Everyone can use a little inspiration once in a while. So whatever you’re doing this Labor Day, whether it’s keeping the business open or closing it to give you and your employees some much-earned rest, here are some quotes to keep your spirits high.

I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing…. —Thomas Alva Edison 

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. —Debbi Fields 

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates  

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.–Steve Jobs

I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world. —Anita Roddick 

Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.–Seth Godin

Entrepreneur. The word is French. The reality is universal. But there’s nothing more American than creating something out of nothing. The American dream is alive and well, thanks to the millions of Americans who dare to dream. I am proud to be part of that process.–Rieva Lesonsky