quote by Jimmy Hoffa

I've said consistently that no employer ever really accepts a union. They tolerate the unions. The very minute they can get a pool of unemployment they'll challenge the unions and try to get back what they call managements prerogatives, meaning hire, fire, pay what you want.

— Jimmy Hoffa

Genuine Prerogative quotations

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

The people's liberties strengthen the king's prerogative, and the king's prerogative is to defend the people's liberties.

To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.

It is dangerous to take human freedom for granted, to regard it as a prerogative rather than as an obligation, as an ultimate fact rather than as an ultimate goal. It is the beginning of wisdom to be amazed at the fact of our being free.

Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilization, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every home, in every school.

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.

Rulers who destroy men's freedom commonly begin by trying to retain its forms.

... They cherish the illusion that they can combine the prerogatives of absolute power with the moral authority that comes from popular assent.

The best thing about being a woman, is the prerogative to have a little fun!

But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God.

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.

As the gout seems privileged to attack the bodies of the wealthy, so ennui seems to exert a similar prerogative over their minds.

We returned home, after these experiments, with the conviction that sailing flight was not the exclusive prerogative of birds.

It is an old prerogative of kings to govern everything but their passions.

Power without responsibility -- the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.

I don't think enjoying life is an exclusive prerogative of young people.

My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment.

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends.

They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.

To make someone wait: the constant prerogative of all power.

Reason to rule, mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Your life changes. Everything has to be done perfectly, and I didn't follow that. I lived my life as if I wasn't in the public eye. I thought, 'I'm young. I have the right to experience new things, and if I want to go to a bar and get drunk, that's my prerogative.'

It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes;

and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.

Acting is a child's prerogative. Children are born to act. Usually, people grow up and out of it. Actors always seem to me to be people who never quite did grow out of it.

Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constructive.

The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant;

it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.

There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

What is toleration? It is the prerogative of humanity.

We are all steeped in weaknesses and errors: Let us forgive one another's follies, it is the first law of nature.

A high proportion of the population enjoys many of the 'luxuries' which until recently were considered the prerogative of the rich; and the ordinary worker lives at what even two decades ago would have been considered in Britain a middle-class standard of life.

Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children.

The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government's greatest creative opportunity.

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.

There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.

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