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"Sleep is sweet to the labouring man." - John Bunyan

"In labouring to be brief, I become obscure." - Horace

"God loves an idle rainbow, Not less than labouring seas." - Ralph Hodgson

"In labouring to be concise, I become obscure." - Horace

"My brain more busy than the labouring spider Weaves tedious snares to trap mine enemies." - William Shakespeare

"The innocent moon, that nothing does but shine,Moves all the labouring surges of the world." - Francis Thompson

"Tis pleasant to stand on shore and watch others labouring in a stormy sea." - Lucretius

"The innocent moon, that nothing does but shine, Moves all the labouring surges of the world." - Francis Thompson

"In other part stood one who, at the forge Labouring, two massy clods of iron and brass Had melted." - John Milton

"Tis not her coldness, father, That chills my labouring breast; It's that confounded cucumber I've ate and can't digest." - Richard Harris Barham

"We are only living truly human lives just so far as we are labouring to keep God's commandments; no further." - J I Packer

"O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes, The poets labouring all their days To build a perfect beauty in rhyme Are overthrown by a woman's gaze...." - William Butler Yeats

"I have not hesitated to call the system of Government under which we are labouring 'satanic' and I withdraw naught out of it." - Mahatma Gandhi

"What we enjoy, not what we possess, is ours, and in labouring for the possession of many things, we lose the power to enjoy the best." - John Lancaster Spalding

"If the community wish to have the benefit of more knowledge and intelligence in the labouring classes, it must dispense it at the public charge." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes." - James Madison

"We must strike down the insidious lie that a book is the creation of an individual soul labouring in isolation. We must strike it down because it threatens the overall quality and breadth of American literature." - John Green

"As when the dove returning bore the mark Of earth restored to the long labouring ark; The relics of mankind, secure at rest, Open every window to receive the guest, And the fair bearer of the message bless'd." - John Dryden

"Femininity itself has become a brand, a narrow and shrinking formula of commoditised identity which can be sold back to women who have become alienated from their own power as living, loving, labouring beings." - Laurie Penny

"It would be of course a low voltage spiritual life in which prayer was chiefly undertaken as a discipline, rather than as a way of co-labouring with God to accomplish good things and advancing his Kingdom purposes." - Dallas Willard

"We and the labouring world are passing by: Amid men's souls, that waver and give place Like the pale waters in their wintry race, Under the passing stars, foam of the sky, Lives on this lonely face." - William Butler Yeats

"In 1736, Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette printed an apology for it's irregular appearence because its printer was with the Press, labouring for the publick Good, to make Money more plentiful. The press was busy printing money." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Good government is known from bad government by this infallible test: that under the former the labouring people are well fed and well clothed, and under the latter, they are badly fed and badly clothed." - William Cobbett

"Natural Magick therefore is that, which considering well the strength and force of Natural and Celestial beings, and with great curiosity labouring to discover their affections, produces into open Act the hidden and concealed powers of Nature." - Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

"South Africa is labouring to find its revolutionary path; the colours of the Rainbow Nation have difficulty blending together; the wealthy elites (white, black or Indian) profit from de facto segregation." - Tariq Ramadan

"When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts." - David Brainerd

"Those who try to combat the production of shoddy pictures are enemies of the best art today... It always feels tragic to see people labouring to saw off the branch they are sitting on." - Asger Jorn

"In 1736, Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette printed an apology for its irregular appearence because its printer was "with the Press, labouring for the publick Good, to make Money more plentiful." The press was busy printing money." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"As when the dove returning bore the mark Of earth restored to the long labouring ark; The relics of mankind, secure at rest, Oped every window to receive the guest, And the fair bearer of the message bless'd." - John Dryden

"The word 'revolution' is a word for which you kill, for which you die, for which you send the labouring masses to their deaths; but which does not contain any content." - Simone Weil

"We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God... Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass - a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day's heat, fell dusty." - T E Lawrence

"When you are free of your self in your heart, your labouring within your self is therapeutic to your self. It is a constant blend into your self of what your own Being is. The movement of love, enjoying being at work in the self. The movement of love, enjoying making a change in your self. The enjoyment of application." - John de Ruiter

