Think for yourselves, and allow others the privilege to do so, too.
Freedom of thought
I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Freedom of speech
Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
George Bernard Shaw
When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It’s getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
Henry Ward Beecher
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stock broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.
There is no such thing as ”the Queen’s English.” The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Hubert H. Humphrey
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
We Americans have the chance to become someday a nation in which all radical stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically. We can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.
J. C. James Cash
One cannot expect to coast along and rise automatically to the top, no matter what friends you may have in the company. There may have been a time when, in large corporations, a person could rise simply because he had a stock interest or because he had friends in top management. That’s not true today. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
The pornography of violence of course far exceeds, in volume and general acceptance, sexual pornography, in this Puritan land of ours. Exploiting the apocalypse, selling the holocaust, is a pornography. For the ultimate selling job on ultimate violence one must read those works of fiction issued by our government as manuals of civil defense, in which you learn that there’s nothing to be afraid of if you’ve stockpiled lots of dried fruit.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.
Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.
Charles Caleb Colton
I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea. Never as then, amid suicides, hysteria, and groups of fainting people, have I felt the sensation of real death, death without hope, death that is nothing but rottenness, for the spectacle was terrifying but devoid of greatness… I felt something like a divine urge to bombard that whole canyon of shadow, where ambulances collected suicides whose hands were full of rings.
Federico Garcia Lorca
I was always embarrassed by the words sacred, glorious and sacrifice and the expression in vain. We had heard them, sometimes standing in the rain almost out of earshot, so that only the shouted words came through, and had read them, on proclamations that were slapped up by billposters over other proclamations, now for a long time, and I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it.
Such a wife as I want… must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
John Kenneth Galbraith
In economics the majority is always wrong.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It’s an extremely good thing that money sometimes changes hands.
Carl William Brown
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
It is very vulgar to talk about one’s business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
In order to be a writer, first you must become an alive dead spirit.
Carl William Brown
I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
The art of creation is older than the art of killing.
Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine. [On Leonardo Da Vinci]
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
17th-Century English Proverb. First collected in George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs (1640).
Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
Man is the only animal for whom his own stupid existence is a problem which he has to try in vain to solve.
Carl William Brown via Eric Fromm
Money management is the only strategy to survive in this crazy, stupid and doped financial world market.
Carl William Brown
I feel good about taking things to Goodwill and actually, I do like shopping at Goodwill. It’s so cheap that it feels like a library where I am just checking things out for awhile until I decide to take them back.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.