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Alfred Marshall Quotes and Sayings
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Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
- Alfred Marshall

Related topics: Money

The price of every thing rises and falls from time
to time and place to place;
and with every such change the purchasing power of
money changes so far as that thing goes.
- Alfred Marshall

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to
obtaining further wealth.
- Alfred Marshall

The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished,
derives indeed much support from the steady progress
of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
- Alfred Marshall

 

Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the
basis of civil and international law,
or at least of custom that has the force of law.
- Alfred Marshall

All labour is directed towards producing some effect.
- Alfred Marshall

But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much,
then the real value of money is better measured for
some purposes in labour than in commodities.
- Alfred Marshall

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In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things,
or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the
term Goods for that purpose.
- Alfred Marshall

Producer's Surplus is a convenient name for the genus
of which the rent of land is the leading species.
- Alfred Marshall

Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic
terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
- Alfred Marshall

All wealth consists of desirable things;
that is,
things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly:
but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.
- Alfred Marshall

And very often the influence exerted on a person's
character by the amount of his income is hardly less,
if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
- Alfred Marshall

Slavery was regarded by Aristotle as an ordinance of nature,
and so probably was it by the slaves themselves in olden time.
- Alfred Marshall

In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning,
and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context.
- Alfred Marshall

Material goods consist of useful material things,
and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things,
or to receive them at a future time.
- Alfred Marshall

Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
- Alfred Marshall

It is common to distinguish necessaries,
comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all
things required to meet wants which must be satisfied,
while the latter consist of things that meet wants
of a less urgent character.
- Alfred Marshall

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate
against the vilification of religions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek,
which made very good flour.
The population consisted of civilized Indians,
but much mixed blood.
- Zebulon Pike

Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.
- Dean Inge

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because
they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split,
as a general thing.
- Robert E. Howard

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
- Arthur Keith

The civilized man has built a coach,
but has lost the use of his feet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first principle of a civilized state is that the
power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
- Walter Lippmann

No civilized society can long exist,
with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.
- James F. Cooper

I believe that free and civilized societies do not
hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.
- Mark Skousen

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe,
but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
- Ambrose Bierce

She is still less civilized than man,
largely because she has not been educated.
- W. L. George

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values,
we believed, than in a flight underground.
We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
- John Charles Polanyi

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe that present day civilized man suffers from
insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.
- Konrad Lorenz

The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized,
and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.
- Cyril Connolly

Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.
- Robert Mondavi

When men can no longer be theists, they must,
if they are civilized, become humanists.
- Walter Lippmann

Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society.
Libraries are only good if people use them,
like books only exist when someone reads them.
- Nicholas Meyer

Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature
as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the
great peoples of the earth.
- Edward Dahlberg

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small
numbers of civilized patrons reside.
- Gustave Courbet

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must
be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
- Judith Martin

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question.
Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
- Ezra Pound

The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in
the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
- Felix Frankfurter

I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world,
considering us as a civilized and a Christian country,
that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
- Daniel Defoe

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane.
But, too often, U.S.
actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
- Howard Zinn

Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
- Alfred North Whitehead

When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down,
this is pretty much what you get left with.
We have no communications, no running water,
no electricity, no real help.
- Kathleen Blanco

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is
drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
- Theodore Roosevelt

This will never be a civilized country until we spend
more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
- Elbert Hubbard

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of
civilization by little barbarians,
who must be civilized before it is too late.
- Thomas Sowell

The practice of executing such offenders is a relic
of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards
of decency in a civilized society.
- John Paul Stevens

Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration
through this primary hostility of men towards one another.
- Sigmund Freud

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar;
it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient
interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.
- George Gilder

There is so much that must be done
in a civilized barbarism like war.
- Amelia Earhart

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

War is not civilized.
- Talib Kweli

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation,
and is thus a source of civilized delight.
- William Safire

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend.
one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny,
to be decent and civilized.
- William O. Douglas

It is a curious thing...
that every creed promises a paradise which will be
absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
- Evelyn Waugh

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
- Earl Warren

The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is
a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
- Friedrich Schiller

The more we study the Indian's character the more we
appreciate the marked distinction between the civilized
being and the real savage.
- Nelson A. Miles

The balance of private good and general welfare is
at the bottom of civilized morals;
but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality,
and on nothing else.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man;
it is we.
- Konrad Lorenz


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