Jean-Baptiste Say Quote
“With respect to the present time, there are few persons who unite the qualifications of good observers with a situation favourable for accurate observation.”
Introduction, p. xix - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
Poor Relations. - Last Essays of Elia (1833)
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
―David Herbert Lawrence
Self-Pity (1929). Also in: The complete poems of D. H. Lawrence (1971 edition)
Born: January 5, 1767
Died: November 15, 1832 (aged 65)
Bio: Jean-Baptiste Say was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business. He is best known due to Say's Law, which is named after him and at times credited to him, but while he discussed and popularized it, he did not originate it.