39 Labor Quotes

  • Be a worthy worker and work will come. – Amit Kalantri

 

  • Labor is the only prayer that nature answers. – Robert Green Ingersoll

 

  • Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture. – Ferdinand Lassalle

 

  • Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable. – Samuel Smiles

 

  • Labor rids us of three great evils poverty, vice, and boredom. – Voltaire

 

  • Not all the labor of the earth Is done by hardened hands. – Will Carleton

 

  • Labor gives birth to ideas. – Jim Rohn

 

  • Our labor preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want. – Voltaire

 

  • Labor never quits. We never give up the fight no matter how tough the odds, no matter how long it takes. – George Meany

 

  • He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. – Menander

 

  • Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will. – Josiah Gilbert Holland

 

  • Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune. – James Weldon Johnson

 

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

 

  • It is labor alone that is productive: it creates wealth and therewith lays the outward foundations for the inward flowering of man. – Ludwig Von Mises

 

  • People might not get all that they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all that they get. – Frederick Douglass

 

  • It is only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labor can be happy; and the two cannot be separated with impunity. – John Ruskin

 

  • There is no real wealth but the labor of man. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

  • Nothing is born into this world without labor. – Rob Liano

 

  • Without labor nothing prospers. – Sophocles

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  • There’s no dignity, no decency, or health today for men that haven’t got a job. All other things depend on work today. – Nevil Shute

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Labor is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun. – Eugene V. Debs

 

  • Labor is man’s greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing, without working. – Orville Dewey

 

  • All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutalized. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

  • For as labor cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to the use of land is necessarily the denial of the labor to its own produce. – Henry George

 

  • All wealth is the product of labor. – John Locke

 

  • Dignity of labour has to be our national duty; it has to be a part of our nature. – Narendra Modi

 

  • Labor can and will become its own employer through co-operative association. – Leland Stanford

 

  • Labor is the fruit of civilization, not the basis of it. – Alexander Crummell

 

  • Labor can not stand still. It must not retreat. It must go on, or go under. – Harry Bridges

 

  • As labor creates the wealth of the country, we demand the passage of such laws as may be necessary to protect it in all its rights. – John Peter Altgeld

 

  • Labor wants 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

 

  • Don’t mistake activity with achievement. – John Wooden

 

  • It is only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labor can be happy; and the two cannot be separated with impunity. – John Ruskin

 

  • Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. – Abraham Lincoln