Labor Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old labor quotes, labor sayings, and labor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

All labor is coerced labor and hence a form of servitude.     

Steven B. Smith

Labor is discovered to be the grand conqueror, enriching and building up nations more surely than the proudest battles.     

William Ellery Channing

Labor in all its variety, corporeal and mental, is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers, under the direction and control of will.     

Josiah Gilbert Holland

Labor was the first price, the original purchase money that was paid for all things.     

Adam Smith

The end of labor is to gain leisure.     


There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.     

Bill Cosby