Commodity Quotes by Sharan Burrow, Ronald Reagan, Michael Lee-Chin, Lorene Scafaria, Jim Wallis, Christy Romano and many others.
Labour is not a commodity.
Spirituality becomes a commodity to be bought and sold. So spirituality has to be disciplined by social justice.
I have come to the conclusion that silence and time are the most precious commodities.
Once the dollar begins to collapse beneath the weight of all this new deficit spending, accumulation of contingency liabilities and the socialization of our economy, commodity prices and interest rates will head skyward.
The natural price, therefore, is, as it were, the central price, to which the prices of all commodities are continually gravitating.
Value manifests itself as exchange value, as a quantitatively determined relationship, in virtue of the fact that one commodity can be exchanged for another.
Next to the commodities of corruption, and religion, however, Nigeria is the world capital of rumour mongering.
We do not claim that punning is legitimate wit. Wit consists in combination of ideas, punning in combination of words only. We wonder at the one, but we laugh at the drollery of the other – as the world goes a pun is regarded as an imponderable commodity, all know the rank it holds in the order of pure intellect.
As you get closer to equality, you get more pornography. True patriarchal societies like Saudi Arabia do not allow pornography because women are not allowed to turn their bodies into a commodity; women are chattel.
The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas.
I think it is true that, post the global financial crisis initially – and for some period after that and particularly with how the mining investment boom and commodity prices played out – there was a dislocation that occurred in some of the more traditional mechanisms.
Healthcare should be a human right and not a commodity for sale.
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
The values of commodities are directly as the times of labor employed in their production, and are inversely as the productive powers of the labor employed.
Experience has proved to me that real money made in speculating has been in commitments in a stock or commodity showing a profit right from the start.
Moral courage is more a rare commodity than bravery in a battle or great intelligence.
Historically, there has been a bull market in commodities every 20 or 30 years.
Time is the most valuable commodity we have, worth more than gold, yet wasted more than all else. Efficient use of time begins with prayer.
In films, you are a commodity. You are a look, something that the camera really likes, something that has struck an audience in a certain way. It’s not really so much about transforming yourself the way actors do onstage. I think there’s a difference between the skill of acting in movies and onstage.
The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people’s lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.
No extension of foreign trade will immediately increase the amount of value in a country, although it will very powerfully contribute to increase the mass of commodities and therefore the sum of enjoyments.
Success is the most valuable commodity.
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
I don’t think coolness used to be such a commodity among adults. And now it is.
Money is misunderstood. The fact is if you want to be successful – the money will follow you. If you are a doctor, something else will follow you. If you are successful, there is an accompaniment. If your goal is just to make money, you won’t succeed. Money is a commodity to use, not to be dictated by.
Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state.
It is terrifying to think of what a commodity art has become.
Photography has saturated us as spectators from its inception amidst a mingling of laboratorial pursuits and magic acts to its current status as propagator of convention, cultural commodity, and global hobby.
Passion is a rare commodity. When you find it, treasure it and never give it up!
Life can be lived at a remove. You trade in futures, and then you trade in derivatives of futures. Banks make more money trading derivatives than they do trading actual commodities.
ideas are dangerous commodities.
The demand for commodities is not the demand for labor.
Where the bourgeois economists saw a relation between things (the exchange of one commodity for another) Marx revealed a relation between people.
Freedom has become a commodity whose availability, paradoxically, keeps society in check. The threat of its loss seems to enable us to tolerate its imposition.
Children are not simply commodities to be herded into line and trained for the jobs that white people who live in segregated neighborhoods have available.
I do not think commodities are taken for granted. One of the convergences in time I noticed, and to me seemed very important, was the emergence of paper money. There had been permissionary notes, exchanging money by writing it, but there was no duplicated form of guaranteeing an exchange.
If procrastination were a marketable skill, I’d be a real hot commodity.
A novel is a commodity that fulfills a certain need; people need to buy daydreams like they need to buy ice cream or aspirin or gin. They even need to buy a pinch of intellectual catnip now and then to liven up their thoughts.
Even the reporting of news has to be understood not as propaganda for any particular ideology, liberal or conservative, but as propaganda for commodities вЂ” for the replacement of things by commodities, use values by exchange values, and events by images.
