Labor Day

Labor Day

Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.
– Samual Gempers

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Labor Day Quotes

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God sells us all things at the price of labor.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.
– Samual Gempers

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
– Henry van Dyke

Few can be induced to labor exclusively for posterity – Posterity has done nothing for us.
– Abraham Lincoln

Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and bruised itself. We have been enjoined by the courts, assaulted by thugs, charged by the militia, traduced by the press, frowned upon in public opinion, and deceived by politicians. ‘But notwithstanding all this and all these, labor is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun.
– Eugene V. Debs

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

Blast from the past:

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft …and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
– Werner von Braun

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Labor Day Sayings

New Labor Day Quotes for 2007:

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
– Victor Hugo

The labor movement has been a great institution. It has created what Americans are most proud of, and that’s the greatest middle class in the world … You have to adapt and find ways to be successful. We’ve been very slow to do that.
– Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union.

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
– Bill Cosby

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
– Menander (342 BC – 291 BC)

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes have been very popular this week. 

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level–I mean the wages of decent living.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

When people ask me, ‘Why can’t labor organize the way it did in the thirties?’ the answer is simple: everything we did then is now illegal.
– Thomas Geoghegan

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Labor Day Sayings
There is power, there is power in a band of working men, when they stand, hand in hand. That’s a power, that’s a power that must rule in every land – One Industrial Union Grand. – Joe Hill – from the song “There is power in the Union”
Legislators who are of even average intelligence stand out among their colleagues … A cultured college president has become as much a rarity as a literate newspaper publisher. A financier interested in economics is as exceptional as a labor leader interested in the labor movement. For the most part our leaders are merely following out in front; they [only] marshal us in the way that we are going.
– Bergen Evans

Nonbureaucratic, participative, solidarity-driven, noncommercial, arty. With all those manifest virtues, you have to wonder why a setup like this can’t seem to last any longer than a Labor Day weekend.
– Bruce Sterling about “Burning Man”

Do not believe for an instant that the world’s conspiring elite in every nation have so much as a serious quarrel among them. They have just one object: control through tribute. Your slavery, through tribute, and mine… Behind this attack are the self-styled elite, secure in their own power and riches… To be effective we must direct our attacks on the real criminals, the wealthy, and powerful and secret elite of all the world – the conspirators laboring day and night to enslave us.”
– Taylor Caldwell – “Captains and the Kings” 1974

Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites. Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave. Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?
– Joe Hill – from the song “Workers of the World Awaken”

I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
– E.F. Schumacher

My So-Called Life – Dancing in the Dark [1.2] Angela: [voiceover] I’ve been kissed three times. No, four times. No, three times. All of them were people I never saw again, which I hope doesn’t like, mean something. One was this counselor at this YMCA camp. Except he already had a girlfriend. One was this usher at my mother’s cousin’s wedding two years ago. The wedding was in Milwaukee. We stayed over at a motor lodge with a heated pool. It was a double ring ceremony. He was staring at me all through the ceremony. Later, I found out he only kissed me because he lost a bet. The third kiss is the hardest to describe. It was this guy I met on the beach last summer. It was Labor Day. It was the day I swam out too far. That was the most exciting one, except it may not count as an actual kiss since I was kind of unconscious. I’ve never had an actual boyfriend. I don’t know if that’s normal or not.

I want to say a special thank you to every member of every labor union in this country who has stood by my side … throughout my career. Your fight is my fight, and it will always be that way.
Dick Gephardt – Conceding defeat after winning no delegates in the Iowa Democratic caucus of 2004.

Labor Quotes – Labor Day Quotes

Labor Quotes – Labor Day Quotes

God sells us all things at the price of labor.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Famous Sayings

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own persuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
– Thomas Jefferson, 1743 – 1826

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Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.  It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. 
– Adam Smith

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Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.

– Ulysses S. Grant, 1822 – 1885

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Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken. 
– Bill Dodds

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

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker. 
– US Department of Labor

The end of labor is to gain leisure. 
– Aristotle