Quotes

“The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.”
~ Marya Mannes, 1958

“If you don’t want prosperity to falter, then Buy, Buy, Buy – on credit, of course. In other words, the surest way of bringing on a rainy day is to prepare for it.”
~ Joseph Wood Crutch, “The 20th Century: Dawn or Twilight?”, 1959

“Today the future occupation of all moppets is to be skilled consumers.”
~ David Riesman, “A Jury of their Peers,” The Lonely Crowd, 1950

“A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.”
~ Clarence Day,”Improving the Lives of the Rich,” 1923

“We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world – or to make it the last.”
~ John F. Kennedy, 1963

“Just as men cannot now escape taking on collective responsibility for peace, neither can they escape taking on collective responsibility for economic plenty.”
~ Max Lerner, 1949

“Men go shopping just as men go out fishing or hunting, to see how large a fish may be caught with the smallest hook.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher, 1887

“After all, what is a pedestrian? He is a man with two cars – one being driven by his wife, the other by one of his children.”
~ Robert Bradbury, The New York Times, 1962.

“The only way to solve the Traffic Problems of the country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars are allowed on the Highways. That would make traffic so scarce we could use our Boulevards for Children’s playgrounds.”
~ Will Rogers, 1949.

“i should describe the human race
as a strange species of bipeds
who cannot run fast enough
to collect the money
which they owe themselves.”
~ Don Marquis, Archy & Mehitabel, 1933

“The advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or a community than the editorial columns are.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher, 1887

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