Quotes of Commerce

“ Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ O father Abram, what these Christians are, Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect The thoughts of others! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just 20%. ”

- George Canning

“ Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. ”

- Anthony Burgess

“ Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Honor sinks where commerce long prevails. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls. ”

- Gaston Bachelard

“ On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. ”

- Gore Vidal

“ Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship. ”

- Patrick Henry

“ The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ There's the one thing no nation can ever accuse us of and that is secret diplomacy. Our foreign dealings are an open book, generally a check book. ”

- Will Rogers

“ In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just. ”

- Anita Brookner

“ Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices. ”

- Richard Cobden

“ The future is religion and commerce, aphrodisiac and Benzedrine, a mother of mysterious comfort and a mistress of familiar ravishments ever on the verge of embracing or destroying us. ”

- Eugene Kennedy

“ The commerce of the world is conducted by the strong, and usually it operates against the weak. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin' like myself. ”

- Hank Williams

“ There are better alternatives,... Australia should be exporting its solar technology, not its uranium. ”

- Bob Brown

“ The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. - Groucho Marx. ”

- Groucho Marx

“ Vanity is the poison of agreeableness; yet as poison, when artfully and properly applied, has a salutary effect in medicine, so has vanity in the commerce and society of the world. ”

- Lord Greville

“ Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard

“ I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. ”

- J. Edgar Hoover

“ Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned. ”

- Eminem

“ A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. ”

- Thomas Gray

“ Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. ”

- Dale Carnegie
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