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





A fair day's wages for a fair day's work.


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


I've always been worried about people who are willing to work for nothing. Sometimes that's all you get from them, nothing.


Sam Ervin


The high wage begins down in the shop. If it is not created there it cannot get into pay envelopes. There will never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work.


Henry Ford (1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company)


The world does not pay for what a person knows, but it pays for what a person does with what he knows.


Laurence Lee


Give the laborer his wages before his perspiration be dry.


Mohammed (c.570-c.632, Mecca spiritual leader)


People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.


Ogden Nash (1902-1971, American humorous poet)


You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.


Jim Rohn (American businessman, author, speaker, philosopher)

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Draw your salary before spending it.


Artemus Ward


One man's wage rise is another man's price increase.


Harold Wilson (1916-1995, British statesman, Prime Minister)


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