„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.“

—  Henry George, buch Fortschritt und Armut

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.

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US-amerikanischer politischer Ökonom und Befürworter einer … 1839 - 1897

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„It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.“

—  Murray N. Rothbard American economist of the Austrian School, libertarian political theorist, and historian 1926 - 1995

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„The elimination of force at all costs is Utopian“

—  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.

Philip Kotler Foto

„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.

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„People 'over-produce' pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.“

—  Ha-Joon Chang, buch 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Quelle: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

„What we pay for with our lives never costs too much.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Lo pagado con nuestra vida nunca es caro.
Voces (1943)

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„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.

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„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/

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„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.

Margaret Fuller Foto

„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.

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„Every progress has its bill of costs and only those who pay for it will have that progress.“

—  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

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„There are only two forces that unite men — fear and interest.“

—  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.

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„Taigs don't pay rates.“

—  Sammy Wilson British politician 1953

The Irish Times (January 12, 2000)

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„The rage for railroads is so great that many will be laid in parts where they will not pay.“

—  George Stephenson English civil engineer and mechanical engineer 1781 - 1848

Letter to Joseph Sandars (December 1824)

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