Labor Day is the perfect time of year to celebrate the hard work, effort, and dedication of all of us. Every year, people across the USA take a pause to reflect on and appreciate the accomplishments we’ve been able to achieve through our labor.

This unique holiday inspires so many profound sayings from celebrities, experts, and everyday people alike. Let’s remember why this special occasion deserves celebration by getting inspired with 90+ quotes about Labor Day!

90+ Labor Day Quotes, Sayings & Captions

  1. Nothing will work unless you do. – Maya Angelou
  2. I learned the value of hard work by working hard. – Margaret Mead
  3. Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, and your spirit. Then get back to work. – Ralph Marston
  4. Without labor, nothing prospers. – Sophocles 
  5. Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  6. The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play. – Arnold J. Toynbee
  7. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  8. 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
  9. The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it. – Tricia Cunningham
  10. No human masterpiece has been created without great labor. – Andre Gide
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  12. Dare to be honest, and fear no labor. – Robert Burns
  13. I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard. – Maria Bartiromo
  14. Genius begins great works. Labor alone finishes them. – Joseph Joubert
  15. Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right? –Michelle Obama
  16. Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington
  17. 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. – Nick Carter
  18. 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 an opportunity and what isn’t. – Lucille Ball
  19. Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. – Madeleine L’Engle
  20. Find something that you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. – Julia Child
  21. If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally, and if something blocks your route, find another. Never give up. – Laurie Notaro
  22. Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do. – Rumi
  23. 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. – Ray Bradbury
  24. It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. – Pablo Picasso
  25. Happiness does not come from doing easy work, but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore Isaac Rubin
  26. The only place success comes before work is the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi
  27. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  28. All things are difficult before they are easy. – Thomas Fuller
  29. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it to work. – Richard Bach
  30. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
  31. Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be? –Michelle Obama
  32. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has had to overcome while trying to succeed. – Booker T. Washington
  33. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford
  34. Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. – Gail Devers
  35. There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  36. It was working men and women who made the 20th century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. – Barack Obama
  37. Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes. – Liza M. Wiemer
  38. Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want. – Ken Poirot
  39. We fail the minute we let someone else define success for us. – Brené Brown
  40. Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. – Kevin Durant
  41. If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair. – Shirley Chisholm
  42. It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. – Tom Hanks
  43. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention. – Conan O’Brien
  44. The magic lies in challenging what seems impossible. – Carol Moseley Braun
  45. 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
  46. Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close;
  47. Something attempted, some done, Has earned a night’s repose. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  48. No great achievement is possible without persistent work. – Bertrand Russell
  49. The end of labor is to gain leisure. – Aristotle
  50. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
  51. Thunder is good, and thunder is impressive, but it is the lightning that does the work. – Mark Twain
  52. Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. – Joseph Joubert
  53. Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not asked for the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor. – Daniel Webster
  54. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.- Elbert Hubbard
  55. All wealth is the product of labor. – John Locke
  56. Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. – Anatole France
  57. It is labor indeed that puts the difference in everything. – John Locke
  58. No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
  59. Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
  60. There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious. But there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.
  61. As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights. They are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.
  62. Labor is the ladder through which human dignity and creative excellence are expressed.
  63. Celebrate workers; celebrate the existence and growth of every nation.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. Labour Day is the time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work and Labour. It is the time to relax and enjoy a comfortable day after working hard to finish your duties.
  67. Work is an extension of the personality. It is an achievement. It is one of the ways in which a person defines himself, and measures his worth, and his humanity.
  68. There is nothing in this world that can match the hard work you put into your life…. Warm wishes on Labor Day to you.
  69. Those who work hard in life and never hesitate from challenges and labor are the ones who shine bright…. Wishing a very Happy Labor Day to you.
  70. Warm wishes on Labor Day to you…. Always work to the best of your abilities and achieve all your goals with your dedication and labor.
  71. Today is the day to pay tribute to all those souls who work hard in life and make this life worthy…. Happy Labor Day.
  72. Every work that we do, fills our souls with confidence and helps us learn something new in life… Wishing you a very Happy Labor Day.
  73. On the occasion of Labor Day USA, I wish you all the energy to work hard in life and do something extraordinary!!!
  74. Today is the day to celebrate the high spirits of all the laborers who work hard every day…. Warm wishes on Labor Day to everyone.
  75. God has given us these hands to work hard in life and this will always be dedicated to our job…. Wishing you a very Happy Labor Day.
  76. Serious hard work expressed in funny Labor Day messages is right here. Wish your family and friends with Labor Day greetings messages and Happy Labor Day quotes to wish them lots of hard work and motivation in life.
  77. Happy Labor Day to all those who work hard in life and not to those who don’t even know the meaning of labor.
  78. Wishing a very Happy Labor Day to you…. Have some fun on this day which celebrates the spirit of working hard.
  79. Till the time we are alive, we will have to work in some way or the other, and Labor Day is just a reminder about it…. Happy Labor Day.
  80. There has never been any replacement for hard work and the occasion of Labor Day reminds us of that. Warm wishes on this special day.
  81. Let us celebrate the occasion of Labor Day by promising ourselves that we will never compromise from working hard in life.
  82. All those who put their sweat and blood into their work are never scared of anything. Happy Labor Day.
  83. Man becomes great exactly in the degree to which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.
  84. A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
  85. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
  86. You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
  87. When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
  88. The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
  89. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  90. If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
  91. All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender, for it is all give and no take.
  92. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.
  93. Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
  94. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
  95. An ounce of practice is worth a thousand words.
  96. Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
  97. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

After going through these 90+ quotes, it’s clear that Labor Day brings about many different emotions for different people.

Some are reminded of the hardships and triumphs of working people, and others think of the simpler joys in life like sleeping in and enjoying a day off work.

Whatever your reaction to this holiday, it’s important to remember the people who worked hard over a long period of time to make sure you can enjoy your day off from labor.

We should spend the day reflecting on their contributions while celebrating with family and friends.