Quotes of the Day for 6 March 2002 – Unemployment
I hear and read that this is a bad time to be looking for work, and though I blithely assume that QOTD subscribers are hard at work every day, I know that at least one long-time reader has been struggling to rejoin the workforce for quite a while. Since he had time on his hands, he dug up some of today's quotes. Good luck, Louie, and any others out there that are dealing with this.
When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.
- John Calvin Coolidge, 1872 - 1933
People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945
The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
- Robert Farrar Capon
In our society it is murder, psychologically, to deprive a man of a job or an income. You are in substance saying to that man that he has no right to exist. You are in a real way depriving him of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, denying in his case the very creed of his society.
- Martin Luther King, Jr, The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967
Just because you're unemployed doesn't mean you're not doing anything useful. You are, for example, at least keeping your mother-in-law's wit sharp.
- Marilyn Vos Savant
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