"Then after length of time, the labouring swains, Who turn the turfs of those unhappy plains, Shall rusty piles from the plough'd furrows take, And over empty helmets pass the rake; Amazed at antique titles on the stones, And mighty relics of gigantic bones." - John Dryden

"We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God... Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass - a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day's heat, fell dusty." - T E Lawrence

"Do but take care to express yourself in a plain, easy Manner, in well-chosen, significant and decent Terms, and to give a harmonious and pleasing Turn to your Periods: study to explain your Thoughts, and set them in the truest Light, labouring as much as possible, not to leave them dark nor intricate, but clear and intelligible." - Miguel De Cervantes

"He was sailing over a boundless expanse of sea, with a blood-red sky above, and the angry waters, lashed into fury beneath, boiling and eddying up, on every side. There was another vessel before them, toiling and labouring in the howling storm: her canvas fluttering in ribbons from the mast." - Charles Dickens

"Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures Whilst the landscape round it measures, Russet lawns and fallows grey, Where the nibbling flocks do stray, Mountains on whose barren breast The labouring clouds do often rest; Meadows trim with daisies pied, Shallow brooks, and rivers wide." - John Milton

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate." - Jane Austen

"Before many black singers were still labouring under that problem of God; it was often 'God will save us'. But right through the blacks were singing directly and immediately about their pain and also about sex, which is why I like it." - John Lennon

"The trade unions are a long-established and essential part of our national life. We take our stand by these pillars of our British society as it has gradually developed and evolved itself, of the right of individual labouring men to adjust their wages and conditions by collective bargaining, including the right to strike." - Winston Churchill

"The labouring poor, to use a vulgar expression, seem always to live from hand to mouth. Their present wants employ their whole whole attention, and they seldom think of the future. Even when they have an opportunity of saving they seldom exercise it, but all that is beyond their present neccessities goes, generally speaking, to the ale house." - Thomas Malthus

"At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession." - Henry Bessemer

"There are some modern practitioners, who declaim against medical theory in general, not considering that to think is to theorize; and that no one can direct a method of cure to a person labouring under disease, without thinking, that is, without theorizing; and happy therefore is the patient, whose physician possesses the best theory." - Erasmus Darwin

"It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends." - Peter Hook

"Only soldiers and labouring men can appreciate how glorious it really is to lie late in bed in winter-time. When your life revolves around having to to be at work at seven o'clock in the morning you know everything about that ghastly lep up still half asleep and the rush to put your head under a tap of ice-cold water with the barbarous object of shocking yourself awake." - Maurice Chevalier

"When brother Brigham and brother Joseph Young went up to see the Prophet, they found him chopping wood; for he was a labouring man, and gained his bread by the sweat of his brow. They made themselves acquainted with him. He received them gladly, invited them to his house, and they rejoiced together in the Gospel of Christ, and their hearts were knitted together in the spirit and bond of union." - Wilford Woodruff

"Here when the labouring fish does at the foot arrive, And finds that by his strength but vainly he doth strive; His tail takes in his teeth, and bending like a bow, That's to the compass drawn, aloft himself doth throw: Then springing at his height, as doth a little wand, That, bended end to end, and flerted from the hand, Far off itself doth cast. so does the salmon vaut. And if at first he fail, his second sommersault He instantly assays and from his nimble ring, Still yarking never leaves, Until himself he fling Above the streamful top of the surrounded heap." - Michael Drayton

"The claim is also sometimes made that science is as arbitrary or irrational as all other claims to knowledge, or that reason itself is an illusion. As Ethan Allen said Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason; if with reason, then they establish the principle that they are labouring to dethrone. If they argue without reason, which they must do, in order to be consistent with themselves, they are out of reach of rational conviction, nor do they deserve a rational argument." - Carl Sagan

"Ah" said Dumbledore gently, "Yes I thought we might hit that little snag!" "Snag?" said Fudge, his voice still vibrating with joy. "I see no snag, Dumbledore!" "Well," said Dumbledore apologetically, "I'm afraid I do." "Oh, really?" "Well it's just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to - come quietly. I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing." - J K Rowling



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