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Vernon L. Smith Quotes and Sayings

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In 1941 I finished at Allison Intermediate School (grades 7-9),
and started at North High School, commuting by bicycle
about 5 miles from home to school.
- Vernon L. Smith

After my stellar first grade academic achievements,
I continued to perform well in the city primary schools -
except for penmanship,
which was not my forte.
- Vernon L. Smith

I still have my original social security card signed when I was 13.
- Vernon L. Smith

Caltech was a meat grinder like I could never have imagined.
- Vernon L. Smith

 

After graduating in engineering I went to the University
of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for
allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the
West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries
on my bicycle to customers who called in orders.
- Vernon L. Smith

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Yes, long hours and a hard life for my parents,
but for a six to seven year old every new day dawned
with fresh excitement when you have not a care in the world,
and so much to learn and witness.
- Vernon L. Smith

I can still memory - taste the fresh buttermilk pancakes
and hot buttermilk biscuits -
both made with lard!
- that were cooked on the top, or in the oven,
of that ancient iron stove.
- Vernon L. Smith

From 1941 to 1945 we won a war by enlisting the whole-hearted
support of all our people and all our resources.
- James Forrestal

Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941.
- Roald Hoffmann

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

If it's December 1941 in Casablanca,
what time is it in New York?
- Howard Koch

The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.
- Gene Tierney

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release
and relief provided by laughter.
- Joseph Barbera

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet.
- Jerry Costello

I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3,
1941.
- Jack Adams

Am I 53 or 54? I think I'm 54.
I was born in 1941.
So this year I'll be 55.
- Charles Keating

In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded.
- Robert T. Bakker

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

As in the war of 1941-45, our victory and our survival
depend on how and where we attack.
- James Forrestal

I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in
1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical
physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology.
- Frederick Reines

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent
guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite.
They always were.
Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.
- William Manchester

Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or
1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should
have known better persuaded themselves that they were
not their brother's keeper.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22,
1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly
found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had,
because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to
become supporters of the war.
- Douglass North

Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of
December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour.
My dream of a theater in Washington D.C.
came to a prompt end.
- Leon Askin

Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the
German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of
labor conditions in German factories.
Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess.
I gave up both these activities in 1941.
- Albert Speer

But in 1941, on December 8th, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor,
my mother bought a radio and we listened to the war news.
We'd not had a radio up to that time.
I was born in 1934, so I was seven years of age.
- Sam Donaldson

On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate
from His Majesty to form a new cabinet.
This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned
to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned
on the army's point of view.
- Hideki Tojo

The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney.
He refused to repeat himself.
So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film
in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd.
- Leonard Maltin

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic.
I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals,
and I was a Captain in the army at the end,
in 1945.
- Eli Wallach

After all, we didn't bring democracy to Germany in 1945;
Hitler destroyed democracy there first.
- Brent Scowcroft

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides,
we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
- Queen Elizabeth II

In 1945, there were more people killed,
more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off,
more fires burning than before or since.
- Stephen Ambrose

According to the Social Security Administration,
in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree,
while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree.
This system cannot continue.
- Larry Elder

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were
being warned of the dangers from the West.
- Carroll Quigley

I went into the Air Corps from 1943 through 1945.
- Bobby Thomson

Between 1939 and 1945 you produced weapons and war
equipment valued at thirteen billion dollars,
70 per cent of which you shipped to your allies.
The same process is going on today in Canada's much
larger and growing industry.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

Another example of that was that even during the economic
problems of the 1945 government,
we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals.
Through the establishment of national parks,
for instance.
- Barbara Castle

In fact, because of this deep desire for peace,
the ruling class leaders of this land,
from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda
to drive into American minds the false notion that
danger threatened them from the East.
- Paul Robeson

The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all,
the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes,
it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.
- Brian Harris

This will help us next year with the World Cup.
I can imagine a lot of visitors from abroad will be
here and asking what happened between 1933 and 1945.
A lot of that will come up.
I think this will make an important contribution to those discussions.
- Otto Schily

As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars,
how many more wars are needed to refute this arguments?
Tens of millions have died in the many wars that have taken place since 1945.
- Joseph Rotblat

True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than,
I should think, at any other time in history.
At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words,
for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions.
- Lester B. Pearson

What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence,
in the sense of fear of specific weapons,
so much as it's been memory.
The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
- John Hersey

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

World War II was a decisive time in our history and June 6,
1944, marked the decisive moment of the war.
- Lane Evans

And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without
the patient and an open minded study of the institution
that marked the country and defined its character.
- Bainbridge Colby

The American Race is marked by a brown complexion;
long,
black, lank hair; and deficient beard.
- Samuel George Morton

The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon
marked a great turning point in American life.
- Pierre Salinger

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly,
in whatever country, have been originated by leaders
who were opposed by experts.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The principles and policy of these Presidents were
marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship,
promoting the highest interests of the Republic.
- Robert Toombs

He whom God has touched will always be a being apart:
he is,
whatever he may do, a stranger among men;
he is marked by a sign.
- Ernest Renan

Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
- Charles Churchill

One marked feature of the people, both high and low,
is a love for flowers.
- Robert Fortune

Furthermore, it is significant that the marked characteristics
of this race are being here emphasized most.
- Josiah Strong

The scientific and scholarly community is marked by
the belief that the truth is to be found in all;
none can claim it as their monopoly.
- John Charles Polanyi

In life every effort is marked down at the end as a win or a loss.
- Edward Bennett Williams

From the test situations which were used to reveal fears,
it was found that Peter showed even more marked fear
responses to the rabbit than to the rat.
- Mary C. Jones

At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement
concerning the preliminaries for Genoa,
and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas.
- Hjalmar Branting

We are all born marked for evil.
- Charles Baudelaire

I have been looking forward to this age of my life for a long time.
In my twenties, I marked the days on the calendar -
I was sick of playing high-school kids.
- Rob Lowe

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a
map and joined up with a line,
it might represent a minotaur.
- Pablo Picasso

In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks.
She sat down in order that we all might stand up,
and the walls of segregation came down.
- Jesse Jackson

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion;
but it is always the strongly marked feature of all
religions established by law.
- Thomas Paine

In every particular state of the world,
those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others;
and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.
- Walter Bagehot

The medieval Church believed that the resurrection
of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking.
- Alexander Smith

The pigeon here is a beautiful bird,
of a delicate bronze colour,
tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.
- William John Wills


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