Mark Twain Quotes

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodor W Adorno

The speed of the human mind is remarkable. So is its inability to face the obvious.


Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.

Robert Frost

There just doesn't seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore.

Tom Courtenay

Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.


The tension between centrality, on the one hand, and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest of all market structure issues.

Arthur Levitt

Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage.

Marianne Moore

The delay may give them the opportunity to negotiate instead of rushing to market.

Josh Martin

Public educators, like Soviet farmers, lack any incentive to produce results, innovate, to be efficient, to make the kinds of of difficult changes that private firms operating in a competitive market must make to survive.

Carolyn Lochhead

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

A day will come when markets, open to trade, and minds, open to ideas, will become the sole battlefield.

Victor Marie Hugo

Totalitarian rule marks the sharpest contrast imaginable with political rule, and ideological thinking is an explicit and direct challenge to political thinking.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate awaiting them on this earth.

Joseph Conrad

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. And ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise.

Aldo Leopold

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