A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on history, philosophy, society, power, and economics

"History supplies little more than a list of people who have helped themselves with the property of others."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Xilonem Garcia, Grandmother on holarchy, economics, sustainability, household, world, leadership, and feminism

Anyone who knows how to run a household, knows how to run a world.

Xilonem Garcia

Source: Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on economics

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on economics

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Chris Anderson on economics and business theory

The theory of the Long Tail can be boiled down to this: Our culture and economy are increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of hits (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve, and moving toward a huge number of niches in the tail.  In an era without the constraints of physical shelf space and other bottlenecks of distribution, narrowly targeted goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.

Chris Anderson

Source: The Long Tail : Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, Pages: 52

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on careers, economics, majorities, and time

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.

Denis Waitley

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on economics and truth

The truth is, we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Winthrop Williams Aldrich on action, character, christianity, democracy, economics, freedom, knowledge, laws, people, and time

If we can implant in our people the Christian virtues which we sum up in the word character, and, at the same time, give them a knowledge of the line which should be drawn between voluntary action and governmental compulsion in a democracy, and of what can be accomplished within the stern laws of economics, we will enable them to retain their freedom, and at the same time, make them worthy to be free.

Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885 - 1974)

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A Quote by William Stanley Jevons on clarity, economics, and science

It is clear that Economics, if it is to be a science at all, must be a mathematical science.

William Stanley Jevons

Source: Theory of Political Economy.

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A Quote by William S. Ogdon on art, birds, character, clarity, conscience, contentment, control, determination, discovery, economics, effort, enemies, ethics, fashion, goodness, government, happiness, heart, individuality, life, listening, luxury, money,

The Art of Happiness There was never a time when so much official effort was being expended to produce happiness, and probably never a time when so little attention was paid by the individual to creating and personal qualities that make for it. What one misses most today is the evidence of widespread personal determination to develop a character that will, in itself, given any reasonable odds, make for happiness. Our whole emphasis is on the reform of living conditions, of increased wages, of controls on the economic structure-the government approach-and so little on man improving himself. The ingredients of happiness are so simple that they can be counted on one hand. Happiness comes from within, and rests most securely on simple goodness and clear conscience. Religion may not be essential to it, but no one ins known to have gained it without a philosophy resting on ethical principles. Selfishness is its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one's self. It is quiet, seldom found for long in crowds, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It cannot be bought; indeed, money has very little to do with it. No one is happy unless he is reasonably well satisfied with himself, so that the quest for tranquility must of necessity begin with self-examination. We shall not often be content with what we discover in this scrutiny. There is much to do, and so little done. Upon this searching self-analysis, however, depends the discovery of those qualities that make each man unique, and whose development alone can bring satisfaction. Of all those who have tried, down the ages, to outline a program for happiness, few have succeeded so well as William Henry Channing, chaplain of the House of Representatives in the middle of the last century: "To live content with small means; so seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy . . . to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common." It will be noted that no government can do this for you; you must do it for yourself.

William S. Ogdon

Source: New York Times, Editorial Page, Dec. 30, 1945

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