20 Labor Day Quotes to Honor & Recognize Hard Work

Any form of achievement, big or small, always begins with work. Personal and professional relationships won’t progress if we don’t pull our weight.

There may be stress and exhaustion at times, but it is through work that we constantly rediscover and motivate ourselves to be better. It is also through work that we feel pride in our abilities to use our skills, contribute, and maybe even make a difference.

If we love the work that we do, our duties even give us a sense of purpose and meaning.

Here are 20 Happy Labor Day quotes because hard work must never go unnoticed.

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

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

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. – James P. Hoffa

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The late Estee Lauder says you can never wear white shoes after Labor Day. But of course, in today’s world, that does not exist. – Andre Leon Talley

Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation. – Samuel Gompers

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Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness. – Greek Proverb

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Thomas Jefferson

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Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The one thing that matters is the effort. – Antoine de-Sainte-Exupery

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt

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The end of labor is to gain leisure. – Aristotle

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

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Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but it improves its chances. – B.J. Gupta

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. – Anatole France

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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

No great achievement is possible without persistent work. – Bertrand Russell

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My grandfather once told me there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to be in the first group; there was much less competition. – Indira Gandhi

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. – John D. Rockefeller

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There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

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A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. – Albert Einstein

Share these 20 Happy Labor Day quotes to salute every worker’s efforts and devotion to their work.