Quotes and a Verse for Labor Day
"Do not labor for the food that perishes,
but for the food that endures to eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give to you.
For on Him God the Father has set His seal."
- John 6:27
"God sells us all things at the price of labor."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life."
- Marc Chagall
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance,
and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately,
you occasionally find men who disgrace labor."
- Ulysses S. Grant
"Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner
life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead,
and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give
in return as much as I have received."
- Albert Einstein
"The end of labor is to gain leisure."
"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."
"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 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."
- Elbert Hubbard
"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