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1. The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
- Elbert Hubbard
2. The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be born.
3. Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
- Henry van Dyke
4. The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.
- H.L. Mencken
5. God sells us all things at the price of labor.
- Leonardo da Vinci
6. Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
- Kofi Annan
1. Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
- Anatole France, “The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard”
2. The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
- Elbert Hubbard
3. The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.
- H.L. Mencken
4. If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson
5. 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
Labor Day Poems:
So long as men shall be on earth
There will be tasks for them to do,
Some way for them to show their worth;
Each day shall bring it’s problems new.
And men shall dream of mighter deeds
Than ever have been done before:
There always shall be human needs
For men to work and struggle for.
2. Labor Day Officially Ends Summer
Labor Day officially ends summer,
As those who work enjoy one final fling.
Blessed are those who bear the daily burden,
Of whom few savants speak or minstrels sing,
Returning to the shallows of September.
Days of ease give way to hours certain,
A long routine that wends its way towards winter,
Yearning for the promises of spring.
3. MY ROLE
I saw them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town;
With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell,
They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.
I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled
As the men you would hire if you had to build?”
He laughed and said, “No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do.”
I asked myself as I went my way,
Which of these roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder who works with care
Measuring life with the rule and square,
Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down.
4. Let the Market Set the Price of Labor
Let the market set the price of labor!
And who would want to vote for such a life?
Because we live in a democracy,
Our policies are shaped by peaceful strife,
Rewarding those who fight for what they favor.
Despite the logic, what fool would agree,
Alerted to his interest, to turn over,
Yielding neck to economic knife?
5. Labor Leaves Us Little Time to Live
Labor leaves us little time to live
As we are given less than we must give,
Being but the undistinguished sea
On which may sail those who catch the wind.
Reason not with sailors, but together
Designate the furies of your weather,
And storm, if storm the wayward watchword be,
Yielding waves that little leave behind.
6. Labor Is a Blessing and a Curse
Labor is a blessing and a curse,
As one must work to live and live to work.
Better jobs to get up for or worse,
On the whole, with none you’d go berserk.
Remember, then, that dignity requires
Doing, working, laboring — a role
As giver, as attendant to desires
You recognize within some common soul.