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Labor Day dates back to September 5th, 1882 when the Central Labor Union of New York decided they needed a holiday to celebrate their working people.
Two years later, the Union decided that the first Monday of September would officially honor this holiday and spread the word to similar organizations so that by the following year it was celebrated in most industrial cities of America.
As today recognizes the hard work of the estimated 305,224,972 out of 321,628,000 people in this country (~95% according to the latest report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), I want to share some uplifting and inspiring quotes by some of the world’s most influential and well-respected laborers.
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
Martin Luther King
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
“What you are will show in what you do.”
“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
Martin Luther King
“When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.”
Jean de la Bruyere
“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.”
“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”
Until next time, cheers!