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Quotations The Best Quotes About Unemployment  

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A list of the best unemployment quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous unemployment quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic unemployment quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational unemployment quotes from that same writer.

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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

181 100
An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself. José Ortega y Gasset

85 46
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. Karl Marx

105 62
Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed. Christian Nevell Bovee

70 41
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. Jesse Jackson

47 26
You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live. William Shakespeare

34 18
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

36 21
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

31 23
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

27 20
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

26 21
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

33 31
Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders. Ronald Reagan