„The marketplace does only one thing — it puts a price on everything.The role of culture, however, must go beyond economics. It is not focused on the price of things, but on their value. And, above all, culture should tell us what is beyond price, including what does not belong in the marketplace. A culture should also provide some cogent view of the good life beyond mass accumulation. In this respect, our culture is failing us.“
— Dana Gioia American writer 1950
Speeches and lectures, Commencement speech http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2007/june20/gradtrans-062007.html, Stanford University (2007-06-17)
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
As quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1898) by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, p. 289.
— Yoshida Kenkō japanese writer 1283 - 1350
Essays in Idleness (1967 Columbia University Press, Trns: Donald Keene), Context: If man were never to fade away like the dews of Adashino never to vanish like the smoke over Toribeyama, but lingered on forever in the world, how things would lose their power to move us! The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty. Consider living creatures- none lives so long a man. The May fly waits not for the evening, the summer cicada knows neither spring nor autumn. What a wonderfully unhurried feeling it is to live even even a single year in perfect serenity.
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all the wealth of the world was originally purchased; and its value, to those who possess it, and who want to exchange it for some new productions, is precisely equal to the quantity of labour which it can enable them to purchase or command. Chapter V, p. 38.
„Neoliberalism is an ideology that reduces all values to money values. The worth of a thing is the price of the thing. The worth of a person is the wealth of the person. Neoliberalism tells you that you are valuable exclusively in terms of your activity in the marketplace.“
— William Deresiewicz American literary critic 1964
" The Neoliberal Arts: How College Sold Its Soul to the Market http://harpers.org/archive/2015/09/the-neoliberal-arts/," Harper's, September 2015, p. 26
„Courage is the price that
Life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things“
— Amelia Earhart American aviation pioneer and author 1897 - 1937
Context: Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release From little things: Knows not the livid loneliness of fear, Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings. Poetry written around the time of the breaking of her "tenuous engagement" to Samuel Chapman (c. 1928), published in Amelia, My Courageous Sister : Biography of Amelia Earhart (1987) by Muriel Earhart Morrissey and Carol L. Osborne, p. 74; also in Amelia : A Life of the Aviation Legend (1999) by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, p. 38
„The gesture which we would reproduce on canvas shall no longer be a fixed moment in universal dynamism. It shall simply be the dynamic sensation itself. Indeed, all things move, all things run, all things are rapidly changing... We would at any price re-enter into life.“
— Umberto Boccioni Italian painter and sculptor 1882 - 1916
1910, Manifesto of Futurist Painters,' April 1910, As quoted in Futurism, ed. Didier Ottinger; Centre Pompidou / 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2008, p. 23.
„The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain“
— Padre Pio Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
— Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832
A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book I, On Production, Chapter I, p. 61
„The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1910s, Context: Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Letter to S. Stanwood Menken, chairman, committee on Congress of Constructive Patriotism (January 10, 1917). Roosevelt’s sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson, read the letter to a national meeting, January 26, 1917. Reported in Proceedings of the Congress of Constructive Patriotism, Washington, D.C., January 25–27, 1917 (1917), p. 172
„The first two rules of science are: 1. The truth at any price including the price of your life. 2. Look at things right under your nose as if you've never seen them before, then proceed from there.“
— Howard Bloom American publicist and author 1943
The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates (2012), The Problem with God: The Tale of a Twisted Confession
„We shall talk as if the objective of internal balance were simply that of maintaining a level of total demand for all the country’s products sufficiently high to maintain full employment, but not so high as to lead to a continuing inflation of money prices and costs.“
— James Meade British economist 1907 - 1995
The balance of payments, 1951, p. 106; As cited in: Metaxas & Weber (2013, p. 20)