Labor Day is more than just the pseudo end to summer. Most Americans throughout the nation are off work on Monday, and that’s because more than 100 years ago laborers were forced to work 12-hour days, seven days a week. While you kick back and relax with some delicious food and cold drinks, here are some interesting quotes social media users can share with family and friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, courtesy of Parade, Quote Garden and Huffington Post.

 1. “There is no substitution for hard work.” --Thomas Edison

2. “Nothing will work unless you do.” --Maya Angelou

3. “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” --Aristotle

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

5. "To find joy in work is to find the fountain of youth." --Pearl S. Buck

6. “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.” --Arnold J. Toynbee

7. “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 the work.” --Louis C.K.

8. "The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first." --Ginger Rogers

9. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” --Lucille Ball

10. “Find something that you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” --Julia Child

11. “Without labor nothing prospers.” --Sophocles

12. “It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.” --Pablo Picasso

13. “Genius begins with great works; labor alone finishes them.” --Joseph Joubert

14. “The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.” --Vince Lombardi

15. "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." --Rumi

16. “Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”  --Theodore Roosevelt

18. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” --Margaret Mead

19. “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” --Thomas Edison

20. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” --Thomas Jefferson

21. "Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it." --Madeleine L'Engle

22. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” --Mark Twain

23. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” --Confucius

24. “Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.” --Henry Ford

25. “Work is no disgrace; the disgrace is idleness.” --Greek proverb

Bonus for the fashionistas: “Rules like 'don't wear white after Labor Day' or 'shoes matching the handbag' are antiquated. Modern women should feel free to experiment.” --Stacy London

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