"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
"If you had to have a diploma or a GED to collect unemployment, you'd see a lot more kids staying in school."
- Wayne Knight
"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job."
- Slappy White
"Handled creatively, getting fired allows an executive to actually experience a sense of relief that he never wanted the job he has lost."
- Frank P. Louchheim
"I'm a concert pianist. That's a pretentious way of saying I'm unemployed at the moment."
- Oscar Levant
"Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment."
- Arthur Gingold
"An acceptable level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job."
"The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people."
- Karl Marx
"When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression."
- Jesse Jackson
"Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden."
- Orson Scott Card