·He cannot be really happy if he is compelled by society to do what he does not enjoy doing， or if what he enjoys doing is ignored by society as of no value or importance.
·In a society where slavery in the strict sense has been abolished， the sign that what a man does is of social value is that he is paid money to do it.
·What from the point of view of society is necessary labor is from his own point of view voluntary play.
·Whether a job is to be classified as labor or work depends， not on the job itself， but on the tastes of the individual who undertakes it.
·It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population， that is to say， its laborers， will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy.
·The masses are more likely to replace an unchanging ritual by fashion which it will be in the economic interest of certain people to change as often as possible.
·Workers seldom commit acts of violence， because they can put their aggression into their work， be it physical like the work of a smith， or mental like the work of a scientist or an artist.
·They were often compelled to work twelve or fourteen hours a day.
·The police undertook detailed and comprehensive investigations into the case.