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  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...Western Civilization began to expand in 976....The economic expansion was achieved chiefly by specialization and exchange... commercialization.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Bill Kurtis
    Bill Kurtis
    American television journalist 1940-
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    A journalist enjoys a privileged position. In exchange for not being able to participate in the rough-and-tumble issues of a community, we are given license to observe it all, based on the understanding that we'll tell everyone what happens fairly and squarely. That's harder than it sounds.
  • 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.
  • Aaron C. Brown
    Aaron C. Brown
    American finance practitioner 1956-
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    All exchange stimulates productive activity, whether exchange by gift, gambling, barter, or money transaction.
    Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 5
  • Adelbert von Chamisso
    Adelbert von Chamisso
    German poet and botanist 1781-1838
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    Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
  • André Malraux
    André Malraux
    French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger 1901-1976
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    Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
  • René Daumal
    René Daumal
    French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet 1908-1944
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    Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.
  • Basil Rathbone
    Basil Rathbone
    English actor 1892-1967
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    Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work again before August I must of course repay you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.
  • H. L. Hunt
    H. L. Hunt
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    Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
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    During the campaign for re-election, Barack Obama at least made vague references to a willingness to accept $3 trillion of reduced spending in exchange for a $1 trillion dollar tax increase.
  • B. W. Powe
    B. W. Powe
    Canadian poet, novelist and teacher 1955-
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    Electrical fire and the fire of greed kindle economies. In that flux, nations become digitized commodities on stock-exchange floors and on investors' rating screens. A country becomes a product to be rated for its obedience to paying of deficits and debts.
    Source: Towards A Canada of Light Interlude, p. 75
  • Carl Andre
    Carl Andre
    American minimalist artist 1935-
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    Every time you work, you have to do it all over again, to rid yourself of this dross. I suppose for a person who is not an artist or not attempting art, it is not dross, because it is the common exchange of everyday life.
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    Charles De Montesquieu
    French philosopher 1689-1755
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    Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    I could see where you could have the exchange of tactical weapons against troupes in the field without it bringing either one of the major powers to pushing the button.
  • Primo Levi
    Primo Levi
    Italian chemist, writer 1919-1987
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    I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
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