Labor Day 2017 Quotes To Share On Social Media That Prove This Holiday Is About So Much More Than Summer Ending

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For most Americans, Labor Day represents the end of summer, one last chance to celebrate the nice weather before the leaves start to change and your sweaters come out. While this is true, Labor Day is so much more than that: Labor Day is a time to recognize the hard work of Americans and allow a day to relax and reflect on a job well done. In today's age, a good portion of that day will be spent sharing that time on social media. Labor Day is a great opportunity to inspire and applaud yourself and your fellow Americans on your dedication to hard work. Here's why you should share a Labor Day quote on social media that reflects that.

Signed into law by Grover Cleveland in 1894, Labor Day was created in response to two very different worker's events. The first, in 1882, was a "monster labor festival." It was made up of 10,000 union marchers and a picnic in New York City. The second took place 12 years later, and was far darker: Employees of George Pullman went on strike outside of Chicago after not receiving an increase in wages. By refusing to operate the train cars, mail stopped being delivered, and Cleveland was forced to send in troops to break up the strike. This led to rioting and arson use, leading it to be one of the bloodiest events involving America's laborers.

Despite its rocky beginnings, Labor Day now stands for a time to recognize all the work that we do throughout the year, and the work that those around us do. You work hard and deserve this day to relax and enjoy the last bits of summer. However, it's important to remind yourself why you work so hard the rest of the year. Share these inspiring quotes on Labor Day straight from successes on what gets them motivated and why your work matters.

1. "I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have." — Coleman Cox

2. "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." — Émile Zola

3. "No great achievement is possible without persistent work." — Bertrand Russell

4. "My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition." — Indira Gandhi

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5. "I believe in the dignity of labor, 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

6. "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." — Confucious

7. "I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it." — Estée Lauder

8. "My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." — Oprah Winfrey

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9. "Many women live like it’s a dress rehearsal. Ladies, the curtain is up and you’re on." — Mikki Taylor

10. "The mere fact of being able to call your job your passion is success in my eyes." — Alicia Vikander

11. "If you have an idea, you have to believe in yourself or no one else will." — Sarah Michelle Gellar

12. "I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it." — Condoleezza Rice

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13. 'If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." — Bruce Lee

14. "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." — Ray Bradbury

15. "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

Enjoy your long weekend while remembering why we celebrate labor day. We honor all hard workers, including you, here in America, doing their part every day.