Stuart Chase (1888-1985) was an American economist and engineer trained at MIT.
In S. I. Hayakawa's Language in Thought and Action
- Citizens of a modern society need [...] more than that ordinary "common sense" which was defined by Stuart Chase as that which tells you that the world is flat. (p.29-30)
Possible source: The Life and Writings of Stuart Chase (1888-1985) edited By Richard Vangermeersch, Kingston, RI, USA, Elsevier.
- Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.
- For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
- Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
- The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
- The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
- Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.
- Democracy, as has been said of Christianity, has never really been tried.
- I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
- Quoting the ILO, "a nation can afford anything it can produce." (page 211, The Proper Study of Mankind, Harper & Brothers, 1948)