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15 Famous Quotes by Henry George
9/2/1839 - 10/29/1897
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So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings, goes but to build up great fortunes, to increase luxury, and make sharper the contest between the House of Have and the House of Want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.

Progress Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Progress and Poverty--Introductory--The Problem

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The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air--it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right.

Rights Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Progress and Poverty (bk. VII, ch. I)

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For as labor cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to the use of land is necessarily the denial of the labor to its own produce.

Labor Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Progress and Poverty (bk. VII, ch. I)

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The ideal social state is not that in which each gets an equal amount of wealth, but in which each gets in proportion to his contribution to the general stock.

Wealth Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Social Problems (ch. VI)

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What protectionism teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.

Finance and economics Quotes, by Henry George

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Poverty is the openmouthed relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society. And it is hell enough.

Poverty Quotes, by Henry George

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It is but a truism that labor is most productive where its wages are largest. Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.

Wage Quotes, by Henry George

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Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.

Progress Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Progress and Poverty--Introductory--The Problem

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Passing into higher forms of desire, that which slumbered in the plant, and fitfully stirred in the beast, awakes in the man.

Desire Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Progress and Poverty (bk. II, ch. 3)

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Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?

Progress Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Progress and Poverty--Introductory--The Problem

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If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Wealth Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Social Problems (ch. VI)

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The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.

Slavery Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Social Problems (ch. V)

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For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy can be nothing less than the abolition of the wrong.

Society Quotes, by Henry George , Source: Social Problems (ch. IX)

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Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.

Politics / government Quotes, by Henry George

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How can a man be said to have a country when he has not right of a square inch of it.

Country Quotes, by Henry George

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