65 Working Man Quotes On Success In Life

These working man quotes will inspire you. Working man, one who works for wages usually at manual labor or a man who works for wages, especially in manual or industrial work.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging working man quotes, working man sayings, and working man proverbs.

Best Working Man Quotes

  1. “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Today in America, unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions and depriving working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice. I have no use for those – regardless of their political party – who hold some vain and foolish dream of spinning the clock back to days when organized labor was huddled, almost as a hapless mass. Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” ~ Harry Golden , Hard working man quotes
  4. “Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.” ~ Ray Davies
  5. “Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  6. “Hope is a working-man’s dream.” ~ Pliny the Elder
  7. “At the working man’s house, hunger looks in but dares not enter.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  8. “I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.” ~ Clarence Darrow
  9. “Nothing of real worth can be obtained without courageous working. Man owes his growth chiefly to the active striving of the will, that encounter with difficulty which he calls effort; and it is astonishing to find how often results apparently impracticable are then made possible.” ~ Samuel Smiles
  10. “A smart man can’t beat a hardworking man and a hard working man can’t beat a happy working man.” ~ Taeyang

  11. “There is nothing glamorous in what I do. I’m a working man. Perhaps I’m luckier than most in that I receive considerable satisfaction from doing useful work which I, and sometimes others, think is good.” ~ Saul Bass
  12. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” ~ Tommy Lasorda
  13. “A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.” ~ William Morris
  14. “This Civil Rights Act is a challenge to all of us to go to work in our communities and our states, in our homes and in our hearts, to eliminate the last vestiges of injustice in our beloved country. So tonight I urge every public official, every religious leader, every business and professional man, every working man, every housewife – I urge every American – to join in this effort to bring justice and hope to all our people, and to bring peace to our land.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  15. “When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?'” ~ Don Marquis

  16. “American working men are principals in the three-member team of capital, management, labor. Never have they regarded themselves as a servile class that could attain freedom only through destruction of the industrial economy.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  17. “What the working man sells is not directly his Labor, but his Laboring Power, the temporary disposal of which he makes over to the capitalist. This is so much the case that I do not know whether by the English Law, but certainly by some Continental Laws, the maximum time is fixed for which a man is allowed to sell his laboring power. If allowed to do so for any indefinite period whatever, slavery would be immediately restored. Such a sale, if it comprised his lifetime, for example, would make him at once the lifelong slave of his employer.” ~ Karl Marx
  18. “No use to preach to the working-man courtesy & politeness when at the same time the working-man is not given working conditions under which he can stay polite and soft-mannered.” ~ B. Traven
  19. “The working men have no country. We cannot take away from them what they have not got” ~ Karl Marx
  20. “A clear conscience is, for me, an occupied conscience-never empty-the conscience of a man at work until his last breath.” ~ Gaston Bachelard

  21. “Those who best know human nature will acknowledge most fully what a strength light hearted nonsense give to a hard working man” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  22. “Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  23. “What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy to support the average working man for 15 days.” ~ David F. Houston
  24. “It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man’s daughter would not understand blues.” ~ Barry Gibb
  25. “What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow.” ~ Mother Jones

  26. “After seven years of writing – and working many jobs to support my family – I finally got published.” ~ Lloyd Alexander
  27. “In the South of long ago whenever a new man appeared for work in any of the laborers gangs, he would be asked if he could sing. If he could he got the job. The singing of these working men set the rhythm for the work.” ~ William Christopher Handy
  28. “Perhaps it is this specter that most haunts working men and women: the planned obsolescence of people that is of a piece with the planned obsolescence of the things they make. Or sell.” ~ Studs Terkel
  29. “We need to have a president that’s going to pledge, as I have – I’m going to make America the number-one manufacturer so working men and women can have good paying jobs again in America.” ~ Rick Santorum
  30. “Are you trying to manipulate me? It’s working.” ~ Bridget Moynahan

  31. “They hate kings, they hate priests, they hate soldiers, they hate sailors. They distrust men of science, they denounce the middle classes, they despair of working men, but they adore humanity. Only they always speak of humanity as if it were a curious foreign nation. They are dividing themselves more and more from men to exalt the strange race of mankind. They are ceasing to be human in the effort to be humane.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  32. “I’ve had several working-man songs that I like.” ~ Alan Jackson
  33. “I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, that the working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the more numerous, and as you added that those were the sentiments of the gentlemen present, representing not only the working class, but citizens of other callings than those of the mechanic, I am happy to concur with you in these sentiments, not only of the native born citizens, but also of the Germans and foreigners from other countries.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  34. “TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  35. “Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  36. “The Men at Work thing is always there, it’s always going to be there. It’s not something I consciously think that much about anymore. The thing that stays with you is the songs, which is a good thing for me because the songs are the things that stand the test of time.” ~ Colin Hay
  37. “We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.” ~ Beyonce Knowles , Real working man quotes
  38. “Legitimate rage on the part of working men and women is directed not only towards government but, I think quite correctly, towards liberals, who speak in a very hypocritical language about caring for their interests and yet support institutions that carry out an assault against working men and women.” ~ Chris Hedges
  39. “I’ve been a slave to football. It follows you home, it follows you everywhere and eats into your family life. But every working man misses out on some things because of his job.” ~ Bill Shankly
  40. “I think we need to be fighting for the working men and women of this country, not the moneyed New York interests.” ~ Ted Cruz

