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It is not the employer who pays wages - he only handles the money.  It is the product that pays wages.

It might be termed the Law of Triviality. Briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in adverse proportion to the sum involved.

It takes no more actual sagacity to carry on the everyday hawking and haggling of the world, or to ladle out its normal doses of bad medicine and worse law, than it takes to operate a taxi cab or fry a pan of fish.

Labour is not a commodity, or a standard, or a means to an ulterior end, but an end in itself.

Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.

Luck is infatuated with the efficient.

Man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.

Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.

One man's wage increase is another man's price increase.

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them.

One of the best-kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so.

Patience is a most necessary quality for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.

People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

Pounds are the sons, not of pounds, but of pence.

Power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

Profitability is the sovereign criterion of the enterprise.

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.


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