Labor Day Quotes 2017: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

Labor Day is a time of celebration for the average worker. It’s a day to kick back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Many great men and women throughout history have exalted the importance of work to rise a person up to their full potential. The saying “work sucks” can very easily be replaced with the term “work saves.”

From Martin Luther King to Thomas Jefferson, American leaders have always valued the great necessity of work. It’s doesn’t only help the nation develop, as it helps the individual grow and prosper. Even Kourtney Kardashian has a nice quote that relates to Labor Day. However, it translates more to fashion tips than encouragement for the common worker.

Do you have a great new quote about Labor Day? If so, share in the comments section. But for now, stick around for the best Labor Day quotes on the web…


Labor Day Quotes 2017: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” —Confucius


“Without labor nothing prospers.” — Sophocles


“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” — Lucille Ball


“To find joy in work is to find the fountain of youth.” — Pearl S. Buck


“There is no substitution for hard work.” — Thomas Alva Edison


“Nothing will work unless you do.” — Maya Angelo


“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


“The end of labor is to gain leisure.” — Aristotle


“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.” — Arnold J. Toynbee


“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.” — Ginger Rogers


“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.” — Elizabeth Esty


“Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.” — Kofi Annan


“If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains; Every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains. Every wheel in the creation, every mine and every mill; Fleets and armies of the nation, will at their command stand still.” — Joe Hill


“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” — Margaret Mead


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


“Everything in the world is purchased by labor.” — David Hume


“Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.” — Marshall McLuhan


“I remember, when I went away to college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, my aunt sent me a book with the rules of being a Southern Belle. One of the rules was to never wear white after Labor Day. Fashion has a lot to do with confidence and making up your own rules.” — Kourtney Kardashian


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


“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” — Madeleine L’Engle


“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


“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” — Joseph Joubert


“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.” — Booker T. Washington


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


“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― Francis of Assisi


“Without work men are utterly undone.” ― Nevil Shute


“We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron aluminum and steel. Happy #LaborDay!” – President Donald J. Trump





  • Brian DunlopCOED Writer
    I've been sent out of college, with honors and such, on the search for the American Dream. I'm a New York native, filtering through the net for the next hit story. I'm a good bro, too. Check out my brother's art page: https://www.instagram.com/foulfacekoala/?hl=en
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