Francois Quesnay quotes

  • Wit is artificial; humor is natural. Wit is accidental; humor is inevitable. Wit is born of conscious effort; humor, of the allotted ironies of fate. Wit can be expressed only in language; humor can be developed sufficiently in situation.

  • Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and merit, the effort to make each activity of our day meditation.

  • I am not confident that Europe can make it.

  • It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.

  • A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.

  • A postsecondary education is the ticket to economic success in America.

  • To have given pleasure to one human being is a recollection that sweetens life.

  • Pleasure, or wrong or rightly understood, Our greatest evil, or our greatest good.

  • Pleasure has no logic; it never treads in its own footsteps.

  • It is a characteristic of pleasure that we can never recognize it to be pleasure till after it is gone.