“It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.”
-- Marco PoloRead More
“France is coddled with illusions. Economic decline is the brutal, hard, undeniable reality. We are consuming the leftovers of a past prosperity.”
-- Jean Peyrlevade, formerly head of Credit Lyonnais, 2012Read More
"Common sense teaches that booksellers should not speculate in hops, or bankers in turpentine; that railways should not be promoted by maiden ladies, or canals by beneficed clergymen . . . in the name of common sense, let there be common sense."
-- Walter Bagehot, Lombard StreetRead More