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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.

Author: William Booth (1829-1912)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Salvation Army Founder

Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

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

Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher

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

Author: Jesse Jackson (1941)

Profession: 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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: 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.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

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.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

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.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA

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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: 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.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

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

Author: Norman Tebbit (1931)

Profession: British Statesman