Labor Day Quotes

"The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be born."
- Horace

"The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself."
- H.L. Mencken

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

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

"Our mental make-up is suited to a life of very severe physical labor."
- Bertrand Russell

"It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything."
- John Locke

"Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil."
- Henry van Dyke

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

"God sells us all things at the price of labor."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"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

"The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on."
- Elbert Hubbard

"A bad day at work is better than a good day in hell."
- Scott Johnson

"Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life."
- Marc Chagall

"God give me work, till my life shall end
And life, till my work is done."
- Epitaph of Winifred Holtby

"Without labor nothing prospers."
- Sophocles

"We must learn to live together as brothers or we are going to perish together as fools."
- 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

"Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted."
- A. Philip Randolph

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."
- Ovid

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

"In labor news, longshoremen walked off the piers today; rescue operations are continuing."
- George Carlin

"A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity."
- Thomas Jefferson

"The highest pleasure to be got out of freedom, and having nothing to do, is labor."
- Mark Twain

"od give me work, till my life shall end
And life, till my work is done."
- Epitaph of Winifred Holtby

"The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith."
- Unknown

"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."
- Douglas Pagels

"We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases."
- Thomas Browne, Sr.

"Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God."
- Bible

"The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it."
- Samuel Johnson

"A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences."
- Jacques Maritain

"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 quotes

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