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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “Supply creates its own demand.”

Supply creates its own demand.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “All those who, since Adam Smith, have turned their attention to Political Economy, agree that in reality we do not buy articles of consumption with money, the circulating medium with which we pay for them. We must in the first instance have bought this money itself by the sale of our produce.”

All those who, since Adam Smith, have turned their attention to Political Economy, agree that in reality we do not buy articles of consumption with money, the circulating medium with which we pay for them. We must in the first instance have bought this money itself by the sale of our produce.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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?

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “Dominion by land or sea will appear equally destitute of attraction, when it comes to be generally understood, that all its advantages rest with the rulers, and that the subjects at large derive no benefit whatever.”

Dominion by land or sea will appear equally destitute of attraction, when it comes to be generally understood, that all its advantages rest with the rulers, and that the subjects at large derive no benefit whatever.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “Demand and supply are the opposite extremes of the beam, whence depend the scales of dearness and cheapness; the price is the point of equilibrium, where the momentum of the one ceases, and that of the other begins.”

Demand and supply are the opposite extremes of the beam, whence depend the scales of dearness and cheapness; the price is the point of equilibrium, where the momentum of the one ceases, and that of the other begins.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “The occupation of the stock-jobber yields no new or useful product; consequently having no product of his own to give in exchange, he has no revenue to subsist upon, but what he contrives to make out of the unskilfulness or ill-fortune of gamesters like himself.”

The occupation of the stock-jobber yields no new or useful product; consequently having no product of his own to give in exchange, he has no revenue to subsist upon, but what he contrives to make out of the unskilfulness or ill-fortune of gamesters like himself.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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?

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “In times of political confusion, and under an arbitrary government, many will prefer to keep their capital inactive, concealed, and unproductive, either of profit or gratification, rather than run the risk of its display. This latter evil is never felt under a good government.”

In times of political confusion, and under an arbitrary government, many will prefer to keep their capital inactive, concealed, and unproductive, either of profit or gratification, rather than run the risk of its display. This latter evil is never felt under a good government.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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?

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “A shop-keeper in good business is quite as well off as a pedlar that travels the country with his wares on his back. Commercial jealousy is, after all, nothing but prejudice: it is a wild fruit, that will drop of itself when it has arrived at maturity.”

A shop-keeper in good business is quite as well off as a pedlar that travels the country with his wares on his back. Commercial jealousy is, after all, nothing but prejudice: it is a wild fruit, that will drop of itself when it has arrived at maturity.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “Nothing can be more idle than the opposition of theory to practice!”

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

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “The property a man has in his own industry, is violated, whenever he is forbidden the free exercise of his faculties or talents, except insomuch as they would interfere with the rights of third parties.”

The property a man has in his own industry, is violated, whenever he is forbidden the free exercise of his faculties or talents, except insomuch as they would interfere with the rights of third parties.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “No human being has the faculty of originally creating matter, which is more than nature itself can do. But any one may avail himself of the agents offered him by nature, to invest matter with utility.”

No human being has the faculty of originally creating matter, which is more than nature itself can do. But any one may avail himself of the agents offered him by nature, to invest matter with utility.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “It is a melancholy but an undoubted fact, that, even in the most thriving countries, part of the population annually dies of mere want. Not that all who perish from want absolutely die of hunger; though this calamity is of more frequent occurrence than is generally supposed.”

It is a melancholy but an undoubted fact, that, even in the most thriving countries, part of the population annually dies of mere want. Not that all who perish from want absolutely die of hunger; though this calamity is of more frequent occurrence than is generally supposed.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “And let no government imagine, that, to strip them of the power of defrauding their subjects, is to deprive them of a valuable privilege. A system of swindling can never be long lived, and must infallibly in the end produce much more loss than profit.”

And let no government imagine, that, to strip them of the power of defrauding their subjects, is to deprive them of a valuable privilege. A system of swindling can never be long lived, and must infallibly in the end produce much more loss than profit.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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?

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “The day will come, sooner or later, when people will wonder at the necessity of taking all this trouble to expose the folly of a system, so childish and absurd, and yet so often enforced at the point of a bayonet.”

The day will come, sooner or later, when people will wonder at the necessity of taking all this trouble to expose the folly of a system, so childish and absurd, and yet so often enforced at the point of a bayonet.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “The command of a large sum is a dangerous temptation to a national administration. Though accumulated at their expense, the people rarely, if ever profit by it: yet in point of fact, all value, and consequently, all wealth, originates with the people.”

The command of a large sum is a dangerous temptation to a national administration. Though accumulated at their expense, the people rarely, if ever profit by it: yet in point of fact, all value, and consequently, all wealth, originates with the people.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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?

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “What is the motive which operates in every man’s breast to counteract the impulse towards the gratification of his wants and appetites?”

What is the motive which operates in every man’s breast to counteract the impulse towards the gratification of his wants and appetites?

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “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.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “Wherefore it is impossible to succeed in comparing wealth of different eras or different nations. This, in political economy, like squaring the circle in mathematics, is impracticable, for want of a common mean or measure to go by.”

Wherefore it is impossible to succeed in comparing wealth of different eras or different nations. This, in political economy, like squaring the circle in mathematics, is impracticable, for want of a common mean or measure to go by.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Quote: “Still how unenlightened and ignorant are the very nations we term civilized!”

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

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