Labor Day quotes [image of workers]

Labor Day is Monday, September 6. We hope you’ll join us in recognizing America’s workers, including YOU!

There are many forms of triumph, but there is no other success that in any shape or way approaches that which is open to the men and women who have the right ideals…. They are the men and women who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor, effort and self-sacrifice, and only to those whose joy in life springs in part from the power of work and sense of duty.

Charles R. Wiers

Please relax and enjoy the holiday,
knowing your work will be better for it.

Here are a few quotes that highlight the role of work in our lives.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Go some distance away, because then the work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart…. It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

Jerome K. Jerome

Extend no pity to man because he has to work. If he is worth his salt, he will work. I envy the man who has work worth doing and does it well.

Theodore Roosevelt

Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.

Calvin Coolidge

Life is work, and everything you do is so much more experience. Sometimes you work for wages, sometimes not, but what does anybody make but a living? And whatever you have you must either use or lose.

Henry Ford

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Thomas A. Edison

When work goes out of style we may expect to see civilization totter and fall.

John D. Rockefeller

How do I work? I grope.

Albert Einstein

Happiness must be tricked. She loves to see men work. She loves sweat, weariness, self-sacrifice. She will not be found in the palaces, but lurking in the cornfields and factories, and hovering over littered desks.

David Grayson

The world must learn to work together, or finally it will not work at all.

Dwight D. Eisenhower