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"I think we need equal wages which are living wages." - Jill Stein

"Profits are better than wages." - Jim Rohn

"Our praises are our wages." - William Shakespeare

"The wages of Gin is Debt." - Ethel Mumford

"Understanding is the wages of faith." - Saint Augustine

"Your praises will become your wages." - William Shakespeare

"But what makes wage slaves? Wages!" - Groucho Marx

"The wages of sin is alimony." - Carolyn Wells

"Economy: cutting down other people's wages." - J B Morton

"The wages of sin is debugging." - Ron Jeffries

"The wages of gin is breath." - Addison Mizner

"For the wages of sin is death." - Bible

"God pays, but not weekly wages." - Proverbs

"The wages of sin are unreported." - Anonymous

"Blame is a lazy man's wages." - Proverbs

"Surely love is both work and wages." - Richard Baxter

"The wages of pedantry is pain." - Carroll Oconnor

"Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals." - Susan B Anthony

"The state of Washington calls tips 'wages.'" - Tom Douglas

"The wages of pedantry is pain." - Carroll O'Connor

"Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn

"The higher the wages the fewer the jobs; the lower the wages the more the jobs." - James Cook

"The wages of courage is death, lad, but it's the wages of everything else, too." - Tim Powers

"It were depression, too. They cut my wages down once at the foundry. They cut my wages down again. Then they cut my wages out, also the job." - Langston Hughes

"I've never believed in lower wages. Never. Never believed in lower wages, I've never believed in lower wages as an economic instrument." - John Howard

"He that serves well needes not ask his wages." - George Herbert

"The idea that high wages equals low employment, it's absurd." - Nick Hanauer

"Give the laborer his wages before his perspiration be dry." - Muhammad

"A fair day's wages for a fair day's work." - Thomas Carlyle

"You can have a wages policy imposed by mass unemployment." - Michael Foot

"Raising wages is one of my top priorities." - Donald Trump

"Pay the laborer his wages before his sweat dries." - Nazr Mohammed

"It is the customer that pays the wages" - Henry Ford

"Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity." - James Sinegal

"The wages of sin are an expensive infection." - Elvis Costello

"I have had the view that cutting wages is not the path to prosperity, and one of the great myths propagated about my attitude to industrial relations is that I believe in lower wages. I've never believed in lower wages. Never. Never believed in lower wages, I've never believed in lower wages as an economic instrument." - John Howard

"Of course, it is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages and it is the management that arranges the production so that the product may pay the wages." - Henry Ford

"You can't tell me you can make any system or country work with low wages and high prices, and high wages with high prices don't mean anything when the prices eat up the wages and don't leave anything over." - Henry Ford

"Workers' wages are not keeping up with inflation. Their wages are not on pace with the amount of work that they do. We work harder and longer in America and still people's wages are not keeping up with that." - Nina Turner

"Ministers have received their wages, and some have their minds too much on their wages. They labor for wages, and lose sight of the sacredness and importance of the work." - Ellen G White

"The wages Haiti requires by law belong in the department of science fiction: actual wages on coffee plantations vary from $.07 to $.15 a day" - Eduardo Galeano

"The theory of the determination of wages in a free market is simply a special case of the general theory of value. Wages are the price of labour." - Sir John Richard Hicks

"It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages." - Henry Ford

"Wages... cannot fall with anything like permanence below the ordinary rate of living.... This is the cruel, rigorous law that governs wages under the present system." - Ferdinand Lassalle

"It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages." - Henry Ford

"I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages." - Robert Bosch

"A study of the history of wages back through the years indicates clearly that when the cost-of-living rises appreciably wages have shortly been adjusted upward also." - Charles E Wilson

"He that serves God for money will serve the Devil for better wages." - Roger L'Estrange

"Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a begging." - Martin Luther

"Heaven never defaults. The wicked are sure of their wages, sooner or later." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Spiritual warfare is the unseen battle God wages on your behalf." - Jim George

"One good deed dying tongueless Slaughters a thousand waiting upon that. Our praises are our wages." - William Shakespeare

"Thus, the same blow that strikes interest down will send wages up." - Benjamin Tucker

"The household has become the place where the consumption of wages takes place" - Ivan Illich

"The anarch wages his own wars, even when marching in rank and file" - Ernst Junger

"I have long served virtue, And never ta'en wages of her." - John Webster

"Wages ought not to be insufficient to support a frugal and well-behaved wage-earner." - Pope Leo XIII

"A business owner can become rich exponentially and people who work for wages become rich incrementally." - Robert Kiyosaki

