Quotable Quotes: Labour Day

May 01, 2015 4 Min Read
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Great Quotes to Reflect on This Labour Day

Workers or labourers are inseparably a part of the nation-building. In conjunction with Labour Day, these are some inspiring quotes about working and being up and running!

“God give me work till my life shall end, and life till my work is done.” – Winifred Holtby

“I believe in the dignity of labour, 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.” – John D. Rockefeller

“All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Martin Luther King Jr

“The end of labour is to gain leisure.” – Aristotle

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid

“Without labor nothing prospers.” – Sophocles

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." –Vince Lombardi

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” – Tim Fargo

“Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.” – Booker T. Washington

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” – Mother Teresa

“Nothing will work unless you do” – Maya Angelou

“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” – Harvey Mackay

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work" Aristotle

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work." - Stephen King

"I learned the value of hard work by working hard." - Margaret Mead

"Genius begins great works. Labor alone finishes them." - Joseph Joubert

“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?” — Michelle Obama

“There is no substitute for hard work.”— Thomas A. Edison

“I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from work.” – Louis C.K.

"Constantly think about how could you could be doing this better and keep questioning yourself." – Elon Musk

“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.”― Jim Henson

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

There are many other great quotes to ponder on this Labour Day. I do hope these help you get started in realising the importance of the work you do, and the importance of your health in ensuring that you are fit spiritually, mentally, and physically for the work you need to do.

Happy Labour Day!

Enjoyed the quotes? Check out the video below by Leaderonomics Media about taking breaks! Do take the time to take a break and have a ‘Kit Kat’ moment with friends and family!

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Roshan is the Founder and “Kuli” of the Leaderonomics Group of companies. He believes that everyone can be a leader and "make a dent in the universe," in their own special ways. He is featured on TV, radio and numerous publications sharing the Science of Building Leaders and on leadership development. Follow him at www.roshanthiran.com


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