quote by Anthony of Padua

The creator of the heavens obeys a carpenter; the God of eternal glory listens to a poor virgin. Has anyone ever witnessed anything comparable to this? Let the philosopher no longer disdain from listening to the common laborer; the wise, to the simple; the educated, to the illiterate; a child of a prince, to a peasant.

— Anthony of Padua

Almighty Child Labor quotations

Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.


Child labor quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth and other social problems.

Child labor quote A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
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A lot of work still remains but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.

It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.

If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.


Child labor quote A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "may
A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".

In the early days of my child labor activities I was an investigator with a camera attachment... but the emphasis became reversed until the camera stole the whole show.

One finds fortunes built on slave labor, indentured labor, prison labor, immigrant labor, female labor, child labor, and scab labor - backed by the lethal force of gun thugs and militia. 'Old money' is often little more than dirty money laundered by several generations of possession.

We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.

Child labor quote Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

All the problems of the world - child labor, corruption - are symptoms of a spiritual disease: lack of compassion.

New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.


After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms.

Child labor quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

We passed the Children's Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories.

Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets, the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.

As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce. And he will focus on making quality child care affordable and accessible for all.

Child labor quote A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.
A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.

But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child.


Hardly anything can be more important in the mental training of a child than the bringing him to do it in its proper time, whether he enjoys it or not. The measure of a child's ability to do this becomes, in the long run, the measure of his practical efficiency in whatever sphere of life he labors.

It is more important to let a child's imagination develop than it is to labor to inculcate in him or her some correct ethical point of view.

Child labor quote Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

These are the now-endangered markers of a civilized society: legally ordained minimum wages, child labor laws, workers safety and compensation laws, pure foods and safe drugs, Social Security, Medicare and rules that promote competitive markets over monopolies and cartels.

We are behaving like people without compassion and love for the most vulnerable section of society. The children of the universe are without a spokesperson, they are voiceless...We are all touched by the atrocities committed against children: sexual, physical abuse, child slave labor, educational neglect. We feel ashamed. Angry. Appalled. But there is no action...No action.

Newt Gingrich wants to repeal child labor laws.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the man that we need to lead us into the 18th century.


Child labor quote Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in t
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
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Something that comes to us, some gym shoe that comes to us as a result of child labor from a brutal dictatorship, where people do not have basic freedoms, it wouldn't bug me to tax the living Dickens out of that thing or even to forbid its importation whatsoever. But that's a moral question, not an economic question.

Yes to trade, but trade that ensures that these other countries that trade with us aren't engaging in child labor.

You need companies investing in these countries, so women have employment opportunities, and you also need these forces of conscience. Without the activists, in the United States we would still have child labor, we would still have 16-hour days.

Child labor quote Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

A serf-supporting and self-respecting democracy can plead no justification for the existence of child labor, no economic reason for chiseling workers' wages or stretching workers' hours.

Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women's rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.


Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child.

If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.

Child labor quote The creative adult is the child who survived.
The creative adult is the child who survived.

... woman is frequently praised as the more "creative" sex. She does not need to make poems, it is argued; she has no drive to make poems, because she is privileged to make babies. A pregnancy is as fulfilling as, say, Yeats' Sailing to Byzantium.... To call a child a poem may be a pretty metaphor, but it is a slur on the labor of art.

Child labor, not a problem. Censorship, not a problem. Torture, not a problem. Chewing gum in China - oh, my God! You better not be over here chewing gum.

There is no man more pusillanimous than I when I am planning a campaign.

I purposely exaggerate all the dangers and all the calamities that the circumstances make possible. I am in a thoroughly painful state of agitation. This does not keep me from looking quite serene in front of my entourage; I am like an unmarried girl laboring with child. Once I have made up my mind, everything is forgotten except what leads to success.

Child labor quote Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to she shouldn'ts, t
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to she shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen child. Anything can be.

Child labor becomes a label of condemnation in spite of its ancient function as the quickest, most reliable way to human independence


Every midwife knows that not until a mother’s womb softens from the pain of labor will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born. Oh friend! There is treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. Listen. All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives are saying, 'welcome this pain. It opens the dark passage of Grace.

When we of the so-called better classes are scared as men were never scared in history at material ugliness and hardship; when we put off marriage until our house can be artistic, and quake at the thought of having a child without a bank-account and doomed to manual labor, it is time for thinking men to protest against so unmanly and irreligious a state of opinion.

I am also very proud to be a liberal.

Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators -- they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?

You go to the hospital your wife's in labor and you're doing the thing, and then it's very disorienting and scary and you beat yourself up and you go through a whole period of 'woe is me' and then you realize that this a gift, this child is the light, and if you can nourish that light and just let it shine, you have an opportunity to get closer to what I think is God.