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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
  • John C. Maxwell
    John C. Maxwell
    American author, speaker, and pastor 1947-
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    A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    And the National Bank at a profit sells road maps for the soul
    To the old folks home and the college
    Source: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  • Barry Unsworth
    Barry Unsworth
    English writer 1930-2012
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    As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Harry Emerson Fosdick
    American minister 1878-1969
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    Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
  • Blake Mycoskie
    Blake Mycoskie
    American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist 1976-
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    Giving builds loyal customers and turns those customers into supporters... You can find passion and profit and meaning all at once, right now.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
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