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4,387. A new age of science and commerce … Pioneers push into the unknown. (Humanity & Science & Commerce) Mankind: The Story of All of Us IX: Pioneers
4,389. A new age of commerce: fur, sugar, coffee, tea and tobacco. (Humanity & Commerce) ibid.
11,285. I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks. (Art & Commerce) Andy Warhol
29,928. England and America owe their liberty to commerce, which created a new species of power to undermine the feudal system. But let them beware of the consequences: the tyranny of wealth is still more galling and debasing than that of rank. (England & United States & Commerce & Wealth) Mary Wollstonecraft
9,689. Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. They know that America is not a place of which it can be said, as it used to be, that a man may choose his own calling and pursue it just as far as his abilities enable him to pursue it; because to-day, if he enters certain fields, there are organizations which will use means against him that will prevent his building up a business which they do not want to have built up; organizations that will see to it that the ground is cut from under him and the markets shut against him. For if he begins to sell to certain retail dealers, to any retail dealers, the monopoly will refuse to sell to those dealers, and those dealers, afraid, will not buy the new man’s wares. (Fear & New World Order & Government: Secret & Commerce & Economics) Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom 1914 [often quoted out of context]
42,727. And honour sinks where commerce long prevails. (Commerce & Honour) Oliver Goldsmith
42,729. You recognise but one rule of commerce; that is (to avail myself of your own terms) to allow free passage and freedom of action to all buyers and sellers whoever they may be. (Commerce & Economics) Francois Quesnay
42,730. Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. Thomas Gray
42,759. Commerce has set the mark of selfishness,
The signet of its all-enslaving power
Upon a shining ore, and called it gold;
Before whose image bow the vulgar great,
The vainly rich, the miserable proud,
The mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings,
And with blind feelings reverence the power
That grinds them to the dust of misery.
But in the temple of their hireling hearts
Gold is a living god, and rules in scorn
All earthly things but virtue. (Gold & Commerce) Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab V iv
49,250. Whomsoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. (Industry & Capitalism & Commerce & Control & Banking & Money) James Garfield
52,766. These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and instead of lifting their eyes to the god of the mountains, lift them to the almighty dollar. (Parks & Destruction & Commerce & Capitalism & Nature) John Muir
63,084. Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. (Alliance & Commerce) Thomas Jefferson
95,401. The process of enrichment was quite simply the grandest larceny in history and stands no historical comparison ... the biggest single flight of capital the world has ever seen. (Russia & Gangstas & Economics & Capitalism & Commerce & Theft & Privatisation) Misha Glenny, McMafia
95,402. The Soviet bureaucrats who still administered the state did not understand how to monitor, regulate or adjudicate the principles of commerical exchange. (Russia & Economics & Capitalism & Commerce & Privatisation) ibid.
95,540. As trade liberalisation was hailed in the 1980s and early 1990s as a cornerstone of the new world order, traders started travelling and in greater numbers than ever before in search of new opportunities to buy and sell. In the forefront were those peoples, often minority communities, who had centuries of tradition in trading and living on their wits along the frontiers of global commerce. (Trade & Commerce) ibid.