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1. "In literature one has the best company in the world at complete command; one also has the worst. One has a social conscience which dissuades one from harbouring unprofitable company in life, and I find that my two canons are a great aid and support for an analogous literary conscience which speaks up against consorting with unprofitable company in literature."
Author: Albert Jay Nock
2. "Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves."
Author: Anne Baxter
3. "Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
Author: Apostle Paul
4. "Yes. I think the anti-Wal-Mart is Costco, which pays much better and has much better health benefits and which is profitable and offers low prices."
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
5. "Most people no longer believe that buying sneakers made in Asian sweatshops is a kindness to those child laborers. Farming is similar. In every country on earth, the most human scenario for farmers is likely to be feeding those who live nearby--if international markets would allow them to do it. Food transport has become a bizarre and profitable economic equation that's no longer really about feeding anyone ... If you care about farmers, let the potatoes stay home."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome."
Author: Benjamin Whichcote
7. "As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form."
Author: Charles Darwin
8. "God has only to give you what you want to make you feel the emptiness of it!...You will generally notice that when the believer gets near to God, tastes the unseen joys and eats the bread that was made in heaven, all the feasts of earth, all its amusements, and all its glories seem very flat, stale, and unprofitable!"–1891, Sermon 2225"
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
9. "It's clear to me when you do private equity well, you're making companies more efficient and helping them grow and become more profitable. That success means our investors - such as public pension funds - benefit, which contributes to the economic wealth of society."
Author: David Rubenstein
10. "Although it has become the most visible of American suburban landscapes, the edge node has few architectural defenders. Even developers despair: 'Shopping centers built only in the 1960s are already being abandoned. Their abandonment brings down the values of nearby neighbourhoods. Wal-Marts built five years ago are already being abandoned for superstores. We have built a world of junk, a degraded environment. It may be profitable for a short-term, but its long-term economic prognosis is bleak.' -Dolores Hayden quoting Robert Davis, 'Postscript,' in Congress for the New Urbanism, Charter of the New Urbanism, 2002."
Author: Dolores Hayden
11. "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.' (Prov. 27:17) In a similar way that conversation sharpens a man's countenance, conversation with men throughout history sharpens a man's mind... If this is the case, and it is, then a point should be made to seek out profitable companions in a disciplined fashion throughout your life with books."
Author: Douglas Wilson
12. "Écoute-moi bien, Luc et efforce-toi de potentialiser tes maigres ressources intellectuelles, parce que je n'ai aucune intention de me répéter. Je ne t'aiderai pas. Pas par méchanceté ou malveillance. Par bon sens. Améliorer tes résultats est aussi vain que tenter de vider la mer avec une petite cuillère. Ça n'a pas le moindre intérêt. Tu souhaites faire quelque chose d'utile pour ton avenir ? Entraîne-toi à nouer tes lacets. Ça te sera très profitable quand tu seras vendeur de chaussures dans une boutique d'usine. Et attention, ne triche pas : évite les mocassins et les fermetures à scratch !"
Author: Eli Esseriam
13. "A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable."
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
14. "Des Grieux was like all Frenchmen, that is, cheerful and amiable when it was necessary and profitable, and insufferably dull when the necessity to be cheerful and amiable ceased. A Frenchman is rarely amiable by nature; he is always amiable as if on command, out of calculation. If, for instance, he sees the necessity of being fantastic, original, out of the ordinary, then his fantasy, being most stupid and unnatural, assembles itself out of a priori accepted and long-trivialized forms. The natural Frenchman consists of a most philistine, petty, ordinary positiveness--in short, the dullest being in the world. In my opinion, only novices, and Russian young ladies in particular, are attracted to Frenchmen. Any decent being will at once notice and refuse to put up with this conventionalism of the pre-established forms of salon amiability, casualness, and gaiety."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. "A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick... and it's profitable."
Author: Heather Donahue
16. "To be profitable to God, your calling and ministry, the doors of utterance,ministry and faith must remain open."
Author: Ikechukwu Joseph
17. "Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable."
Author: James Rouse
18. "Selling something only to steal it back to sell again is not only dishonest, but highly profitable."
Author: Jarod Kintz
19. "Why would the US try to win a war? War is an assembly line of death that is highly profitable for politicians and weapons manufacturers. An ongoing war is a conveyer belt of cash. Once your war is won, the assembly line has stopped and the big money is gone."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "Don't be insecure about aiming to be a small business. Anyone who runs a business that's sustainable and profitable, whether it's big or small, should be"
Author: Jason Fried
21. "At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory."
Author: John Strachan
22. "Dedication is a great trait. It's also the trait most abused by superiors. In short, you are an asset that can be easily replaced. Your proficiency is profitable to the company and makes life easier for supervisors. But the constant imbalance may result in a divorce or decline in health. Is that what you agreed to when you were hired?"
Author: John Talmage Mathis
23. "It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull."
