In the company of friends, writers can discuss their books, economists the state of the economy, lawyers their latest cases, and businessmen their latest acquisitions, but mathematicians cannot discuss their mathematics at all. And the more profound their work, the less understandable it is.
Increased borrowing must be matched by increased ability to repay. Otherwise we aren’t expanding the economy, we’re merely puffing it up.
Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
In nature all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything.
The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance. The only thing that can console one for being rich is economy.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894