Labor Day Quotes

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

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. Ralph Ransom

Feel good about what you do. Feel proud. Let it flow within you, wild and free. Chris Ryan

God sells us all things at the price of labor. Leonardo da Vinci

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. Menander

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil. Henry van Dyke

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. Doug Larson

If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. Abraham Lincoln

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves. Lane Kirkland

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

Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers. Robert Green Ingersoll

Labor was the first price, the original purchasemoney that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. Adam Smith

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level–I mean the wages of decent living. Franklin D. Roosevelt

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Elbert Hubbard

One of the greatest labor saving inventions of today is tomorrow. Vincent T. Floss

The end of labor is to gain leisure. Aristotle

There is power, there is power in a band of working men, when they stand, hand in hand. That’s a power, that’s a power that must rule in every land. Joe Hill

When people ask me, ‘Why can’t labor organize the way it did in the thirties?’ the answer is simple: everything we did then is now illegal. Thomas Geoghegan

Without labor nothing prospers. Sophocles

Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life. Marc Chagall