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The Housedog replied, "Do not blame me, my friend, but find fault with the master, who has not taught me to labor, but to depend for subsistence on the labor of others.
To Konstantin Levin the country was the background of life, that is of pleasures, endeavors, labor.
This was my curious labor all summer -- to make this portion of the earth's surface, which had yielded only cinquefoil, blackberries, johnswort, and the like, before, sweet wild fruits and pleasant flowers, produce instead this pulse.
But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.
When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop.
I felt proud to know that the liberties of Massachusetts and of our fatherland were in such safe keeping; and as I turned to my hoeing again I was filled with an inexpressible confidence, and pursued my labor cheerfully with a calm trust in the future.
Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds -- it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor -- disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
Here came to dinner all sorts and conditions of men,--scientists, politicians, bankers, merchants, professors, labor leaders, socialists, and anarchists.
He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.
There is no such thing as a conflict of interest between labor and capital--or, rather, there ought not to be.
True, and you will grant that capital would perish if there were no labor to earn the dividends.
The workingmen on the street railway furnish the labor.