Little-known fact: When the stock exchange closes, the guy who comes out on the balcony with that big hammer slams it on the head of the person who lost the most money that day.
When you buy Fairtrade products you can guarantee that the farmers who have worked hard to grow them get a minimum price. Fairtrade is a way of giving regular support and enjoying delicious high quality foods at the same time.
The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.
After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
Young people at universities study to achieve knowledge and not to learn a trade. We must all learn how to support ourselves, but we must also learn how to live. We need a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we do not want a world of modern engineers.
Could we with ink the ocean fill, Were every blade of grass a quill, Were the world of parchment made, And every man a scribe by trade, To write the love of God above Would drain the ocean dry; Nor would the scroll contain the whole, Though stretched from sky to sky.
By virtue of exchange, one man's prosperity is beneficial to all others.
The big thieves hang the little ones.
For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
Government of the self was the original basis for republican government, reflecting the view that civil society was much more than politics. Society was made up of men and women who gave order to their lives by entering into associations on a voluntary basis, quite apart from government, for all the various reasons of fellowship, philanthrophy, faith and commerce.
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
The merchant has no country.
I am for free commerce with all nations; political connection with none; and little or no diplomatic establishment.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
A day will come when markets, open to trade, and minds, open to ideas, will become the sole battlefield.
The Fair Trade movement is growing as people realize that they can help alleviate poverty and protect the environment by choosing Fair Trade products.
It is very important for you to know that fair trade leads to better roads, better health and better lives for farmers not just in Nicaragua, but around the world.
The fair price is a solution. It has given us the chance to pay a good price to our farmers. Those who are not in Fair Trade want to participate. For us it is a great opportunity. It gives us hope.
The failure so far of the governments of so many of the worlds most powerful countries in the face of such egregious unfairness ... to make the slightest progress on the issue of fair trade is hard to explain.
If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.
If you expect to continue to purchase stocks throughout your life, you should welcome price declines as a way to add stocks more cheaply to your portfolio.
This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.
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