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Quotational Therapy: Part 13 -- Ben Franklin, On Commerce.

ON COMMERCE-

"No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous."
-Benjamin Franklin, Principles of Trade, 1774.

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"I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, July 7, 1785.

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"A people ... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything."
-George Washington, letter to Benjamin Harrison, October 10, 1784.

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"I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth, that commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive and impolitic -- it is also a truth, that if industry and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature could point out."
-James Madison, speech to the Congress, April 9, 1789.

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Commerce is founder-tastic!


Previous Quotational Therapy Sessions:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12.

The right quotation can be therapeutic, so tune in to WILLisms.com for quotational therapy every Monday and Friday.

Posted by Will Franklin · 23 May 2005 02:02 PM

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FOUNDER-TASTIC!??? OMG!!!1 THAT IS SOOO LAME! THIS SITE IS STOOPID!

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Posted by: Joshua Fleming at May 23, 2005 03:55 PM