“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

  • Mahatma Gandhi

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

  • Confucius

“Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness.”

  • Greek Proverb

“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.”

  • Louis C.K

“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

“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.”

  • H.M. Tomlinson

“A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.”

  • Elbert Hubbard

“Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”

  • Ralph Ransom

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.”

  • Arnold J. Toynbee

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

  • Theodore Roosevelt

“It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything.”

  • John Locke

“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.”

  • Elizabeth Esty

“Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.”

  • Samuel Gompers

“Labor Day means grilling outside!”

  • Katie Lee

“I’ve heard of nothing coming from nothing, but I’ve never heard of absolutely nothing coming from hard work.”

  • Uzo Aduba

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

  • Aristotle

“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”

  • Donovan Bailey

“There is no substitute for hard work.”

  • Thomas A. Edison

“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?”

  • Michelle Obama

“When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.”

  • Derek Jeter

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”

  • Maya Angelou

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”

  • Booker T. Washington

“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.”

  • Pearl S. Buck

“Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.”

  • William Feather

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”

  • Michelangelo

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”

  • Tim Fargo

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.”

  • Martina Boone

“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.”

  • Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

  • Marc Chagall

“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.”

  • Jim Henson

“Our labour preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want.”

  • Voltaire

“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.”

  • Madeleine L’Engle

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”

  • Honoré de Balzac

“Employment is nature’s physician, and is essential to human happiness.”

  • Galen

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

  • Douglas Adams

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”

  • Gordon B. Hinckley

“Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.”

  • Anatole France

“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

  • Jerome K. Jerome

“Without labor nothing prospers.”

  • Sophocles

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.”

  • Victor Hugo

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

  • Jimmy Johnson

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”

  • Thomas A. Edison

“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose”

  • Leonardo da Vinci

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

  • Jim Rohn

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.”

  • Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.”

  • Charles Kingsleigh

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

  • Dale Carnegie

“The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”‘

  • Ayn Rand

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

  • Abraham Lincoln

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”

  • Harry Golden

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.


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