked out into the darkness, and it seemed to my troubled fancy that all those little points of light filling the sky were the furnaces of innumerable divine alchemists, who labour continually, turning lead into gold, weariness into ecstasy, bodies into souls, the darkness into God; and at their perfect labour my mortality grew heavy, and I cried out, as so many dreamers and men of letters in our age have cried, for the birth of that elaborate spiritual beauty which could alone uplift souls weighted with so many dreams." - William Butler Yeats

"Ive been really clear that my first job as leader of the Labour Party and co-leader of the labour movement is to engage with our base." - David Cunliffe

"If we are tough on crime and on terrorism, as Labour is, then I think Britain will be safer under Labour" - Peter Hain

"Her eye did seem to labour with a tear, Which suddenly took birth, but overweigh'd With its own weight, swelling, dropp'd upon her bosom, Which, by reflection of her light, appear'd As nature meant her sorrow for an ornament." - James Shirley

"The fruits of one's sweat and mental labour are always rewarding" - Haile Selassie

"The fruits of one's sweat and mental labour are always rewarding" - Haile Selassie

"Labour rids us of three great evils: irksomeness, vice and poverty." - Voltaire

"The mountain was in labour, and Jove was afraid, but it brought forth a mouse." - Teos of Egypt

"Achievement; the death of endeavor and the birth of disgust." - Ambrose Bierce

"All languages had their birth, their apogee and decline." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"Everything passes. Everything experiences the birth and death cycle." - Alyson Noel

"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting..." - William Wordsworth

"By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future." - David Mitchell

"Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery." - Khalil Gibran

"The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying." - T S Eliot

"Gratitude gives birth to gratitude and ingratitude creates more ingratitude." - Mokichi Okada

"There's birth, there's death, and in between there's maintenance." - Tom Robbins

"It is sacrilege to attempt analysis of birth or love or death. Death and birth, the mysteries! Love, the revelation!" - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"Labour markets are about people. And people have a right to be treated with dignity and respect." - Juan Somavia

"Traditional agriculture was labour intensive, industrial agriculture is energy intensive, and permaculture-designed systems are information and design intensive." - David Holmgren

"Labour, like all other things which are purchased and sold... has its natural and its market price." - David Ricardo

"It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy, and the two cannot be separated with impunity." - John Ruskin

"She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked." - Evelyn Waugh

"The Liberal Democrats will add a heart to a Conservative government and a brain to a Labour one." - Nick Clegg

"Apprentices and servants are characters perfectly distinct: the one receives instruction, the other a stipulated price for his labour." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"If you do not rest on the good foundation of nature, you will labour with little honor and less profit." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Every labourer is a father, his labour is his child. Choose your project carefully and achieve it worthily" - Haile Selassie

"To labour is the lot of man below; And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe." - Homer

"I'm sick and tired of government ministers in this Labour government who simply blame other people when things go wrong." - Theresa May

"Adam, well may we labour, still to dress This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower." - John Milton

"The difference between machines and human beings is that human beings can be reproduced by unskilled labour." - Arthur C Clarke

"Upon this subject, the habits of our whole species fall into three great classes-useful labour, useless labour and idleness. Of these the first only is meritorious; and to it all the products of labour rightfully belong; but the two latter, while they exist, are heavy pensioners upon the first, robbing it of a large portion of it's just rights. The only remedy for this is to, as far as possible, drive useless labour and idleness out of existence." - Abraham Lincoln

"If the helplessness and isolation of labour, who have nothing to sell but their labour, can be totally removed by connecting labour with capital through a universal credit system, we'll then have other kinds of actors on the economic scene different from what the existing capitalist world would allow us to bring out." - Muhammad Yunus

"The truth for women living in a modern world is that they must take increasing responsibility for the skills they bring into birth if they want their birth to be natural. Making choices of where and with whom to birth is not the same as bringing knowledge and skills into your birth regardless of where and with whom you birth." - Michel Odent

"There are but three events which concern man: birth, life and death. They are unconscious of their birth, they suffer when they die, and they neglect to live." - Jean De La Bruyere

"There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Gardening is a labour full of tranquility and satisfaction; natural and instructive, and as such contributes to the most serious contemplation, experience, health and longevity." - John Evelyn

"Birth into this life was the death of the embryo life that preceded; and the death of this will be birth into some new mode of being." - Frederic Henry Hedge

"Doth not a man die even in his birth? The breaking of prison is death, and what is our birth, but a breaking of prison?" - John Donne

"Birth into this life was the death of the embryo life that preceded; and the death of this will be birth into some new mode of being." - Frederick Henry Hedge

"Life's what's important. Walking, houses, family. Birth and pain and joy - and then death." - Katharine Hepburn

"For now indeed is the race of iron; and men never cease from labour and sorrow by day and from perishing by night." - Hesiod

"Man's feeble race what ills await! Labour, and Penury, the racks of Pain, Disease, and Sorrow's weeping train, And Death, sad refuge from the storms of Fate!" - Thomas Gray

"The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights... have pressured retailers on campus and off to publicly disclose the factory names and addresses." - Ralph Nader

