Labor Day Quotes

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
 
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
- Victor Hugo
 
"Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness." 
- Greek proverb
 
"Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy."
- Ralph Ransom
 
"Without labor nothing prospers."
- Sophocles

"Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money 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

"Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, some done, Has earned a night's repose."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
"No great achievement is possible without persistent work."
- Bertrand Russell

"The end of labor is to gain leisure." 
- Aristotle

"There is no substitute for hard work."
- Thomas Edison

"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is the lightning that does the work."
- Mark Twain

"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."
- Joseph Joubert

"Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor."
- Daniel Webster

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

"All wealth is the product of labor."
- John Locke