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Leon Jouhaux Quotes and Sayings
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The working classes were becoming more and more sharply
aware of the complex causes of international malaise.
- Leon Jouhaux

We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection,
mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon
for the phenomenon itself.
- Leon Jouhaux

From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from
the platforms of their congresses the workers' desire
for peace through a rational organization of the world.
- Leon Jouhaux

This led me to understand that trade unionism,
the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could,
and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress.
- Leon Jouhaux

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The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations,
established international liaisons and supported every
policy based on pacification and understanding.
- Leon Jouhaux

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

On completion of my military service,
I went back to the factory and to the trade union.
- Leon Jouhaux


 

My parents, and especially my mother,
encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending,
wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National
School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
- Leon Jouhaux

True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure
of patience and composure,
yet I should be lying if I told you that,
having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline,
I fell peacefully asleep.
- Leon Jouhaux

In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T.
we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should,
in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations,
lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe.
- Leon Jouhaux

Expressing the thoughts of my comrades,
I suggested, among other means, the organization of
an international information service on inventories,
on production, and on the needs of the various countries for raw materials.
- Leon Jouhaux

A convention was drawn up on June 17,
1925, in which the principle of supervision,
as opposed to that of simple propaganda,
was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members,
of whom I was one.
- Leon Jouhaux

At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization
appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention
to the danger to the working classes inherent in the
existence of international capitalist competition.
- Leon Jouhaux

I would not go so far as to say that the French trade
unions attached greater importance to the struggle
for peace than the others did;
but they certainly seemed to take it more to heart.
- Leon Jouhaux

Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that
it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of
our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R.
was recognized by the majority of the great powers.
- Leon Jouhaux

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually
get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact
with a family when you are working with them.
- Richard G. Scott

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work -
but then when you're working,
you feel that you should be spending time with your
children and then when you're with your children,
you're thinking about working.
- Alice Hoffman

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

The world we see that seems so insane is the result
of a belief system that is not working.
To perceive the world differently, we must be willing
to change our belief system,
let the past slip away, expand our sense of now,
and dissolve the fear in our minds.
- William James

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without peace and without the overwhelming majority
of people that believe in peace defending it,
working for it, believing in it, security can never really be a reality.
- King Hussein I

There's artists that I'm working with on a new label of mine.
Foxy Nova and Supa Nova.
- Kenneth Edmonds

I had never really pictured myself working in children's ministries.
I always figured I would be more comfortable with maybe
teens or adult ministries.
- Willie Aames

We were lounging around in this beautiful house in LA,
and I'm coming from NY, so sometimes when we weren't
working I would just sit on those folding chairs.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

They make a humongous profit, but the people that work
on the shows don't get paid a lot because they're working on the Oscars show.
It's the biggest show in the world.
- Bruce Vilanch

Few of us get anything without working for it.
- William Feather

I finished law school in '56, but I was working two jobs.
- David Dinkins

I'm always conscious of the fact that I am part of
a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed.
So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged.
- Derek Jacobi

The most glorious thing about working in the collaborative
art is when you have somebody like Susan Kingsley or
Kathy Bates who are better than your play.
- Beth Henley

The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished,
derives indeed much support from the steady progress
of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
- Alfred Marshall

When I'm in the field, when I'm working,
I keep very careful notes.
I wear big shirts with big breast pockets,
and I carry in them two little spiral notebooks.
- Peter Matthiessen

I think you're only free if you're working on very low or huge money.
- George A. Romero

The revolution is like a vessel filled with the pulsating
heartbeat of millions of working people.
- Ernst Toller

My mother was in vaudeville, but after she had her children,
she quit working.
- Dean Stockwell

I'll often rush out from Dark Shadows,
having made a 5.30PM appointment, working for a couple of hours.
- Thayer David

I think I turned to writing really just to wake up
in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do,
and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
- Lesley Gore

A lot of people are upset that I'm not working.
They say it's a disgrace.
- Marcel Carne

I thought I had too much money to be happy and normal.
Thousand of pounds is just too much for a working person
to handle all of a sudden,
and I felt I didn't deserve it.
- Peter Green

The working class will not halt until socialism has been realized.
- Ernst Toller

I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting
that kind of experience so they can use what they're
learning now as a foundation for a great career.
- Thomas Keller

I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records,
or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles.
- Bjork

I don't think about art when I'm working.
I try to think about life.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

I live in a very small town and now that I've closed down my studio,
I'm working at home.
- Sergio Aragones


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