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Labourers Quotes


"The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers." - B R Ambedkar

"But if the labourers could live on air they could not be bought at any price." - Karl Marx

"...where are we to look for the consumption required but among the unproductive labourers of Adam Smith?..." - Thomas Malthus

"where are we to look for the consumption required but among the unproductive labourers of Adam Smith?..." - Thomas Malthus

"Let but faithful labourers be found, who will prove faithful to God, and there is no reason to fear that God will not prove faithful to them." - Hudson Taylor

"Christ, addressing Himself to the labourers of His time, proclaimed for the first time the worthiness both in material and a spiritual sense of all work." - Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden

"Let but faithful labourers be found, who will prove faithful to God, and there is no reason to fear that God will not prove faithful to them." - James Hudson Taylor

"This country has not been made by politicians, kings or governments. It has been made by farmers, labourers, our mothers and sisters and youth." - Narendra Modi

"Each and every one of you should consider himself to be a trustee for the welfare of the rest of his fellow labourers and not be self-seeking." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers - will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme." - Eamon De Valera

"The annual produce of the land and labour of any nation can be increased in its value by no other means, but by increasing either the number of its productive labourers, or the productive powers of those labourers who had before been employed." - Adam Smith

"Sex work is a completely unregulated industry and to make the affront even worse, the product and the labourers are the same thing! The product is the sexuality of the actual labourers: flesh. I think in that sense, the exploitative nature of unencumbered capitalism is made even more dramatic." - David Simon

"There are at present many Coloured men in the Confederate Army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and labourers, but real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets." - Frederick Douglass

"But it is clear that the price of labour has no necessary connection with the price of food, since it depends entirely on the supply of labourers compared with the demand." - David Ricardo

"Humanity has not yet evolved and we do not as yet know a type of government superior to and better than the Soviets of Workers', Agricultural Labourers', Peasants', and Soldiers' Deputies." - Vladimir Lenin

"Late 19th-century populists saw bankers and industrialists manipulating markets to enrich themselves at the expense of small farmers and labourers and favoured political candidates promising economic relief through free and unlimited coinage of silver." - Robert Dallek

"In proportion as the bourgeoisie, i.e., capital, is developed, in the same proportion is the proletariat, the modern working class, developed - a class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increases capital. These labourers, who must sell themselves piecemeal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market." - Karl Marx

"Confronted with this double madness of the labourers killing themselves with over-production and vegetating in abstinence, the great problem of capitalist production is no longer to find producers and to multiply their powers but to discover consumers, to excite their appetites and create in them fictitious needs." - Paul Lafargue

"Never sleeping, still awake, Pleasing most when most I speak; The delight of old and young, Though I speak without a tongue. Nought but one thing can confound me, Many voices joining round me, Then I fret, and rave, and gabble, Like the labourers of Babel." - Jonathan Swift

"The 'crownd' is still the unit, the favourite coin of the labourers, especially the elder folk. They use the word something in the same sense as the dollar, and look with regret upon the gradual disappearance of the broad silver disc with the figure of 'St. Gaarge' conquering the dragon." - Richard Jefferies

"Many labourers can trace their descent from farmers or well-to-do people, and it is not uncommon to find here and there a man who believes that he is entitled to a large property in Chancery, or elsewhere, as the heir." - Richard Jefferies

"The produce of the earth - all that is derived from its surface by the united application of labour, machinery, and capital, is divided among three classes of the community, namely, the proprietor of the land, the owner of the stock or capital necessary for its cultivation, and the labourers by whose industry it is cultivated." - David Ricardo

"LABOUR, like all other things which are purchased and sold, and which may be increased or diminished in quantity, has its natural and its market price. The natural price of labour is that price which is necessary to enable the labourers, on with another, to subsist and to perpetuate their race, without either increase or diminution." - David Ricardo

"But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves and even the lowest class of European free labourers, for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish." - Fanny Kemble

"To mean understandings, it is sufficient honour to be numbered amongst the lowest labourers of learning; but different abilities must find different tasks. To hew stone, would have been unworthy of Palladio; and to have rambled in search of shells and flowers, had but ill suited with the capacity of Newton." - Samuel Johnson

"The purpose and effect of [land titles] have been to maintain, in the hands of robber, or slave holding class, a monopoly of all lands, and, as far as possible, of all other means of creating wealth; and thus to keep the great body of labourers in such a state of poverty and dependence, as would compel them to sell their labour to their tyrants for the lowest prices at which life could be sustained" - Lysander Spooner