Benjamin Graham

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    Unusually rapid growth cannot keep up forever; when a company has already registered a brilliant expansion, its very increase in size makes a repetition of its achievement more difficult.
    Source: The Intelligent Investor Ch. 7, Portfolio Policy: The Positive Side, p. 75
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    Both a priori reasoning and experience teach us that as as these funds grow larger the geometrical rate of growth by compound interest ultimately defeats itself.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part II, Ch. VIII,Ultimate Uses of the Stored Unit
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    Cartels have spread and will spread as long as the world lacks an effective mechanism by which balanced expansion may be achieved without a resulting disruption of prices.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. II, The Issue of Cartels, p. 21
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    Even the most conservative must realize that the recent transformation of surplus from an individual to a national disaster implies a scathing indictment of our capitalist system as it has now developed.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part I, Ch. I, The Changing Role of Surplus Stocks
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    Instead of passing blithely over into that Promised Land, flowing almost literally with milk and honey, it may be our destiny to wander a full 40 years or more in the wilderness of doubt and divided sentiments.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part I, Ch. I, The Changing Role of Surplus Stocks
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    It is a fact worth pondering that four centuries ago the evil of an abundance or surplus arose from its being kept off the market, while today the evil of surplus lies in its being thrown upon the market.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part I, Ch. II, Government and Surplus Stocks, p.
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    It is a misfortune of the times that all of us must needs be amateur economists-including, and perhaps especially, the professionals.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. X, Commodity Unit Stabilization, p. 109
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    It must be fundamentally wrong to reduce production of food and fiber while one-third of our population is still ill fed and ill clothed.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part IV, Ch. XVI, Reservoir Plan Versus Crop Contr
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    Many progressive economists insist that gold is now in essentially the same position as silver and that the arguments the simon-pure gold advocates use against the white metal can be directed with equal effect against their own fetish.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. IX, Commodities, Gold, Credit as Money, p. 100
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    Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.
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    Observation over many years has taught us that the chief losses to investors come from the purchase of low-quality securities at times of favorable business conditions.
    Source: The Intelligent Investor Ch. 20, Margin of Safety: The Central Concept, p.
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    Price statistics show clearly that instability in raw-material prices is a prime cause of instability of other prices.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part II, Ch. VI, The Question of Price Stability,
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    The existence of such a war chest might go far to strengthen our prestige and frighten off any would be assailant.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part II, Ch. VIII, Ultimate Uses of the Stored Uni
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    The idea of storage as a solution of economic problems at least has the support of common sense.It is diametrically opposed to the topsy-turvy Alice-in-Wonderland reasoning that has marked so much of our depression thinking and policy.
    Source: Storage and Stability Preface, p. vii
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    The money cost of the reservoir plan literally fades into insignificance when it is compared with the financial burden which the great depression imposed on the nation.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part II, Ch. IX, The Cost of the Reservoir Plan, p
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