John B. Robinson

Found 17 thoughts of John B. Robinson

At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because the paper currency is redeemable in gold only.

John B. Robinson

Paper currency has hitherto been regarded with suspicion, as insecure.

John B. Robinson

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short, the security behind the notes is diminished, the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended, and the panic follows.

John B. Robinson

There is no word more generally misinterpreted than the word egoism, in its modern sense.

John B. Robinson

Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone.

John B. Robinson

In the past, when gold and silver were the only money, the hire of gold and silver was on the same footing as that of any other commodity.

John B. Robinson

However near and dear to you may be your wife, children, friends, they are not you; they are outside of you.

John B. Robinson

All the ideals which men generally think are realities, you have learned to see through; you have learned that they are your ideals.

John B. Robinson

It was the king's army, the king's people, the king's taxes; and he who questioned the propriety of the royal prerogative of taking from his people without return or accounting, was reckoned, and felt himself to be, a criminal, guilty of the highest crime of disloyalty.

John B. Robinson

It is often said by reformers that government should be conducted upon business principles.

John B. Robinson

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.

John B. Robinson

Capital, however capital may be defined, would practically cease to exist as an income producing fund, for the simple reason that if money, wherewith to buy capital, could be obtained for one-half of one per cent, capital itself could command no higher price.

John B. Robinson

Gold is used to a certain extent; but the great bulk of the money in use is not gold but promissory notes, called bank notes - paper money, in short.

John B. Robinson

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.

John B. Robinson

For each one of us stands alone in the midst of a universe.

John B. Robinson

But the egoist has no ideals, for the knowledge that his ideals are only his ideals, frees him from their domination. He acts for his own interest, not for the interest of ideals.

John B. Robinson

The business of a bank is to lend money; which amounts, nowadays, to lending credit.

John B. Robinson