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  • The suppression of civil liberties is to many less a matter for horror than the curtailment of the freedom to profit.

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

  • When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.

  • A profit is not without honor save in Boston.

    • Carolyn Wells,
    • "Inexpensive Cynicisms," Folly for the Wise ()
  • What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.

  • Global commerce is driven by a single conviction: the inalienable right to earn profit, regardless of any human cost.

  • Society cares for the individual only in so far as he is profitable.

  • ... a social conscience is not incompatible with profit.

  • ... if companies are in business solely to make money, no consumer can fully trust what they do or say.

  • You may break any written law in America with impunity. There is an unwritten law that you break at your peril. It is: Do not attack the profit system.

  • No mass appeal. Ergo no profit. Ergo no use. The current World Credo.

  • To be in business you must generate a profit; otherwise, it's called volunteering.

  • The problem with addicted people, communities, corporations, or countries is that they tend to lie, cheat, or steal to get their 'fix.' Corporations are addicted to profit and governments to power ...

  • A large proportion of capitalist activity is directed to stirring up sensuality in mankind; books, pictures, songs and plays are produced for no other purpose, and hotels, houses and other establishments yield large profits to those who cater for their satisfaction ... Profits and prostitution — upon these empires are built and kingdoms stand ...