Author: Joseph Conrad
24. "I was recently asked what it takes to become a writer. Three things, I answered: first, one must cultivate incompetence at almost every other form of profitable work. This must be accompanied, second, by a haughty contempt for all the forms of work that one has established that one cannot do. To these two must be joined, third, the nuttiness to believe that other people can be made to care about your opinions and views and be charmed by the way you state them. Incompetence, contempt, lunacy--once you have these in place, you are set to go."
Author: Joseph Epstein
25. "Here is how the harmful becomes profitable: That which yesterday was reviled today ends up in Urban Outfitters. The critic Rebecca Solnit has summarized it this way: 'Eat your heart out on a plastic tray,' say the Sex Pistols. Now, we know where to buy the tray and what the heart tastes like."
Author: Josh Kun
26. "...There's a lot of money in the Western diet. The more you process any food, the more profitable it becomes. The healthcare industry makes more money treating chronic diseases (which account for three quarters of the $2 trillion plus we spend each year on health care in this country) than preventing them."
Author: Michael Pollan
27. "But human deciding what to eat without professional guidance - something they have been doing with notable success since coming down out of the trees - is seriously unprofitable if you're a food company, a definite career loser if you're nutritionist, and just plain boring if you're a newspaper editor or reporter."
Author: Michael Pollan
28. "Profitable bookstores sell books. Unprofitable book sellers store books."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
29. "Give your typical employee a profitable corporation, and, he is mostly likely to sell it to buy a fancier suit for his next job interview."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
30. "Madame de Pompadour excelled at an art which the majority of human beings thoroughly despise because it is unprofitable and ephemeral: the art of living."
Author: Nancy Mitford
31. "To see how transfer of antifragility works, consider two scenarios, in which the market does the same thing on average but following different paths. Path 1: market goes up 50 percent, then goes back down to erase all gains. Path 2: market does not move at all. Visibly Path 1, the more volatile, is more profitable to the managers, who can cash in their stock options. So the more jagged the route, the better it is for them. And of course society—here the retirees—has the exact opposite payoff since they finance bankers and chief executives. Retirees get less upside than downside. Society pays for the losses of the bankers, but gets no bonuses from them. If you don't see this transfer of antifragility as theft, you certainly have a problem."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
32. "Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough."
Author: Norman Granz
33. "This primary question of life organization is immensely important. If making money is the main goal, a person can often forget what his or her true interests are or how he or she wants to deserve recognition from others. It is much more difficult to add on other values to a life that started out with just making money in mind than it is to make some personally interesting endeavor financially possible or even profitable."
Author: Pekka Himanen
34. "The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good."
Author: Pierre Charron
35. "Nullus est liber tam malus ut non aliqua parte prosit - There is no book so bad that it is not profitable on some part."
Author: Pliny The Younger
36. "If history is deprived of the Truth, we are left with nothing but an idle, unprofitable tale."
Author: Polybius
37. "Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation."
Author: Ralph Allen
38. "To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. "Some take pains to be biblical, but many [Christian financial teachers, writers, investment counselors, and seminar leaders] simply parrot their secular colleagues. Other than beginning and ending with prayer, mentioning Christ, and sprinkling in some Bible verses, there's no fundamental difference. They reinforce people's materialist attitudes and lifestyles. They suggest a variety of profitable plans in which people can spend or stockpile the bulk of their resources. In short, to borrow a term from Jesus, some Christian financial experts are helping people to be the most successful 'rich fools' they can be."
Author: Randy Alcorn
40. "Friends, I'm angry about what's happening in politics today! Why is it wrong to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations to pay their fair share?"
Author: Richard Trumka
41. "For a writer it's a genuinely interesting and hopefully profitable era that makes a variety of books available to a variety of readers, extending both what's available and who gets to read it."
Author: Sara Sheridan
42. "Never lie when the truth is more profitable."
Author: Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
43. "It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on."
Author: Sun Tzu
44. "All, all, becomes profitable. Education is of the most satisfying and available nature. I am at Smith! Which two years ago was a doubtful dream - and that fortuitous change of dream to reality has led me to desire more, and to lash myself onward - onward."
Author: Sylvia Plath
45. "... Capitalism will behave antisocially if it is profitable for it to do so, and that can now mean human devastation on an unimaginable scale. What used to be apocalyptic fantasy is today no more than sober realism...."
Author: Terry Eagleton
46. "If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable."
Author: Thomas More
47. "An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders."
Author: Thomas Traherne
48. "With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing."
Author: Toshihiko Fukui
49. "A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so."
Author: Walter Lippmann
50. "A man with no philosophy in him is the most inauspicious and unprofitable of all possible social mates."
Author: William James

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Writers may be classified as meteors, planets, and fixed stars. They belong not to one system, one nation only, but to the universe. And just because they are so very far away, it is usually many years before their light is visible to the inhabitants of this earth."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

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