Labor Day Quotes, Sayings for Labor Day

“I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser. ”

– Mother Jones

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”

– John Wooden

“It is important to keep in mind that our bodies must work pretty well, or their wouldn’t be so many humans on the planet.”

– Ina May Gaskin

“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“Our labour preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want.”

– Voltaire, Candide

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t have a blue-collar job. It’s more of a green collar, because of all the yellow sweat stains mixing in.”

– Jarod Kintz

“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.”

– Greg Kincaid

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

– Francis of Assisi

“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“I’m like Casanova meets Henry Ford. My reproduction methods are more like production methods one might see in a factory, complete with conveyer belts, mechanical assistance, and cheap labor.”

– Jarod Kintz

“I’ve always been amused by the contention that brain work is harder than manual labor. I’ve never known a man to leave a desk for a muck-stick if he could avoid it.”

– John Steinbeck

“Every job from the heart is, ultimately, of equal value. The nurse injects the syringe; the writer slides the pen; the farmer plows the dirt; the comedian draws the laughter. Monetary income is the perfect deceiver of a man’s true worth.”

– Criss Jami

“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”

– Eugene V. Debs

“No wonder prostitution is so rampant in China, I mused as I watched the four girls watch us: why stand on your feet all day for slave wages when you can get rich on your back?”

– Tom Carter

“Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. ”

– Anatole France

“I want to have a bunch of kids so I can open a factory and have free labor. Beat that, China!”

– Jarod Kintz

“A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”

– Criss Jami, Killosophy

‘You are so full of shit,’ Lila snarled, but as a contraction settled over her like a net, she bore down and pushed.”

– Jodi Picoult

“With intellectual labor your hard work is forever, while with manual labor your hard work is temporary and soon forgotten.”

– Jarod Kintz