A laborer needs to be respected as much as the labor itself. These labor quotes show you exactly how important it is. Read more to get some famous toil quotations and sayings.

Labor Quotes

Do you know why Labor Day is celebrated on 1st May? To give the workers and laborers rest and reverence for all that they have done and achieved. Most work places have motto's such as Faith and Toil - which is what one should be doing to get good results in careers and the future. In economics, labor is defined as a general body of wage earners. So, labor is work with pay. A question yet to be answered is does work without pay also count as labor? A list of famous toil quotations and sayings might inspire you to work harder, so read ahead!

Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.

- Rudyard Kipling

No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.

- Groucho Marx

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

- Victor Hugo

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

- Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

- Karl Marx

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.

- Karl Marx

We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.

- Jerome K. Jerome

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

- Germaine Greer

Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog.

- John L. Lewis

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

- Michael Jordan

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

- William Blake

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

- Adam Smith

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.

- The Unbearable Lightness of Being , Milan Kundera

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.

- Thomas Carlyle

My perception is that I've never done anything but work really hard.

- Val Kilmer

The only time it's ever like work is when you don't like what you've done.

- Val Kilmer

I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.

- Robert Plant

The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

- B. C. Forbes

I was coming home from kindergarten - well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.

- Ellen DeGeneres

It's better to burn out, then to fade away.

- Kurt Cobain

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

- Andrew Carnegie

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.

- John Donne

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.

- G. H. Hardy

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

- Francis Bacon

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

- Andy Warhol

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.

- Henry A. Kissinger

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

- John Milton

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.

- Henry George

Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.

- Henry George

The incognito of lower class employment is an effective cloak for any dagger one might wish to hide.

- Margaret Cho

Everything in the world is purchased by labor.

- David Hume

Whatever happened to the good ole days, when children worked in factories?

- Emo Philips

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

- Kofi Annan

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.

- Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.

- Gloria Steinem

I learned in the early part of my career that labor must bear the cross for others' sins, must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.

- Mother Jones

Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

- Daniel Webster

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

- Marshall McLuhan

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

- Lao Tzu

Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital.

- Angela Davis

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