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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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Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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If you have to forecast, forecast often.

Edgar R. Fiedler Quotes

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Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do.

Charles A. Jaffe 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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An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.

Will Rogers Quotes

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If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.

Ted Turner Quotes

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Today is a... digital incarnation of Oz - the Internet - we are a motley group of fools from lions to scarecrows, learning from each other, making and taking responsibility for our decisions, and having fun as we skip down the yellow brick road of investing together!

Lydia Vorsteveld Quotes

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Money talks...but all mine ever says is good-bye.

Anonymous Quotes

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Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.

Anonymous Quotes

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...the only means to well-being is to increase the quantity of products. This is what business aims at.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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...it is solely bigness in business which makes it possible to supply the masses with all those products the present-day American common man does not want to do without. Luxury goods for the few can be produced in small shops. Luxury goods for the many require big business.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to choose the way in which he wants to integrate himself into the totality of society.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Those fighting for free enterprise and free competition do not defend the interests of those rich today. They want a free hand left to unknown men who will be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow...

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Competition on the market aims at assigning to every individual that function in the social system in which he can render to all his fellow men the most valuable of the services he is able to perform.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The truth is that economic competition is the very opposite of competition in the animal kingdom. It is not a competition in the grabbing off of scarce nature-given supplies, as it is in the animal kingdom. Rather, it is a competition in the positive creation of new and additional wealth.

George Reisman Quotes

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Our whole evolution up to this point shows that human groups spontaneously evolve patterns of behavior, as well as patterns of training people for that behavior, which tend on balance to lead people to create rather than destroy. Humans are, on net balance, builders rather than destroyers.

Julian Simon Quotes

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What matters is not the allocation of portions out of a fund presented to man by nature. The problem is rather to further those social institutions which enable people to continue and to enlarge the production of all those things which they need.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Economics is a theoretical science and as such abstains from any judgement of value. It is not its task to tell people what ends they should aim at. It is a science of the means to be applied for attainment of ends chosen, not, to be sure, a science of the choosing of ends. Ultimate decisions, the valuations and the choosing of ends, are beyond the scope of any science. Science never tells a man how he should act; it merely shows how a man must act if he wants to attain definite ends.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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It is your mind that matters economically, as much or more than your mouth or hands. In the long run, the most important economic effect of population size and growth is the contribution of additional people to our stock of useful knowledge. And this contribution is large enough in the long run to overcome all the costs of population growth.

Julian Simon Quotes

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He who disdains the fall in infant mortality and the gradual disappearance of famines and plagues may cast the first stone upon the materialism of the economists.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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Not understanding the process of a spontaneously-ordered economy goes hand-in-hand with not understanding the creation of resources and wealth. And when a person does not understand the creation of resources and wealth, the only intellectual alternative is to believe that increasing wealth must be at the cost of someone else. This belief that our good fortune must be an exploitation of others may be the taproot of false prophecy about doom that our evil ways must bring upon us.

Julian Simon Quotes

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