Unemployment Quotes

It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own. Harry S. Truman

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. Calvin Coolidge

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden. Orson Scott Card

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

Four spectres haunt the poor: old age, accident, sickness and unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land. David Lloyd George

I’m a concert pianist. That’s a pretentious way of saying I’m unemployed at the moment. Oscar Levant

An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself. Jose Ortega Y Gasset

I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow; redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless. Billy Connolly