No great achievement is possible without persistent work.
Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed had not labor first existed.
Work hard at work worth doing.
Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration
The harder I work the more I live.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based 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.
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
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.
Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
There is no substitute for hard work.
He who labors diligently need never despair.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
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.
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