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«For the camera and for posterity, Stanley Marcus and Estee Lauder greeted each other with an embrace a pair of elderly merchant monarchs who had tested each other's titanic shrewdness for decades formally exchanging a kiss of peace.»
Author: Kennedy Fraser
, Estee Lauder
, kiss of peace
«Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.»
«A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing»
«And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.»
«Damascus was thy merchant in the multitude of the wares of thy making, for the multitude of all riches; in the wine of Helbon, and white wool.»
«He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.»
«Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: / Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.»
«For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.»
«A merchant's desire is not of glory, but of gain; not of public wealth, but of private emolument; he is, therefore, rarely to be consulted about war and peace, or any designs of wide extent and distant consequence»
«He Himself is the Great Banker; God is our Lord and Master. I am His petty merchant. My mind, body and soul are all Your capital assets. You, O God, are the True Banker of servant Nanak.»