If you’re a commodity corn farmer in Iowa, you’re locked into an infrastructure that keeps you a commodity corn farmer.
While most of us have long understood that privacy is a fading commodity, something in human nature still expects that a phone call or email is a closed communication, and we tend to behave as though it is. That behaviour is what the electronic spies count upon, and want to preserve.
Black music has become a commercial commodity. Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously. It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music. It was available for a fifteen cent beer.
In our experience, what we have found is the rare commodity is a good management team. And good management teams manage through good and bad cycles and manage to grow their business over a long period of time.
To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it. One competitive advantage I had when I ventured into manufacturing was my brand вЂњDangote,вЂќ which I diligently built in the course of my trading commodities.
Nothing weighs more heavily on age than time. Nothing has more meaning В… Now time becomes, with a kind of ruthless honesty, what it has always been: life’s most precious commodity. The only difference is that, finally, we know it.
Fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.
Money is misunderstood. The fact is if you want to be successful – the money will follow you. If you are a doctor, something else will follow you. If you are successful there is an accompaniment. If your goal is just to make money you won’t succeed. Money is a commodity to use, not to be dictated by.
If you can sell yourself as someone who knows how Washington works, someone who has these relationships, that’s a very marketable commodity. If you’re seen as someone who knows how this town works, someone who is a usual suspect in this town, you can dine out for years – that’s why no one leaves.
It has therefore been justly observed that however honestly the coin of a country may conform to its standard, money made of gold and silver is still liable to fluctuations in value, not only to accidental, and temporary, but to permanent and natural variations, in the same manner as other commodities.
The point of equilibrium will be known by the criterion that an infinitely small amount of commodity exchanged in addition, at the same rate, will bring neither gain nor loss of utility.
The geographical movement of money and commodities as capital is not the same as the movements of products and of precious metals. Capital is, after all, money used in a certain way, and is by no means identical with all money uses.
Well building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight.
sex is a commodity just like anything else.
Your life could be taken from you at any moment. Between AIDS and the violence against gay people that was so prevalent back then, you really didn’t feel like you were living in the United States of America, in a first world country. You had a sense that life was a precious commodity you had to fight to keep.
Oil painting did to appearances what capital did to social relations. It reduced everything to the equality of objects. Everything became exchangeable because everything became a commodity.
For one cause or another, it has become necessary to impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities, including not a few of the necessities of life.
The capitalist system is about taking from the Earth and from the other great commodity, labour. What’s happening with this system is that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and the only way out of it is supposed to be growth. But growth is debt. It’s going to make the situation worse.
Currencies are things that you use to pay for other things; commodities are things that you buy. If art is going to be one or the other, it’s going to be a commodity, not a currency.
What corporations fear is the phenomenon now known, rather inelegantly, as ‘commoditization.’ What the term means is simply the conversion of the market for a given product into a commodity market, which is characterized by declining prices and profit margins, increasing competition, and lowered barriers to entry.
Waste is unjustified, and especially the waste of time limited as that commodity is in our days of probation. One must live, not only exist; he must do, not merely be; he must grow, not just vegetate.
Who taught me that animals were put on this Earth for food? Who taught me to disrespect animals and view them as mere commodities? Who stole my compassion, my empathy and my conscience? Who lied to me? Who instilled this vicious mindset of human-to-animal exploitation as standard operating procedure?
If the gains from trade in commodities are substantial, they are small compared to trade in ideas
We can’t change the world for animals without changing our ideas about animals. We have to move from the idea that animals are things, tools, machines, commodities, resources here for our use to the idea that as sentient beings they have their own inherent value and dignity.
Happiness is a wondrous commodity: the more you give, the more you have.
You know, you really can’t beat a household commodity – the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
Given the way universities work to reinforce and perpetuate the status quo, the way knowledge is offered as commodity, Women’s Studies can easily become the place where revolutionary feminist thought and feminist activism are submerged or made secondary to the goals of academic careerism
We were a commodity used by corporations to make their brand look fashionable, but then they used us to keep kids out of venues.
Surely anyone who has ever been elected to public office understands that one commodity above all others, namely the trust and confidence of the people, is fundamental in maintaining a free and open political system.
