Money is the best rule of commerce.
More Quotes from William Petty:The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come, he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience which he admits against himself.
An house is of a double nature, viz., one, wherein it is a way and means of expence, the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
As for religion, I die in the profession of that faith, and in the practice of such worship as I find established by the law of my country.
Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.
Wherefore the race being not to the swift, etc. but time and chance happening to all men, I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid, of whose correction I shall never be impatient.
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