Labor refers to work, whether you are painting a home, digging a ditch, or in the process of giving birth. There are many labor quotes which reflect the value of hard work and perseverance that can be found, and some of these may be from well known people and famous celebrities. The word labor can also refer to the workforce that is used in order to get a job done. In the past prisoners were put to work doing hard labor while they were incarcerated, digging ditches and repairing roads. Nazi Germany opened many labor camps, however these were often deceptive and the people who worked hard were not given consideration for this fact. During childbirth labor is the process when the woman is working hard to expel the baby from the womb, and this process can take many hours or even days for some women.