Thorstein Veblen Quotes

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature

Thorstein Veblen

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.

Thorstein Veblen

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

Thorstein Veblen

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.

Thorstein Veblen

Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister

Thorstein Veblen

No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive.

Thorstein Veblen

Invention is the mother of necessity.

Thorstein Veblen

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