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Labor Day

September 2

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” 


“Without labor, nothing prospers.” 


“Nothing will work unless you do.” 

                  Maya Angelou

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” 

                 Oprah Winfrey

National Cheese Pizza Day

September 5

“Anyone who says money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza.” 

                    Andrew W.K.

“Those pizzas I ate were for medicinal purposes.” 

                    Amy Neftzger

“You’d better cut the pizza in four pieces, because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” 

                         Yogi Berra

Read a Book Day 

 September 6

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” 

                Lemony Snicket

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” 

                   Ray Bradbury

“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” 

                       Saul Bellow

National Grandparents Day 

September 8

“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.”

                  Italian proverb

“Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.”

                Marcy DeMaree

“Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.”

                     Doug Larson

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15- October 15

“There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.” 

                  Juan Montalvo

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require the contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”

                    Cesar Chavez

“My mother gave me one piece of advice that stuck with me. She said don’t forget where you came from.”

                    Eva Longoria

Talk like a Pirate Day 

 September 19

“There’s more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”

                      Walt Disney

“One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”

      – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Why are pirates pirates? Because they arrrrrrr!” 


World Gratitude Day/International Peace Day 

 September 21

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” 

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.” 

             Jawaharlal Nehru

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” 

                          Zig Ziglar

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” 

                    Robert Brault

Ice Cream Cone

Invented September 22, 1903

“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.”

                          Jim Fiebig

“I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is going 60.” 

                Wendy Liebman

“I think the serving size of ice cream is when you hear the spoon hit the bottom of the container.”

                      Brian Regan

“Never ask a woman who is eating ice cream straight from the carton how she’s doing.” 

                   Nitya Prakash

Autumn Begins 

September 23

“Hoodies, hot cocoa, boots, jeans, cuddling, crisp air, flushed cheeks – I live for autumn.” 


“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”

                 John Burroughs

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” 

                       Shira Tamir

“Think of raking leaves as Mother Nature’s way of getting you in shape for shoveling snow.” 

                    Crabby Road

“It was a terrible summer for Humpty Dumpty, but he had a great fall.”  


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