"God's children improve all advantages to advance their grand end; they labour to grow better by blessings and crosses, and to make sanctified use of all things." - Richard Sibbes

"Today's workplace has become heartless and soulless. Employees are seen as units of labour, automatons, functionaries, objects for achieving designated tasks, and as costs to be minimised." - Tim Field

"Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land...If he have nothing but his hands, he industrie quickly grow rich." - John Smith

"Let us look and see, then, how they manage their concerns - they for whose cause we are to labour, devote ourselves, and grow enthusiastic." - Max Stirner

"In youth alone, unhappy mortals live; But, ah! the mighty bliss is fugitive: Discolour'd sickness, anxious labour, come, And age, and death's inexorable doom." - Virgil

"Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies." - Alfred Noyes

"Birth, and copulation, and death; that's all the facts when you come to brass tacks." - T S Eliot

"His distress and pleasure mixed and married, giving birth to several anxious children." - Ann Brashares

"I did not enter the Labour Party 47 years ago to have our manifesto written by Dr Mori, Dr Gallup and Mr Harris" - Tony Benn

"Labour to grow better under all your afflictions, lest your afflictions grow worse, lest God mingle them with more darkness, bitterness and terror." - John Owen

"My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labour and sacrifices made." - Nikola Tesla

"In my view it is better for the Labour Party, the leadership and the new prime minister that he be given the maximum flexibility." - John Richard Reid

"To seek these things is lost labour; Geese in an oyle pot, fat Hogs among Jews, and Wine in a fishing net." - George Herbert

"Obscurity, indeed, is painful to the mind as well as to the eye; but to bring light from obscurity, by whatever labour, must needsbe delightful and rejoicing." - David Hume

"Why did I desert Labour? Total bloody disillusionment. The party was a corpse. It had no ideology, it became detached, old, spineless and needed to go." - John Le Carre

"Let no one till his death Be called unhappy. Measure not the work Until the day's out and the labour done." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"As I have seen a swan With bootless labour swim against the tide And spend her strength with over-matching waves." - William Shakespeare

"What happiness the rural maid attends, In cheerful labour while each day she spends! She gratefully receives what Heav'n has sent, And, rich in poverty, enjoys content." - John Gay

"Ye rigid Ploughmen! bear in mind Your labour is for future hours: Advance - spare not - nor look behind - Plough deep and straight with all your powers!" - Richard Henry Horne

"The man who by his labour gets His bread, in independent state, Who never begs, and seldom eats, Himself can fix or change his fate." - Matthew Prior

"Those instrumental goods which should serve to maintain the life and health of all human beings should be produced by the least possible labour of all." - Albert Einstein

"Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"...180 million kids are engaged in the worst forms of child labour. Put it all together and it is not only morally unacceptable, but politically dangerous." - Juan Somavia

"And, inasmuch [as] most good things are produced by labour, it follows that all such things of right belong to those whose labour has produced them. But it has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have laboured, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To [secure] to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government." - Abraham Lincoln

"Whatsoever thy birth, thou were a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth." - Lord Byron

"Our lives consist of two numbers: date of birth and date of death." - Javad Alizadeh

"Im certainly not squeamish at all. The countryside makes you very aware of birth and death." - Jessica Raine

"Birth dates and bathroom scales tell more truth than I want to know." - Mason Cooley

"The ages between birth and age 5 are the foundation upon which successful lives are built." - Laura Bush

"The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue...." - J R R Tolkien

"No birth is an accident, No experience is without meaning, and no life is without value." - Gary Zukav

"Foster the beautiful, and every hour thou tallest new flowers to birth." - Friedrich Schiller

"Rejoice at the death and cry at the birth: New Orleans sticks close to the Scriptures." - Jelly Roll Morton

"Birth isn't something we suffer but something we actively do and exult in!" - Sheila Kitzinger

"Birth and death were easy. It was life that was hard." - Tom Robbins

"Purpose gives birth to hope and instills the passion to act." - Myles Munroe

"One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the twentieth century." - Jack the Ripper

"For well-dowered wife, credit, friends, birth and beauty, all-powerful money gives them all." - Horace

"We are dying from our very birth, and our end hangs on our beginning." - Marcus Manilius

"An evil at its birth is easily crushed, but it grows and strengthens by endurance." - Cicero

"The lovely young Lavinia once had friends; And fortune smil'd, deceitful, on her birth." - James Thomson

"Whatsoe'er thy birth, Thou wert a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth." - Lord Byron

"See daily show'rs rejoice the thirsty earth And bless the flow'ry buds' succeeding birth." - Matthew Prior

"Angels boast ethereal vigor, and are formed from seeds of heavenly birth." - Virgil

"I am Welsh by birth, English by education, and European by nature." - Peter Greenaway

"Birth, life, and death? each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." - Toni Morrison

"All powerful money gives birth and beauty. [Lat., Et genus et formam regina pecunia donat.]" - Horace

"Knowledge is promiscuous. It mates and gives birth to more knowledge." - Alvin Toffler

"Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death." - Baron de Montesquieu

