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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Quotes of the Morning

"There is no wealth but life."
-John Ruskin (1819-1900)

"The first wealth is health."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"The only wealth is life."
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

“Good thing too, as the typical definition of ‘wealth’ doesn’t seem, to be working for people.”

“Real wages in the US are falling at their fastest rate in 14 years, according to data surveyed by the Financial Times.

Inflation rose 3.1 per cent in the year to March but salaries climbed just 2.4 per cent, according to the Employment Cost Index. In the final three months of 2004, real wages fell by 0.9 per cent.
The last time salaries fell this steeply was at the start of 1991, when real wages declined by 1.1 per cent.”
-Financial Times, May 10, 2005

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."
-Epicurus (c. 341-c. 270 BC)

"Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution."
-Irwin Van Grove


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