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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!

Robert Burns

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


The end of labor is to gain leisure.

Nikola Tesla

In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.

Chester Bennington

This is a business of love and labor.

Karl Marx

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.


Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Karl Marx

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.

Samuel Johnson

Exercise is labor without weariness.

Jane Fonda

I find that arduous physical labor can jump-start my thought process.

Gavin Newsom

I'm not courting labor. I come from a labor background. To me, it's just intuitive.

Victor Hugo

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


Labor diligently to increase your property.

John Ruskin

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.

Victor Hugo

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

Ted Cruz

The Obama economy has led to the lowest labor force participation since 1978.