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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Money is to be respected one of the worst things you can do is handle another person's money without respect for how hard it was to earn.

T. Boone Pickens, Jr.

We have to believe in free will. Weve got no choice.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

One thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse.

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Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.

Plutarch »