A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on age, education, health, money, and profit

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on divinity, men, philosophy, poets, profit, sacred, and saints

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on books, discovery, good, heart, mind, passion, profit, and thought

'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Society and Solitude. Success

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A Quote by Publilius Syrus on advice and profit

Many receive advice, but the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Cent. BC -)

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A Quote by Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus Pliny, the Younger on books and profit

There is no book so bad that it is not profitable in some part. -Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit

Pliny the Younger (c. 62 - c. 113)

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A Quote by Pierre Charron on deed, divinity, excellence, god, good, learning, nature, profit, study, wisdom, and world

The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself. 

Pierre Charron (1541 - 1603)

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A Quote by Philip Salisbury on confidence and profit

You cannot do away with the competitive system so long as trademarks remain to distinguish one product from another. You cannot cut out large-scale manufacture so long as there are established brands which breed consumer confidence and thus make mass production not only possible and profitable, but also economical.

Philip Salisbury

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A Quote by Paul Brooks on abuse, environment, health, laws, life, murder, privacy, profit, present, and understanding

We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism. Land can be healthy or sick, fertile or barren, rich or poor, lovingly nurtured or bled white. Our present attitudes and laws governing the ownership and use of land represent an abuse of the concept of private property.... Today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see and nobody calls the cops.

Paul Brooks

Source: The Pursuit of Wilderness (1971)

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on profit


Caesar had his Brutus-Charles the First, his Cromwell-and George the Third-('Treason,' cried the Speaker) . . . may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1765. W. Wirt’s Patrick Henry.

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on chance, education, opportunity, preparation, and profit

Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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