NOTE – JUST CUT OUT WHAT DOESN’T FIT (Thoughts for Labor Day)

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NOTE – JUST CUT OUT WHAT DOESN’T FIT (Thoughts for Labor Day)
by Helen Edelman August 31, 2016

“Without labor nothing prospers.” - Sophocles

“Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.  It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.” - Adam Smith

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” - Ovid

“Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.” - Anatole France

“A mind always employed is always happy.  This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.” - Thomas Jefferson

“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” - Douglas Pagels
“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

“There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.” - H.M. Tomlinson

“The end of labor is to gain leisure.” - Aristotle

“It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.” - John Locke

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.” - Doug Larson

“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 disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” - Ulysses S. Grant

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Times Union - Edited and written by Helen Edelman

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