Labor Day is just around the corner. The holiday recognizes the achievement of the American workforce, including all of the contributions employees make to help make the country prosperous.
While most people spend the holiday, often considered the unofficial end of summer, relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family, it’s also a good time to examine the power of hard work and how dedication to one’s job can lead to success.
In celebration of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, here are 10 quotes that teach everyone a little more about the power of hard work.
The Power Of Working Hard
1. Tommy Hilfiger
“The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.”
2. Alan Alda
“You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
3. Lou Holtz
“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”
4. Ray Bradbury
“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true–hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”
5. Neil deGrasse Tyson
“We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.”
6. Kevin Hart
“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and, eventually, it’ll pay off. It could be in a year; it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.”
7. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
8. Jerry Rice
“I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player, but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.”
9. Mike Rowe
“I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.”
10. Beyonce Knowles
“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”
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