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  1. The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
       -- Luc de Clapiers

  2. A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
       -- Robert Collyer

  3. Labor is man's greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working.
       -- Orville Dewey

  4. Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born.
       -- John Florio

  5. He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  6. I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
       -- Benjamin Harrison

  7. Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  8. Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  9. Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  10. Slowly those who create the wealth of the world are permitted to share it. The future is in labor's strong, rough hands.
       -- Mother Jones

  11. I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others' sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
       -- Mother Jones

  12. The workers asked only for bread and a shortening of the long hours of toil. The agitators gave them visions. The police gave them clubs.
       -- Mother Jones

  13. On their side the workers had only the Constitution. The other side had bayonets.
       -- Mother Jones

  14. We want bread and roses too.
       -- Massachusetts Textile Union, 1912 strike

  15. Skilled labor teaches something not to be found in books or colleges.
       -- Harriet H. Robinson

  16. It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  17. There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
       -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

  18. Human history is work history. The heroes of the people are work heroes.
       -- Meridel le Sueur


  1. Any woman could act like a lady, and this behavior was interpreted as being submissive, demure, inhibited...Being a lady in the Western world was like footbinding in China.
       -- Victoria Billings

  2. Women are not ladies. The term connotates females who are simultaneously put on a pedestal and patronized.
       -- Cynthia Heimel

  3. A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful.
       -- Judith Martin

  4. What restricts the use of the word 'lady' among the courteous is that it is intended to set a woman apart from ordinary humanity, and in the working world that is not a help, as women have discovered in many bitter ways.
       -- Judith Martin

  5. I have defined Ladies as people who did not do things themselves.
       -- Gwen Raverat

  6. She was a perfect lady--just sat in her seat and stared.
       -- Eudora Welty


  1. When people lose their ties to the land they grow corrupt. Inevitably, they grow corrupt.
       -- Ruth Almog

  2. Maka le wakan -- the land is sacred. These words are at the core of our being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take away our land and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies. We'd become just suntanned white men, the jetsam snd floatsam of your great melting pot.
       -- Mary Brave Bird

  3. Landscapes have a language of their own, expressing the soul of the things, lofty or humble, which constitute them, from the mighty peaks to the smalles of the tiny flowers hidden in the meadow's grass.
       -- Alexandria David-Neel

  4. I think nobody owns the land until their dead are in it.
       -- Joan Didion

  5. Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
       -- Maria Edgeworth

  6. There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
       -- Harriet Martineau

  7. My own recipe for world peace is a little bit of land for everyone.
       -- Gladys Taber

  8. Lanscape shapes culture.
       -- Terry Tempest Williams


  1. Language. I loved it. And for a long time I would think of myself, of my whole body, as an ear.
       -- Maya Angelou

  2. For every man there is something in the vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin. His enemies have only to find it.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  3. Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.
       -- Elizabeth Bowen

  4. Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought.
       -- Elizabeth Bowen

  5. Language is the roadmap of a culture. It tells you where its people came from and where they are going.
       -- Rita Mae Brown

  6. Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
       -- Rita Mae Brown

  7. The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  8. Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.
       -- Angela Carter

  9. Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
       -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  10. I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out.
       -- Katherine Dunn

  11. Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
       -- E.M. Forster

  13. The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearne, but it is still nonsense.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  14. Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  15. Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals
       -- Karen Elizabeth Gordon

  16. If language had been the creation not of poetry but of logic, we should only have one.
       -- Friedrich Hebbel

  17. If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world.
       -- Heinrich Heine

  18. Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  19. Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes, and thanks to words, we have sunk to the level of the demons.
       -- Aldous Huxley

  20. Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.
       -- Anna Jameson

  21. Language is memory and metaphor.
       -- Storm Jameson

  22. Language is the dress of thought.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  23. If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of humn thought.
       -- Helen Keller

  24. Language tethers us to the world; without it we spin like atoms.
       -- Penelope Lively

  25. I can remember the lush spring excitement of language in childhood. Sitting in church, rolling it around my mouth like marbles--tabernacle and pharisee and parable, tresspass and Babylon and covenant.
       -- Penelope Lively

  26. All language reflects the prejudices of the society in which it evolved.
       -- Casey Miller

  27. Our native language is like a second skin, so much a part of us we resist the idea that it is constantly changing, constantly being renewed.
       -- Casey Miller

  28. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
       -- Toni Morrison

  29. We defend ourself with descriptions and tame the world by generalizing.
       -- Iris Murdoch

  30. Look wise; say nothing and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
       -- William Osler

  31. Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  32. I stand and listen to people speaking french in the stores and in the street. It's such a pert, crisp language, elegant as ruffling taffeta.
       -- Belva Plain

  33. The most precious things in speech are pauses.
       -- Ralph Richardson

  34. Words are loaded pistols.
       -- Jean-Paul Sarte

  35. Syllables govern the world.
       -- John Selden

  36. It was greek to me.
       -- William Shakespeare

  37. Language helps form the limits of our reality.
       -- Dale Spender

  38. Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
       -- Lily Tomlin (Jane Wagner, 'We invented...')

  39. Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks.
       -- Alfred North Whitehead

  40. Language is wine upon the lips.
       -- Virginia Woolf

  41. Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
       -- William Butler Yeats


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