Workmen Quotes

Workmen Quotes by George Washington, Adam Smith, Thomas Adams, Saint Francis de Sales, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, Samuel Gompers and many others.

If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa

If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa or Europe; they may be Mahometans, Jews or Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists.
George Washington
Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. When the regulation, therefore, is in favor of the workmen, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favor of the masters.
Adam Smith
Plan the town, if you like; but in doing it do not forget that you have got to spread the people. Make wider roads, but do not narrow the tenements behind. Dignify the city by all means, but not at the expense of the health of the home and the family life and the comfort of the average workman and citizen.
Thomas Adams
We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.
Saint Francis de Sales
Every wise workman takes his tools away from the work from time to time that they may be ground and sharpened; so does the only-wise Jehovah take his ministers oftentimes away into darkness and loneliness and trouble, that he may sharpen and prepare them for harder work in his service.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Why should the wealth of the country be stored in banks and elevators while the idle workman wanders homeless about the streets and the idle loafers who hoard the gold only to spend it on riotous living are rolling about in fine carriages from which they look out on peaceful meetings and call them riots?
Samuel Gompers
A poor leader will tell you how many people work for them. A great leader will tell you how many people they work for.
Simon Sinek
Both poverty and wealth, therefore, have a bad effect on the quality of the work and the workman himself. Wealth and poverty, I answered. One produces luxury and idleness and a passion for novelty, the other meanness and bad workmanship and revolution into the bargain.
Till the master of all good workmen shall set us to work anew.
Rudyard Kipling
In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect.
James Nasmyth
God buries His workmen but carries on His work.
Charles Wesley
A man who tries to make the workmen believe that their employers are their natural enemies is indeed the worst enemy of workmen. For the employees of yesterday are the employers of today, and the employees of today can and will partly be the employers of tomorrow.
William J. H. Boetcker
A workman is not just a workman.
A laborer is not just a laborer.
An office worker is not just an office worker.
They are living, breathing, important pillars on which the entire structure of our civilization is erected. They are not cogs in a mighty machine.
They are the machine itself.
L. Ron Hubbard
Where the material is, that’s where you go. I’m a workman: I go to work. I’ve done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did ‘Last I Heard’ for next to nothing.
Paul Sorvino
Where there is a wine-shop, there are the elements of disease and the frightful source of all that is at enmity with the interests of the workmen.
Charles Forbes Rene de Montalembert
When a workman knows the use of his tools, he can make a door as well as a window.
George Eliot
The manager cannot share his power with division superintendent or foreman or workman, but he can give them opportunities for developing their power.
Mary Parker Follett
Men are more important than tools. If you don’t believe so, put a good tool into the hands of a poor workman.
John Joseph Bernet
We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: “I seen ’em myself!” he said fiercely.
C. S. Lewis
There’s no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.
Geoffrey Chaucer
A bad workman quarrels with the man who calls him that.
Ambrose Bierce
No man saw the building of the New Jerusalem, the workmen crowded together, the unfinished walls and unpaved streets; no man heard the clink of trowel and pickaxe; it descended out of heaven from God.
John Robert Seeley
A bad workman blames his tools.
Daphne du Maurier
The workmen in a factory may have a shadowy, unknown absentee “employer” – the thousands of individual owners of stock – whom “management” represents and tries to please by extra dividends. The workman’s livelihood is at the disposition of strangers who make a single demand of their representatives: higher profits.
Fulton J. Sheen
I do believe CDSs [credit default swaps] have been miscast, much as poor workmen tend to blame their tools.
Blythe Masters
Successful salesmen, authors, executives and workmen of every sort need patience. The great liability of youth is not inexperience but impatience.
William Feather
When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it lie down for an aeon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew!
Rudyard Kipling
I believe in the honest craft of workmen.
Robert A. Heinlein
A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
Thomas Jefferson
Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.
Benjamin Franklin
Manner and morals have improved, improved wages and world travel during the war have had effect, and the farm labourer now is an intelligent, self respecting workman, on a level at least with the town artisan. The village rustic of the past no longer exists outside of the comic papers.
Flora Thompson
Workmen’s compensation, hours and conditions of labor are cold consolations, if there be no employment.
Calvin Coolidge
There is no pleasure subtler than the sensation of being a good workman; and in work there is the sense of consanguinity-unconscious as a rule but sometimes conscious.
Marianne Moore
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
The man incapable of contemplation cannot be an artist, but only a skillful workman.
Ananda Coomaraswamy
A dull axe never loves grindstones, but a keen workman does; and he puts his tool on them in order that it may be sharp. And men do not like grinding; but they are dull for the purposes which God designs to work out with them, and therefore He is grinding them.
Henry Ward Beecher
The teacher’s chief difficulty is poverty. He (or she) belongs to a badly paid profession. He cannot dress and live like a workman, but he is sometimes paid as little as an unskilled laborer.
Gilbert Highet
Time is the great workman of Nature.
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
God is more interested in the workman than in the work.
Warren W. Wiersbe
Four specters haunt the Poor – Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
David Lloyd George
I do not think that shoemaker a good workman that makes a great shoe for a little foot.
A workman who wants to do his work well must first prepare his tools.
It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.
John Ruskin
Nature is not a temple, but a workshop, and man’s the workman in it.
Ivan Turgenev
God buries His workmen, but not His work.
Henrietta Mears
If we dreamed the same thing every night, it would affect us much as the objects we see every day. And if a common workman were sure to dream every night for twelve hours that he was a king, I believe he would be almost as happy as a king who should dream every night for twelve hours on end that he was a common workman.
Blaise Pascal
There is nothing fairer than workmen having unions of their mutual benefit.
Will Rogers
No greater care is required upon any works than upon such as are to withstand the action of water; for this reason, all parts of the work need to be done exactly according to the rules of the art which all workmen know, but few observe.