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Karl Marx
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Milton Friedman
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Adam Smith
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Quotes and sayings from famous economists
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx

The worker puts his life into the object; but now his life no longer belongs to him but to the object. Karl Marx
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Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Ludwig von Mises

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

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


Religion is the opium of the masses. Karl Marx

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. Karl Marx
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Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes

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

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

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Karl Marx

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

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

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

Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx

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

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility. Karl Marx

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

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

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

The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman

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

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

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx

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

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

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. Milton Friedman

In the long run we are all dead. John Maynard Keynes

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

Man, an animal that makes bargains. Adam Smith



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