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Happy International Workers' Day

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    “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” — Aristotle

    “There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” — Booker T. Washington

    “We work to become, not to acquire.” — Elbert Hubbard“

    Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” — George Washington

    “It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything.” — John Locke

    “There is nothing laudable in work for work’s sake.” — John Stuart Mill

    “Work is the means of living, but it is not living.” — Josiah Gilbert Holland

    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” — Karl Marx

    “God sells us things at the price of labor.” — Leonardo da Vinci

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

    “When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is a slavery.” — Maxim Gorky

    “Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He fails to make his place good in the world unless not only he pays his debt but also adds something to the common wealth.” — Ralph Waldo

    “By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.” — Robert Frost

    “A bad day at work is better than a good day in hell.” — Scott Johnson

    “Without labor, nothing prospers.” — Sophocles

    “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” — Theodore Roosevelt

    “A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.” — Thomas Jefferson

    “Labor disgraces no man. Unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” — Ulysses S. Grant

    “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” — Victor Hugo

    “Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice and need.” — Voltaire

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    Why do we have a Bank Holiday and what is International Workers' Day?


    sounds like a soviet national holiday.
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    (Original post by BubbleBoobies)
    sounds like a soviet national holiday.
    Yet here we are in England 2016 with a bank holiday.

    It originates form the late 1800s.

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