A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn

Labor Day Weekend Wisdom
September 4, 2009, 11:15 am
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“When the man who feeds the world by toiling in the fields is himself deprived of the basic rights of feeding, sheltering and caring for his own family, the whole community of man is sick.” —Cesar Chavez

“More men are killed by overwork than the importance of this world justifies.” —Rudyard Kipling


“If you don’t like your job you don’t strike.  You just go in every day and do it really half-assed.  That’s the American way.” —Homer Simpson, The Simpsons


“People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.” —Ogden Nash


“A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.” —George Jean Nathan

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” —Mohandas K. Gandhi

Photos: Workers leaving Pennsylvania shipyards, Beaumont, Texas,  June 1943; Striking barbers in Union Square, NYC, 1913; Child of a migratory farm laborer in the field during the harvest at an FSA labor camp, Texas, January 1942, all from the Library of Congress. Brooklyn home office, June 2009, by by mkosut on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.


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