Unions quotes

  • I have always been interested in politics. I was in the student union before, very active.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Unions #Students #Active

  • The Union, and the Constitution, are the picture of silver, subsequently framed around it. The picture was not made to conceal or destroy the apple, but to adorn and preserve it. The picture was made for the apple-not the apple for the picture.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Apples #Unions #Constitution

  • We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted, by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Together #Unions #Secrecy

  • League is much, much more physical than Union, and that's before anyone starts breaking the rules.
    -- Adrian Hadley

    #League #Unions #Rugby

  • In union there is strength.
    -- Aesop

    #Teamwork #Unions

  • I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina.
    -- Al Lewis

    #Agriculture #North Carolina #Unions

  • It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers' union. But it would be equally disastrous forthe shoemakers' union to ignore Shakespeare.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Would Be #Unions #Unjust

  • The triangle pointing downward is a female symbol corresponding to the yoni and the upward pointing triangle is the male, the lingam ... When the two triangles are interlaced, it represents the union of the active and passive forces in nature; it represents the male and female elements.
    -- Albert Mackey

    #Two #Unions #Males

  • When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.
    -- Albert Shanker

    #Children #School #Unions

  • I said in court a long time ago that I didn't see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Long #United States #Unions

  • The difficulties of conducting espionage against the Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically the Agency had backed away from the task.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Agency #Tasks #Unions

  • The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Play #Victory #Unions

  • I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Effort #Political #Unions

  • I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Names #Agents #Unions

  • For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Unions #Sake #Chance

  • I would rather have the United States as the world's policeman than the Soviet Union as the world's jailer.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #War #Unions #United States

  • But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Rights #Government #Unions

  • The attributes of sovereignty are now enjoyed by every state in the Union.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Independence #Unions #States

  • If the Constitution is adopted (and it was) the Union will be in fact and in theory an association of States or a Confederacy.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #War #Facts #Unions

  • Im a huge Rugby Union fan, which is a bit like American football - but tougher.
    -- Alexander Hanson

    #Football #Fans #Unions

  • We are in a new Civil War, and just like the last, it is a struggle for the sanctity of the Union - and it's hardly civil.
    -- Allen West

    #War #Struggle #Unions

  • While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Philosophy #Two #Unions

  • Although unions may be good for a worker, singular, they are not always good for workers, plural. Especially when it comes to finding a job.
    -- Amity Shlaes

    #Jobs #Unions #May

  • All peoples enjoy freedom, and freedom for the development of their culture... There is no Jewish problem in the Soviet Union at all... I have many friends who are Jews.
    -- Anastas Mikoyan

    #Culture #Development #Unions

  • It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
    -- Anatoly Chubais

    #Unions #Study #Economic

  • I graduated in 1989, and I'd focused almost entirely on the Soviet Union and communism ... so when the Berlin wall fell, I was, well, I was screwed.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Wall #Funny Graduation #Unions

  • I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Reality #Benefits #Unions

  • The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Law #Unions #Constitution

  • Unions should not be lapdogs to a political party, they should be watchdogs for their members interests.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Party #Political #Unions

  • It has no enforceable standards to stop a union from conspiring with employers to keep another stronger union out or from negotiating contracts with lower pay and standards that members of another union have spent a lifetime establishing.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Stronger #Unions #Pay

  • The AFL-CIO is a structure that divides workers' strength by allowing each union to organize in any industry, then bargain on its own, even when workers share a common employer.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Afl #Cio #Unions

  • Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Russia #Unions #Today

  • The savings rate in Italy is high, but the markets do not trust Italy even though it's the third largest economy in the European Union and the eighth in the world.
    -- Anibal Cavaco Silva

    #Saving #World #Unions

  • The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.
    -- Anton Seidl

    #Hands #Unions #Doe

  • The idea is distributed in space. It isn't only in one part; one part can't express the idea any longer, only the union of parts can completely express the idea. The idea found it necessary to be presented by several parts. After that, there was a rapid flowering of polyphony.
    -- Anton Webern

    #Ideas #Space #Unions

  • We are a pivotal part of the European Union. Any destabilization of Greece would totally rock the boat.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Rocks #Unions #Boat

  • The investigation of the truth is in one way hard, in another easy. An indication of this is found in the fact that no one is able to attain the truth adequately, while, on the other hand, no one fails entirely, but everyone says something true about the nature of all things, and while individually they contribute little or nothing to the truth, by the union of all a considerable amount is amassed.
    -- Aristotle

    #Hands #Unions #Littles

  • Man, as an originator of action, is a union of desire and intellect.
    -- Aristotle

