The Common Law of Business, by John Ruskin
There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little
worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone
are that person's lawful prey.
It is unwise to pay too much, but it is also unwise to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money, that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the
thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and
getting a lot...
It can't be done.
If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk
And if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
By John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Das Ruskin Gesetz
Es gibt kaum etwas
auf dieser Welt, das
nicht irgend jemand
ein wenig schlechter
machen und etwas
La loi des affaires interdit que vous payez peu et que vous recevez beaucoup