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Millicent Garrett Fawcett
“There are many excuses for the persons who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others they mistook the sign for the thing signified.”
“The Income-Tax presses more heavily on the possessors of small incomes than on the possessors of large incomes.”
“No circumstance would prevent over-population so effectually as a general raising of the customary standard of comfort among the poorer classes. If they had accustomed themselves to a more comfortable style of living, they would use every effort not again to sink below it.”
“... capital is the result of saving, and not of spending. The spendthrift who wastes his substance in riotous living decreases the capital of the country, and therefore the excuse often made for extravagance, that it is good for trade, is based upon false notions respecting capital.”
“A demand for commodities is not a demand for labor. The demand for labor is determined by the amount of capital directly devoted to the remuneration of labor: the demand for commodities simply determines in what direction labor shall be employed.”
“I can honestly say that if I was told at this moment that I was dying, not my first, not my second, but certainly my third thought would be that I should never see Italy again.”
“Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied.”
Millicent Garrett Fawcett, English suffragist, political leader
(1847 - 1929)
Full name: Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, GBE. She sometimes wrote as Mrs. Henry Fawcett.