A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, fraud, credit, value, debase, moral, and wealth

Paper money is like dram-drinking, it relieves for a moment by deceitful sensation, but gradually diminishes the natural heat, and leaves the body worse than it found it. Were not this the case, and could money be made of paper at pleasure, every sovereign in Europe would be as rich as he pleased. But the truth is, that it is a bubble and the attempt vanity. Nature has provided the proper materials for money: gold and silver, and any attempt of ours to rival her is ridiculous….

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)


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A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, fraud, credit, value, debase, and moral

One of the evils of paper money is that it turns the whole country into stock jobbers. The precariousness of its value and the uncertainty of its fate continually operate, night and day, to produce this destructive effect. Having no real value in itself it depends for support upon accident, caprice, and party; and as it is the interest of some to depreciate and of others to raise its value, there is a continual invention going on that destroys the morals of the country.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)


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A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, fraud, credit, value, debase, and moral

If anything had or could have a value equal to gold and silver, it would require no tender law; and if it had not that value it ought not to have such a law; and, therefore, all tender laws are tyrannical and unjust and calculated to support fraud and oppression.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)


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A Quote by Derek Webb on life, war, killing, value, and murder

Are we defending life
when we just pick and choose
lives acceptable to lose
and which ones to defend?

Derek Webb

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A Quote by dani on synergy, benefit, perspective, value, variance, change, and create

The greatest benefit of synergy is born in the diversity of perspectives.  The highest value can be found in these variances.  Too much of the same does not create change in the same way, does not produce the sweetest fruits for all, and gets old quick.

Danielle Marie Crume


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A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on business, value, and cost

In your life, how do you determine what you are willing to pay for goods and services? Is it based on what you paid in the past? Is it determined by how much money you have in your bank account? Or is it determined by the “real” value you receive?

In your business, how do you determine what you will pay your employees or consultants? Is it based on market rates (which may or may not be a determinant of value)? Is it based on your budget? Is it based on what you paid your last consultant? Or is it based on the “real” value you receive?

Don’t be fooled. Value and cost are not related. Stop being a cynic. Determine the value of everything – and decide what you pay based on that.

Stephen Shapiro

Source: Oscar Wilde Was Right:

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A Quote by Kenneth J. Gerbino on money, gold, and value

If you don't trust gold, do you trust the logic of taking a pine tree, worth $4,000-$5,000, cutting it up, turning it into pulp, putting some ink on it and then calling it one billion dollars?

Kenneth Gerbino

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on value, monetary value, economic calculation, and valuation error

Monetary calculation is not the calculation, and certainly not the measurement, of value. Its basis is the comparison of the more important and the less important. It is an ordering according to rank, an act of grading (Cuhel), and not an act of measuring. It was a mistake to search for a measure of the value of goods. In the last analysis, economic calculation does not rest on the measurement of values, but on their arrangement in an order of rank.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: p.169 Epistemological Problems of Economics, 3rd edition; 2003; Ludwig von Mises Institute

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on life, waste, hours, hour, wasting life, cherish, value, love, living, and truth

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on person, success, value, and worth

Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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