An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





A man's labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization.


William Booth (1829-1912, British religious leader, founder of the Salvation Army)


A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


An "unemployed" existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.


Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish essayist, philosopher)


When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.


Jesse Jackson (1941-, American clergyman, Civil Rights leader)


To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.


Karl Marx (1818-1883, German political theorist, social philosopher)


Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing; I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919,  American President (26th))


You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


A man who has no office to go to, I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


He didn't riot. He got on his bike and looked for work.


Norman Tebbit (1931-, British statesman)


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