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In every commercial state, notwithstanding any ...
by Adam Ferguson

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights,
the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
- Adam Ferguson

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
- Adam Ferguson

The history of mankind is confined within a limited period,
and from every quarter brings an intimation that human
affairs have had a beginning.
- Adam Ferguson

Like the winds that we come we know not whence and
blow whither soever they list,
the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin.
They arise before the date of philosophy,
from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
- Adam Ferguson

 

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

The artist finds, that the more he can confine his
attention to a particular part of any work,
his productions are the more perfect,
and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.
- Adam Ferguson

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial
software with the worst of free software.
- Linus Torvalds

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So most of my acting experience came in college when
I was living away from them.
I acted in various independent films,
and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
- Maria Menounos

Back in my day, I would probe by hand.
Now you can get commercial software that does the job for you.
- Kevin Mitnick

I was always amazed about how much I could finally
squeeze into a thirty second commercial.
- Ridley Scott

When I did have a little bit of commercial success,
it really didn't suit my temperament at all.
I'm a terrible public person.
- Juliana Hatfield

A commercial is a commercial.
- Stephen Stills

Today the American knight holds the commercial supremacy of the world.
- Betsy Ross

People would see me on a Nickelodeon commercial,
and I would hear about it the next day in school.
- Jason Biggs

I never paid attention to what was contemporary or what was commercial,
it didn't mean anything to me.
- Van Morrison

They will open up to what I would call corporate broadcastings
where the non-commercial material will have air time.
There's no possibility of that here right now,
none.
- Ann Macbeth

Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up,
because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
- Linus Torvalds

Uncontrolled access to data, with no audit trail of
activity and no oversight would be going too far.
This applies to both commercial and government use of data about people.
- John Poindexter

People think I should be a multi-millionaire if I had
gotten the right contract.
I'm not getting anything for all that commercial stuff they do.
But I would have had to pay for that.
- Jonathan Frid

Large sums were paid for the use of money,
because the available amount of gold and silver was
far less than was needed to carry on the commercial
transactions of the times.
- John Buchanan Robinson

In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois
Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination
of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.
- C. L. R. James

We've managed to have a long career that is still quite vibrant,
yet we've never had to kow-tow to record companies
who said we weren't commercial enough.
- Alex Lifeson

It's pretty hard to make out what's going to be a commercial success and what's not.
- Gavin Rossdale

Very few editors worry about heresy -
their goals are much too commercial,
thank goodness.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American
dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial
interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.
- William Greider

I've been very happy with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat.
- Linus Torvalds

Sometimes when things you love get really commercial,
you end up feeling betrayed by it.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing
one or two shows a week at most.
It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester

There is no bird flu in commercial stocks.
- Michael E. Mann

Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere,
a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value.
For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.
- Lawrence Lessig

And so I was doing that and starving and somebody said
you should model and I ran when they told me how much
money you could make and I did a television commercial the first job.
- Sela Ward

At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television
commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.
- Donna Rice

Warhol's images made sense to me, although I knew nothing
at the time of his background in commercial art.
To be honest, I didn't think about him a hell of a lot.
- Barbara Kruger

The tensions are always based on financial resources.
Something like film is very problematic because it
is viewed as an art form and also as an industry with a pure commercial base.
- Ann Macbeth

Commercial jobs are pretty easily adjustable because
they only take a few hours to complete,
which is one of the reasons they are a Godsend to the actor.
- Thayer David

Rock became an incredible commercial success,
people just became bored with serious music,
and it was forgotten.
- Henry Flynt

But I'm aware of the fact that I'm working in a commercial
venue where I'm producing something that I wouldn't
normally be approaching the way I'm doing it.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I never bought the commercial thing,
at any stage of the game.
- Van Morrison

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

Commercial music, for the most part,
is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.
- Malcolm Fraser

It bothers me when I hear it in a car commercial or some such.
But for the most part, it's better than seeing sacred
music relegated to the scrap heap.
- Richard Morris

It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand.
A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
- Barry Gibb

In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising
bears the earmarks of an endangered species.
- Jef I. Richards

We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs.
We are also here to assist people actually in their production,
non-commercial people in their production.
- Ann Macbeth

Well, the stuff that has become more commercial doesn't have any edge.
- Iggy Pop

People should realize that I shot a Coke commercial back in 1986.
So, you know, I've been around a long time.
I carry my Screen Actors Guild Card.
- Kato Kaelin

I still make more money as I do as an actor than director,
however I don't want to be a commercial director.
- Charles S. Dutton

It's a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock 'n' roll,
and when you take as much time off as we did,
eight years, booking agents don't know if you'll draw.
- Tina Weymouth

The only reason I made a commercial for American Express
was to pay for my American Express bill.
- Peter Ustinov

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea.
The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to
hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison

I'm scared to death to fly commercial...
I have not flown commercial since 9/11.
- Brett Hull

Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America
work for commercial crews and then have their own projects
when they've got enough money saved up to do so.
- Ann Macbeth

As a performer you are being used to keep people watching
so the commercial endorsements that support the network
can be seen by as many people as possible.
- Marc Maron

Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes,
not for those who enjoy good cinema.
- Sunny Deol

It has nothing to do with commercial success.
You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic
together to make a commercial film:
that's out of the question.
- Arthur Cohn

Yes, I am a pilot.
I am a flight instructor and a commercial pilot.
- Treat Williams

India, in particular, is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic,
commercial use, and we should work with them.
This is a good deal for both countries.
- Bobby Jindal

It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth
should be found everywhere.
- Edmund Burke

In the studio system, things are expected of a film.
By the first, second, third act, there's a generic
language that comes out of the more commercial system.
- Ralph Fiennes

But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio,
so how could I be popular?
- Luther Allison

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if
you're on the left in commercial radio is a mile and
a half higher than it is if you're on the right.
- Robert McChesney

Every nation has its war party...
It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless.
It tolerates no opposition.
- Robert M. La Follette

My first commercial was for Miller High Life beer.
- Casey Kasem

The first interview I went on I got at age 5.
It was a commercial for First Federal Bank.
- Erin Moran

My invention, (the motion picture camera),
can be exploited...
as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has
no commercial value whatsoever.
- Auguste Lumiere

I enjoy doing my more intimate and less commercial
pictures and also I enjoy directing.
- Sarah Polley

Commercial shackles are generally unjust,
oppressive, and impolitic.
- James Madison

The studios are very much business.
Maybe it was always that way.
It is really commercial now.
Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring.
- Dianne Wiest

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles...
its commercial values will be limited.
- Elisha Gray

If you review the commercial history,
you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade
will get hold of global wealth.
- James J. Hill


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