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

   Woodrow Wilson

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”

   Doug Larson

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

     John Locke

“Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

  Abraham Lincoln

“Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.”

   Robert Green Ingersoll

“All wealth is the product of labor.”

John Locke

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

Elbert Hubbard

“Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.”

   Daniel Webster

“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 work.”

Louis C.K.

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

Victor Hugo

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

Samuel Gompers

“Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.”

Kofi Annan

“If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains; Every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains. Every wheel in the creation, every mine and every mill; Fleets and armies of the nation, will at their command stand still.”

Joe Hill

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

Ralph Ransom

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

Elbert Hubbard

“Genius begins with great works; labor alone finishes them.”

Joseph Joubert

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”

Alan Cohen

“The dignity of labor depends not on what you do, but how you do it.”

    Edwin Osgood Grover


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