A blupete Essay


Quotes, A Supplement To
"An Essay On Economics"

Capitalism
§ "Capitalism is based on self-interest and self-esteem; it holds integrity and trustworthiness as cardinal virtues and makes them pay in the market place ..." (Alan Greenspan.)
Indifference
§ "To-day's dinner subtends a larger visual angle than yesterday's revolution. A mote in my eye is bigger to me than the biggest planet." (Holmes.)
Men of Business
§ "The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be." (Hazlitt.)
§ "... every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter." (Burke.)
Self-Interest
§ "Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness." (Woodrow Wilson.)
§ "... on the whole, selfishness plants best, prunes best, makes the best commerce and the best citizen." (Emerson.)
Self-Reliance
§ "Everyone is the manager and judge of his own affairs." (Legal maxim.)
§ "Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power." (Seneca.)
Socialism
§ "There's small choice in rotten apples." (Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, 1594.)
§ "A committee is a group of persons who keep minutes and waste hours." (Author unknown.)
§ "A communist is nothing but a socialist with the courage of his convictions." (Attributed to George Bernard Shaw.)
Wants & Needs of Men
§ "It is not love that one wants from the great mass of mankind, but respect and justice." (Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, 1873.)

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