Capital Quotes

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Idowu Koyenikan
“Money is always eager and ready to work for anyone who is ready to employ it.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Karl Marx
“The less you eat, drink, buy books, go to the theatre or to balls, or to the pub, and the less you think, love, theorize, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you will be able to save and the greater will become your treasure which neither moth nor rust will corrupt—your capital. The less you are, the less you express your life, the more you have, the greater is your alienated life and the greater is the saving of your alienated being.”
Karl Marx, Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

Karl Marx
“And here it becomes evident that the bourgeoisie is unfit any longer to be the ruling class in society and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an over-riding law. It is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its slave within his slavery, because it cannot help letting him sink into such a state that it has to feed him instead of being fed by him. Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie; in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society.

The essential condition for the existence, and for the sway of the bourgeois class, is the formation and augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labor. Wage-labor rests exclusively on competition between the laborers. The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the laborers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association. The development of modern industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.”
Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

John Maynard Keynes
“When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done”
John Maynard Keynes

Karl Marx
“Machinery which is not used is not capital.”
Karl Marx, Theories of Surplus Value

Karl Marx
“Such a crises occurs only where the ever-lengthening chain of payments,
and an artificial system of settling them, has been fully
developed. Whenever there is a general and extensive disturbance
of this mechanism, no matter what its cause, money becomes
suddenly and immediately transformed from its merely ideal shape
of money of account into hard cash. Profane commodities can no
longer replace it. The use-value of commodities becomes
valueless, and their value vanishes in the presence of its own
independent form. On the eve of the crisis, the bourgeois, with
the self-sufficiency that springs from intoxicating prosperity,
declares money to be a vain imagination. Commodities alone are
money. But now the cry is everywhere that money alone is a
commodity! As the hart pants after fresh water, so pants his soul
after money, the only wealth.”
Karl Marx

Edmund Morris
“Implicit in the stare of those eyes, the power of those knobbly hands, was labor's historic threat of violence against capital.”
Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex

W.G. Sebald
“The capital amassed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through various forms of slave economy is still in circulation, said De Jong, still bearing interest, increasing many times over and continually burgeoning anew.”
W.G. Sebald

David Harvey
“Barriers to accumulation are perpetually dissolving and re-forming around the issue of so-called natural scarcities and on occasion, as Marx might put it, these barriers can be transformed into absolute contradictions and crises.”
David Harvey, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

“The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till out political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich, - a war constantly growing in intensity and bitterness.”
Stephen Johnson Field

“Capital withdrawals by investors can torpedo investment strategies of money managers at the worst possible time.”
Naved Abdali

“The actual risk is the permanent loss of capital or, to a lesser extent, a sub-par return. Temporary volatility in market price is not a real risk.”
Naved Abdali

“All capital investments inherently suffer the risk of permanent capital loss. As an investor, it is your job to differentiate between market volatility and a permanent
capital loss. You can only achieve this when you fundamentally understand why you bought the asset in the first place.”
Naved Abdali

“When you invest in stocks or any other asset, your primary risk is the permanent loss of capital. Your secondary risk is a sub-par return, and that’s it. You don’t have any other risk.”
Naved Abdali

“The total return of a property that can be rented can easily beat any other investment type. The combined rate of return of capital appreciation and rental income is substantially better.”
Naved Abdali

“All of us need to invest our capital to achieve financial freedom, but most of us are not equipped with the soul and skills to have concentrated portfolios.”
Naved Abdali

“It may take some time, but capital will eventually flow to the most logical place.”
Naved Abdali

“Capital loves yield, and it flows in the direction of higher profits.”
Naved Abdali

“Capital must flow from low yield to high yield and from high risk to low risk, everything else being equal.”
Naved Abdali

“Activities of capital markets do not create or abolish money; governments do.”
Naved Abdali

“Capital efficiently and frequently flows between bonds and stocks. It pays to keep an eye on yields offered by these markets.”
Naved Abdali

“Mandatory allocation of capital between bonds and stocks by mutual funds creates tremendous short-term opportunities for investors.”
Naved Abdali

“There is no need to be a warrior of your investment community. You don’t invest to prove a point or to protect an investment ideology. There is only one goal; grow your pile of capital over time.”
Naved Abdali

“All common investments have a great feature; the maximum amount you can lose is your capital.”
Naved Abdali

“Investors need to keep their emotions in check for a successful investment career. It is the most important requirement. It’s even more critical than having access to capital and markets.”
Naved Abdali

“Greed and fear are both good and healthy for an investor and capital markets as a whole. Emotions are like fire, beneficial if controlled, destructive if wild.”
Naved Abdali

“Generally, a cheap stock is cheap for a reason. If you don’t know the reason, you will be better off investing your capital elsewhere.”
Naved Abdali

“If you are leveraged five times of your capital, a 20% move in your preferred direction can double your capital, but a similar move in the opposite direction can wipe you out.”
Naved Abdali

“If you are inexperienced, start with a fraction of your money. Don’t play with money that is not yours.”
Naved Abdali

Mark Fisher
“In many ways, the left has never recovered from being wrong-footed by Capital's mobilization and metabolization of the desire for emancipation from Fordist routine. Especially in the UK, the traditional representatives of the working class - union and labor leaders - found Fordism rather too congenial; its stability of antagonism gave them a guaranteed role. But this meant that it was easy for the advocates of post-Fordist Capital to present themselves as the opponents of the status quo, bravely resisting an inertial organized labor 'pointlessly' invested in fruitless ideological antagonism which served the ends of union leaders and politicians, but did little to advance the hopes of the class they purportedly represented. Antagonism is not now located externally, in the face-off between class blocs, but internally, in the psychology of the worker, who, as a worker, is interested in old-style class conflict, but, as someone with a pension fund, is also interested in maximizing the yield from his or her investments.”
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

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