I have carried a dinner pail and worked for day’s wages, and I have also been an employer of labor, and I know there is something to be said on both sides. There is no excellence, per se, in poverty; rags are no recommendation; and all employers are not rapacious and high-handed, any more than all poor men are virtuous.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American writer, businessman, philosopher
A Message to Garcia (1899)

Full text.

Added on 30-Aug-10 | Last updated 30-Aug-10
Link to this post
More quotes by Hubbard, Elbert

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.