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Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.

Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.

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Capitalists are motivated not chiefly by the desire to consume wealth or indulge their appetites, but by the freedom and read more

Capitalists are motivated not chiefly by the desire to consume wealth or indulge their appetites, but by the freedom and power to consummate their entrepreneurial ideas.

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

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

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Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax.

Nothing hurts more than having to pay an income tax, unless it is not having to pay an income tax.

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When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues.

When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues.

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The rich adopt novelties and become accustomed to their use. This sets a fashion which others imitate. Once the richer read more

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.

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The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon read more

The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge.

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In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense read more

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known -- that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.

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If you don't care, your customer never will.

If you don't care, your customer never will.

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