    #Men #Desire #Unions

  • There's a feeling that strength is determined by the size of a union. That clearly is nonsense.
    -- Arthur Scargill

    #Feelings #Unions #Size

  • Reasonable and vicious are quite consistent with each other, in fact, only through their union are great and far-reaching crimes possible
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Unions #Facts #Quitting

  • Look at Ayatollah Khomeini's revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Struggle #Islam #Unions

  • In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death.
    -- Bao ?ai

    #Mean #Division #Unions

  • The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Strong #Shadow #Unions

  • By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.
    -- Barbara Amiel

    #Europe #Unions #Empires

  • The greatest good is the knowledge of the union which the mind has with the whole nature.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Mind #Unions

  • Man and woman have each of them qualities and tempers in which the other is deficient, and which in union contribute to the common felicity.
    -- Benjamin

    #Men #Quality #Unions

  • You must originate, and you must sympathize; yon must possess, at the same time, the habit of communicating and the habit of listening. The union is rather rare, but irresistible.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Listening #Unions #Habit

  • ......at this point the self has obviously outworn its function; it is no longer needed or useful, and life can go on without it. we are ready to move on, to go beyond the self, beyond even its most intimate union with God, and this is where we enter yet another new life- a life best categorized, perhaps, as a life without a self.
    -- Bernadette Roberts

    #Moving #Self #Unions

  • I've always had a very positive relationship with the municipal labor unions - a respectful relationship.
    -- Bill de Blasio

    #Unions #Positive Relationship #Respectful

  • I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Men #Unions #Should

  • What I've done as a union leader and what literally thousands of other union representatives do, is make sure that we have co-operation in the workplace. What I get is that where employees are well treated, employers do well.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Leader #Done #Unions

  • My preference is that employees pay their union dues, but what I also get is that I'd rather someone be in the union than not in the union.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Unions #Pay #Preference

  • To the best of my knowledge, when I became national secretary and, indeed, Victorian secretary, the - my predecessors in the union had detected wrong activities, activities which arent in the best traditions of the AWU or, indeed, trade unionism.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Unions #Tradition #Trade

  • Now it's a fully realized production but for the fact that we're holding our scripts in our hand and some of us used them, and some of us didn't and you have to by union rules hold the script. You don't have to use them but you gotta hold them.
    -- Blair Underwood

    #Hands #Use #Unions

  • Happiness is neither within us only, or without us; it is the union of ourselves with God
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Happiness #Unions

  • The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich. Only Fischer changed that.
    -- Boris Spassky

    #Player #Unions #Chess

  • The Soviet Union could not exist without the image of the empire. The image of the empire could not exist without the image of force. The USSR ended the moment the first hammer pounded the Berlin Wall.
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Wall #Hammers #Unions

  • Humans are different in private than in the presence of others. While the private persona merges into the social persona in varying degrees, the union is never complete. Something is always held back.
    -- Brian Herbert

    #Unions #Degrees #Different

  • 'Do you think that we shall ever be admitted as a State into the Union without denying the principle of polygamy?' If we are not admitted until then, we shall never be admitted.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Thinking #Principles #Unions

  • So that there is no misunderstanding from my perspective, I will suspend any player who tests positive for an illegal steroid. There will be no exceptions. The (players) union is aware of that and they accept it.
    -- Bud Selig

    #Player #Perspective #Unions

  • The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Trying #Unions #Kind

  • The value of the individual does not lie in him. He receives it by union with Christ.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Lying #Doe #Unions

  • Here's to the day when the complete works of Leon Trotsky are published and widely distributed in the Soviet Union. On that day the USSR will have achieved democracy!
    -- C. Wright Mills

    #Democracy #Unions #Leon

  • The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Psychology #Body #Unions

  • It [the Euro] is a decisive step towards ever closer political and institutional union in Europe. Above all, it is political.
    -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

    #Europe #Political #Unions

  • If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.
    -- Carlos Fuentes

    #Giving Up #Unions #Bed

  • I certainly support civil unions.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Support #Unions

  • I think that every state in the union should recognize same-sex marriage.
    -- Cass Sunstein

    #Sex #Thinking #Unions

  • The principle of subordination is the great bond of union and harmony through the universe.
    -- Catharine Beecher

    #Ties #Principles #Unions

  • "The life of the union depends upon more people getting to share the limelight, because with the limelight also comes responsibility and with the responsibility comes a little sharing of the load." "There isn't enough money to organize poor people. There never is enough money to organize anyone. If you put it on the basis of money, you're not going to succeed."
    -- Cesar Chavez