"There is no way of keeping profits up but by keeping wages down...." - David Ricardo

"Experience takes dreadfully high school-wages, but he teaches like no other." - Thomas Carlyle

"Satan, as a master, is bad; his work much worse; and his wages worst of all." - Thomas Fuller

"Experience does take dreadfully high school-wages, but he teaches like no other." - Thomas Carlyle

"Heaven never defaults. The wicked are sure of their wages, sooner or later." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"I will not serve Allah like a laborer, in expectation of my wages." - Rabia Basri

"Paying good wages is not charity at all-it is the best kind of business." - Henry Ford

"The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages." - David Ricardo

"Wages are determined by the bitter struggle between capitalist and worker." - Karl Marx

"All wages are based primarily on productive power. Anything else would be charity." - Elbert Hubbard

"When a man says he wants to work, what he means is that he wants wages." - Richard Whately

"If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?" - George Carlin

"Do what you like to do so well that someone will pay you wages for it." - Val Kilmer

"When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following, amnesty, open borders, lower wages." - Donald Trump

"Not even in this world does sin pay its servants good wages." - Charles Spurgeon

"Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging." - Martin Luther

"You can never really justify wages in the entertainment business, but it is what it is." - Gary Lineker

"What terrible sins I have working for me. I suppose it's the wages." - Peter Cook

"The fast-food industry is notorious for employing millions of Americans at poverty wages." - David Rolf

"Sin has the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages." - Thomas Watson

"The factors left out of the Ricardian equation are falling wages and idle capacity." - David Ricardo

"If a rise in wages does not raise prices, a fall will not reduce them." - Joan Robinson

"I don't expect to get a standing ovation from businessmen when I call for higher wages." - Peter Bofinger

"Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others." - Tim Bishop

"The best of wages will not compensate for excessively long working hours which undermine heath." - Louis D Brandeis

"Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages." - Terry Pratchett

"Because the truth is our wages are really competitive and they're good." - Lee Scott

"Wages, investments, and home values are the three legs of the economic stool for most Americans." - Mark Mckinnon

"Men who do things without being told draw the most wages." - Rodney Dangerfield

"While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker's wages remain stagnant." - Ed Pastor

"The only answer to a regime that wages total cold war is to wage total peace." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The issue isn't just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The issue is wages." - Jim Hightower

"How do leaders serve their people? They may pay good wages and treat employees with respect." - John C Maxwell

"Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service, and pays the bitterest wages. Its service is to watch the success of one's enemy; its wages to be sure of it." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Capital has its proper place and is entitled to every protection. The wages of men should be recognized in the structure of and in the social order as more important than the wages of money [interest]." - Abraham Lincoln

"One of the major forces driving the decline in wages and the concentration of wealth at the top is the offshoring of American jobs overseas - reducing wages not only in manufacturing but also across the economy." - Donald Trump

"And wages - we'll see the end of this decline we're having. The median income in America is down 10% in just the last four years. That's got to stop. We've got to start seeing rising wages and job growth." - Mitt Romney

"White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages." - Susan B Anthony

"Higher productivity enables companies to increase sales without adding workers. Even if job markets tighten and wages rise, corporate profits can continue to climb as long as worker productivity is growing faster than overall wages." - Alex Berenson

"The internal and external ethics of an organization must be the same; you cannot talk about minimum wages for poor people and not pay minimum wages to your own workers." - Aruna Roy

"Over the years, we have lost millions of decent paying jobs. These trade agreements have forced wages down in America so the average worker in America today is working longer hours for lower wages." - Hillary Clinton

"Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from." - Thomas Sowell

"We know that the wages of secrecy are corruption. We know that in secrecy, error undetected will flourish and subvert." - J Robert Oppenheimer

"Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium." - Henri Matisse

"I've seen the same promises - more jobs, higher wages, the jobs don't materialize ... the promises are remade." - Sherrod Brown

"The lowest stage of humanity is experienced when the individual must labour for a small pittance of wages from others." - Robert Owen

"If the laborer gets no more than the wages which his employer pays him, he is cheated, he cheats himself." - Henry David Thoreau

"Men are vain; but they won't mind women working so long as they get smaller wages for the same job." - Irvin S Cobb

"In God's good time, Which does not always fall on Saturday When the world looks for wages." - Robert Browning

"If a market exists for low-paid work, then we should think about how we can make this type of work more attractive by providing government assistance. Of course, the wage-earner must be able to live off of his wages. We will not allow poverty wages or dumping wages. But the wage earner can receive a combined wage that includes both his actual wages and a government subsidy." - Angela Merkel

