A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on contentment, learning, love, and trade

Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on direction, economics, manufacturing, and trade

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 - ?)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on blessings, country, government, people, and trade

Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Mitford's History of Greece. 1824. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by Joseph Conrad on difficulty, men, trade, and women

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists pricipally of dealing with men.

Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)

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A Quote by John Wesley on slavery and trade

That execrable sum of all villanies commonly called a Slave Trade.

John Wesley (1703 - 1791)

Source: Journal. Feb. 12, 1772.

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A Quote by John Owen on ability, addiction, business, christ, day, gifts, good, heart, jesus, judgment, kindness, learning, men, mind, preparation, prejudice, rest, sermons, spirit, spirituality, study, talent, thought, trade, and work

I do not know a warning that I judge more necessary to be given to those who are called this day, than to charge them not to trade too much with their natural gifts, and abilities, and learning. These are talents in their kind; but it is the Spirit that must manage all that learning they have, or it will prejudice them, and you also. I have known some good men who have been so addicted to their study, that they have thought the last day of the week sufficient to prepare for their ministry, though they employ all the rest of the week in other studies. But your business is to trade with your spiritual abilities. . . . A man may preach a very good sermon, who is otherwise himself; but he will never make a good minister of Jesus Christ, whose mind and heart [are] not always in the work. Spiritual gifts will require continual ruminating on the things of the Gospel in our minds.

John Owen

Source: An Ordination Sermon

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A Quote by John Gay on age, agreement, and trade

In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Rat-catcher and Cat

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A Quote by John Dryden on death, language, life, and trade

I trade both with the living and the dead, for the enrichment of our native language.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Dedication of the Aeneis

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A Quote by John Aubrey on exercise, fatherhood, men, neighbors, speech, style, and trade

Mr. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style and make a speech. Ben Jonson and he did gather humors of men daily wherever they came.

John Aubrey (1626 - 1697)

Source: Brief Lives, edited 1898

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A Quote by James Martineau on beauty, darkness, existence, faith, goodness, habits, knowledge, life, love, sleep, thought, trade, truth, and vitality

The mere lapse of years is not life. To eat, to drink, and sleep; to be exposed to darkness and the light; to pace around in the mill of habit, and turn thought into an instrument of trade-this is not life. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith, alone can give vitality to the mechanism of existence.

James Martineau (1805 - 1900)

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