Buy Nothing day Quotes

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

Unknown

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.

Unknown

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

George MacDonald

God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts.

Mahatma Gandhi

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.

John Clapham

After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.

Pam Shaw

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

Vernon Howard

The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.

Mad Magazine

Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.

Ambrose Bierce

The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have - and that is a moral problem, not an economic one.

Paul Heyne

When the historian of the Twentieth Century shall have finished his narrative, and comes searching for the subtitle which shall best express the spirit of the period, we think it not at all unlikely that he may select "The Age of Advertising" for the purpose.

Printers' Ink

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.

Louis Kronenberger

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

Elise Boulding

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.

Philip Wylie

Live simply that others might simply live.

Elizabeth Seaton

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Stephen Butler Leacock

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Unknown

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.

Max Amsterdam

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

Havelock Ellis

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Updated On : May 05, 2012
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