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William Petty Quotes and Sayings

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Money is the best rule of commerce.
- William Petty

Related topics: Finance

No man pays double or twice for the same thing,
forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.
- William Petty

A thousand acres that can feed a thousand souls is
better than ten thousand acres of no more effect.
- William Petty

I hope no man takes what I said about the living and
dieing of men for mathematical demonstration.
- William Petty

 

That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be:
And that many are naturally querulous and envious,
is an Evil as old as the World.
- William Petty

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
- William Petty

Every seaman is not only a navigator,
but a merchant and also a soldier.
- William Petty

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An house is of a double nature, viz.,
one, wherein it is a way and means of expence,
the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
- William Petty

Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the
Nation is in too few mens hands,
and that no certain means are provided to keep all
men from a necessity either to beg,
or steal, or be Souldiers.
- William Petty

Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition
that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come,
he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience
which he admits against himself.
- William Petty

Wherefore the race being not to the swift,
etc.
but time and chance happening to all men,
I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid,
of whose correction I shall never be impatient.
- William Petty

Here we are to remember that in consequence of our
opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth,
as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing,
mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves.
- William Petty

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do what you love and the money will follow.
- Marsha Sinetar

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

It's all about the money.
- Joseph Jackson

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
- William Shatner

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

I've got all the money I'll ever need,
if I die by four o'clock.
- Henny Youngman

Fame, I have already.
Now I need the money.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

I think that focusing on the money, on the business,
is not enough.
- Sergei Bubka

Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases,
money makes counterfeit men.
- Sydney J. Harris

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money.
It was to build good computers.
- Steve Wozniak

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

Everyone needs a certain amount of money.
Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it.
We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook

It doesn't matter about money; having it,
not having it.
Or having clothes, or not having them.
You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
- Billy Idol

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
- Alfred Marshall

Most men love money and security more,
and creation and construction less, as they get older.
- John Maynard Keynes

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong,
but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time
to save money is when you have some.
- Joe Moore

What counts is what you do with your money,
not where it came from.
- Merton Miller

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth
more than a great deal of money.
- John Ruskin

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.
- Placido Domingo

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.
- Paris Hilton

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being
equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus

If you make a living, if you earn your own money,
you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
- Theodore White

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world
than watch it accumulate.
- Gloria Steinem

In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate,
and one size fits all.
- William Randolph Hearst

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism.
Money is a glory.
- Salvador Dali

Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
- Henry James

It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want.
It makes more money.
- Merle Haggard

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Money is a mechanism for control.
- David Korten


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