Unemployment Quotes

Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature - unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.

William Henry Beveridge

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

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

Karl Marx

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.

Harry S. Truman

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.

William E. Barrett

[O]f all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.

Jane Addams

Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.

Mason Cooley

I do not believe we can repair the basic fabric of society until people who are willing to work have work. Work organizes life. It gives structure and discipline to life.

Bill Clinton

The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.

Robert Farrar Capon

Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature -- unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.

William Henry Beveridge

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

Norman Tebbit

It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

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

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Any system of economics is bankrupt if it sees either value or virtue in unemployment.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

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