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Jean-baptiste Say Quotes: The day will come, sooner or later, when people will wonder at the necessity of taking all this trouble to expose the folly of a system, so childish and absurd, and yet so often enforced at the point of a bayonet.
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Jean-baptiste Say Quote: To have never done anything but make the eighteenth part of a pin, is a sorry account for a human being to give of his existence.
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Quotes about Jean-baptiste Say: But what must be the character of that policy, which aims at national prosperity through the impoverishment of a large proportion of the home producers, with a view to supply foreigners at a cheaper rate, and give them all the benifet of the national privation and self denial?
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Quote about Jean-baptiste Say: The command of a large sum is a dangerous temptation to a national administration. Though accumulated at their expense, the people rarely, if ever profit by it: yet in point of fact, all value, and consequently, all wealth, originates with the people.
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Jean-baptiste Say Sayings: To the labor of man alone Smith ascribes the power of producing values. This is an error. A more exact analysis demonstrates... that all the values are derived from the operation of labor, or rather from the industry of man, combined with the operation of those agents which nature and capital furnish him.
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Jean-baptiste Say Saying: Dominion by land or sea will appear equally destitute of attraction, when it comes to be generally understood, that all its advantages rest with the rulers, and that the subjects at large derive no benefit whatever.
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Sayings about Jean-baptiste Say: If the community wish to have the benefit of more knowledge and intelligence in the labouring classes, it must dispense it at the public charge.
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Saying about Jean-baptiste Say: And let no government imagine, that, to strip them of the power of defrauding their subjects, is to deprive them of a valuable privilege. A system of swindling can never be long lived, and must infallibly in the end produce much more loss than profit.
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Jean-baptiste Say Quotes: What would people think of a tradesman, that was to give a ball in his shop, hire performers, and hand refreshments about, with a view to benefit his business?
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Jean-baptiste Say Quote: The ancients, by their system of colonization, made themselves friends all over the known world; the moderns have sought to make subjects, and therefore have made enemies.
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Quotes about Jean-baptiste Say: The wants of mankind are supplied and satisfied out of the gross values produced and created, and not out of the net values only.
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Quote about Jean-baptiste Say: A much larger value is consumed in lettuces than in pineapples,throughout Europe at large; and the superb shawls of Cachemere are, in France, a very poor object in trade, in comparison with the plain cotton goods of Rouen.
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Jean-baptiste Say Sayings: If one individual, or one class, can call in the aid of authority to ward off the effects of competition, it acquires a privilege and at the cost of the whole community; it can make sure of profits not altogether due to the productive services rendered, but composed in part of an actual tax upon consumers for its private profit' which tax it commonly shares with the authority that thus unjustly lent its support.
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Jean-baptiste Say Saying: The occupation of the stock-jobber yields no new or useful product; consequently having no product of his own to give in exchange, he has no revenue to subsist upon, but what he contrives to make out of the unskilfulness or ill-fortune of gamesters like himself.
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Sayings about Jean-baptiste Say: The government has, in all countries, a vast influence, in determining the character of the national consumption; not only because it absolutely directs the consumption of the state itself, but because a great proportion of the consumption of individuals is gained by its will and example.
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Saying about Jean-baptiste Say: With respect to the present time, there are few persons who unite the qualifications of good observers with a situation favourable for accurate observation.
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Jean-baptiste Say Quotes: Still how unenlightened and ignorant are the very nations we term civilized!
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