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British journalist 1762-1835
Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ''speculation''; but which ought to be called Gambling.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.Source: The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America, presented at the Library of Con
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
American politician 1941-
Establishing a 0.03 percent Wall Street speculation fee, similar to what we had from 1914-1966, would dampen the dangerous level of speculation and gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy and reduce the deficit by more than $350 billion over 10 years.
French poet 1821-1867
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Homeric mind is ingenuity, practical intelligence. There is no Rodin-like deep thinking, no mathematical or philosophical speculation. Odysseus thinks with his hands.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
English writer 1778-1830
If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
George Earle Buckle
English editor and biographer 1854-1935
In practical life the wisest and soundest people avoid speculation.
John Millington Synge
Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer 1871-1909
In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest - usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation - and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
John Maynard Keynes
British economist 1883-1946
Investing is an activity of forecasting the yield over the life of the asset; speculation is the activity of forecasting the psychology of the market.
Anna Julia Cooper
American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
Charles S. Peirce
American philosopher 1839-1914
No amount of speculation takes the place of experience.
American industrialist 1863-1947
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
The ceiling on taxation of capital gains reflects the national belief that speculation is a more worthwhile way to make a living than work.
English philosopher 1929-2003
The people I really do dislike are the morally unimaginative kind of evolutionary reductionists who, in the name of science, think they can explain everything in terms of our early hominid ancestors or our genes, with their combination of high-handed tone and disregard for history. Such reductive speculation encourages a really empty scientism.
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