Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
John Kenneth Galbraith
All money is a matter of belief.
To beat the market you’ll have to invest serious bucks to dig up information no one else has yet.
Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world – out of six billion people, more than three billion – do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
E. F. Schumacher
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
Inside every working anarchy, there’s an Old Boy Network.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by – Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
I don’t think meals have any business being deductible. I’m for separation of calories and corporations.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.