A day to celebrate and honor the value of hard work.

By Rachel Mulcahy
July 01, 2019
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Labor Day is a day we dedicate to our constant go-getters and valuable hard workers. This holiday is most often celebrated with a backyard BBQ, a quick beach trip, or a neighborhood gathering. This significant day does a lot more than pay tribute to our American achievements. We reflect on our journey and celebrate the contributions of our working nation and the resilience of American workers.

Even though this holiday quietly marks the end of summer, we must revel in our delightful memories and look towards the horizon of what's to come. Labor Day stirs up the opportunity for us to think about our dreams and aspirations regarding our future. As we rest and reset for the rest of the year, seek happiness in a job well done and become inspired by these words of wisdom.

Labor Day Quotes:

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"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

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"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams." — Donovan Bailey

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"Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work." — Booker T. Washington

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"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work." — Stephen King


"Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?" — Michelle Obama

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"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"There is no substitute for hard work." — Thomas A. Edison

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"It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything." — John Locke

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"Without labor nothing prospers." — Sophocles


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

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"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." — Aristotle


"I learned the value of hard work by working hard." — Margaret Mead

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"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


"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." — Babe Ruth


"I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard." —Maria Bartiromo


"Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best." —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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


"Dreams don't work unless you do." — John C. Maxwell


"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work." — Oprah Winfrey

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." — Mahatma Gandhi

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