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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If the Prince of Peace should come to earth, one of the first things he would do would be to put psychiatrists in their place.

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Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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If someone wants a sheep, then that means that he exists.

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