He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Killer Labor Day quotations
Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind.
Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers.
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.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did.
How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you.
A schedule defends from chaos and whim.
It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands.
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.
Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.
If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!
If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce of his fields, and sacrificing in his mind not only his first but last fruits also.
Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.
If you really believe in what you're doing, work hard, take nothing personally, and if something blocks your route, find another. Never give up.
Most of the writers I know work every day, in obscurity and close to poverty, trying to say one thing well and true. Day in, day out, they labor to find their voice, to learn their trade, to understand nuance and pace. And then, facing a sea of rejections, they hear about something like Barbara Bush’s dog getting a book deal.
Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
In the early days of my child labor activities I was an investigator with a camera attachment... but the emphasis became reversed until the camera stole the whole show.
Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration
Such are the vicissitudes of the world, through all its parts, that day and night, labor and rest, hurry and retirement, endear each other; such are the changes that keep the mind in action: we desire, we pursue, we obtain, we are satiated; we desire something else and begin a new pursuit.
There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American citizen whether he be a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid or day laborer
Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior ofcapital, and deserves muchthe higher consideration.
Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.
The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.
Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.
Each morning sees some task begin, each evening sees it close.
Your own self-will and anxiety, your hurry and labor, disturb your peace and prevent Me from working in you. Look at the little flowers, in the serene summer days; they quietly open their petals, and the sun shines into them with its gentle influences. So I will do for you, if you will yield yourself to me.
He who labors diligently need never despair.
Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Oh you who are born of the gods, easy is the descent into Hell.
The door of darkness stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps, and come back out into the brightness above, that is the work, that is the labor.
All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts 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 Dayis devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.
A mind always employed is always happy.
The passage into mystery always refreshes.
If, when we work, we can look once a day upon the face of mystery, then our labor satisfies. We are lightened when our gifts rise from pools we cannot fathom. Then we know they are not a solitary egotism and they are inexhaustible.
Sleep, thou repose of all things; sleep, thou gentlest of the deities; thou peace of the mind, from which care flies; who doest soothe the hearts of men wearied with the toils of the day, and refittest them for labor.
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.