Quotes by Bernard Mandeville

Bernard Mandeville

British writer and artist

Alive from: 1670-1733

Category: Artists | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Those who get their living by their daily labor... have nothing to stir them up to be serviceable but their wants which it is a prudence to relieve, but folly to cure.
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    Thus every Part was full of Vice,
    Yet the whole Mass a Paradise;
    Flatter'd in Peace, and fear'd in Wars,
    They were th' Esteem of Foreigners,
    And lavish of their Wealth and Lives,
    The Balance of all other Hives.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees The Grumbling Hive, line 155, p. 9
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    Thus Vice nurs'd Ingenuity,
    Which join'd with Time and Industry,
    Had carry'd Life's Conveniences,
    It's real Pleasures, Comforts, Ease,
    To such a Height, the very Poor
    Liv'd better than the Rich before.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees The Grumbling Hive, line 197, p. 11
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    Vast Numbers throng'd the fruitful Hive;
    Yet those vast Numbers made 'em thrive;
    Millions endeavouring to supply
    Each other's Lust and Vanity.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees The Grumbling Hive, line 31, p. 3
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    We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.
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    There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.
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