Post by Doris McCraw
I wondered what I would write about this Labor Day. There have been many post about how it began, etc. I also thought about writing additional information about the Labor Wars in Cripple Creek in 1894 and 1904. What I have decided, due to some time contraints…well read on.
From George Washington we have:
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
James Whistler said: An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision
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.
Of course there are those humorous concepts also.
If you want to kill time, try working it to death. ~Sam Levonson
“I have no more than twenty acres of ground,” he replied, “the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils – boredom, vice, and want.” ~Voltaire
When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired. ~Pablo Picasso
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. ~Joseph Joubert
What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds. ~Will Rogers
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. ~Albert Einstein
I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday weekend. We have our annual Balloon Lift off. What a sight to see! I will leave you with this image.
Doris McCraw specializes in Colorado and Womens History. She writes fiction under the pen name Angela Raines. Join her on facebook and her Amazon author page.
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