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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

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

 

All labour is directed towards producing some effect.
- 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

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

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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

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

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

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

Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred
the right to peaceably bury their dead.
- Mike Schmidt

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

As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead,
trying to kill me.
- George Orwell

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict
on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
- Denis Diderot

Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God,
a very civilized attitude in 1948.
- Simon Raven

There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes
place in a civilized manner.
We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.
- Mahmoud Abbas

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

Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized
parts of the World will suffice for me in the future.
- Mary Cassatt

The task of a university is the creation of the future,
so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The civilized world needs to think about a decision
when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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

I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
- George Meredith

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

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.
- Suzanne Vega

Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home,
do we become humanly developed, civilized,
socialized.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

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

The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious
way one could travel to America in the late 1930s.
- Maureen O'Hara

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof
of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity
to the point of doubtful sanity.
- Robert Frost

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

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

Asia is not going to be civilized after the methods of the West.
There is too much Asia and she is too old.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

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

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins,
but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.
Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
- Geoffrey Fisher


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