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Karl Marx 76 quotes
Milton Friedman 39 quotes
Adam Smith 38 quotes

Famous economist quotes and sayings
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx, economist
  • history

The worker puts his life into the object; but now his life no longer belongs to him but to the object. Karl Marx, economist
  • job

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Ludwig von Mises, economist
  • arisen

Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex. Karl Marx, economist
  • Philosophy

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. Karl Marx, economist
  • Philosophy

More die in the United States from too much food that from too little. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Food

Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes, economist
  • inspirational

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. Karl Marx, economist
  • Work

Religion is the opium of the masses. Karl Marx, economist
  • masses

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. Karl Marx, economist
  • Necessity

There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Politics

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Society

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity. Karl Marx, economist
  • Opportunity

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Virtue

In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Power

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Karl Marx, economist
  • History

It may be those who do most, dream most. Stephen Leacock, economist
  • Dreams

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Milton Friedman, economist
  • Work

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Wealth

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Virtue

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility. Karl Marx, economist
  • Value

Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite! Karl Marx, economist
  • Revolution

Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. Karl Marx, economist
  • Religion

Nothing mattered except states of mind, chiefly our own. John Maynard Keynes, economist
  • Intelligence

Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx, economist
  • democracy

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • politics

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • food

The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. Karl Marx, economist
  • Wealth

The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman, economist
  • Power

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. Adam Smith, economist
  • Perception

Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed. Karl Marx, economist
  • Land

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. Milton Friedman, economist
  • Government

In the long run we are all dead. John Maynard Keynes, economist
  • Death

I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past. John Maynard Keynes, economist
  • Conservatism

Man, an animal that makes bargains. Adam Smith, economist
  • Agreement

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it. Karl Marx, economist
  • action

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. Karl Marx, economist
  • history

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system. Milton Friedman, economist
  • arrangement

There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Wealth

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Politics

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Politics

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx, economist
  • Pain

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases. Karl Marx, economist
  • Medicine

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. Karl Marx, economist
  • Individuality

Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this. Adam Smith, economist
  • Humanity

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. Karl Marx, economist
  • Experience

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. Stephen Leacock, economist
  • DeceptionLying

Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older. John Maynard Keynes, economist
  • Consumerism

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  • Committee

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx, economist
  • abolish

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