If you go to a venture firm, what you’re doing is you’re buying money from them in exchange for equity. They have a commodity that they’re selling and they have to differentiate themselves.
Modern man is alienated from himself, from his fellow men, and from nature. He has been transformed into a commodity, experiences his life forces as an investment which must bring him the maximum profit obtainable under existing market conditions.
News is the backbone of our network; the main commodity and the main successes of Al Jazeera came out of our involvement in covering the news in the Middle East.
Danger is a very rare commodity in these times, monopolized by intelligence agencies and
Uniqueness is the commodity of glut.
Hope is an expensive commodity. It makes better sense to be prepared.
A commodity doesn’t have the same characteristics as a security, characteristics that allow for analysis. Other than a recent sale or appreciation due to inflation, analyzing the current or future worth of a commodity is nearly impossible.
Although labor income is by far the largest component of gross national product, a job is not just a commodity. For many, work is an important reason for living. Even for those who are less fortunate in their allocation of work, being unemployed is a miserable state.
We cannot tell by looking at the diamond that it is a commodity. When it serves as a use-value, asthetic or mechanical, on the breast of a harlot, or in the hand of a glasscutter, it is a diamond and not a commodity.
If, however, a government refrains from regulations and allows matters to take their course, essential commodities soon attain a level of price out of the reach of all but the rich, the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent, and the fraud upon the public can be concealed no longer.
We live in a world where corporates are trying to prove that water is a commodity. The economics of this world is inclined towards creating a divide between rich and poor, and religion is the most convenient tool.
Civilization is a perishable commodity.
In this cash-rich, time-poor culture of ours, the most precious commodity we have is time…volunteering our precious time, is in this brutally self-involved world, the most truly selfless act
In the art world, originality is seen as a precious commodity and its increasingly difficult to get because the territory of art is so trampled.
It is an anomaly that information, the one thing most necessary to our survival as choosers of our own way, should be a commodity subject to the same merchandising rules as chewing gum.
When you’re in a commodity business, the only way to thrive is to be a low-cost producer. And when you’re selling money, you’re in a commodity business.
Bicycling beyond the Divide did what all great books do: it told me about me. In its tale of a journey made by two different men-both of them Daryl Farmer-this book offers us not only moving vistas and meaningful people, but also hope, that rarest of literary commodities these days. I didn’t want this to end.
We will not allow our country ever to be at the mercy of commodity price volatility or external markets.
As an actor, you’re not a person; you’re a product, a commodity. It’s about money. Your job is about making money for other people. At some point, you learn how to be on the other side of that table. You write, direct, produce, and create opportunity for yourself. Then you start to make money for yourself.
Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient, most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market.
Rampant inflation is just as hard to live with as the devaluation of commodities.
I’m not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down.
The proposition of Mr. Ricardo, which states that a rise in the price of labour lowers the price of a large class of commodities, has undoubtedly a very paradoxical air; but it is, nevertheless, true, and the appearance of paradox would vanish, if it were stated more naturally and correctly.
The production of fuel from basic food commodities is, in fact, unjustifiable.
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
The utility, or intrinsic value of gold as a commodity is now considerably less than in the past; its monetary status has become extraordinarily ambiguous; and its future is highly uncertain.
Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the state.
If you fill your Agriculture Committee with representatives of commodity farmers, and you don’t have urbanites, you don’t represent eaters, okay? You don’t have people from New York City on these committees, you are going to end up with the kind of farm bills we have: a piece of special interest legislation.
Time is our most finite commodity, therefore our most valuable, and I respect other peoples’ time.
The opinions that the price of commodities depends solely on the proportion of supply and demand, or demand to supply, has become almost an axiom in political economy, and has been the source of much error in that science.
Of all the disciplines involved in making anything – TV, film or anything I do – the writing is the most valuable commodity.
When you look at a commodities market you need hedgers and speculators. If you don’t have one, you don’t have a market. That’s how it works.
I have endeavoured to show that the ability to pay taxes depends, not on the gross money value of the mass of commodities, nor on the net money value of the revenue of capitalists and landlords, but on the money value of each man’s revenue compared to the money value of the commodities which he usually consumes.
Bigotry is surely an exportable American commodity, especially when it comes to race.
