But one thing, nevertheless, that made me a little distrustful about receiving a generous share of the profits
was this: Ashore,
They own not merely the labor of society, they have bought the governments; and everywhere they use their raped and stolen power to intrench themselves in their privileges, to dig wider and deeper the channels through which the river of profits
flows to them
When the demand is equal to the quantity of goods at market, the consumer generally pays the duty; but when the markets happen to be overstocked, a great proportion falls upon the merchant, and sometimes not only exhausts his profits
, but breaks in upon his capital.
Athanase Granson, the only one of the three suitors for the hand of the old maid who no longer calculated profits
, now loved her person as well as her fortune.
This man was much impressed with Ajax with the result that he agreed to train him for a lion's share of the profits
of exhibiting him, and in the meantime to provide for the keep of both the ape and his owner.
The master of The Young Amelia, who was very desirous of retaining amongst his crew a man of Edmond's value, had offered to advance him funds out of his future profits
, which Edmond had accepted.
For in a desire to win quickly and to win much I can see nothing sordid; I have always applauded the opinion of a certain dead and gone, but cocksure, moralist who replied to the excuse that " one may always gamble moderately ", by saying that to do so makes things worse, since, in that case, the profits
too will always be moderate.
In this he sent a cargo of sandal-wood to Canton, having discovered that the foreign merchants trading with him made large profits
on this wood, shipped by them from the islands to the Chinese markets.
Money then being established as the necessary medium of exchange, another species of money-getting spon took place, namely, by buying and selling, at probably first in a simple manner, afterwards with more skill and experience, where and how the greatest profits
might be made.
The agreement as to the sharing of the profits
was drawn up, it is true, by me, but at that time he made no word of complaint.
If you do not pay this, you have cheated me out of my profits
for I should have placed the commission with brokers who could.
He confessed that he never made any profits
out of his quarry, and this, in spite of the enormous volume of business that had been caused by the destruction of San Francisco by the big earthquake.
All the profits
of labor, on which they might improve their position, and gain leisure for themselves, and after that education, all the surplus values are taken from them by the capitalists.
A man might be respected with only one of these advantages, but without either he was considered, except in very rare instances, as a vagabond and a slave, doomed to waste his powers for the profits
of the chosen few
Why, when you have a job in hand that may bring a clean profit
of somewhere about a thousand or sixteen hundred, why, Tom, you're onreasonable," said Haley.