"Sincerely to aspire after virtue is to gain her, and zealously to labor after her wages is to receive them." - Charles Caleb Colton

"When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin." - Mae West

"Good wages are pro business, since they reduce turnover, increase morale, produce better-skilled employees, and improve productivity." - Jim Hightower

"What men of science want is only a fair day's wages for more than a fair day's work." - Thomas Huxley

"Increased wages, higher pensions, more unemployment insurance, all are of no avail if the purchasing power of money falls faster." - Bernard Baruch

"Parents are the hardest-working members of the population. But they do it for the highest wages. Kisses." - Pete Seeger

"These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil." - Kara Vichko

"Wages will rise, jobs will return, and factories will come rushing, rushing back in to our country." - Donald Trump

"[Hillary] Clinton wants to raise taxes, raise wages and she wants to do things like put caps on drug prices." - Maria Bartiromo

"Real wages for male workers in the United States are about what they were in the '60s." - Noam Chomsky

"Grow jobs. Get this economy growing. Raise wages. Simplify the tax system, so it's easy to comply with." - Paul Ryan

"Listen, if you're a hardworking steelworker or truck driver, that drives down your wages. That takes away your jobs." - Ted Cruz

"The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it's more like a tired feeling, really." - Paula Poundstone

"These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the publisher." - Ivern Ball

"Fast food also has a uniquely difficult business structure for workers to achieve better wages and working conditions." - David Rolf

"If the economy is growing, people want to employ more workers. If you hire more labor, wages go up." - Michael Hudson

"As far as wages are concerned, the only difference between immigration and birth is that birth takes longer." - Alex Tabarrok

"We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life." - Hillary Clinton

"The advance guard in the campaign for peace that America wages today must be the State Department." - Louis A Johnson

"If you look at the US economy over the last 15-20 years wages have been stagnating or even declining." - David Korten

"Since NAFTA was put in place, Mexico has lost 1.9 million jobs and most Mexicans' real wages have fallen." - Stephen F Lynch

"Average real wages in Mexican manufacturing are lower than they were 10 years ago, if you can believe that." - Stephen F Lynch

"Uncontrolled, mass immigration displaces British workers, forces people onto benefits, and suppresses wages for the low-paid." - Theresa May

"Global markets have a much bigger effect on prices and wages in the U.S. and elsewhere than they did before." - Kenneth Rogoff

"Median wages of production workers, who comprise 80 percent of the workforce, haven't risen in 30 years, adjusted for inflation." - Robert Reich

"Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level." - Bill Shorten

"Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants." - Lamar S Smith

"Public employees should have the right to bargain for better wages and working conditions, just like all employees do." - Robert Reich

"Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages." - Donna Brazile

"End up blowing all of his wages for the week, all for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek." - Ray Davies

"Sincerely to aspire after virtue, is to gain her; and zealously to labour after her wages, is to receive them." - Charles Caleb Colton

"An active investor is someone who actually lives off their investments as opposed to wages from a job." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another; sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason." - Benjamin Franklin

"No business which depends for existence on paying *less than living wages* to its workers has any right to continue in this country... By living wages, I mean more than the bare subsistence level - I mean the wages of a decent living." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I think it depends on what agenda that female president brings. It's not good if that female president brings an agenda which is actually hostile to the cause of living wages. Women need equal wages to men, but not equal wages at poverty." - Jill Stein

"Requiring the payment of higher wages will lead to a loss of some jobs and a raising of prices which drives companies to search for automation to reduce costs. On the other hand, those receiving higher wages will spend more (the marginal propensity to consume is close to 1 for low income earners) and this will increase demand for additional goods and services. Henry Ford had the clearest vision of why companies can actually benefit by paying higher wages." - Philip Kotler

"Women know the damnation of charity because the habit of civilization has always been to throw them cheap alms rather than give them good wages." - Rebecca West

"Friendship is not to be sought for its wages, but because its revenue consists entirely in the love which it implies." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"If workers struggle for higher wages, this is hailed as "social gains", if businessmen struggle for higher profits, this is damned as "selfish greed"." - Ayn Rand

"The wages of sin are the hardest debts on earth to pay, and they are always collected at inconvenient times and unexpected places." - Gene Stratton-Porter

"Every economist knows that minimum wages either do nothing or cause inflation and unemployment. That's not a statement, it's a definition." - Milton Friedman

"When I hear that there are 5,000,000 working women in this country, I always take occasion to say that there are 18,000,000 but only 5,000,000 receive their wages." - Anna Howard Shaw



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