"After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood of the first settlers were cultivated, if capital and population increased, more food would be required, and it could only be procured from land not so advantageously situated."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."David Ricardo on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."David Ricardo on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."David Ricardo on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."David Ricardo on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."David Ricardo on Benjamin Franklin
"By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them."
"Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them."
"There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits."
"The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two ways to the owners of capital, it at the same time raises profits and increases the amount of consumable commodities."