145 American Jobs Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous American Jobs Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs. — Ed Pastor

The best customer of American industry is the well paid worker. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability. — Leonard Boswell

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs. — Nancy Pelosi

We need to work together, on a bipartisan basis, to create new jobs, increase job training, enact real and substantive middle class tax relief, and reward companies that create jobs at home. — Ruben Hinojosa

Everyone wants to work in America. Maybe not blockbusters or Terminator, but to have the choice. — Eva Green

NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good paying American jobs. If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't support this agreement. — William J. Clinton

In the long run, and even in the medium run, you wouldn’t want to bet against the American economy. — Jerome Powell

Taking employment out of the country - now that's taking away jobs. These shows employ a lot of people: production, post-production, music supervisors, camera people. A hundred people or more. — Corbin Bernsen

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs. — Alan Greenspan

Short American Jobs Quotes

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  • It is God's job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face to face meeting. — Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Seems like the only kind of job an American can get these days is committing suicide in some way. — Kurt Vonnegut
  • It's my job to spread deviance to the American youth. — Rose McGowan
  • They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do. — Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Americans are so dedicated to their jobs. — Jamelia
  • Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks. — Bob Beauprez
  • I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job. — Walter Wager
  • We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message - get the job done. — Rahm Emanuel
  • We don't start a job that we can't finish... that's the American way. — Paul Wolfowitz
  • Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas. — Jerry Costello

Top 10 American Jobs Quotes

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Our job as Americans and as Republicans is to dislodge the traitors from every place where they've been sent to do their traitorous work. — Joseph McCarthy

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs. — Nancy Pelosi

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. — Harry S. Truman

NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good paying American jobs. If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't support this agreement. — William J. Clinton

Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs. — Joe Baca

I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties Union here in northern California to get my reply published to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch. — Ishmael Reed

Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved. — Thomas Sowell

We need more American energy. It keeps wealth at home. It keeps our wealth from ending up in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. It creates jobs at home. — Jeff Sessions

I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs. — Ed Pastor

The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals. — Leonard Boswell

American jobs quote In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.
In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.

Jobs And Careers Quotes

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Some jobs pay better, some jobs smell better, and some jobs have no business being treated like careers. But work is never the enemy, regardless of the wage. Because somewhere between the job and the paycheck, there’s still a thing called opportunity, and that’s what people need to pursue. — Mike Rowe

giving the utmost of herself to three absorbing interests [marriage, motherhood, career] ... was a problem for a superwoman, and a job for a superwoman, and only some such fabled being could have accomplished it with success. — Storm Jameson

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If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. — Steve Jobs

American jobs quote Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when y
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

If you don't want to live a life where you go to a job every day just so you can enjoy your weekends and get two weeks of vacation every year, then don't do it. — Lewis Howes

There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent. — Joe Strummer

Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work. — Denis Waitley

American jobs quote Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.
Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.

I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously. — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on. — Fred Savage

The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week. — Robert Frost

I remember going to my school careers advisor and asked about jobs that required scuba divers. It was a phase. — Paul Putner

Jobs And Life Quotes

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Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. — Steve Jobs

There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them. — Huey Newton

American jobs quote No matter how good you are, you can always be replaced.
No matter how good you are, you can always be replaced.

I plunged into the job of creating something from nothing.... Though I hadn't a penny left, I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself, and a desire to serve. — Mary Mcleod Bethune

I admire the good samaritan, but I don't want to be one.I don't want to spend my life picking up people by the side of the road after they have been beaten up and robbed.I want to change the Jericho road, so that everybody has an opportunity for a job, education, security, health. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in our life is to push our buttons. — Byron Katie

American jobs quote Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

People often say, with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future.' ... If we mean to keep any control over our world and lives, we must be interested in politics. — Martha Gellhorn

Human lives are hard, even those of health and privilege, and don't make much sense. This is the message of the Book of Job: Any snappy explanation of suffering you come up with will be horseshit. — Anne Lamott

When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life. — Mark Manson

While 9-5 and what happens on the job is important, what happens from 5-9, off the job, is infinitely more important. — Zig Ziglar

Jobs In America Quotes

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Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs. — Greg Walden

In America, we have anti-nepotism laws in the federal government and in lots of state governments, because the practice of hiring relatives undermines public confidence that the government official is actually finding best person for the job. — Kathleen Clark

