Labor Day in America celebrates not only the hard-working men and women, it also celebrates the sacrifices and achievements of each person in this country that was part in establishing its greatness.
Why do we push ourselves working too hard? Most people would say it’s to give a good life for them and their family. Others would say it’s to have a sense of accomplishment. No matter what the reason is, the working class of America is the one that drives our economy and stabilizes our standard of living through diligence and sacrifice.
Here are the top 10 Labor Day Quotes that would inspire workers;
“God give me work, till my life shall end. And life, till my work is done.”
-Epitaph of Winifred Holtby
“Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.”
“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
“A bad day at work is better than a good day in hell.”
“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.”
“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level–I mean the wages of decent living.”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The labor movement has been a great institution. It has created what Americans are most proud of, and that’s the greatest middle class in the world … You have to adapt and find ways to be successful. We’ve been very slow to do that.”
- Andy Stern (President of the Service Employees International Union)
Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
-Henry van Dyke
“The end of labor is to gain leisure.”
The inventor of the modern production line and the Model T Ford, Henry Ford not only revolutionized the automobile industry, but all manufacturing plants with his idea of mass production using an assembly line. The results of his innovation caused the price of cars to drop drastically, making them affordable to the average person. In contrast to other businessmen at the time, Ford treated his workers well. He made the 40-day workweek a standard in all of his plants. Ford was also a philanthropist, establishing the Ford Foundation in 1936. The foundation provides grants for research and…
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