These inspirational Labor Day quotes honor the achievements of all American workers.
The day is set aside to celebrate all the hard work that has been done throughout the year. It marks the end of summer and pays tribute to all of the hard workers everywhere.
Best Labor Day Quotes
1.) Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
2.) I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.
3.) Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.
4.) It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything.
5.) It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
6.) Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder, and you’ll get what you want.
Good Labor Day Quotes
7.) Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Booker T. Washington
8.) I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
9.) The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.
10.) Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
11.) Dreams are lovely, but they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.
12.) Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
Embracing Hard Work Insights
13.) I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top but should get you pretty near.
14.) Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.
15.) Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.
16.) At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year; itould be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
Sayings About Labor Day
17.) The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
18.) I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others – what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show and never can tell what it really means.
19.) Men die of boredom, psychological conflict, and disease. They do not die of hard work.
20.) The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day
21.) I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
22.) Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
23.) If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.
24.) I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
25.) Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams.
Inspirational Labor Day Quotes
26.) No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
27.) Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
28.) If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.
29.) All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
30.) Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
31.) It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
32.) Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
33.) Before the reward, there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.
34.) The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.
35.) The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
36.) The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.
Arnold J. Toynbee
37.) Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
Perseverance and Determination Quotations
38.) 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.
39.) Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus, and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.
40.) Find something that you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
41.) Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.
42.) You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
43.) Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
44.) Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Short Labor Day Quotes
45.) Dreams don’t work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
46.) There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas A. Edison
47.) Without labor, nothing prospers.
48.) I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
49.) Nothing will work unless you do.
50.) With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.
51.) Work harder than you think you did yesterday.
52.) All things are difficult before they are easy.
53.) All wealth is the product of labor.
54.) Labor Day means grilling outside!
55.) Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
56.) Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Cheerful Sayings on Working
57.) To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck
58.) Forrest Gump said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’ Your career is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. But everything is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part. It’s an adventure in itself.
59.) When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.
60.) Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
61.) To find what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
62.) We are at our very best, and we are happiest when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
63.) All happiness depends on courage and work.
Honoré de Balzac
64.) Employment is nature’s physician and is essential to human happiness.
65.) Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
Funny Labor Day Quotes
66.) 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.
67.) Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.
68.) The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we love are sometimes cursed with too damn much of it.
69.) If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
70.) A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
71.) It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
72.) The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.
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73.) I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
74.) Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.
75.) To succeed, work hard, never give up, and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.
76.) If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
77.) You will never plow a field if you only turn it over in your mind.
Famous Hard Work Sayings
78.) Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Gordon B. Hinckley
79.) I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Jerome K. Jerome
80.) We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison
81.) Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.
82.) I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it and apply more energy and time to it and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.
83.) Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
84.) A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.
85.) I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Labor Day Captions
86.) Goodbye Summer.
87.) Time to press the restart button on summer.
88.) Don’t worry; beach happy.
89.) May this weekend not end.
90.) I earned this.
91.) Tans fade, but memories of a great summer last forever.
92.) Let’s celebrate work by not doing any.
93.) Relax. Refresh. Repeat.
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94.) Happiness = No alarm going off on Monday.
95.) Never stop chasing summer.
96.) Where did summer go?
97.) Get your BBQ on.
98.) Smile, it’s Monday off!
99. My friend told me a Labor Day joke. It didn’t work for him.
100.) If you stand on your tiptoes, you can see pumpkin spice season.
Hoping y’all have a great Labor Day weekend!
By Emma Lochner
Emma writes about family, entertainment, and cooking.
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