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Top 15 Labor Day Quotes, Origin, History, Tribute to Hard Working Souls

"First United States Labor Day Parade, September 5, 1882 in New York City" by A Staff Illustrator - Frank Leslie's Weekly Illustrated Newspaper. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

“First United States Labor Day Parade, September 5, 1882 in New York City” by A Staff Illustrator – Frank Leslie’s Weekly Illustrated Newspaper. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

The United States celebrates the Labor Day today, the first Monday of September and this year it falls on September 7.  It is a holiday in America in honor of the labor movement and a tribute to hard work that the US stood for all along in the last two centuries.

The Labor Day Holiday is a Federal Holiday since June 28, 1894. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago on May 4, 1886, US President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the massacre, shifted the day to September first Monday in 1887. Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September.

Otherwise, more than 80 other countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 as their holiday dedicated to labor.

Here are the top 15 quotes and sayings from great souls in awe of the Labor Day which falls on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

  1. Without labor nothing prospers — Sophocles

  2. 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

  3. Work without love is slavery — Mother Teresa

  4. No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity — Martin Luther King Jr

  5. 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 — St. Francis of Assisi

  6. There were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there was much less competition — Motilal Nehru

  7. A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving — Albert Einstein

  8. One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man — Elbert Hubbard

  9. Nothing will work unless you do — Maya Angelou

  10. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it — Thomas Jefferson

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

  12. Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them — Joseph Joubert

  13. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life — Confucius

  14. There is no substitution for hard work — Thomas Edison

  15. Genius begins with great works; labor alone finishes them — Joseph Joubert

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