Labor Day

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.” — Doug Larson

“Of all the American educational system’s problems, none is more severe than the academic year beginning before Labor Day.”
— P. J. O’Rourke

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” — Indira Gandhi

“Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own right arm.”
— Sidney J. Phillips

“No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home or in the office.”
— Gloria Steinem

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius

“The man who rolls up his shirt sleeves is rarely in danger of losing his shirt.” — Anonymous

“Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.” — Samuel Gompers

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”
— Daniel Webster

“If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
— 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV)

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” — Albert Einstein

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”
— Bertrand Russell

“A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.” — Elbert Hubbard

“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.” — John D. Rockefeller

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” — Mark Twain

“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”
— Ralph Ransom

“Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.”
— Lewis Black


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