• Labor Day was first observed in New York City in 1882
  • The day is an unofficial end to the summer season
  • The day is usually celebrated with street parades

Labor Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of September to honor the achievements and contributions of the American workers.

The day, which is also an unofficial end to the summer season, was first observed in New York City in 1882 and became a federal holiday in 1894. The day is usually celebrated with street parades and athletic events, however, some restaurants and stores in the country also provide heavy discounts in honor of the holiday.

Here are some quotes to honor the hardworking labor, courtesy the Fresh Quotes –

  • "It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything." — John Locke
  • "God sells us all things at the price of labor." — Leonardo da Vinci
  • "Without labor, nothing prospers." — Sophocles
  • "God give me work, till my life shall end And life, till my work is done." — Epitaph
  • "Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased." — Adam Smith
  • "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." — Anatole France
  • "Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life." — Marc Chagall
  • "Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers." — Robert Green Ingersoll
  • "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." — Martin Luther King
  • "He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor." — Menander
  • "Nothing will work unless you do." — Maya Angelou
  • "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." — Thomas Jefferson
  • "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
  • "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.
Labor Day
Members of the United Steel Workers union march in the Detroit Labor Day Parade in Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 4, 2006. Getty Images/ Bill Pugliano