Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day began in 1894 to celebrate the social and economic contributions of workers. As you enjoy a day without work, here are some quotes to help you reflect on the role of labor in your own life.
Martin Luther King Jr
“Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
“Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.”
St. Francis of Assisi
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
"Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery."
“Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.”
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
“Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?”
“Man surprised me most about humanity.Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
Confucius the scholar
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
“We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“God sells us all things at the price of labor.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
“We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work”