Home > Miscellaneous >


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

Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.

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) Thirty-second President of the USA.

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) British historian and essayist.

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) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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

José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) Spanish Essayist, and Philosopher.

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) 26th president of the U.S.

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

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

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 writer.

Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.