Child Labor Quotes

Child Labor Quotes by Malala Yousafzai, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dacia Maraini, Barry Commoner, Kailash Satyarthi, Pietra Rivoli and many others.

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In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labor.
Malala Yousafzai
A serf-supporting and self-respecting democracy can plead no justification for the existence of child labor, no economic reason for chiseling workers’ wages or stretching workers’ hours.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For my whole life I have dedicated myself to those who have been subjected to injustice. I’ve conducted investigations and written in newspapers about the homeless, the incarcerated, the sick excluded from care, about child labor, child exploitation, etc.
Dacia Maraini
After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it – removing that advantage for all firms.
Barry Commoner
Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth and other social problems.
Kailash Satyarthi
You need companies investing in these countries, so women have employment opportunities, and you also need these forces of conscience. Without the activists, in the United States we would still have child labor, we would still have 16-hour days.
Pietra Rivoli
We passed the Children’s Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories.
William Howard Taft
All the problems of the world – child labor, corruption – are symptoms of a spiritual disease: lack of compassion.
Bill Vaughan
[Friedrich] Hayek is not protesting that things like child labor and stuff are good. He’s just trying to show that when government undertakes to make everything good for everybody, this is what happens. And he addresses it to socialists of all parties.
P. J. O’Rourke
Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, and other social problems.
Kailash Satyarthi
Something that comes to us, some gym shoe that comes to us as a result of child labor from a brutal dictatorship, where people do not have basic freedoms, it wouldn’t bug me to tax the living Dickens out of that thing or even to forbid its importation whatsoever. But that’s a moral question, not an economic question.
P. J. O’Rourke
I started calling anti-child labor organizations, asking how I could help. They told me a kid couldn’t make any difference, so I decided to start a movement for young people to fight child labor, and to prove them wrong.
Craig Kielburger
A lot of work still remains but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.
Kailash Satyarthi
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Ingrid Newkirk
Even when we talked about child labor, we were frowned upon. But then you know that you have to speak the truth irrespective of the repercussions.
Asma Jahangir
It’s a collective truth that slavery is wrong, that child labor is wrong, that gross inequality is wrong. God didn’t send it.
Dar Williams
Some girls cannot go to school because of the child labor and child trafficking.
Malala Yousafzai
Twins work really well in the industry because child labor laws dictate a baby, as an example, can only work for, like, an hour a day.
Cole Sprouse
I think almost everything important that’s ever happened was unimaginable shortly before it happened. Good things and bad things: ending slavery, ending child labor, women voting, etc.
David Swanson
You can’t regulate child labor. You can’t regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong.
Michael Moore
One finds fortunes built on slave labor, indentured labor, prison labor, immigrant labor, female labor, child labor, and scab labor – backed by the lethal force of gun thugs and militia. ‘Old money’ is often little more than dirty money laundered by several generations of possession.
Michael Parenti
New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
Carol Bellamy
Scratch any fortune and you’ll find blood only a generation or two back…child labor in mines or mills…Slavery. Drugs. Stock swindles. Wasting nature with clear-cuts, pollution, harvesting to extinction. Monopolies. Disease. War. Every fortune comes out of something unpleasant.
Chuck Palahniuk
When I was 12, I read about Iqbal Masih, a child slave who escaped the carpet factory where he’d been chained to a loom since the age of four. Iqbal led an anti-child labor crusade that made global headlines, including the one that first caught my attention.
Craig Kielburger
Child labor, not a problem. Censorship, not a problem. Torture, not a problem. Chewing gum in China – oh, my God! You better not be over here chewing gum.
David Letterman
In the early days of my child labor activities I was an investigator with a camera attachment… but the emphasis became reversed until the camera stole the whole show.
Lewis Hine
We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny – and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
Carol Bellamy
Yes to trade, but trade that ensures that these other countries that trade with us aren’t engaging in child labor.
Barack Obama
These are the now-endangered markers of a civilized society: legally ordained minimum wages, child labor laws, workers safety and compensation laws, pure foods and safe drugs, Social Security, Medicare and rules that promote competitive markets over monopolies and cartels.
Bill Moyers
Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.
Kailash Satyarthi
Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets, the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.
Anna Quindlen
Newt Gingrich wants to repeal child labor laws. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the man that we need to lead us into the 18th century.
David Letterman
If we can’t begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.
Alexis Herman
My parents own a restaurant in downtown Oakland – Garden House – and I started working there at 8. I’d work the cash register while people looked at me skeptically. Free child labor!
Su-chin Pak
Child labor becomes a label of condemnation in spite of its ancient function as the quickest, most reliable way to human independence
John Taylor Gatto
Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
Grace Abbott