After a vacation, it can sometimes be a little challenging to return to work. I know I had a great time eating turkey and stuffing, hanging out with my family, and cuddling my parents’ dog. (He’s such a cutie!) But it can feel like a bit of a let-down when it’s all over.

So just in case you’re suffering from post-holiday malaise, here are some famous, work-related quotes that will hopefully make you feel a little better. Welcome back!


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

The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

Employment is nature’s physician, and is essential to human happiness.

He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work
William Shakespeare

Honest labor bears a lovely face.
Thomas Dekker

When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills.
Gloria Swanson