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Alfred A. Knopf Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alfred A. Knopf Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
- Alfred A. Knopf

The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him,
though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.
- Alfred A. Knopf

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

 

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North


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No real English gentleman, in his secret soul,
was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
- Walter Bagehot

As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist
filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use
of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.
- Ron Kind

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
- Thomas Carlyle

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development;
MIT in my development as a professional economist.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
- Herbert Marshall

For economist the real world is often a special case.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

I was teaching in one of the universities while the
country was suffering from a severe famine.
People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless.
As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able
to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take
decisions on matters of the economy;
I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence;
I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
- Thabo Mbeki

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty
people unless he goes abroad.
A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions
in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
- George Stigler

The business of a Political Economist is neither to
recommend nor to dissuade,
but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect,
but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable,
to use as the sole, or even the principal,
guides in the actual conduct of affairs.
- Nassau William Senior

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The value of a dollar is social,
as it is created by society.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As in geology, so in social institutions,
we may discover the causes of all past changes
in the present invariable order of society.
- Henry David Thoreau

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
- Elizabeth Warren

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice
and when they fail in this purpose
they become the dangerously structured dams
that block the flow of social progress.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

In fact, Social Security is the only source of income
nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women.
- Ginny B. Waite

The great social adventure of America is no longer
the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
- Walter Lippmann

Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect,
many functions in our social life.
- Havelock Ellis

The privatization plan weakens Social Security and
threatens our economic security by creating trillions of dollars in new debt.
- Ruben Hinojosa

Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in
the disposition of inheritances left by individuals
presents social aspects of the first importance.
- Rene Cassin

In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors,
one's own language above all.
- Edward Sapir

The time has come to end social promotion in our schools.
- Roy Barnes

Capitalism has socialized production.
It has brought thousands of people together in the
factory and involved them in new social relationships.
- C. L. R. James

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security
crisis only to distract Americans from its serious
mismanagement of the federal budget.
- Mark Dayton

Quality afterschool programs provide safe,
engaging and fun learning experiences to help children
and youth develop their social,
emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.
- Debbie Stabenow

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I think women are excellent social critics.
- Laurie Anderson

My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time,
also contributed to my social isolation.
- Luke Ford

Specialization is a feature of every complex organization,
be it social or natural, a school system,
garden, book, or mammalian body.
- Catharine R. Stimpson

One poll shows that by 61 percent to 29 percent Americans
under 40 say that Social Security needs to be fixed.
- Virginia Foxx

Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit,
as well as social and economic change.
It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
- Malcolm Fraser

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social
Security and Medicare to provide for old age.
They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance.
- Ron Chernow

Though so trifling, the success of our first Buffalo
hunt gave us quite a social lift.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

In these times, the hardest task for social or political
activists is to find a way to get people to wonder
again about what we all believe is true.
The challenge is to sow doubt.
- Lawrence Lessig


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