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Labor Day

“Without labor nothing prospers.”
– Sophocles

“There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.”
– H.M. Tomlinson

“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

“The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically been the one who stayed ahead in November.”
– Peter Jennings

“I’m a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.”
– Henry Ford

“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

National Read a Book Day – September 6

“No two persons ever read the same book.”
– Edmund Wilson

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.”
– Josh Jameson

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”
– P.J. O’Rourke

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”
– Author Unknown

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
– Haruki Murakami

Grandparents Day – September 11

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.”
– Charles and Ann Morse

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.”
– Pam Brown

“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”
– Author Unknown

“My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.”
– Gene Perret

“The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.”
– Dave Barry


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
– L.M. Montgomery

“Don’t you love … the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
– Nora Ephron

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.”
– Faith Baldwin

Back to School

“Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.”
– Author Unknown

“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.”
– Abbé Dimnet

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.”
– Daniel J. Boorstin

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
– Clay P. Bedford

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