According to the US Government’s Department of Labor webpage, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
Through the use of municipal ordinances, legislation in support of Labor Day started as each state enacted its own laws and statutes. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday of September of each year a legal holiday.
Here are some great quotes celebrating hard work and the workers who do it:
“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” ~Joseph Joubert
“If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.” ~Michelangelo
“Without labor, nothing prospers.” ~Sophocles
“All labor that lifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~Confucius
“Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness.” ~Greek Proverb
“The man who rolls up his shirtsleeves is rarely in danger of losing his shirt.” ~Unknown
Which quote is YOUR favorite?
ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF!