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Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield."

The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield.




Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The manner in which things exist and take place, constitutes what is called the nature of things; and a careful observation of the nature of things is the sole foundation of all truth."

The manner in which things exist and take place, constitutes what is called the nature of things; and a careful observation of the nature of things is the sole foundation of all truth.




Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Supply creates its own demand."

Supply creates its own demand.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "One product is always ultimately bought with another, even when paid for in the first instance with money."

One product is always ultimately bought with another, even when paid for in the first instance with money.




Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Nothing is more dangerous in practice, than an obstinate, unbending adherence to a system, particularly in its application to the wants and errors of mankind."

Nothing is more dangerous in practice, than an obstinate, unbending adherence to a system, particularly in its application to the wants and errors of mankind.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Taxation being a burthen, must needs weigh lightest on each individual, when it bears upon all alike."

Taxation being a burthen, must needs weigh lightest on each individual, when it bears upon all alike.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "I have made no distinction between the circulation of goods and of money, because there really is none."

I have made no distinction between the circulation of goods and of money, because there really is none.




Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital."

Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The difficulty lies, not in finding a producer, but in finding a consumer."

The difficulty lies, not in finding a producer, but in finding a consumer.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Alas, how many have been persecuted for the wrong of having been right?"

Alas, how many have been persecuted for the wrong of having been right?



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "When war becomes a trade, it benefits, like all other trades, from the division of labour."

When war becomes a trade, it benefits, like all other trades, from the division of labour.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "All travellers agree that protestant are both richer and more populous than catholic countries;and the reason is, because the habits of the former are more conducive to production."

All travellers agree that protestant are both richer and more populous than catholic countries;and the reason is, because the habits of the former are more conducive to production.




Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "But, is it possible for princes and ministers to be enlightened, when private individuals are not so?"

But, is it possible for princes and ministers to be enlightened, when private individuals are not so?



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Opulent, civilized, and industrious nations, are greater consumers than poor ones, because they are infinitely greater producers."

Opulent, civilized, and industrious nations, are greater consumers than poor ones, because they are infinitely greater producers.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Valuation is vague and arbitrary, when there is no assurance that it will be generally acquiesced in by others."

Valuation is vague and arbitrary, when there is no assurance that it will be generally acquiesced in by others.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "A tax can never be favorable to the public welfare, except by the good use that is made of its proceeds."

A tax can never be favorable to the public welfare, except by the good use that is made of its proceeds.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The ancients, by their system of colonization, made themselves friends all over the known world; the moderns have sought to make subjects, and therefore have made enemies."

The ancients, by their system of colonization, made themselves friends all over the known world; the moderns have sought to make subjects, and therefore have made enemies.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Still how unenlightened and ignorant are the very nations we term civilized!"

Still how unenlightened and ignorant are the very nations we term civilized!



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor."

The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "To have never done anything but make the eighteenth part of a pin, is a sorry account for a human being to give of his existence."

To have never done anything but make the eighteenth part of a pin, is a sorry account for a human being to give of his existence.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The best scheme of finance is, to spend as little as possible; and the best tax is always the lightest."

The best scheme of finance is, to spend as little as possible; and the best tax is always the lightest.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "When a tree, a natural product, is felled, is society put into possession of no greater produce than that of the mere labour of the woodman?"

When a tree, a natural product, is felled, is society put into possession of no greater produce than that of the mere labour of the woodman?



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Political economy has only become a science since it has been confined to the results of inductive investigation."

Political economy has only become a science since it has been confined to the results of inductive investigation.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Law has been unjustly charged with the whole blame of the calamities resulting from the scheme that bears his name."

Law has been unjustly charged with the whole blame of the calamities resulting from the scheme that bears his name.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "A treasure does not always contribute to the political security of its possessors. It rather invites attack, and very seldom is faithfully applied to the purpose for which it was destined."

A treasure does not always contribute to the political security of its possessors. It rather invites attack, and very seldom is faithfully applied to the purpose for which it was destined.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The wealthy are generally impressed with an idea, that they shall never stand in need of public charitable relief; but a little less confidence would become them better."

The wealthy are generally impressed with an idea, that they shall never stand in need of public charitable relief; but a little less confidence would become them better.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The wants of mankind are supplied and satisfied out of the gross values produced and created, and not out of the net values only."

The wants of mankind are supplied and satisfied out of the gross values produced and created, and not out of the net values only.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "With respect to the present time, there are few persons who unite the qualifications of good observers with a situation favourable for accurate observation."

With respect to the present time, there are few persons who unite the qualifications of good observers with a situation favourable for accurate observation.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "What would people think of a tradesman, that was to give a ball in his shop, hire performers, and hand refreshments about, with a view to benefit his business?"

What would people think of a tradesman, that was to give a ball in his shop, hire performers, and hand refreshments about, with a view to benefit his business?



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The sea and wind can at the same time convey my neighbour's vessel and my own."

The sea and wind can at the same time convey my neighbour's vessel and my own.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The celebrated Adam Smith was the first to point out the immense increase of production, and the superior perfection of products referable to this division of labour."

The celebrated Adam Smith was the first to point out the immense increase of production, and the superior perfection of products referable to this division of labour.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The United States will have the honour of proving experimentally, that true policy goes hand in hand with moderation and humanity."

The United States will have the honour of proving experimentally, that true policy goes hand in hand with moderation and humanity.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "An uniformity of weights and measures, arranged upon mathematical principles, would be a benefit to the whole commercial world, if it were wise enough to adopt such an expedient."

An uniformity of weights and measures, arranged upon mathematical principles, would be a benefit to the whole commercial world, if it were wise enough to adopt such an expedient.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "At Newfoundland, it is said, that dried cod performs the office of money"

At Newfoundland, it is said, that dried cod performs the office of money



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The quantity of money, which is readily parted with to obtain a thing is called its price."

The quantity of money, which is readily parted with to obtain a thing is called its price.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "A nation or an individual, will do wisely to direct consumption chiefly to those articles, that are longest time in wearing out, and the most frequently in use."

A nation or an individual, will do wisely to direct consumption chiefly to those articles, that are longest time in wearing out, and the most frequently in use.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Capital must work, as it were, in concert with industry; and this concurrence is what I call the productive agency of capital."

Capital must work, as it were, in concert with industry; and this concurrence is what I call the productive agency of capital.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "capital cannot be more beneficially employed, then in strengthening and aiding the productive powers of nature."

capital cannot be more beneficially employed, then in strengthening and aiding the productive powers of nature.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The luxury of ostentation affords a much less substantial and solid gratification, than the luxury of comfort, if I may be allowed the expression."

The luxury of ostentation affords a much less substantial and solid gratification, than the luxury of comfort, if I may be allowed the expression.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Whence it is evident that the remedy must be adapted to the particular cause of the mischief; consequently, the cause must be ascertained, before the remedy is devised."

Whence it is evident that the remedy must be adapted to the particular cause of the mischief; consequently, the cause must be ascertained, before the remedy is devised.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "Nothing can be more idle than the opposition of theory to practice!"

Nothing can be more idle than the opposition of theory to practice!



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "If the community wish to have the benefit of more knowledge and intelligence in the labouring classes, it must dispense it at the public charge."

If the community wish to have the benefit of more knowledge and intelligence in the labouring classes, it must dispense it at the public charge.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "What can we expect from nations still less advanced in civilization than the Greeks?"

What can we expect from nations still less advanced in civilization than the Greeks?



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "It is doubtless very desirable, that private persons should have a correct knowledge of their personal interests; but it must be infinitely more so, that governments should possess that knowledge."

It is doubtless very desirable, that private persons should have a correct knowledge of their personal interests; but it must be infinitely more so, that governments should possess that knowledge.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "The love of domination never attains more than a factitious elevation, that is sure to make enemies of all its neighbours."

The love of domination never attains more than a factitious elevation, that is sure to make enemies of all its neighbours.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "I'il n'est pas en notre pouvoir de changer la nature des choses. Il faut les йtudier telles qu'elles sont."

I'il n'est pas en notre pouvoir de changer la nature des choses. Il faut les йtudier telles qu'elles sont.



Jean Baptiste Say Quotes: "It is the aim of good government to stimulate production of bad government to encourage consumption."

It is the aim of good government to stimulate production of bad government to encourage consumption.