    #Responsibility #People #Unions

  • Organizing is an educational process. The best educational process in the union is the picket line and the boycott. You learn about life.
    -- Cesar Chavez

    #Educational #Unions #Lines

  • Union in privacy (with one's wife); boldness; storing away useful items; watchfulness; and not easily trusting others; these five things are to be learned from a crow.
    -- Chanakya

    #Wife #Crow #Unions

  • The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe.
    -- Charles Alexander Eastman

    #Connections #Unions #Tribes

  • To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Unions #Truth Is

  • They believe in teachers unions. We believe in teachers.
    -- Chris Christie

    #Teacher #Believe #Unions

  • We need to take on the teachers' union once and for all.
    -- Chris Christie

    #Teacher #Needs #Unions

  • Raising the minimum wage, as President Obama proposed in his State of the Union address, tends to be more popular with the general public than with economists.
    -- Christina Romer

    #President #Minimum Wage #Unions

  • France would be reluctant to embrace any proposal by the European Commission to slash agricultural tariffs if it threatened the European Union's Common Agriculture Policy .
    -- Christine Lagarde

    #Agriculture #Would Be #Unions

  • In the sacraments, spirit and matter "kiss." Heaven and earth embrace in a union that will never end.
    -- Christopher West

    #Kissing #Heaven #Unions

  • The free exchange of consent properly witnessed by the Church establishes the marriage bond. Sexual union consummates it - seals it, completes it, perfects it. Sexual union, then, is where the words of the wedding vows become flesh.
    -- Christopher West

    #Catholic #Church #Unions

  • Given the fact that many thousands of female workers are active in history, it is vital for the trade unions to incorporate them into their movement.
    -- Clara Zetkin

    #Female #Movement #Unions

  • I am in the Chicago Carpenters Union. They are huge supporters of mine and of MMA.
    -- Clay Guida

    #Mma #Chicago #Unions

  • Visitors who come from the Soviet Union and tell you how marvelous it is to be able to look at public buildings without advertisements stuck all over them are just telling you that they can't decipher the cyrillic alphabet.
    -- Clive James

    #Looks #Unions #Able

  • Delivering the State of the Union? That bloke couldn't deliver pizza.
    -- Clive James

    #Unions #Classic #States

  • The two of us could form a new kind of union; we could be free together.
    -- Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry

    #Two #Together #Unions

  • The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union.
    -- Dan Lipinski

    #Reality #Unions #Action

  • Life is but the expression of spirit through matter. To make life manifest requires the union of spirit and body.
    -- Daniel D. Palmer

    #Expression #Body #Unions

  • I regard it (the Constitution) as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesman that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benign Providence; it almost appears a "Divine interposition in our behalf... the hand that destroys our Constitution rends our Union asunder forever.
    -- Daniel Webster

    #Hands #Forever #Unions

  • I believe something very deeply. That Britain's national interest is best served in a flexible, adaptable and open European Union and that such a European Union is best with Britain in it.
    -- David Cameron

    #Believe #Unions #Britain

  • Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.
    -- David Cameron

    #Purpose #Unions #Pay

  • If we left the European Union, it would be a one-way ticket, not a return. So we will have time for a proper, reasoned debate. At the end of that debate you, the British people, will decide.
    -- David Cameron

    #People #Would Be #Unions

  • Because with courage and conviction I believe we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union in which the interests and ambitions of all its members can be met.
    -- David Cameron

    #Believe #Ambition #Unions

  • Nixon tried to wrap the Soviet Union into a web of agreements that would constrain its behavior. What happened is that many people lost faith in that approach, not the least because of how the Soviets handled it.
    -- David Hoffman

    #Agreement #People #Unions

  • The entire European Union is a left-wing dream
    -- Dennis Prager

    #Dream #Wings #Unions

  • Whatever the theologians might say about heaven being in a state of union with God, I knew it consisted of an infinite library; and eternity was simply what enabled one to read uninterruptedly for ever.
    -- Dervla Murphy

    #Heaven #Library #Unions

  • Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words 'gay marriage' are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it.
    -- Dick Morris

    #Gay #Public Opinion #Unions

  • If we don't have workers organized into labor unions, we're in great peril of losing our democracy.
    -- Dolores Huerta

    #Democracy #Unions #Losing

  • 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

    #Jobs #Pennsylvania #Unions

  • Read the great stuff, but read the stuff that isn't so great, too. Great stuff is very discouraging. If you read only Beckett and Chekhov, you'll go away and only deliver telegrams for Western Union.
    -- Edward Albee

    #Going Away #Unions #Stuff

  • The heart of the People, North and South, is for the Union.
    -- Edward Everett

    #Heart #People #Unions