William Petty Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

William Petty Quotes and Sayings

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    A thousand acres that can feed a thousand souls is better than ten thousand acres of no more effect. William Petty | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    An house is of a double nature, viz., one, wherein it is a way and means of expence, the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    I hope no man takes what I said about the living and dieing of men for mathematical demonstration. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    Money is the best rule of commerce. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    No man pays double or twice for the same thing, forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    Wherefore the race being not to the swift, etc. but time and chance happening to all men, I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid, of whose correction I shall never be impatient. William Petty | Refcard PDF
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    Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come, he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience which he admits against himself. William Petty | Refcard PDF






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