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





A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.


Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965, American financier)


The narrower the mind, the broader the statement.


Ted Cook


I never guess. It is a shocking habit -- destructive to the logical faculty.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930, British author, "Sherlock Holmes")


Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.


Henry Ford (1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company)


If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.


William Hazlitt (1778-1830, British essayist)


When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.


Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949, American novelist)


There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


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