September 6, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Labor Day Edition

Another week has flown by, but this weekend is special, because for most of us it's a 3-day weekend to get nothing things done! And since it's Sunday, it's time for Quotable Sunday - bet you figured I'd pick some Labor Day quotes...well, you're right!

First I'm starting off with some tidbits about Labor Day:
Labor Day (Labour Day) is celebrated around the world to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, popularly known as May Day and International Workers' Day. In Poland, the day was renamed to "State Holiday" in 1990. In Slovenia and Ukraine, May 2 is also a national holiday.

In the United States and Canada, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. Ireland (also called May Day) on the first Monday in May. The Bahamas on the first Friday of June. And New Zealand on the fourth Monday of October.
There! Aren't you glad you were wondering about the whole Labor Day thing? And now, some Labor Day Quotes:

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

"Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken."
Bill Dodds

"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

"The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself."
H.L. Mencken

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
Martin Luther King Jr.

"No great achievement is possible without persistent work."
Bertrand Russell

"A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them."
Elbert Hubbard

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

"There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right."
Bill Cosby

"Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition."
Author Unknown



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28 Random Sassy Comments:

Jennifer said...

Great Labor Day quotes and fantastic bit of history. My favourite quote is: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Sunday!

bernthis said...

love the quotes. Especially the one by Thomas Jefferson

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this with me. I hope are having a great weekend with your family....

Martha in PA said...

Great quotes Stacy! I like them all, but this one the best
"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

May you spend the rest of the weekend doing only the work that you want and then sliding down the rainbow enjoying the rest!

I linked to your giveaway on my QS!

cherie said...

i like the last one, stacy...enjoy your long weekend!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

LOVE the quote by Bill Dodds! How true is that!?!?! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

LT said...

I love the quote by Douglas Pagels! I think we are going to go find some rainbows to slide down ourselves today!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

otin said...

Very good quotes! My favorite labor quote is probably unacceptable! That is why we have email! LOL!

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

I love your quotes and I hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Tami said...

Quotes are one of my favorite.. they get me through the day. I have a quote calendar on my desk. Most often they relate to my day ..LOL

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Mellisa said...

Those first two were so cute!! Happy Early blog anniversary!!!

Thanks for sharing this week!

Grissell said...

Happy Labor day!

Love the quotes they were great.

Grissell
stay-at-homemomwhoknew.blogspot.com

Christine aka LiveLaughLoveCj said...

I loved all of the quotes this week, but I appreciate this one the most:

"A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them."
Elbert Hubbard

Isn't this the truth! Well in most cases anyways ;)

Happy Sunday

The Head Eagle said...

I've got to admit, I was wondering just this morning about Labor Day and its origins. So..THANK YOU! Thanks for sharing this with us! Great Sunday post too!

Toni said...

Love the quotes - especially B Dodds - how true! lol. Enjoy your weekend Stacey...I've updated my nail varnish and there's a picture at mine just for you!

Debbie said...

Great quotes! I hope your family is having a great weekend.

blueviolet said...

Thanks for the bit of history you attached to it. It's funny because sometimes you forget about the origins of things. They get lost in the current mode of celebrating.

Serendipity is Sweet said...

I love all your quotes today :D
Happy Labor Day!

buffalodick said...

"I came to a crossroads in my life..I either had to go to work, or go into outside sales"..HeeHeeHee... Have a good Monday off!

Bloggin Betty said...

OOOOooh, I always thought Labor Day was meant to celebrate all the time women spend in "labor!" This makes so much more sense now. I always wondered why guys got it off too...

Ter said...

Hi thanks for the comment on my blog. No worries, it's been a while since I've visited you too. Hope all is well.

Unknown Mami said...

I love the Bertrand Russell and Bill Cosby quotes.

Brian Miller said...

lovely quotes. and a few funny ones as well. working tomorrow myself, but the kiddos have off so they will enjoy. hope you have a great long weekend!

Hit 40 said...

Thomas Jefferson's quote is excellent. Luck usually has very little to do with success.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

We really should buy American products to help our economy and save people their jobs.

Casey said...

Happy Labor Day! I took the weekend off from the blogosphere so I guess that's how I celebrated.

Megan said...

Great quotes and interesting facts. Whodathunkit. lol =)