Trade Quotes

By | January 6, 2011
  • A handful of trade, a handful of gold. ~ Dutch Proverbs
  • A trade not properly learned is an enemy. ~ Irish Proverb
  • Advertising is the mother of trade. ~ Japanese Proverb
  • Another man’s trade costs money. ~ Portuguese Proverb
  • Be not a jack of all trades, but a master of one. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain
  • Don’t just learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade. ~ James Bennis
  • Even a thief takes ten years to learn his trade. ~ Japanese Proverb
  • Every man has a good wife and a bad trade. ~ Italian Proverb
  • Every man to his trade. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • Every one finds fault with his own trade. ~ Italian Proverb
  • Flatterers and traders are related. ~ Basque Proverb
  • Free trade is not based on utility but on justice. ~ Edmund Burke
  • Free trade should not mean free labor. ~ Stephen F. Lynch
  • He that hath a trade hath an estate; He that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • He who cannot speak well of his trade does not understand it. ~ French Proverb
  • He who does not teach his son a trade teaches him to steal. ~ Hebrew Proverb
  • Hee that learnes a trade hath a purchase made. ~ George Herbert
  • I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain. ~ Rita Mae Brown
  • If a man loves the labor of his trade apart from any question of success or fame, the Gods have called him. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • In the long run, free trade benefits everyone; in the short run it is bound to produce much pain. ~ Henry Hobhouse
  • Jack of all trades, master of none. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • Let every man practice the trade which he best understands. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • Many trades, begging the best. ~ German Proverb
  • Men have become the tools of their trade. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky. ~ William Faulkner
  • No nation was ever ruined by trade. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • No trade will be made unless they want the thing more than they want their money. ~ Roy H. Williams
  • On poor people’s beards the young barber learns his trade. ~ German Proverb
  • People don’t trade money for things when they value their money more highly than they value the things. ~ Roy H. Williams
  • People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. ~ Adam Smith
  • Politics is the profession of those who have neither trade nor art. ~ Muhammad Hijazi
  • Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader. ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • Set your expense according to your trade. ~ Dutch Proverb
  • Seven trades but no luck. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb
  • The man of many trades bakes his bread on Sunday. ~ Romanian Proverb
  • The man of your own trade is your enemy. ~ Portuguese Proverb
  • The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. ~ Douglas Jerrold
  • There are no foolish trades, there are only foolish people. ~ French Proverb
  • There are tricks in every trade. ~ Italian Proverb
  • Those who trade with heaven by prayer grow rich by quick returns. ~ William S. Plumer
  • To your son give a good name and a trade. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • Trade follows the flag. ~ French Proverb
  • Trade knows neither friends nor kindred. ~ French Proverb
  • Two of a trade can never agree. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • War is the trade of Kings. ~ John Dryden
  • We traded in shrouds; people stopped dying. ~ Lebanese Proverb
  • Who has a trade may go anywhere. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • Who is your enemy? A man of your own trade. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade. ~ Albert Camus

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