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Quotations for Labor Day

From Beavers, Bees should learn to mend their Ways;
A Bee just Works; a Beaver Works and Plays.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Certain Quadrupeds," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924

Here's to the man who labors and does it with a song. He stimulates his neighbors and helps the world along. ~Walt Mason

There are times in life when there's absolutely nothing you can do, also known as a chance to relax. ~Robert Brault,

See! without labour nothing prospers well. ~Sophocles, translated by E. H. Plumptre

But man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labour by taking up another. ~Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, 1881, translated by Lafcadio Hearn

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. ~Doug Larson, c.1984

This is the gospel of labour — ring it, ye bells of the kirk —
The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work.
This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-cursed soil —
Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.
~Henry Van Dyke, "The Toiling of Felix: The Gospel of Labour," 1900

FUN is the safety-valve to let off the steam pressure out of the boiler to keep the old thing from busting. ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague

Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labour. ~Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), translated by Maurice Baring

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, How to Outsmart Your Kids, 1992

That's why Labor Day is a red-letter news day—
Blue Monday doesn't come until Tuesday.
~Ogden Nash, "We'll All Feel Better by Wednesday," Versus, 1949

Work isn't to make money. You work to justify life. ~Marc Chagall, c.1969

The happiness of men consists in life. And life is in labor. ~Leo Tolstoy

HAMMOCK  From the Lat. hamus, hook, and Grk. makar, happy. Happiness on hooks. ~Charles Wayland Towne, The Foolish Dictionary, Executed by Gideon Wurdz, Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, etc., 1904

The man who does not 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, "Richard Wagner," Little Journeys to Homes of Great Musicians, 1901

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