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Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches. I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed. (Quote by - Saadi)

If then the prosperity of the commercial classes, will most certainly lead to accumulation of capital, and the encouragement of productive industry; these can by no means be so surely obtained as by a fall in the price of corn. (Quote by - David Ricardo)

Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house. (Quote by - Henri Poincare)

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. (Quote by - Guy deBord)

It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art, in science, and in every pursuit in life. Human knowledge is but an accumulation of small facts made by successive generations of men--the little bits of knowledge and experience carefully treasured up by them growing at length into a mighty pyramid. (Quote by - Samuel Smiles)

When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years life span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well. (Quote by - Cyril Connolly)

It's an accumulation of things. In Iraq, it's the reality versus the perception and the whole debate of whether we're in the last throes of the insurgency or in for a dozen more years. The momentum has been building toward the media regaining its sea legs. (Quote by - Matthew Felling)

We are not engrossed in total sunshine, but we're in good shape. We have a pretty good set of sunshine laws. The problem is fighting off exceptions. Every time the Legislature meets, there are exemptions considered. Accumulation of exemptions is our great potential problem. (Quote by - Jim Brandt)

It's really impossible to argue that this tax bill simplifies the tax system. It's because of the accumulation of tax bills like this the tax code is as complicated as it is now. (Quote by - Joel Slemrod)

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house(Quote by - Henri Poincar)

No public interest is anything other or nobler than a massed accumulation of private interests. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

I don't expect them to outright sell dollars -- that would lead to a crash, which would hurt China. It may signal a less aggressive accumulation of dollar reserves. (Quote by - Marios Maratheftis)

It's an accumulation of bad governance. (Quote by - Sam Bahour)

The storm on New Year's Day will be fairly quick moving. When that happens there is not as much accumulation of rain. (Quote by - Brooke Bingaman)

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny(Quote by - James Madison)

The making of money, the accumulation of material power, is not all there is to living...and the man who misses this truth misses the greatest joy and satisfaction that can come into his life -- service for others. (Quote by - Edward William Bok)

Higher inventory accumulation in the first quarter will lower growth in the second quarter, so we have trimmed our second quarter forecast to 3.0 percent from 3.2 percent. (Quote by - Ted Wieseman)

Before World War II, I was living a very cloistered existence, as most cartoonists do. The work I was pouring out did not come from any real, personal life experience; this was all the residue of the accumulation of Rafael Sabatini, O. Henry, all the short-story writers that I'd been reading. (Quote by - Will Eisner)

It's not just a recovery. It's an aggressive accumulation that to me is indicative of an underlying primary bull market. I mean, I am surprised by the degree of enthusiasm that is evident in tech stocks. (Quote by - Gerald Vincent)

Right now, we have a normal operation, but we are expecting snow accumulation after 3 p.m., overnight, and into the morning. Probably overnight is when we're going to see the attack. (Quote by - Monique Bond)

Because we've never been fully funded, the accumulation of needs simply is catching up on us. (Quote by - Martin Lancaster)

Percussive Sublimation is the promotion of an incompetent employee to a "higher" position which brings on no new responsibility but unclogs the rest of the hierarchy. This is known as kicking someone upstairs. Hierarchiology tells us that every thriving organization will be characterized by this accumulation of deadwood at the excutive level, consisting of percussive sublimatees and potential candidates for percussive sublimation. (Quote by - Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull)

The normal condition of man is hard work, self-denial, acquisition and accumulation and as soon as his descendants are freed from the necessity of such exertion, they begin to degenerate sooner or later in both body and mind(Quote by - Thomas Mellon)

I think it's an accumulation of work over the years, culminating with our work during the Hurricane Katrina-Rita relief effort. (Quote by - Greg Roberts)

Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. (Quote by - D.H. Lawrence)


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