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Check out Minyanville's quotes of the week (along with some slightly older ones...). From Ray Kroc to Julius Caesar, we take a look at who's talking the talk.

"People spend more on tax preparation than the federal government spends on higher education."
-Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) on why it is necessary to simplify the tax code

"While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap."
McDonald's (MCD) founder Ray Kroc

"You feel more rich if you have more units of currency."
–Dilip Soman, a professor of marketing at the University of Toronto

"A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich."
–John Jacob Astor

"We think recycled paper is great. What we're trying to do is what we can do. We can't put out the magazine we put out on recycled paper."
–Eric Bates, deputy managing editor of Rolling Stone

"Well, I do recycle, but so did Maupassant."
–Tom Wolfe

"The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius."
–Guy de Maupassant

"Wal-Mart and its executives brought any sustained negative attention entirely on themselves."
–From a countersuit filed by Julie Roehm after being fired by Wal-Mart (WMT) for having an inappropriate relationship with an underling and an ad agency.

"There's always something to worry about, and now rates are the market's new worry."
–Craig Hester, CEO of Hester Capital Management

"As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can."
–Julius Caesar

"China's macroeconomic controls are aimed at promoting the healthy, stable development of the stock market."
–Wu Xiaoling, vice governor of the People's Bank of China

"We will resolutely fight against whoever dares to restore capitalism, wherever they be."
–1976 Chinese propaganda poster

"I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don't care."
–Reggie Jackson

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