Quotes of the Day for 4 September 2000 – Labor
Today is Labor Day in the United States, when we presumably honor labor and those who perform it by not working. Although the holiday seems to have mostly become a symbol of the end of Summer, I can still find quotes that respect the aspirations and commitment of Labor.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
- Khalil Gibran
Let us then, be up and doing.
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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