„I am not anti-trade. I am pro-trade, but I am pro-sensible trade, not trade that is to the disadvantage of the American worker and to the American manufacturing community.“

U.S. Commerce nominee Ross says NAFTA is Trump's first trade priority https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/r-us-commerce-nominee-ross-says-nafta-is-trumps-first-trade-priority-2017-1-1001675930 (January 18, 2017)

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„It is a very high honor to represent our nation and to serve in President-elect Trump’s administration as the U. S. Trade Representative. I am fully committed to President-elect Trump’s mission to level the playing field for American workers and forge better trade policies which will benefit all Americans“

—  Robert Lighthizer US Trade Representative 1947

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative https://greatagain.gov/ustr-dcf9bf87f3bd#.z97dbyqvy (January 3, 2017)

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„I am learning my business. Literature nowadays is a trade.“

—  George Gissing English novelist 1857 - 1903

Vol. I, Ch. 1 : A Man of His Day, p. 8
New Grub Street : A Novel (1891)
Context: I am learning my business. Literature nowadays is a trade. Putting aside men of genius, who may succeed by mere cosmic force, your successful man of letters is your skilful tradesman. He thinks first and foremost of the markets; when one kind of goods begins to go off slackly, he is ready with something new and appetising. He knows perfectly all the possible sources of income. Whatever he has to sell he'll get payment for it from all sorts of various quarters; none of your unpractical selling for a lump sum to a middleman who will make six distinct profits.

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„You know, OK, I made a few jokes — and they killed 3000 Americans. Fair trade.“

—  Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961

In response to request by a representative of Muslims for America to stop using the term "raghead" as detrimental to the cause of moderation, alienating to all Muslims and angering many, at a CPAC Conference Q&A (10 February 2006) http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2200579605&topic=218.

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„Chinese mercantilism is not free trade, but it is far better than American militarism.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer

“Just In From Mainstream: Barack Is As Thick As A Brick”, http://www.ilanamercer.com/phprunner/public_article_list_view.php?editid1=667 WorldNetDaily.com, August 24, 2012.
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„I'm going to make our country rich again. I am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great ones.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

2010s, 2016, July, 2016 Republican National Convention (21 July 2016)

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„I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade of each becomes more valuable to the other.“

—  William Howard Taft American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930

Address at the Hotel Fairmont in San Francisco (6 October 1909).

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„3051. Jack of all Trades is of no Trade.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„Secrets in manufactures are capable of being longer kept than secrets in trade.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Source: (1776), Book I, Chapter VII, p. 72.

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„In the Cold War, I was pro-American. The world needed a counter-weight to the evils of expansionist, imperial communism.“

—  Andrew Sullivan Journalist, writer, blogger 1963

"McCain's National Greatness Conservatism", The Daily Dish (26 February 2008) http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2008/02/mccains-national-greatness-conservatism/219614/
Context: In the Cold War, I was pro-American. The world needed a counter-weight to the evils of expansionist, imperial communism. (But I was never an American utopian. There's nothing new in humanity in this country — just a better system and more freedom, which tends to be the best corrective against sustained error.) After the Cold War, I saw no reason to oppose a prudent American policy of selective interventionism to deter evil and advance good a little, but even in the Balkans, such a policy did not require large numbers of ground troops and was enabled by strong alliances. After 9/11, I was clearly blinded by fear of al Qaeda and deluded by the overwhelming military superiority of the US and the ease of democratic transitions in Eastern Europe into thinking we could simply fight our way to victory against Islamist terror. I wasn't alone. But I was surely wrong. Haven't the last few years been a sobering learning experience? Haven't we discovered that allies actually are important, that fear is no substitute for cold assessment of self-interest, that saying something will happen is not that same thing as it actually happening?
That someone could come out of the last few years believing that Teddy Roosevelt's American imperialism is a model for the future is a little hard for me to understand.

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„In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving."“

—  Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941

But the fighter still remains.
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Song lyrics, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)

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„The tricks of the intangible trade will become the tricks of your trade.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995), New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)

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„Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information.“

—  C. J. Cherryh United States science fiction and fantasy author 1942

Chanur's Legacy (1992)
Context: Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.

„I don't break up, I trade up“

—  Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

Source: Something Borrowed

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„I should NOT be trading on the blood of my men.“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

On refusing requests to write his memoirs, as quoted in Gentlemen of Virginia (1961) page 188 by Marshall William Fishwick; also cited as possibly apocryphal in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2004) edited by Elizabeth M. Knowles

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