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A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ''speculation''; but which ought to be called Gambling.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer

The narrower the mind, the broader the statement.

Author: Ted Cook

Profession:

I never guess. It is a shocking habit -- destructive to the logical faculty.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

If there were no bad speculations there could be no good investments; if there were no wild ventures there would be no brilliantly successful enterprises.

Author: F. W. Hirst

Profession:

When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.

Author: Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)

Profession: American Novelist

There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer