Henry George - Quotes

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What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power. ---->>>

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism. ---->>>

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied. ---->>>

How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars? ---->>>

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. ---->>>

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital. ---->>>

He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it. ---->>>

That which is unjust can really profit no one; that which is just can really harm no one. ---->>>

The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will. ---->>>

How can a man be said to have a country when he has not right of a square inch of it. ---->>>

The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical. ---->>>

Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over. ---->>>

Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes. ---->>>

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: September 2, 1839
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Die: October 29, 1897
Occupation: Economist

Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. His writings also inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, based on the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value derived from land (including natural resources) should belong equally to all members of society (wikipedia)