Quotes: speculation

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  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    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.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-
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    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.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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)
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
  • George Earle Buckle
    George Earle Buckle
    English editor and biographer 1854-1935
    George Earle Buckle
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    In practical life the wisest and soundest people avoid speculation.
  • John Millington Synge
    John Millington Synge
    Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer 1871-1909
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    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
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
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    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.
  • Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
  • Charles S. Peirce
    Charles S. Peirce
    American philosopher 1839-1914
    Charles S. Peirce
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    No amount of speculation takes the place of experience.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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    Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
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    The ceiling on taxation of capital gains reflects the national belief that speculation is a more worthwhile way to make a living than work.
  • Bernard Williams
    Bernard Williams
    English philosopher 1929-2003
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    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.
  • A. J. Liebling
    A. J. Liebling
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    The subject permitted a rare blend of invective and speculation - both Hearst papers, as I recall, ran cartoons of Stalin being rebuffed at the gates of Heaven, where Hearst had no correspondents - and I have seldom enjoyed a week of newspaper reading more.
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