The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.