62 percent of jobs in America will be in danger within the next ten to twenty years. — Paul Jarvis

American jobs quote Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

My parents called themselves progressives. The agenda was a Soviet America...the slogan of the communist party in those days was peace, jobs, democracy. Sound familar? The communist party is the democratic Party. — David Horowitz

Freelancing now accounts for more than one-third of jobs in America. — Paul Jarvis

I have real good parents. They poor. They have regular, poor jobs and what not. They real good people and what not; I was just raised in a bad society. — Cardi B

American jobs quote Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

The most important social welfare program in America is a job. — Newt Gingrich

America has lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs since NAFTA, a deal signed by Bill Clinton and supported strongly by Hillary Clinton. And by the way, the single worst trade deal ever made in history anywhere. — Donald Trump

Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now. — William J. Clinton

A lot of times, kids go to college and take a major because they do what they think they're supposed to do. I told them I believe 90 percent of America gets up in the morning and drives to a job they hate. That could have happened to me in the hotel industry. — Dana White

American Workers Quotes

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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 a bare subsistence level - I mean the wages of decent living. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

More and more Americans are asking about the price that we have to pay when Wal-Mart comes into a community, treats workers poorly, violates immigration laws and squashes small businesses. — Anthony Weiner

Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate ... It's time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. — Sarah

American jobs quote Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.
Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.

The remedy [for the Great Depression] is to give the workers access to the means of production, and let them produce for themselves, not for others, . . . the American way. — Upton Sinclair

There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American citizen whether he be a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid or day laborer — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work. — W. Edwards Deming

American jobs quote No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.
No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.

The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker, create and save millions of new jobs and invest in crucial areas such as health care, education, energy independence and a new infrastructure. — Valerie Jarrett

Globalization has delivered many benefits for international donors, but it's the job of politicians to represent the people - and to put American workers first. — Donald Trump

The American consumer is also the American worker, and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home, it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods. — Lindsey Graham

Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers in America today. And that's a disgrace. It's an absolute disgrace and it's got to be fixed. — John McCain

American Economy Quotes

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Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising. — Roy H. Williams

Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy. — George F. Kennan

You know there are very few Marxists left in the world... they're all in American universities. — Milton Friedman

American jobs quote I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find a
I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find an easy way to do it.

I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and '60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies. — Fareed Zakaria

The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition. — Norm Dicks

American jobs quote A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.

The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy. — Paul Gillmor

I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity. — Rob Portman

You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject. — Nancy Pelosi

The fact is whether one looks at this [outsourcing] in terms of men and women, working men and women in this country who are simply being screwed, or whether one looks at this in terms of corporations who are benefiting, the fact is it is certainly not helping the American economy. — Lou Dobbs

American Business Quotes

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Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite. — Ronald Reagan

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business. — Clara Barton

The war against Russia has been lost, it has been lost for months. People need to understand there was a deliberate coup. Americans working closely with the CIA systematically installed a new government composed of people that would do business with us. — Douglas Macgregor

American Education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will Stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so? — Diane Ravitch

I don't speak Japanese, I don't know anything about Japanese business or Japanese culture. Apart from sushi. But I can't exactly go up to him and say "Sushi!" out of the blue. It would be like going up to a top American businessman and saying, "T-bone steak! — Sophie Kinsella

But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate. — John M. McHugh

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My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't. — Simon Cowell

I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. — Bill Rancic

Cold Case Files and similar shows do bang up business, which points to a certain thirst for details in the viewership, but it seems like all the news chat shows continue to force the myth that Americans can’t stand detail and have no interest in an idea that can’t fit on a bumper sticker. — Hal Sparks

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. — Warren Buffett

American Made Quotes

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Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections. — Julius Nyerere

Before the war it was always the United States *are*, after the war it was the United States is... it made us an is. — Shelby Foote

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal. — Alexis Arguello

By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue. — Chester W. Nimitz

The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. — William E. Simon

The main American naval forces were shifted to the Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong declaration to the effect that if war were to break out between Japan and the United States, the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks. — Hideki Tojo

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. — Joe Baca

Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American. — Renny Harlin

No one told these American soldiers they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with US patents. — Smedley Butler

