A Quote by Carl L. Becker on abuse, advertising, laws, lies, practicality, privacy, profit, questions, speech, and time

No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech, whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is, how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?

Carl L. Becker

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on good, kindness, profit, wealth, miser, hoard, riches, and treasure

A kind man who makes good use of wealth is rightly said to possess a great treasure; but the miser who hoards up his riches will have no profit.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The gospel of Buddha‎ - Page 27 by Gautama Buddha, Paul Carus, Olga Kopetzky

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on clarity and profit

Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on labor, men, profit, progress, sharing, society, and yielding

Society can progress if men's labors show a profit - if they yield more than is put in. To produce at a loss must leave less for all to share.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on death, debt, honor, hope, hunger, idleness, life, needs, profit, taxes, trade, and wishes

Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hopes will die fasting. There are no gains without pains. He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor; but then the trade must be worked at and the calling followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes. If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while idleness and neglect increase them.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on honor, profit, and trade

He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Correct Quotes for DOS, WordStar International, 1991.

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A Quote by B. C. Forbes on business, profit, satisfaction, and yielding

Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other fellow will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.

B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on learning, profit, and reality

When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on consequences, genius, music, nobility, painting, philosophy, poetry, profit, purpose, reward, and work

Genius is its own reward; for the best that one is, one must necessarily be for oneself. . . . Further, genius consists in the working of the free intellect., and as a consequence the productions of genius serve no useful purpose. The work of genius may be music, philosophy, painting, or poetry; it is nothing for use or profit. To be useless and unprofitable is one of the characteristics of genius; it is their patent of nobility.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Brisbane on life, losing, possibility, and profit

Every minute that you save by making it useful, more profitable, is so much added to your life and its possibilities. Every minute lost is a neglected by-product - once gone, you will never get it back.

Arthur Brisbane (1864 - 1936)

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