The exchangeable value of all commodities rises as the difficulties of their production increase.
… if the production of any commodity necessitates the sacrifice of human life, society should do without that commodity, but itcan not do without that life.
The health of Americans must no longer be a commodity to be traded, bought, or sold for profit by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. We must promote medical and Medicaid home models to provide comprehensive care for body, mind, and spirit.
IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I’m far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read ‘Tech Crunch,’ ‘Ad Age.’ I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones.
Television was supposed to be a national park. (Instead) it has become a money machine… It’s a commodity now, just like pork bellies.
It is my belief…that the talents every child has, regardless of his official ‘I.Q,’ could stay with him through life, to enrich him and everybody else, if these talents were not regarded as commodities with a value in the success-stakes.
It is much more convenient not to be a public company. As a private company you don’t have to give information to the public. Secrecy is an important factor of success in the commodity business.
Food isn’t like anything else. It’s something precious. It’s not a commodity.
Fashion designers only occasionally tread outside the realm of clothes as pure commodity. When they do, the results are often a muddled, self-conscious message.
Men had suddenly become a scarce commodity, if not quite as sought after as rice.
In a world of increasing interdependence, energy security will depend much on how countries manage their relations with one another. That is why energy security will be one of the main challenges of foreign policy in the years ahead. Oil and gas have always been political commodities.
LL Cool J is very well known in Hollywood. He’s an established commodity across several platforms, including motion pictures.
Men and months are interchangeable commodities only when a task can be partitioned among many workers with no communication among them.
f you have been divorced once – male or female, but especially for females – and youвЂ™re over 40 youвЂ™re actually a commodity. It means you were able to commit once, and youвЂ™ll do it again.
Sisterhood is powerful. Woman can support each other as women, in their pursuit for enlightenment or anything else, without fear. But as long as she‘s still in the commodities exchange market, buying and selling, she must fear the competition.
The incessant perpetuation of collective fantasies makes people crave the truth and nothing but the truth – reality is the fastest American commodity.
In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don’t think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out.
To think of writing poetry as a “career” is not only ridiculous, it’s dangerous. To the imagination. To the way one thinks of art. The reason poetry as a genre is so special is because it cannot be made a commodity.
Advertising is simply a use of the right of the manufacture to present his case and to employ the same arts of appeal and persuasion accorded to the politician, the preacher, the lawyer, and to every other individual who has a special interest in something, whether a creed or a commodity.
The joy is not in experiencing a scarce commodity but in possessing it.
I’m completely irresponsible, I’m afraid. I’m ignorant about money as a commodity – I have never really understood it.
I am determined and ready to be a commodity that fulfills everyone’s fantasies.
Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached its most grandiose historical manifestation.
To believe that the intolerable crime is to burn a few cars and rob some shops, whereas to kill a young man is trivial, is typically in keeping with what Marx regarded as the principal alienation of capitalism: the primacy of things over existence, of commodities over life and machines over workers
Music is not a commodity, it’s a resource.
What I’ve learned is that the most precious commodity you can have in a relationship is honesty, good or bad.
We don’t know what energy is, any more than we know what information is, but as a now robust scientific concept we can describe it in precise mathematical terms, and as a commodity we can measure, market, regulate and tax it.
Common sense, alas in spite of our educational institutions, is a rare commodity.
If you like what Wall Street did for the housing market, you’ll love what Wall Street is doing for commodities. Goldman’s ability to influence any portion of the price for a key component of the industrial economy is simply unacceptable.
The bandleader is a musician trying to sell a mass commodity; and in order to do so successfully he must accommodate himself to mass standards. Unless he can do this comfortably, sooner or later he is sunk.
Barbecue is an incredibly democratic food. It’s cheaper than McDonald‘s in many places and far more delicious. On the other hand, the only reason it can be that cheap is they use commodity hogs, the worst of the worst, which is – you know, it’s an industry kind of ruining North Carolina.
Public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry.
Many, and some of the most pressing, of our terrestrial problems can be solved only by going into space. Long before it was a vanishing commodity, the wilderness as the preservation of the world was proclaimed by Thoreau. In the new wilderness of the Solar System may lie the future preservation of mankind.