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I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.

Edward Gibbon Quotes

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The financial climate is the worst it's been in 25 years.

Michael O'Donnell Quotes

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All people, however fanatical they may be in their zeal to disparage and to fight capitalism, implicitly pay homage to it by passionately clamoring for the products it turns out.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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It is impossible to understand the history of economic thought if one does not pay attention to the fact that economics as such is a challenge to the conceit of those in power.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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As the science of economics...exploded the fallacies of every brand of utopianism, it was outlawed and stigmatized as unscientific.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Greater consumption due to increase in population and growth of income heightens scarcity and induces price run-ups. A higher price represents an opportunity that leads inventors and businesspeople to seek new ways to satisfy the shortages. Some fail, at cost to themselves. A few succeed, and the final result is that we end up better off than if the original shortage problems had never arisen. That is, we need our problems, though this does not imply that we should purposely create additional problems for ourselves.

Julian Simon Quotes

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The most important benefit of population size and growth is the increase it brings to the stock of useful knowledge. Minds matter economically as much as, or more than, hands or mouths.

Julian Simon Quotes

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The rich adopt novelties and become accustomed to their use. This sets a fashion which others imitate. Once the richer classes have adopted a certain way of living, producers have an incentive to improve the methods of manufacture so that soon it is possible for the poorer classes to follow suit. Thus luxury furthers progress. Innovation "is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public. The luxury today is the necessity of tomorrow." Luxury is the roadmaker of progress: it develops latent needs and makes people discontented. In so far as they think consistently, moralists who condemn luxury must recommend the comparatively desireless existence of the wild life roaming in the woods as the ultimate ideal of civilized life.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Based on first-hand evidence of your own senses - the improved health and later ages at which acquaintances die nowadays as compared with the past; the material goods that we now possess; the speed at which information, entertainment, and we ourselves move freely throughout the world - it seems to me that a person must be literally deaf and blind not to perceive that humanity is in a much better state than ever before.

Julian Simon Quotes

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It is time that financial types developed a greater tolerance for imprecision, because that’s the way the world is.

John C. Burton Quotes

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When you hire people that are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.

R. H. Grant Quotes

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Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There's a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.

Harry Browne Quotes

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If patriotism is, as Dr. Johnson used to remark, the last refuge of the scoundrel, wrapping outdated industry in the mantle of national interest is the last refuge of the economically dispossessed. In economic terms, pleading national interest is the declining cottage industry of those who have been bypassed by the global economy.

Kenichi Ohmae Quotes

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Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.This is known as "bad luck.".

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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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.

Henry George Quotes

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In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.

Alfred A. Knopf Quotes

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There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.

Colonel Sanders Quotes

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Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'.

Russell Long Quotes

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The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

Walter Gilbey Quotes

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Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

Lord Rutherford Quotes

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The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

Benjamin Jowett Quotes

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Business is more exciting than any game.

Lord Beaverbrook Quotes

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Business, that's easily defined; it's other people's money.

Alexandre Dumas Quotes

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The question is, then, do we try to make things easy on ourselves or do we try to make things easy on our customers, whoever they may be?.

Erwin Frand Quotes

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The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.

Michael E. Gerber Quotes

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