„I devalued the peso solely looking after the poor.“

Speech (29 June 1982), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
1980s

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Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006

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„Time can't be measured in days the way money is measured in pesos and centavos, because all pesos are equal, while every day, perhaps every hour, is different.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

"Juan Muraña", in Brodie's Report (1970); tr. Andrew Hurley, Collected Fictions (1998)

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„… the Jewish press in the USA is solely responsible for our poor publicity.“

—  Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980

As quoted in Asadollah Alam (1991), The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77, page 427
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„If somebody prefers an income distribution more favorable to the poor for the sole reason that he is poor himself, this can hardly be considered as a genuine value judgment on social welfare.“

—  John Harsanyi hungarian economist 1920 - 2000

Harsanyi, J. C. (1953). "Cardinal Utility in Welfare Economics and in the Theory of Risk-taking". J. Polit. Economy 61 (5): p. 434

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„It was this spirit of the masses and the revolt of the poor which so often found voice in the words of Jesus. But these condemnations are not solely expressive of“

—  Robert Hunter (author) American sociologist, author, golf course architect 1874 - 1942

Source: Why We Fail as Christians (1919), p. 89-91
Context: It was this spirit of the masses and the revolt of the poor which so often found voice in the words of Jesus. But these condemnations are not solely expressive of the intense heat that so often burns in the heart of great agitators and reformers, they are also expressions of the conviction of Jesus that material possessions corrupt and destroy the souls of men.... censure for the rich and love for the poor both in spirit and in worldly goods helped him to drive home a great truth that you cannot love God and mammon.

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„What is that sad, black island like a pall?
Why, Cytherea, famed in many a book,
The Eldorado of old-stagers. Look:
It's but a damned poor country after all!“

—  Charles Baudelaire, book Les Fleurs du mal

Quelle est cette île triste et noire?
C'est Cythère,
Nous dit-on, un pays fameux dans les chansons
Eldorado banal de tous les vieux garçons.
Regardez, après tout, c'est une pauvre terre.
"Un Voyage à Cythère" [A Voyage to Cythera], lines 5-8, trans. Roy Campbell http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Un_Voyage_%C3%A0_Cyth%C3%A8re
Les fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil) (1857)

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„Look after the senses and the sounds will look after themselves“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
Source: Alice in Wonderland

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„The ultimate Form of devaluation is military confrontation and global war.“

—  David Harvey British anthropologist 1935

Afterword, p. 449
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„Rampant inflation is just as hard to live with as the devaluation of commodities.“

—  David Harvey British anthropologist 1935

Source: The Limits To Capital (2006 VERSO Edition), Chapter 10, Finance Capital And Its Contradictions, p. 295

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„Perpetual revolutions in technology can mean the devaluation of fixed capital on an extensive scale.“

—  David Harvey British anthropologist 1935

Source: The Limits To Capital (2006 VERSO Edition), Chapter 8, Fixed capital, p. 221

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„[In the case of sterling devaluation was] neither necessary nor will it take place.“

—  Stafford Cripps British politician 1889 - 1952

Press conference in Rome (1 May 1949), quoted in The Times (2 May 1949), p. 3
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„My, I get so depressed after a poor meal; that's why I can never stay in England for more than a week.“

—  Julia Child American chef 1921 - 2004

Letter to Avis DeVoto, January 30, 1953, collected in As Always Julia ed. Joan Reardon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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