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Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins,
by John Buchanan Robinson

Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins,
without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!
- John Buchanan Robinson

In precisely the same way money is often hired,
and the hire paid for the use of it is called Interest.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion,
as insecure.
- John Buchanan Robinson

However near and dear to you may be your wife,
children, friends, they are not you;
they are outside of you.
- John Buchanan Robinson

 

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure
in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people;
but it is always your own happiness you seek.
- John Buchanan Robinson

At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because
the paper currency is redeemable in gold only.
- John Buchanan Robinson

The Massachusetts Land Bank, during Colonial times,
prospered, and brought prosperity to the community,
until it was forcibly suppressed by special act of Parliament.
- John Buchanan Robinson

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There is no other who experiences your thoughts or your feelings.
- John Buchanan Robinson

For each one of us stands alone in the midst of a universe.
- John Buchanan Robinson

The business of a bank is to lend money;
which amounts,
nowadays, to lending credit.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short,
the security behind the notes is diminished,
the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended,
and the panic follows.
- John Buchanan Robinson

It is often said by reformers that government should
be conducted upon business principles.
- John Buchanan Robinson

There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism,
in its modern sense.
- John Buchanan Robinson

In this way, the charge that the bank makes for the use of its notes -
the interest -
is a continual and universal tax upon all the members of the community.
- John Buchanan Robinson

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 brief, egoism in its modern interpretation,
is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
- John Buchanan Robinson

You are forever alone.
- John Buchanan Robinson

The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them,
as may suit his own interest.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Modern money is almost altogether credit money.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone.
- John Buchanan Robinson

There is never enough gold to redeem all the currency in circulation.
- John Buchanan Robinson

But egoism is more than this.
It is the realization by the individual that he is
above all institutions and all formulas;
that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them
his own by accepting them.
- John Buchanan Robinson

It was the king's army, the king's people,
the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety
of the royal prerogative of taking from his people
without return or accounting,
was reckoned, and felt himself to be,
a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Sometimes, instead of purchasing a commodity out and out,
people want to buy only the use of it,
for a longer or shorter period.
The price paid for such temporary use is commonly called hire.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Capital, however capital may be defined,
would practically cease to exist as an income producing fund,
for the simple reason that if money,
wherewith to buy capital,
could be obtained for one-half of one per cent,
capital itself could command no higher price.
- John Buchanan Robinson

But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that
his ideals are only his ideals,
frees him from their domination.
He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals.
- John Buchanan Robinson

When not only gold but all commodities are available
for the redemption of the paper currency,
its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country,
and it can never become insecure up to this limit.
- John Buchanan Robinson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)


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