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Labor Day Quotes

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, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You

  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, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

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

God give me work, till my life shall end
And life, till my work is done.
~Epitaph of Winifred Holtby

Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life. ~Marc Chagall

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

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil. ~Henry van Dyke

God sells us all things at the price of labor. ~Leonardo da Vinci