Unemployment Quotes

Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.

Christian Nestell Bovee

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

The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job.

Slappy White

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

Jesse Jackson

What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?

Gerald Barzan

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

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

Unemployment is of vital importance, particularly to the unemployed

Edward Heath

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

James Earl Carter, Jr.

When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.

Paige Rense

Unemployment diminishes people. Leisure enlarges them.

Mason Cooley

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Updated On : October 23, 2013
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