An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much.


George H. Bush (1924-, American President (41st))


Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.


John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-, American economist)


In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labor; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility.


Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932, Polish report and foreign correspondent)


So-called "austerity," the stoic injunction, is the path towards universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. "Pull in your belt" is a slogan closely related to "gird up your loins," or the guns-butter metaphor.


Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957, British author, painter)


Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


If we can 'boondoggle' ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


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