Govern the state with correctness ...
Administer the empire by engaging in no activity ...
The more taboos and prohibitions there are in the world, the poorer the people will be ...
The more laws and orders are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be ...
Therefore the sage says: I take no action and the people of themselves are transformed ...
I engage in no activity and the people of themselves become prosperous.

-Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Chapter 57)


The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

-Tacitus (Annals III, 27)


To get rich is glorious.

-Deng Xiaoping


"...[b]eware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

-St. Augustine (De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37)


Crescit cum commercio civitas (Civilization grows with commerce)

-Motto, Claremont McKenna College


Trahit sua quemque voluptas (Each of us is led according to his own desires)

-Virgil (Eclogues, Book II, 65)


Piensa el sentimiento, siente el pensamiento (Think about the emotional, feel the intellectual)

-Miguel de Unamuno