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Governments view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. And if it stops moving subsidize it.
Ronald Wilson Reagan Category: Easy
Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.... It is ideas not vested interests which are dangerous for good or evil.
John Maynard Baron Keynes of Tilton Category: Easy
Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.
Sir Anthony Eden Category: Easy
What we might call by way of eminence the Dismal Science.
Thomas Carlyle Category: Easy
This was a good dinner enough to be sure but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.
Dr. Samuel Johnson Category: Easy
I place economy among the first and important virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them they will be happy.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Easy
One of the soundest rules to remember when making forecasts in the field of economics is that whatever is to happen is happening already.
Sylvia Porter Category: Easy
People are the common denominator of progress. So ... no improvement is possible with unimproved people and advance is certain when people are liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of roads railroads power plants mills and the other familiar furniture of economic development.... But we are coming to realize ... that there is a certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first.
John Kenneth Galbraith Category: Easy
Reason should direct and appetite obey.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Easy
When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.
Mark Twain Category: Easy
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Andy Rooney Category: Easy
I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
Don Marquis Category: Easy
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Category: Easy
Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
Samuel Goldwyn Category: Easy
That which we obtain too easily we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.
Thomas Paine Category: Easy
About the time we think we can make ends meet somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover Category: Easy
Feast and your halls are crowded; Fast and the world goes by.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox Category: Easy
Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
William Shakespeare Category: Easy
All human history attests That happiness for man the hungry sinner! – Since Eve ate apples much depends on dinner.
Lord George Gordon Byron Category: Easy
All great questions of politics and economics come down in the last analysis to the decisions and actions of individual men and women. They are questions of human relations and we ought always to think about them in terms of men and womenthe individual human beings who are involved in them. If we can get human relations on a proper basis the statistics finance and all other complicated technical aspects of these questions will be easier to solve.
Thomas J. Watson Category: Easy
Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say on one hand ... on the other.
Harry S. Truman Category: Easy
Without economy none can be rich and with it few can be poor.
Samuel Johnson Category: Easy
A smiling face is half the meal.
Proverb Category: Easy
The injury of prodigality leads to this that he who will not economize will have to agonize.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius Category: Easy
One should eat to live not live to eat.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Easy
A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
Andrew William Mellon Category: Easy
It is the highest impertinence and presumption therefore in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people and to restrain their expense. They are themselves always and without any exception the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
Adam Smith Category: Easy
When asked what was the proper time for supper: If you are a rich man whenever you please; and if you are a poor man whenever you can.
Diogenes the Cynic Category: Easy
In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger hard work and iron resolution.
Wendell Lewis Willkie Category: Easy
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didnt happen.
Earl Wilson Category: Easy
If you want to make life easy make it hard.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Easy
One should eat to live and not live to eat.
Jean Baptiste Moliere Category: Easy
Fundamentally there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals the technique of the marketplace.
Milton Friedman Category: Easy
Man is what he eats.
Ludwig Feuerbach Category: Easy
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.
Logan Pearsall Smith Category: Easy
Honors a thing too subtle for wisdom; if honor lie in eating hes right honorable.
Francis Beaumont Category: Easy
There can be no security where there is fear.
Felix Frankfurter Category: Easy
A financier is a pawn-broker with imagination.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero Category: Easy
Let the stoics say what they please we do not eat for the good of living but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Easy
I don't like spinach and Im glad I don't because if I liked it Id eat it and I just hate it.
Clarence Seward Darrow Category: Easy
Keep your words sweetyou may have to eat them.
Unknown Category: Easy
When we lose I eat. When we win I eat. I also eat when were rained out.
Tommy Lasorda Category: Easy
People want economy and theyll pay any price to get it.
Lee Iaccoca Category: Easy
A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.
Marty Allen Category: Easy
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap. (about herself)
Dolly Parton Category: Easy
They that die by famine die by inches.
Matthew Henry Category: Easy
The world abhors closeness and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness and a tight hand strength.
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton Category: Easy
Imagine believing in the control of inflation by curbing the money supply! That is like deciding to stop your dog fouling the sidewalk by plugging up its rear end. It is highly unlikely to succeed but if it does it kills the hound.
Michael D. Stephens Category: Easy
We think so because other people all think so Or becauseor becauseafter all we do think so Or because we were told so and think we must think so Or because we once thought so and think we still think so Or because having thought so we think we will think so.
Henry Sidgwick Category: Easy
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Category: Easy
It [training] doesnt get easier; you just get faster.
Greg Lemond Category: Easy
I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight I'll eat this planet.
George Foreman Category: Easy
I learned more about economics from one South Dakota dust storm than I did in all my years at college.
Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. Category: Easy
Economy is going without something you do want in case you should some day want something which you probably wont want.
Anthony Hawkins Category: Easy
Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Easy
The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.
Woodrow Wilson Category: Easy
We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much.
George Herbert Walker Bush Category: Easy
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
Alfred A. Knopf Category: Easy
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
Herb Caen Category: Easy
WHEAT n. A cereal from which a tolerably good whisky can be made; ... also for bread. The French are said to eat more bread per capita of population than any other people which is natural for only they know how to make the stuff palatable.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Easy
The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat something to drink and somebody to love you.
Brendan Behan Category: Easy