Happy Labor Day Inspirational Quotes (Updated 2022)

Labor Day is a holiday that commemorates the contributions of workers. In honor of Labor Day, we have put together this list of inspirational quotes to help motivate you with words of wisdom and encouragement on your journey to success.

We’ve collected these quotes from novels, movies, and motivational speeches that to help remind you that this day is worth celebrating!

Happy Labor Day Inspirational Quotes

  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  • “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

  • ‘Labour day is a great American holiday that people celebrate by going out and buying products made in China.”- David Letterman

  • “No one but love can fuel the diligent work that awaits you.”- Arif Naseem

  • “While we are fighting for freedom, we must see, among other things, that labor is free.”- Woodrow Wilson

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

  • “The late Estee Lauder says you can never wear white shoes after Labor Day. But of course, in today’s world, that does not exist.” – Andre Leon Talley

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

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

  • “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.” – Booker T. Washington

  • “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”- Elbert Hubbard

  • “When we work for a bigger purpose, we find an endless supply of happiness at work.”—Jon Gordon

  • “Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” – Ulysses S. Grant

  • “I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.” – Lewis Black 

Best Labor Day Quotes

  • 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.” – Terry Gross

  • “Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid

  • “The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.”-  William Cobbett

  • “Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful – to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.”- Thorstein Veblen

  • “There is no real wealth but the labor of man. Were the mountains of gold and the valleys of silver, the world would not be one grain of corn richer; not one comfort would be added to the human race.”- Percy Bysshe Shelley 

Labor Day Quotes Celebrating Everyday Work

  • “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

  • “To find what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” — John Dewey

  • “Men are made stronger on the realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own right arm” – Sidney J. Phillips

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

Happy Labor Day Quotes

  • “The true epic of our times is not arms and the man, but tools and the man, an infinitely wider kind of epic.”- Thomas Carlyle

  • “No human masterpiece has been created without great labour.” — Andre Gide

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

  • “I learned the value of hard work by working hard”- Margaret Mead

  • “No man e’er was glorious, who was not laborious.”- Benjamin Franklin

  • “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.”—Helena Rubenstein

  • “It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.”-  John Locke 

Inspirational Labor Day Messages

  • “It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” — Mark Cuban

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

  • “If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”– Abraham Lincoln

  • “God sells us all things at the price of labor.”– Leonardo da Vinci

  • “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” – Greg Kincaid 

Labor Day Blessing Quotes

  • “Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens efforts and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”—James A. Baldwin

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

  • “That’s why Labor Day is a red-letter news day—Blue Monday doesn’t come until Tuesday.”- Ogden Nash
  • “The man who does not 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,