It appears that my worst fears have been realised: we have made progress in everything yet nothing has changed. — Derrick Bell

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More American Jobs Quotes

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Ethanol has reduced our nation's dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans. — Lane Evans

Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father. — Barry Sanders

Millions are unemployed and our roads are falling apart. If we can spend $6 trillion sending people to war, we can spend $1 trillion to put Americans to work fixing our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Let's rebuild America and create jobs. — Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump is not a Republican. Donald Trump is not a conservative. Donald Trump is trying to pull off the biggest scam in American political history, basically a con job, where he's trying to take over the Republican Party by telling people he's someone who he is not. — Marco Rubio

Here's Williams' roadmap out of poverty: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. Among both black and white Americans so described, the poverty rate is in the single digits. — Walter E. Williams

Are you ready to fight for good jobs and and a solid level playing field? Are you ready to prove to another generation of Americans that we can build a better country and a newer world? Joe Biden is ready. Barack Obama is ready. I am ready. You're ready. — Elizabeth Warren

At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security. — Ruben Hinojosa

Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans - the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation. — Patty Murray

Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future. — Thad Cochran

We must develop a federal program of public works, retraining, and jobs for all - so that none, white or black, will have cause to feel threatened . . . There is nothing except shortsightedness to prevent us from guaranteeing an annual minimum and livable income for every American family. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

No matter who you are, no matter what your color, creed, how you choose to pray or who you choose to love, that if you are an American - first generation or fifth - one who is willing to work hard, play by the rules and apply your God-given talents - that you should be able to find a job that pays the bills. — Cory Booker

Our job is to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, accurately labeled for the benefit of the American consumers, and to make sure that they are in compliance with all federal laws. — Mike Johanns

Corporations don't create jobs, customers do. So when all the economic gains go to the top, as they're doing now, the vast majority of Americans don't have enough purchasing power to buy the things corporations want to sell - which means businesses stop creating enough jobs. — Robert Reich

With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001, we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap into American ingenuity in order to lead the world in new clean energy technology, rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese, Danish, and Germans. — Jay Inslee

With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again. — Hillary Clinton

Eighty percent of American managers cannot answer with any measure of confidence these seemingly simple questions: What is my job? What in it really counts? How well am I doing? — W. Edwards Deming

Well, the infrastructure part of the stimulus has worked. There's absolutely no question about it. We can demonstrate in Pennsylvania and other states around the union how it's produced good, paying jobs both on the construction sites and back in American factories. It has worked. — Ed Rendell

The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?' — Mitt Romney

Jobs have already started to surge. Since my election, Ford announced it will abandon its plans to build a new factory in Mexico and will instead invest $700 million in Michigan, creating many, many jobs. Fiat/Chrysler announced it will invest $1 billion in Ohio and Michigan creating 2,000 American jobs. — Donald Trump

The Bush Administration and the Congress have to stop ignoring this crisis in international trade. The longer we ignore it, the more American jobs will move overseas. It's just that simple. — Byron Dorgan

Ending the lawlessness at the border? I don't believe a fourth-generation Hispanic thinks that's evil. I don't think an African American thinks there's anything wrong with protecting their jobs for a change. — Jeff Sessions

If CEOs insist that middle class Americans compete with cheap foreign labor, why not outsource the jobs of CEOs? If business is all about cost, they should be the first to volunteer. — Lou Dobbs

Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens. — Thomas Sowell

Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own. — Hank Johnson

Our immigration policy is focussed in four areas: First, strengthening border control; second, protecting American jobs by enforcing laws against illegal immigrants at the workplace; third, deporting criminal and deportable aliens; fourth, giving assistance to states who need it, and denying illegal aliens benefits for public services or welfare. — William J. Clinton

The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year. — Mitch McConnell

The three top issues have to be restoring jobs and private sector job growth to our country, getting the entitlement mess under control, and restoring back to our country a sense of self-confidence that Americans can achieve whatever we want to achieve. — Chris Christie

Outsourcing American jobs will prove to be a plus for the economy in the long run. It's simply a new way of doing international trade. — Greg Mankiw

That's not an accident that Donald Trump didn't begin with, say, trade or jobs or anything, that he actually began by otherizing the first African-American president of the United States. — Ta-Nehisi Coates

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