Wages

Famous quotes containing the word wages:

    I thought a minute, and says to myself, hold on,—s’pose you’d a done right and give Jim up; would you felt better than what you do now? No, says I, I’d feel bad—I’d feel just the same way I do now. Well, then, says I, what’s the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    If the wages of sin are death, what else, I should like to know, is the wages of virtue?
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    There never has been a time in our history when work was so abundant or when wages were as high, whether measured by the currency in which they are paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)