  41. “The interesting scope of Mark Twain’s development as a human being is that he grew. He saw, he traveled, he studied this country and later the world with the eye of a man educating himself. This is a central fact in the Mark Twain legacy. He became an American spokesman for the ideals of racial equality and dignity for the working man because he was willing to look the world in its face and see, really see what was happening to the people in it.” ~ Hal Holbrook
  42. “For those working menial jobs or putting in 100-hour weeks for corporations, the lure of starting your own business can seem like a great way to get more flexibility, upside, and ownership.” ~ Kathryn Minshew
  43. “My general impression about people like Steve Gould and Carl Sagan and so on is that when they disappear as individuals and are no longer appearing on the stage and they are no longer writing, that their lifetime of acknowledgement by the general reading public is not very long… There were many people in the 19th century who were equally famous people who gave working man’s lectures, supporters of Darwin, we as scholars know their names but the general public never heard of them.” ~ Richard Lewontin
  44. “The economic dependence of woman and her apparently indestructible illusion that marriage will release her from loneliness and work and worry are potent factors in immunizing her from common sense in dealing with men at work.” ~ Mary Barnett Gilson
  45. “Karl Lagerfeld is the hardest-working man in showbiz!” ~ Theophilus London

  46. “Syllogisms а la mode – If you are against labor racketeers, then you are against the working man. If you are against demagogues, then you are against democracy. If you are against Christianity, then you are against God. If you are against trying a can of Old Dr. Quack’s Cancer Salve, then you are in favor of letting Uncle Julius die.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  47. “The backlash against women’s rights would be just one of several powerful forces creating a harsh and painful climate for women at work. Reaganomics, the recession, and the expansion of a minimum-wage service economy also helped, in no small measure, to slow and even undermine women’s momentum in the job market. But the backlash did more than impede women’s opportunities for employment, promotions, and better pay. Its spokesmen kept the news of many of these setbacks from women. Not only did the backlash do grievous damage to working women C it did on the sly.” ~ Susan Faludi
  48. “I would like [the working man] to give me back books and newspapers and theories. And I would like to give him back, in return, his old insouciance, and rich, original spontaneity and fullness of life.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  49. “If anything qualifies as an irony of history it would be this: that Marx and Engels throughout the nineteenth century wrote about America the United States as the great country of the future, of freedom and equality and a good life for the working man, and a country of revolution and emancipation, and of Russia as the great country of despotism, backwardness, savagery, and superstition.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  50. “Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work.” ~ Winston Churchill

  51. “We are often struck by the force and precision of style to which hard-working men, unpracticed in writing, easily attain when required to make the effort. As if plainness and vigor and sincerity, the ornaments of style, were better learned on the farm and in the workshop than in the schools. The sentences written by such rude hands are nervous and tough, like hardened thongs, the sinews of the deer, or the roots of the pine.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  52. “One of the saddest sights of the slums is to see the thrifty wife of the working man, with her rosy brood of children, used to country air and sunshine, used to space, privacy, good surroundings, cleanliness, quiet, shut up amid the noise and dirt and confusion, in the gloom of the slum.” ~ Albion Fellows Bacon
  53. “The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They open declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!” ~ Karl Marx
  54. “Health is the working man’s fortune, and he ought to watch over it more than the capitalist over his largest investments. Health lightens the efforts of body and mind. It enables a man to crowd much work into a narrow compass. Without it, little can be earned, and that little by slow, exhausting toil.” ~ William Ellery Channing
  55. “My brother and I had saved $15,000 by working many years nailing fruit crates together.” ~ Robert Mondavi

  56. “We shouldn’t be putting tariffs on anything. That hurts working men and women in US. What we should be doing is making our manufacturing more competitive.” ~ Rick Santorum
  57. “My dad, Fred Trump, was the smartest and hardest-working man I ever knew. It’s because of him that I learned from my youngest age to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working people.” ~ Donald Trump
  58. “I was out there meeting with a lot of working moms and whenever I would gather a group of women, there was always a voice that was unfamiliar to me, and it was the voice of a military spouse, oftentimes a woman, oftentimes working, many times in a position where they’ve had to move every two or three years, where their kids have had to change school multiple times, people dealing – families dealing with multiple deployments, dealing with the stresses of reconnection.” ~ Michelle Obama
  59. “I think too many politicians are not listening to the men and women they represent, and if we’re going to change the path America is on, we have got to be fighting for policies not that benefit the giant corporations and the banks and the special interests and the lobbyists, which is what Washington focuses on every day, but instead every policy needs to focus on the working men and women, the truck drivers and the steelworkers, and the young people.” ~ Ted Cruz
  60. “I’m not just a fan of the really restored ones, the shiny ones. But I like the working man’s cars.” ~ Danny Clinch

  61. “I think the working men and women are getting hammered right now. They want someone they can trust to stand with them. And part of the reason so many conservatives are uniting behind our campaign is, I’m the only one who led the battle against amnesty, has led the battle to secure the borders, has led the battle for the working men and women of this country.” ~ Ted Cruz
  62. “We need a consistent conservative, someone who has stood for free-market principles, who has stood for the Constitution and, critically, who stood for the working men and women of this country.” ~ Ted Cruz
  63. “Everyone should get dirt on his hands each day. Doctors, intellectuals. Politicians, most of all. How can we presume to uplift the life of the working man, if we don’t respect his work?” ~ Barbara Kingsolver

  64. “On domestic policy, Donald Trump agreed with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Wall Street bailout, the TARP bailout of big bank. I think the government ought to be standing with mainstream, with working men and women. And then you put on top of that the ethical issues, whether it is refusing to release his taxes. And that’s a real problem.” ~ Ted Cruz
  65. “The sabbath is God’s special present to the working man, and one of its chief objects is to prolong his life, and preserve efficient his working tone. The savings bank of human existence is the weekly sabbath.” ~ William Blaikie

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