Quotes: commodity

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  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
  • John Jay Chapman
    John Jay Chapman
    American author 1862-1933
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    A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.
  • Christopher Lasch
    Christopher Lasch
    American historian 1932-
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    A society that has made ''nostalgia'' a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
  • Ana Castillo
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    For things to have value in man's world, they are given the role of commodities. Among man's oldest and most constant commodity is woman.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
  • Brett Hull
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    If you're going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play. If you have the ability to fight and play, you're an unbelievable commodity. But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league, and I can guarantee they're going fast.
  • Henry Watton
    Henry Watton
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    In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
  • Angela Davis
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    In this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity - a commodity that those with means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others.
  • William Booth
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    It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?
  • A. J. Liebling
    A. J. Liebling
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    It is an anomaly that information, the one thing most necessary to our survival as choosers of our own way, should be a commodity subject to the same merchandising rules as chewing gum.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Money is the representative of a certain quantity of corn or other commodity. It is so much warmth, so much bread.
  • Kurt Vonnegut
    Kurt Vonnegut
    American writer 1922-2007
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    New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
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    The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
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    The commodity price easing really does not play too much role in our margins because our basic raw material - steel - is not really a commodities engineering steel.
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