In light of Labor Day, some quotes

“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.”
— Elizabeth Esty

“For working people … Labor Day stands for something special and profound. It’s a day to honor the deep commitment each of us has to serve the children we teach, the families we heal, and the communities we love.”
— Randi Weingarten  

“When you have a country that can boast that more than 95 percent of its eligible workforce is employed and pumping money back into economy, that’s exceptionally good news, especially as we prepare to observe Labor Day.”
— J. D. Hayworth

“Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.”
— Daniel Webster

“If the workers took a notion
they could stop all speeding trains.
Every ship upon the ocean
they can tie with mighty chains
Every wheel in the creation,
every mine and every mill
Fleets and armies of the nation,
will at their command stand still.”
— Joe Hill

“Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.”
— Robert Green Ingersoll

“The dignity of labor depends not on what you do, but how you do it.”
— Edwin Osgood Grover

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

“Everything in the world is purchased by labor.”
— David Hume

“Without labor nothing prospers.”
— Sophocles

One thought on “In light of Labor Day, some quotes

  1. I tip my hat to ANY blue-collar worker who ever gave of his hands to build or maintain anything that made my life work better. All are unsung heroes, champions of their communities.

    Resident song-writers, here a song title for you: Blue-Collar Beautiful. Have at it.


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