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30 Happy Labor Day Quotes to Help You Say Goodbye to Summer

The best sayings to help you celebrate summer's last hurrah!

The end of summer always seems to comes too soon. One day, you're lighting sparklers for the Fourth of July and the next, you're planning your Labor Day weekend bash. But just because the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler doesn't mean the fun has to end. To help you say goodbye to summer, we've rounded up the best happy Labor Day quotes of all time. No matter how much you love the sunny months (or, on the flip side, hate the gloomy ones), these inspirational Labor Day quotes are sure to lift your spirits.

The best happy Labor Day quotes you'll want to share:

  1. "By all these lovely tokens September days are here. With summer's best of weather, and autumn's best of cheer." – Helen Hunt Jackson
  2. "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." – Robert Orben
  3. "Summertime is always the best of what might be." – Charles Bowden
  4. "To escape and sit quietly on the beach—that's my idea of paradise." – Emilia Wickstead
  5. "People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." – Anton Chekhov
  6. "Long walks on the beach are the supposed holy grail of a romantic evening. The beach becomes a kind of utopia—the place where all our dreams come true." – Roxane Gay
  7. "It will not always be summer; build barns." – Hesiod
  8. "Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet." – Bob Marley
  9. "Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well." – George R.R. Martin
  10. "I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day." – Lewis Black
  11. "August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time." – Sylvia Plath
  12. "One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." – Henry David Thoreau 
  13. "The end-of-summer winds make people restless." – Sebastian Faulks
  14. "The sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened." – Requel Franco
  15. "A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter." – Patricia Briggs
  16. "It is easy to forget how effervescent and free we all felt that summer." – Anna Godbersen
  17. "There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go?" – Joe Wheeler
  18. "Then followed that beautiful season…summer…filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light, and the landscape lay, as if new, created in all the freshness of childhood." – Henry Wardsworth Longfellow 
  19. "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." – Sam Keen
  20. "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." – Stanley Horowitz
  21. "The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year—the days when summer is changing into autumn—the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change." – E.B. White
  22. "Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." – Langston Hughes
  23. "In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen." – Steven Millhauser 
  24. "Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me." – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  25. "If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end." – Sarah Dessen
  26. "I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket." – Kellie Elmore 
  27. "The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn; the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me." – J.R. Lowell 
  28. "When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person." – Aimee Friedman
  29. "August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages." – Jonathan Safran Foer 
  30. "I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer—its dust and lowering skies." – Toni Morrison 
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