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William Petty Quotes

Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers.
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That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World.

— William Petty

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.

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Raising of money may indeed change the species, but with so much loss as the foreign pieces were raised unto, above their intrinsick value.

— William Petty

It were good to know how much hay an acre of every sort will bear; how many cattle the same weight of each sort of hay will feed and fatten; what quantity of grain and other commodities the same acre will bear in one, three or seven years; unto what use each soil is proper; all which particulars I call intrinsic value, for there is also another value merely accidental or extrinsic.

— William Petty

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