Working Man Quotes

“It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” – Benjamin Franklinc

“Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.” – Ray Davies

“I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.” – Clarence Darrow

Do not hire a man

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“American working men are principals in the three-member team of capital, management, labor. Never have they regarded themselves as a servile class that could attain freedom only through destruction of the industrial economy.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

“There is nothing glamorous in what I do. I’m a working man. Perhaps I’m luckier than most in that I receive considerable satisfaction from doing useful work which I, and sometimes others, think is good.” – Saul Bass

“The working men have no country. We cannot take away from them what they have not got” – Karl Marx

“At the working man’s house, hunger looks in but dares not enter.” – Benjamin Franklin

“What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.” – Mother Jones

It is commercial pop

“It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man’s daughter would not understand blues.” – Barry Gibb

“Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I have received delegations of working men who come, apparently speaking of the utmost sincerity, have declared that they would regard it as a genuine hardship to be deprived of their beer.” – Woodrow Wilson

“The economic dependence of woman and her apparently indestructible illusion that marriage will release her from loneliness and work and worry are potent factors in immunizing her from common sense in dealing with men at work.” – Mary Barnett Gilson

“Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work.” – Winston Churchill

“I myself was and still am a child of the people.  It was not for the capitalists that I undertook this struggle; it was for the German working man that I took my stand.” – Adolf Hitler

“Hope is a working-man’s dream.” – Pliny the Elder

“I would like [the working man] to give me back books and newspapers and theories. And I would like to give him back, in return, his old insouciance, and rich, original spontaneity and fullness of life.” – D. H. Lawrence

“Hardworking men and women deserve not only job security, but also a paycheck when they need to take time off to care for a loved one.” – Kirsten Gillibrand

The Muse of our Fiction

“[The Muse of our Fiction of the future] will lead you – if you are humble and honest with her – straight into a World of Working Men, crude of speech, swift of action, strong of passion, straight to the heart of a new life.” – Frank Norris

“My brother and I had saved $15,000 by working many years nailing fruit crates together.” – Robert Mondavi

“I’m not just a fan of the really restored ones, the shiny ones. But I like the working man’s cars.” – Danny Clinch

“I think we need to be fighting for the working men and women of this country, not the moneyed New York interests.” – Ted Cruz

“We need a consistent conservative, someone who has stood for free market principles, who has stood for the Constitution and, critically, who stood for the working men and women of this country.” – Ted Cruz

“Everyone should get dirt on his hands each day. Doctors, intellectuals. Politicians, most of all. How can we presume to uplift the life of the working man, if we don’t respect his work?” – Barbara Kingsolver

“Suddenly, Westerns, which were our action films and what the working man went to see to blow off steam and have a good time, became boring to most people growing up from the Eighties on, because they’re kind of pastoral.” – Quentin Tarantino

“The sabbath is God’s special present to the working man, and one of its chief objects is to prolong his life, and preserve efficient his working tone. The savings bank of human existence is the weekly sabbath.” – William Blaikie

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“We need to have a president that’s going to pledge, as I have – I’m going to make America the number-one manufacturer so working men and women can have good paying jobs again in America.” – Rick Santorum

“Never, never, you must never either of you remind a man at work on a political job that he may be President.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“My mom is my heart. But my [step]dad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.” – Brian Urlacher

“The Working Man’s Creed: “A short day is better than a short dollar” – William McKinley

“A clear conscience is, for me, an occupied conscience-never empty-the conscience of a man at work until his last breath.” – Gaston Bachelard

“Are you trying to manipulate me? It’s working.” – Bridget Moynahan

“The average American salesmen keeps 33 men and women at work – 33 people producing the product he sells . . . and is responsible for the livelihood of 130 people.” – Robert A. Whitney

“And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women – not just people who belong to the union.” – Warren Beatty

The purpose of a tax

“The purpose of a tax cut is to leave more money where it belongs: in the hands of the working men and working women who earned it in the first place” – Bob Dole

“No use to preach to the working-man courtesy & politeness when at the same time the working-man is not given working conditions under which he can stay polite and soft-mannered.” – B. Traven

“As the Wall Street Journal called our economic plan, supply-side economics for the working man, is resonating in Minnesota and here in Missouri and across this country.” – Rick Santorum

“A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.” – William Morris

“After seven years of writing – and working many jobs to support my family – I finally got published.” – Lloyd Alexander