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Sometimes the thought of his mother working so hard while he did nothing would come suddenly upon his and he would rush off and try to help her, but whatever he did turned out wrong ... So that it always ended in his mother saying, Oh, run along for goodness sakes, and let me get on with my work. And then Jack would go and lie on his front ... and make up pretty poems about the Dignity of Labor, or about how dear and good mothers are.
— E. Nesbit —

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

— Grover Cleveland

Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.

— Bill Hybels

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

All labor has dignity.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The income tax is bad because it was conceived in class hatred, is an instrument of vengeance and plays right into the hands of the communists. It employs the vicious communist principle of taking from each according to his accumulation of the fruits of his labor and giving to others according to their needs, regardless of whether those needs are the result of indolence, or lack of pride, self-respect, personal dignity or other attributes of men.

— T. Coleman Andrews

If you would make a man happy, study not to augment his goods; but to diminish his wants. One of the greatest services Christianity has rendered the world has been its consecration of poverty, and its elevation of labor to the dignity of a moral duty.

— Orestes Brownson

There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor.

— Oscar Wilde

Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.

— Oscar Wilde

I hear therefore with joy whatever is beginning to be said of the dignity and necessity of labor to every citizen. There is virtue yet in the hoe and the spade, for learned as well as for unlearned hands. And labor is everywhere welcome; always we are invited to work; only be this limitation observed, that a man shall not for the sake of wider activity sacrifice any opinion to the popular judgments and modes of action.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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