Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Cards
“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

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

-Thomas Jefferson

“God sells us all things at the price of labor.” 

-Leonardo da Vinci

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

-Kofi Annan

“Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.” 

-Marc Chagall

“The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.”

-Jim Rohn

“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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

-Theodore Roosevelt

“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

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

“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

“The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day.”

-Henry David Thoreau

“A man usually values that most for which he has labored; he uses that most frugally which he has toiled hour by hour and day by day to acquire.”

-Dorothea Dix

“Without labor nothing prospers.” 

-Sophocles