Quotes by Thorstein Veblen

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

Thorstein Veblen

Invention is the mother of necessity.

Thorstein Veblen

No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive.

Thorstein Veblen

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.

Thorstein Veblen

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There exist only three beings worthy of respect the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

Charles Baudelaire

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.

Harry Firestone

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

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Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

Bill Cosby »