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
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
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