HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

September 1, 2008
Wisdom from Polonius

Labor / Labor Day


Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.

- - Henry van Dyke - -


Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.

- - Marc Chagall - -


God sells us all things at the price of labor.

- - Leonardo da Vinci - -


A mind always employed is always happy.  This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

- - Thomas Jefferson - -


Without labor nothing prospers.

- - Sophocles - -


Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.
It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

- - Adam Smith - -


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 - -


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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