— Murray N. Rothbard American economist of the Austrian School, libertarian political theorist, and historian 1926 - 1995
„As robbers unite to plunder and divide the spoils, the trunk lines of railroads unite to raise rates and pool their earnings. The public is then forced to pay the cost of the whole maneuver, as the vanquished are forced to pay the cost of their own enslavement by a conquering army.“
Progress and Poverty (1879)
Kontext: But there is another form of monopoly, far more general and far more insidious. The accumulation of large amounts of capital under consolidated control creates a new kind of power—essentially different from the power of increase. Increase is constructive in its nature. Power from accumulation is destructive. It is often exercised with reckless disregard, not only to industry but to the personal rights of individuals. A railroad approaches a small town as a highwayman approaches his victim. “Agree to our terms or we will bypass your town” is as effective a threat as “your money or your life.” As robbers unite to plunder and divide the spoils, the trunk lines of railroads unite to raise rates and pool their earnings. The public is then forced to pay the cost of the whole maneuver, as the vanquished are forced to pay the cost of their own enslavement by a conquering army.
— Bhagat Singh Indian revolutionary 1907 - 1931
As Quoted in Part of Bhagat Singh's statement during his trial.
Kontext: The elimination of force at all costs is Utopian and the new movement which has arisen in the country and of whose dawn we have given a warning is inspired by the ideals which Guru Gobind Singh and Shivaji, Kamal Pasha and Reza Khan, Washington and Garibaldi, Lafayette and Lenin preached.
„Companies pay too much attention to the cost of doing something. They should worry more about the cost of not doing it.“
— Philip Kotler American marketing author, consultant and professor 1931
Quelle: Marketing Insights from A to Z: 80 Concepts Every Manager Needs to Know, 2011, p. 127; Quote in the context of new product development.
„Money was the crux. Raising money to pay the cost of war was to cause more damage to 14th century society than the physical destruction of war itself.“
— Barbara W. Tuchman, buch A Distant Mirror
Quelle: A Distant Mirror (1978), p. 81
— Ha-Joon Chang, buch 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Quelle: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Lo pagado con nuestra vida nunca es caro.
„Today all freedom-loving peoples of the world rejoice in the victory and feel pride in the accomplishments of our combined forces. We also pay tribute to those who defended our freedom at the cost of their lives.“
— Chester W. Nimitz United States Navy fleet admiral 1885 - 1966
Statement broadcast to the United States and the Pacific Fleet, after ceremonies in Tokyo Bay accepting the official surrender of Japan (2 September 1945); a portion of this is engraved on the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Kontext: Today all freedom-loving peoples of the world rejoice in the victory and feel pride in the accomplishments of our combined forces. We also pay tribute to those who defended our freedom at the cost of their lives.
On Guam is a military cemetery in a green valley not far from my headquarters. The ordered rows of white crosses stand as reminders of the heavy cost we have paid for victory. On these crosses are the names of American soldiers, sailors and marines — Culpepper, Tomaino, Sweeney, Bromberg, Depew, Melloy, Ponziani — names that are a cross-section of democracy. They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to insure that their sacrifice will help to make this a better and safer world in which to live. … Now we turn to the great tasks of reconstruction and restoration. I am confident that we will be able to apply the same skill, resourcefulness, and keen thinking to these problems as were applied to the problems of winning the victory.
„"People tend to think like, 'Why should electric vehicles have a subsidy,' but they're not taking into account that all fossil fuel-burning vehicles fundamentally are subsidised by the cost—the environmental cost—to Earth, but nobody's paying for it… We are going to pay for it, obviously—in the future we'll pay for it. It's just not paid for now."—Elon Musk“
— Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971
interview with Joe Rogan, published 2018-09-06
„HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they’re happy for tax rates to be raised on the other half that DOES pay any taxes.“
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954
Twitter tweet (25 July 2011), as quoted in David Atkins at Hullabaloo (26 July 2011) http://www.drumsnwhistles.com/2011/07/26/rick-warren-what-were-you-thinking/
„From the lottery to raise the funds for the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 to the lottery used to pay the interest on Dutch loans to the United States during the Revolutionary War, the development of the United States was funded by gambling.“
— Aaron C. Brown American financial analyst 1956
Quelle: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006), Chapter 4, A Brief History of Risk Denial, p. 86
„There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.“
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
Variante: There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wage possible.
„The pass-word now is lost
To that initiation full and free;
Daily we pay the cost
Of our slow schooling for divine degree.“
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Life Without and Life Within (1859), Sub Rosa, Crux
Kontext: The pass-word now is lost
To that initiation full and free;
Daily we pay the cost
Of our slow schooling for divine degree.
We know no means to feed an undying lamp;
Our lights go out in every wind or damp.
— Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social ref… 1891 - 1956
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in the Bombay Legislature https://archive.org/stream/Ambedkar_CompleteWorks/13A.%20Dr.%20Ambedkar%20in%20the%20Bombay%20Legislature%20PART%20I_djvu.txt
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
Kontext: There are only two forces that unite men — fear and interest. All great revolutions originate in fear, for the play of interests does not lead to accomplishment.
„In June 1970, a big earth-moving machine got stuck in the mud. It sank so far as to be out of sight. It cost much money to get it out. Who is to pay the cost?“
— Alfred Denning, Baron Denning British judge 1899 - 1999
British Crane Hire Corporation Ltd v. Ipswich Plant Hire Ltd  1 All ER 1059.
„As more people of color raise our consciousness and refuse to be pitted against one another, the forces of neo-colonial white supremacist domination must work harder to divide and conquer.“
— Bell Hooks American author, feminist, and social activist 1952
Quelle: Killing Rage: Ending Racism
„We fought to show that aggression does not pay and that the robber cannot be allowed to get away with his swag. We fought with the support of so many throughout the world: the Security Council, the Commonwealth, the European Community, and the United States. Yet we also fought alone – for we fought for our own sovereign territory.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Speech to Conservative Rally at Cheltenham (3 July 1982) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/104989, regarding the Falkland Islands War.
First term as Prime Minister
— George Stephenson English civil engineer and mechanical engineer 1781 - 1848
Letter to Joseph Sandars (December 1824)