Labor

Famous quotes containing the word labor:

    It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I’ve studied now Philosophy
    And Jurisprudence, Medicine—
    And even, alas! Theology—
    From end to end with labor keen;
    And here, poor fool! with all my lore
    I stand, no wiser than before.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)