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Thomas Jefferson: Unemployed Uncultivated

Posted by admin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thomas Jefferson Money Quote saying productive land and unproductive poor people should never exist in the same country. Thomas Jefferson said:
Uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property violate natural right Quote

“Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right” — Thomas Jefferson

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Alexis de Tocqueville: Equality of Property

Posted by admin on Friday, July 6, 2018

Alexis de Tocqueville Money Quote saying U.S. citizens are strong believers in money over fairness. Sharing property equally is held in disdain. Alexis de Tocqueville said:
Love of money grip on men's hearts - scorn expressed for equality of property Quote

“I know of no other country where love of money has such a grip on men’s hearts or where stronger scorn is expressed for the theory of permanent equality of property” — Alexis de Tocqueville

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Born to Be Rich

Posted by admin on Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson Money Quote saying we are all born with the ability to create wealth by using our minds to alter or mold nature with our faculties. Ralph Waldo Emerson said:
Man was born to be rich by use of his faculties. Property is an intellectual production Quote

“Man was born to be rich, or, inevitably grows rich by the use of his faculties; by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Karl Marx: Buy & Possess Omnipotence

Posted by admin on Monday, September 11, 2017

Karl Marx Money Quote saying having property and money bestows universal power upon its owner because it allows them to have whatever they are able to buy. Karl Marx said:
Possessing property, buying everything, appropriating objects, money is the object of eminent possession Quote

“By possessing the property of buying everything, by possessing the property of appropriating all objects, money is thus the object of eminent possession. The universality of its property is the omnipotence of its being. It is therefore regarded as an omnipotent being” — Karl Marx

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Frederick Douglass: No God But Wealth

Posted by admin on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Frederick Douglass Money Quote from an 1857 speech reflecting on how slave-holders and profiteers would respond to John the Disciple dismissing angelic visits from God to discuss wealth. Frederick Douglass said:

But brother John, will it pay? Can money be made out of it? Will it make the rich richer, and the strong stronger? How will it affect property? In the eyes of such people, there
is no God but wealth; no right and wrong
but profit and loss
— Frederick Douglass

Louisa May Alcott: Bothered With Cash

Posted by admin on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Louisa May Alcott in ‘Little Men’ Money Quote saying we can be so distracted by the demands of cash and property that we might better give it away instead of keeping it. Louisa May Alcott in ‘Little Men’ said:

I’ve been so bothered with my property, that I’m tired of it, and don’t mean to save up any more, but give it away as I go along, and then nobody will envy me, or want to steal it, and I shan’t be suspecting folks and worrying about my old cash
— Louisa May Alcott

Thomas Jefferson on Paper Money Abuses

Posted by admin on Sunday, August 17, 2014

Thomas Jefferson Money Quotation saying risks and abuses of currency are inevitable. Thomas Jefferson said:

That paper money has some advantages, is admitted. But that its abuses also are inevitable, and, by breaking up the measure of value, makes a lottery of all private property, cannot be denied
— Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson on Bank Control

Posted by admin on Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thomas Jefferson Money Quotation saying controlling the ebb and flow of cash in our society is a complex process of regulation, taxation and legislation that banks should have less control of. Thomas Jefferson said:

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation then by deflation, the banks and the corporations will grow up around them, will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs
— Thomas Jefferson

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