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There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.

I never guess. It is a shocking habit -- destructive to the logical faculty.
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of speculation; but which ought to be called Gambling.
The narrower the mind, the broader the statement.
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
If there were no bad speculations there could be no good investments; if there were no wild ventures there would be no brilliantly successful enterprises.
What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.