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    Wage

  1. "A fair day's wage for a fair day's work": it is as just a demand as governed men ever made of governing. It is the everlasting right of man.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  2. The high wage begins down in the shop. If it is not created there it cannot get into pay envelopes. There will never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work.
       -- Henry Ford

  3. No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  4. Low wages are not cheap wages.
       -- Louis D. Brandeis

    Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.
       -- Edwin H. Stuart

  5. It is but a truism that labor is most productive where its wages are largest. Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.
       -- Henry George

  6. We declare war with the wages system, which demoralizes alike the hirer and the hired, cheats both, and enslaves the workingman.
       -- Wendell Phillips


    Want

  7. The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
       -- Jonathan Swift

  8. It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
       -- Henry Fielding

  9. He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
       -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

  10. The keener the want the lustier the growth.
       -- Wendell Phillips

  11. The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.
       -- Socrates

  12. The things that I can't have I want,
      And what I have seems second-rate,
    The things I want to do I can't,
      And what I have to do I hate.
       -- Don Marquis

  13. Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. Our necessities never equal our wants.
       -- Benjamin Franklin


    War

  15. Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.
       -- Will Rogers

  16. A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.
       -- Richard M. Nixon

  17. The next World War will be fought with stones.
       -- Albert Einstein

  18. War is the science of destruction.
       -- John Abbott

  19. The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
       -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

  20. War is hell.
       -- William Tecumseh Sherman

  21. War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
       -- French Proverb

  22. I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war.
       -- Georges Clemenceau

  23. When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  24. When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.
       -- Arthur Ponsonby

  25. Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
       -- Abraham Flexner

  26. I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war, but generally one will do it.
       -- Will Rogers

  27. I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
       -- Edmund Burke

  28. Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
       -- Carl Sandburg

  29. How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy.
       -- Friedrich Nietzsche

  30. The Civil War is not ended: I question whether any serious civil war ever does end.
       -- T. S. Eliot

  31. Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
       -- Thucydides

  32. It is well that war is so terrible--we shouldn't grow too fond of it.
       -- Robert E. Lee

  33. The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.
       -- Lester Bowles Pearson

  34. Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.
       -- John Parker

  35. In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign.... Secondly, a just cause.... Thirdly ... a rightful intention.
       -- Saint Thomas Aquinas

  36. There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.
       -- Peter Muhlenberg

  37. War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means.
       -- Karl von Clausewitz

  38. War challenges virtually every other institution of society--the justice and equity of its economy, the adequacy of its political systems, the energy of its productive plant, the bases, wisdom and purposes of its foreign policy.
       -- Walter Millis

  39. We have to go along a road covered with blood. We have no other alternative. For us it is a matter of life or death, a matter of living or existing. We have to be ready to face the challenges that await us.
       -- Gamel Abdel Nasser

  40. All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young.
       -- Gerald R. Ford

  41. Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.
       -- Napoleon Bonaparte

  42. The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
       -- John A. Fisher

  43. Only two great groups of animals, men and ants, indulge in highly organized mass warfare.
       -- Charles H. Maskins

  44. There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  45. I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
       -- Ulysses S. Grant

  46. There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.
       -- Andrew B. Law

  47. No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
       -- Winston Churchill

  48. If the B-2 is invisible, just announce you've built 100 of them and don't build them.
       -- John Kasich (House Budget Committee Chairman)


    Waste

  49. A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.
       -- Charles Darwin

  50. Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
       -- Thomas A. Edison

  51. Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  52. Willful waste brings woeful want.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  53. Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
       -- Victor Hugo

  54. The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
       -- Orison S. Marden

  55. Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
       -- Samuel Butler

  56. I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
       -- Bernard Berenson


    Weakness

  57. There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  58. A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
       -- Lord Chesterfield

  59. Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend.
       -- Josh Billings

  60. Our strength grows out of our weakness.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  61. You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
       -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  62. The weakest soul, within itself unblest,
  63. Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
       -- Oliver Goldsmith

  64. What is bad? All that proceeds from weakness.
       -- Friedrich Nietzsche

  65. We must have a weak spot or two in our character before we can love it much.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  66. The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.
       -- Jacques Bénigne Bossuet


    Wealth

  67. The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  68. He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  69. He who multiplies riches multiplies cares.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  70. Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  71. He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
       -- Socrates

  72. Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
       -- Andrew Carnegie

  73. We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
       -- Winston Churchill

  74. Without a rich heart wealth is an ugly beggar.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  75. There's nothing so comfortable as a small bankroll. A big one is always in danger.
       -- Wilson Mizner

  76. The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
       -- Miguel de Cervantes

  77. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  78. This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  79. It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
       -- Juvenal

  80. If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
       -- Socrates

  81. Those who condemn wealth are those who have none and see no chance of getting it.
    William Penn Patrick

  82. People want riches; they need fulfillment.
       -- Bob Conklin

  83. The most brilliant fortunes are often not worth the littleness required to gain them.
    La Rochefoucauld


    Weather

  84. Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  85. Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
       -- Charles Dudley Warner

  86. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
       -- John Ruskin

  87. The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
       -- Joseph Wood Krutch

  88. If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.
       -- Mark Twain

  89. Oh, what a blamed uncertain thing
      This pesky weather is;
    It blew and snew and then it thew,
      And now, by jing, it's friz!
       -- Philander Johnson

  90. Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
       -- Kin Hubbard


    Wickedness

  91. To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
       -- Confucius

  92. The sun also shines on the wicked.
       -- Seneca

  93. God bears with the wicked, but not forever.
       -- Miguel de Cervantes

  94. No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.
       -- Livy

  95. There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act.
       -- Cicero

  96. There is a method in man's wickedness; it grows up by degrees.
       -- Beaumont and Fletcher

  97. Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others.
       -- Gideon Wurdz

  98. The world loves a spice of wickedness.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  99. It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven.
       -- Josh Billings


    Wife

  100. Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  101. A wife is essential to great longevity; she is the receptacle of half a man's cares, and two-thirds of his ill-humor.
       -- Charles Reade

  102. He knows little who tells his wife all he knows.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  103. A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goetke

  104. All married women are not wives.
       -- Japanese Proverb

  105. Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
       -- Andrew Jackson

  106. Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
       -- Francis Bacon

  107. I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
       -- Oliver Goldsmith

  108. Teacher, tender comrade, wife,
    A fellow-farer true through life.
       -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  109. She is but half a wife that is not, nor is capable of being, a friend.
       -- William Penn


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