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George Stigler Quotes and Sayings

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I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington,
from which I was graduated in 1931.
I spent the next year at Northwestern University.
- George Stigler

My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches
of the subject destroyed,
as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend,
Aaron Director.
- George Stigler

After the war, I returned to Minnesota,
from which I soon moved to Brown University,
and a year later, to Columbia University where I remained from 1947 until 1958.
- George Stigler

My teaching began in 1936 at Iowa State College where T. W. Schultz was the department chairman.
- George Stigler

 

My main graduate training was received at the University
of Chicago from which I received the Ph.D.
in 1938.
- George Stigler

In 1958, I came to Chicago where I have remained.
- George Stigler

It was in the 1960s that I began the detailed study of public regulation.
- George Stigler

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Two years later, I went to the University of Minnesota
from which I was on leave for several years during
the war as a member of Statistical Research Group at Columbia University.
- George Stigler

I started working and publishing in price theory by 1938.
- George Stigler

I met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago.
We were married in 1936.
She died in 1970.
- George Stigler

In the 1950s, I proposed the survivor method of determining
the efficient sizes of enterprises,
and worked on delivered price systems,
vertical integration, and similar topics.
- George Stigler

Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested
in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions
which economic theory said would yield a single price.
- George Stigler

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty
people unless he goes abroad.
A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions
in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
- George Stigler

That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists
as our science has become more abstract,
but my interest has even grown more intense as the
questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent.
- George Stigler

The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment,
although the central issues of the 1930's were very
different from those in later times.
I had never before encountered minds of that quality
at close quarters and they influenced me strongly.
- George Stigler

And yet I would not freely exchange my science for
those of my fellow laureates.
They are forever confined in their professional discussions
to the small numbers of their fellow scientists.
- George Stigler

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle,
and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

My school is attended by near three hundred scholars.
- Joseph Lancaster

We fear our passage will be attended with difficulties
by reason of the great number of passingers which are
one hundred and eighty and upwards in number.
- Nathaniel Smith

Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because
without security you can't possibly have a fair trial,
if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to.
- Ramsey Clark

I attended the elementary school at Schweinfurt and the secondary school.
- Fritz Sauckel

The first professional training I received of any kind
was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City,
Missouri.
I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
- Marc Davis

Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended,
each worthy friend, each righteous decision,
each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life.
- Thomas S. Monson

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

Lucy took care of me on the set, and made sure that
none of the crew cussed around me.
She also had birthday parties for me and made sure
that they were well attended.
- Keith Thibodeaux

I attended a very small junior high and specially in
the end that became a disaster.
The principal was pretty senile and a drunk,
so the children more or less runned the school.
- Jonathan Brandis

I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was
supposed to have been to according to the newspapers.
It bothers me.
- Calvin Klein

As our expedition to New York seems likely to be attended
with a very fatal Consequence,
and ourselves haply censured for undertaking it without assurance of success.
- Lewis Hallam

My mother was the president of the PTA at every school I attended.
- Vernon Jordan

The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles,
but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
- David Hume

When I was discharged, I attended the University of
Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl,
Janine.
We soon married and eventually returned to the States.
- Lloyd Alexander

The advancement of all sciences, especially where there
has been such a radical change,
have been attended with persecution.
- Daniel D. Palmer

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum,
but in the company of other men, attended by love.
- Saul Bellow

He didn't come out of my belly, but my God,
I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal,
and how he sleeps,
and the fact that he swims like a fish
because I took him to the ocean.
I'm so proud of all those things.
But he is my biggest pride.
- John Lennon

I had a terrible education.
I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
- Woody Allen

Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities,
calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them,
and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.
- Walter Savage Landor

In wartime, truth is so precious that she
should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston Churchill

I was pretty much grown-up by the time I attended school in Britain -
or as grown-up as I'll ever get.
- Walter Jon Williams

I was born in St.
Andrew's and raised in Kingston then I attended the Alpha Boy's school.
- Desmond Dekker

More than 150 heads of state attended the UN Summit,
giving New Yorkers a chance to get in touch with prejudices
they didn't even know they had.
- Jon Stewart

I have attended to your request about the armistice.
- Amos Adams Lawrence

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
- Thomas Fuller

I attended Sunday School and then church with my father
and mother throughout my childhood.
- Leverett Saltonstall

Exeter was, I suspect, more crucial in my life than
in the lives of most members of my class,
and conceivably, than in the lives of almost anyone
else who ever attended the school.
- John Knowles

The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations -
great or small -
to have weight,
to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.
- Placido Domingo

I was quite moved to see this huge crowd which attended
the ceremony in the middle of the town.
- Hermann Maier

I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for
each of the first three assassinations.
I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial,
so when I found out he had attended its dedication,
that helped focus it further.
- Sarah Vowell

Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools.
In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school,
I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it.
- Marc Davis

I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut.
I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot.
I majored in math because math had always come pretty
easily to me and I liked it.
- John L. Phillips

Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love,
and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity
and religious awe that attended the priesthood,
became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production;
and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to,
only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
- Adam Smith

After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey
were often attended with unusual sadness,
at which times my heart was frequently turned to the
Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support,
that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me.
- John Woolman

I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which
attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists,
and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct
and history of the government.
- William H. Wharton

My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption;
and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand:
yet blessed be God,
I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary,
at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
- David Brainerd

I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended
Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August.
There was something magical about that night,
and it made me see how much she really meant to me.
- Rod Taylor

In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity,
at different periods of time, the consideration of
the comparative skill and intensity of labour,
required for that particular commodity,
needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods.
- David Ricardo

New planted Colonies are generally attended with a
Force and Necessity of Planting the known and approved
Staple and Product of the Country,
as well as all the Provisions their Families spend.
- John Lawson

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year,
transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State
Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years,
and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.
- Sue Grafton

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts,
and I attended a large number of them.
I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians,
several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.
- James Weldon Johnson

And it really began with Einstein.
We attended his lectures.
Now the theory of relativity remained -
and still remains -
only a theory.
It has not been proven.
But it suggested a completely different picture of the physical world.
- Douglas Sirk

When elected officials abandon our environment and
ruin our natural resources,
public health is endangered.
I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children;
I have attended more than one funeral for a child who
has died from an asthma attack.
- Gwen Moore

Pell grants are the foundation of Federal student aid.
As someone who attended college with the help of Pell
grants and as chairman of the Pell Grant Caucus,
I know how important they are for our Nation's low-income students.
- Ric Keller

I then wrought at my trade as a tailor;
carefully attended meetings for worship and discipline;
and found an enlargement of gospel love in my mind,
and therein a concern to visit Friends in some of the
back settlements of Pennsylvania and Virginia.
- John Woolman

Having a dad in the service was helpful.
I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools,
moving to new neighborhoods.
I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany.
- Marcia Gay Harden

There are many benefits to this process of listening.
The first is that good listeners are created as people feel listened to.
Listening is a reciprocal process - we become more
attentive to others if they have attended to us.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country,
though my administration would be attended with the
loss of personal credit and reputation,
I would cheerfully undertake it.
- Christopher Gadsden

In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary
of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies
and found out there were a bunch of young folks that
there were a bunch of young folks that he had been
able to recruit on his own.
- Birch Bayh


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