He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Killer Labor Day quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
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.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
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.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
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.
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.
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!
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
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.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
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
Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
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.
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.
There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.
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.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
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.
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.
You will never have this day again, so make it count.
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.
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.
A mind always employed is always happy.
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.