Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned.

—Chinese proverb

Yes to a market economy, no to a market society.

—Lionel Jospin, 1998

The sea serves the pirate as well as the trader.

—Prudentius, c. 405

Money is a language for translating the work of the farmer into the work of the barber, doctor, engineer, or plumber.

—Marshall McLuhan, 1964

There is no blindness more insidious, more fatal, than this race for profit.

—Helen Keller, 1928

Profit is profit even in Mecca.

—Nigerian proverb

There is no profit without another’s loss.

—Roman proverb

Commerce tends to wear off those prejudices which maintain distinction and animosity between nations.

—William Robertson, 1769

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

—Aphra Behn, 1677

We get a deal o’ useless things about us, only because we’ve got the money to spend.

—George Eliot, 1860

It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street.

—Mary Lease, c. 1890

Trade is a social act.

—John Stuart Mill, 1859

A merchant may, perhaps, be a man of an enlarged mind, but there is nothing in trade connected with an enlarged mind.

—Samuel Johnson, 1773