„the merchant had observed that the marginal utility of daughters decreases with surprising rapidity.“

Source: Contributions to Modern Economics (1978), Chapter 24, Beauty and the Beast, p. 268

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„I am not particularly distressed by the state of fiction or the role of the writer. The more marginal, perhaps ultimately the more trenchant and observant and finally necessary he'll become.“

—  Don DeLillo American novelist, playwright and essayist 1936

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„I approached the problem of utility measurement in 1923 during a stay in Paris. There were three objects I had in view :
:(I) To point out the choice axioms that are implied when we think of utility as a quantity, and to define utility in a rigorous way by starting from a set of such axioms;
:(II) To develop a method of measuring utility statistically;
:(III) To apply the method to actual data.
The results of my study along these lines are contained in a paper “Sur un Problème d’Économic Pure”, published in the Series Norsk Matematisk Forenings Skrifter, Serie I, Nr 16, 1926. In this paper, the axiomatics are worked out so far as the static utility concept is concerned. The method of measurement developed is the method of isoquants, which is also outlined in Section 4 below. The statistical data to which the method was applied were sales and price statistics collected by the “Union des Coopérateurs Parisien”. From these data I constructed what I believe can be considered the marginal utility curve of money for the “average” member of the group of people forming the customers of the union. To my knowledge, this is the first marginal utility curve of money ever published.“

—  Ragnar Frisch Norwegian economist 1895 - 1973

Frisch (1932) New Methods of Measuring Marginal Utility. Mohr, Tübingen. p. 2-3: Quoted in: Dagsvik, John K., Steinar Strøm, and Zhiyang Jia. " A stochastic model for the utility of income http://www.ssb.no/a/publikasjoner/pdf/DP/dp358.pdf." (2003).
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„Don’t utilize utilize. Use use.“

—  Larry King American television and radio host 1933

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„I had seen Jesus Christ on the margin of the lake. He came like an ordinary man along the path.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

Light (1919), Ch. XVI - De Profundis Clamavi
Contexte: I had seen Jesus Christ on the margin of the lake. He came like an ordinary man along the path. There is no halo round his head. He is only disclosed by his pallor and his gentleness. Planes of light draw near and mass themselves and fade away around him. He shines in the sky, as he shone on the water. As they have told of him, his beard and hair are the color of wine. He looks upon the immense stain made by Christians on the world, a stain confused and dark, whose edge alone, down on His bare feet, has human shape and crimson color. In the middle of it are anthems and burnt sacrifices, files of hooded cloaks, and of torturers, armed with battle-axes, halberds and bayonets; and among long clouds and thickets of armies, the opposing clash of two crosses which have not quite the same shape. Close to him, too, on a canvas wall, again I see the cross that bleeds. There are populations, too, tearing themselves in twain that they may tear themselves the better; there is the ceremonious alliance, "turning the needy out of the way," of those who wear three crowns and those who wear one; and, whispering in the ear of Kings, there are gray-haired Eminences, and cunning monks, whose hue is of darkness.
I saw the man of light and simplicity bow his head; and I feel his wonderful voice saying:
"I did not deserve the evil they have done unto me."
Robbed reformer, he is a witness of his name's ferocious glory. The greed-impassioned money-changers have long since chased Him from the temple in their turn, and put the priests in his place. He is crucified on every crucifix.

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„His mother had been the daughter of a minor chief, and she had carefully instilled in Ansige an understanding of the importance of importance.“

—  Karen Lord Barbadian novelist and sociologist of religion 1968

Source: Redemption in Indigo (2010), Chapter 1 “Ansige is Delayed on the Road to Makendha” (p. 8)

„The merchant created the industrialist.“

—  Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden British economist 1907 - 2005

Source: A History of Economic Thought (1939), Chapter III, The Founders Of Political Economy, p. 97

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„The bigger the merchant the smaller the Jew.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

"Fir Dores Fir Tzavoes", 1901. Alle Verk, iv. 237.

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