"We live on the dash between our birth date and our death date." - Jesse Jackson

"Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death." - Desmond Morris

"Labour is the purgatory of the erring." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Ah, why Should life all labour be?" - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"People are fed up with Labour for taking them for granted for far too long, they are fed up of too much spin, and the people of Dunfermline and West Fife have spoken for the rest of the country with their views on the Labour government." - Willie Rennie

"All birth is unwilling." - Pearl S Buck

"Luck cannot change birth." - Horace

"Child labour is an issue of grave importance. It must become a top priority for all governments of the world. How can the world move into the twenty-first century with children still being exploited for their labour and denied their basic right to an education?" - Craig Kielburger

"Bethlehem and Golgotha, the Manger and the Cross, the birth and the death, must always be seen together." - J. Sidlow Baxter

"For Fate has wove the thread of life with pain, And twins ev'n from the birth are Misery and Man!" - Homer

"I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in-between." - Ani Difranco

"I had a second birth when my soul and my body loved one another and were married." - Khalil Gibran

"When a woman gives birth her waters break and she pours out the child and the child runs free." - Jeanette Winterson

"Sin and hedgehogs are born without spikes; but how they prick and wound after their birth, we all know." - Jean Paul

"But thou art fair, and at thy birth, dear boy, Nature and fortune joined to make thee great." - William Shakespeare

"Loss brings pain. Yes. But pain triggers memory. And memory is a kind of new birth, within each of us. And it is that new birth after long pain, that resurrection - in memory - that, to our surprise, perhaps, comforts us." - Sue Miller

"There are but three general events which happen to mankind: birth, life, and death. Of their birth they are insensible, they suffer when they die, and neglect to live." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Every moment gives birth to the next moment and influences it. Getting out of that chain of perpetual being is getting off the wheel of birth and death. That is enlightenment." - Frederick Lenz

"The new king [Alexander the Great] should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him." - Plutarch

"From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Warm water rebirthing has a tendency to regress people to birth memories and prenatal states of consciousness." - Leonard Orr

"To be one woman, truly, wholly, is to be all women. Tend one garden and you will birth worlds." - Kate Braverman

"I love nyc. It's the city of my birth and probably the most amazing city on the planet." - Moby

"I discovered, quite early in motherhood, that the longest and most painful deliveries occur when you give birth to stepchildren." - Linda Sunshine

"For God, nothing is impossible. And, if he wanted, in the future women would give birth from their ears." - Francois Rabelais

"The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card." - E L Doctorow

"There should be a vaccine against Adam Black. And all women should be given it at birth." - Karen Marie Moning

"He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech." - John Colville

"If writing and publishing a book is like giving birth to a child, then book marketing is like rearing it." - Heather Hart

"We called her Mother Earth. Because she gave birth to us, and then we sucked her dry." - Jon Stewart

"A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments." - Aristotle

"Life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death." - Irvin D Yalom

"Birth, death, and suffering all bring us to the very edge of what our minds can understand." - Ram Dass

"Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it, and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing" - Christopher Fry

"Amazed, Fat said, "She's decomposing and yet she's still giving birth?" "Only to monsters," Dr. Stone said." - Philip K Dick

"As each breath goes out, let it be the end of that moment and the birth of something new. . ." - Pema Chodron

"The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of-Christ's birth." - Charles Spurgeon

"A name, it has more than nominal worth, And belongs to good or bad luck at birth." - Thomas Hood

"Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain." - Robert A Heinlein

"It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination" - Henry David Thoreau

"Being afraid of having an endoscopy (if you're a man) and giving birth (if you're a woman)." - Paulo Coelho

"On the day of your birth, the Creator filled countless storehouses, set aside for your use and yours alone." - Maya Angelou

"The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to yin and yang. Yin and yang give birth to all things... The complete whole is the complete whole. So also is any part the complete whole... But forget about understanding and harmonizing and making all things one. The universe is already a harmonious oneness; just realize it." - Laozi

"What does God do all day long? He gives birth. From the beginning of eternity, God lies on a maternity bed giving birth to all. God is creating this whole universe full and entire in this present moment." - Meister Eckhart

"Just as you must come through a woman's womb to attain physical birth, so must you come through Wisdom to achieve mental birth. And like childbirth, Wisdom often comes with pain." - RZA

"Prevention of birth is premature murder, and it makes no difference whether it is a life already born that one snatches away or a life that is coming to birth." - Tertullian

"Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it." - Rick Warren

"There seems almost a general wish of descrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them." - Jane Austen

"The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to Two. Two gives birth to Three. Three gives birth to all things. All things have their backs to the female and stand facing the male. When male and female combine, all things achieve harmony. Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe." - Laozi

"Purchasing power is a license to purchase power. The old proletariat sold its labour power in order to subsist; what little leisure time it had was passed pleasantly enough in conversations, arguments, drinking, making love, wandering, celebrating and rioting. The new proletarian sells his labour power in order to consume. When he's not flogging himself to death to get promoted in the labour hierarchy, he's being persuaded to buy himself objects to distinguish himself in the social hierarchy. The ideology of consumption becomes the consumption of ideology." - Raoul Vaneigem

"Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women-half of all people-that they are inferior and inadequate by taking away their power to give birth is a tragedy for all society." - Marsden Wagner



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