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Samuel Gompers Quotes and Sayings

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The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers...
It is in reality the most potent and the most direct
social insurance the workers can establish.
- Samuel Gompers

Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead,
to no sect, race or nation.
- Samuel Gompers

Where trade unions are most firmly organized,
there are the rights of the people most respected.
- Samuel Gompers

We do want more, and when it becomes more,
we shall still want more.
And we shall never cease to demand more until we have
received the results of our labor.
- Samuel Gompers

 

Do I believe in arbitration? I do.
But not in arbitration between the lion and the lamb,
in which the lamb is in the morning found inside the lion.
- Samuel Gompers

There is not a right too long denied to which we do
not aspire in order to achieve;
there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish.
- Samuel Gompers

Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show
you the country in which there is no liberty.
- Samuel Gompers

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The worst crime against working people is a company
which fails to operate at a profit.
- Samuel Gompers

The man who has his millions will want everything he
can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against
the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
- Samuel Gompers

It is impossible for capitalists and laborers to have common interests.
- Samuel Gompers

No race of barbarians ever existed yet offered up children for money.
- Samuel Gompers

Time is the most valuable thing on earth:
time to think,
time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations,
time to become better men, time to become better women,
time to become better and more independent citizens.
- Samuel Gompers

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only way that we can reduce our financial dependence
on the inflow of funds from the rest of the world is
to reduce our trade deficit.
- Martin Feldstein

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

America won the Cold War by protecting our strategic
resources from the threat of foreign control.
We must bring the same attitude to our trade relationship with China.
- Jo Ann Emerson

Amin hid nothing.
Everybody knew everything.
Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution
breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since,
both by public utterance and by private help to trade
unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.
- Earl Browder

American consumers benefit from free trade and investment.
- John Shadegg

The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in
the current account of its balance of payments,
trade account and other current accounts,
current account items.
- Robert C. Solomon

And there is no trade or employment but the young man
following it may become a hero.
- Walt Whitman

There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom
but you lose spontaneity.
- Kenny Rogers

People don't trade money for things when they value
their money more highly than they value the things.
- Roy H. Williams

It only worked for a little while; the morning after
I agreed to go with Universal,
an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers,
and the secret was out.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth,
and they lead to lower prices on many goods.
- Robert Reich

Our trade opens to all the world.
- Ezra Stiles

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe
it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever,
how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
- Al Alvarez

This led me to understand that trade unionism,
the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could,
and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress.
- Leon Jouhaux

I'm a passionate trade unionist.
- Richard Attenborough

Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade,
and we cannot assure our development on our own.
- Omar Bongo

I don't mean to complain.
I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
- Lucinda Williams

It is a strange trade that of advocacy.
Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung
up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
- Thomas Carlyle

Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent
on the trade and commerce that our ports provide,
and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely.
- Kendrick Meek

I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups,
schools, colleges and do personal appearances.
I've done conventions and trade shows.
A lot of different little hats.
- Donna Douglas

Sound science must be a basis to governing our trade
relations around the globe.
- Bill Frist

I do not believe in sex distinction in literature,
law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue
are more becoming to women than to men,
but wish we had more of it everywhere.
- Belva Lockwood

It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh,
it is fascinating!
I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment,
for all the riches in the world.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself;
for a priest it is a supreme peril .
- Alfred Loisy

All too often miners, and indeed other trade unionists,
underestimate the economic strength they have.
- Arthur Scargill

Instead of trade policy that is beneficial to American
businesses and workers as well as our trade partners,
we have a flawed trade policy that hurts all parties.
- Stephen F. Lynch

Trade reform has also been linked to increased income
disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits
from globalization than their unskilled counterparts.
- Stephen F. Lynch

Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment
contracts have less protection than in the past.
- Jacques Delors

The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
- Calvin Trillin

Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs;
it's about deliberately choosing to be different.
- Michael Porter

You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.
- Albert Camus

This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President
Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development,
investment and trade.
- Donald Evans

The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished,
is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having
been landed just before my arrival,
and another cargo during my stay.
- George Grey

To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing
the word love on the lips of a harlot.
- Lane Kirkland

This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals.
You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse,
and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'
- David Bonior

As an actress, emotions are my business,
my stock-in-trade.
As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life.
- Loretta Young

My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper,
tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
- William Faulkner

I believe you are your work.
Don't trade the stuff of your life, time,
for nothing more than dollars.
That's a rotten bargain.
- Rita Mae Brown

All around as a person, on right decisions,
on holding your money, on doing your trade,
a good education is a must.
I don't think I would've done as good without an education.
- Bobby Vinton

For the only way in which a durable peace can be created
is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade.
- James Forrestal

Free Tibet before free trade.
- Zhu Rongji

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life,
for he had no resources other than the proceeds of
his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family.
- Albrecht Durer

So, after school, I needed to learn a trade and started to work as a tailor.
- Desmond Dekker

I was in Jersey when the whole World Trade Center thing
happened and I felt powerless.
So, I went to Hawaii and did a surf movie.
It's kind of fluffy.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Some of my friends who know me best say they wouldn't
trade places with me for $1 million because of the pace I lead.
- Loretta Lynn

No trade will be made unless they want the thing more
than they want their money.
- Roy H. Williams

War is the trade of Kings.
- John Dryden

Reducing trade barriers with this key ally will go
a long way toward increasing market access for American farmers,
manufacturers and service providers.
- Jim Ramstad

I directed before I was even in television;
I directed in the theatre for seven years,
so that was my trade anyway.
But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

Each co-operative institution will become a school
of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge
of the laws of trade and commerce.
- Leland Stanford

The history of all countries shows that the working
class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop
only trade-union consciousness.
- Vladimir Lenin

Why should we use the Dollar even when we trade among ourselves?
- Abu Bakar Bashir


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