Quotes by Henry S. Haskins

Henry S. Haskins

Henry S. Haskins

American stockbroker and man of letters

Alive from: 1875-1957

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    Discontent follows ambition like a shadow.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 135
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    Academic questions are interlopers in a world where so few of the real ones have been answered.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 94
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    Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
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    If we exiled our sins, our virtues would get lonely without their old sparring partners.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940)
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    It is only an uncivilized world that would worship civilization.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 22
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    Man is liberated from his illusions to make room for a fresh set.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 92
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    Many of us are impersonations of what we know we ought to be.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 82
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    Normal is the wrong name often used for average.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 135
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    People Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
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    Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940)
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    Symbols have a trick of stealing the show away from the thing they stand for.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p.96
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    The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 107
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    The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing.
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    Thoughts left unsaid are never wasted.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940)
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    We condemn a sin before we have even tried it.
    Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 134
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