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Quotes of the Day for 3 September 2001 – Labor

Today is Labor Day in the US, the annual holiday in which we honor labor by canceling a day of it.

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The quotes:

No human pursuit achieves dignity unless it can be called work, and when you can experience a physical loneliness for the tools of your trade, you see that the other things - the experiments, the irrelevant vocations, the vanities you used to hold - were false to you.
     - Beryl Markham

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
     - Mary Ellen Chase

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment.
     - Robert Benchley

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


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