“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”


“Without labor, there is no rest, nor without fighting can the victory be won.”

Thomas à Kempis

“Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune.”

   James Weldon Johnson

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

Marc Chagall

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



“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”

– Albert Einstein

“My grandfather once told me there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to be in the first group; there was much less competition.2”

– Indira Gandhi

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

 – Thomas Jefferson

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

– Greek proverb

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


“Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.”

Marshall McLuhan

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

Anatole France

“Everything in the world is purchased by labor.”

David Hume

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for Felicity.”

Thomas Jefferson

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

– Samuel Gompers

“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”

– John D. Rockefeller

“There is no substitute for hard work”

Thomas Edison




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