Of all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.
—Jane Addams (1860–1935) American Social Reformer, Feminist
It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.
—Harry S. Truman (1884–1972) American Head of State
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
—Karl Marx (1818–1883) German Philosopher, Economist
Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.
—Orson Scott Card (b.1951) American Author, Critic, Political Activist
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 (1917–63) American Head of State, Journalist
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 (1795–1881) Scottish Historian, Essayist