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

Other Great Authors

The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards. There are none but have this tendency to good, just as all water flows downwards. Now by striking water and causing it to leap up, you may make it go.

Ni'matullah Wali

All of our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.

Prophet Mohammed, ibn abbas »

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.

Poul Anderson »

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

Robert M. Hutchins »