I have seen many a man turn his gold into smoke, but you are the first who has turned smoke into gold.
– Queen Elizabeth I, Queen of England. (1533-1603), Speaking to Sir Walter Raleigh who brought the tobacco plant to England from America, Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations.
This vice brings in one hundred million francs in taxes every year.
I will certainly forbid it at once – as soon as you can name a virtue that brings in as much revenue.
– Napoleon III, (1808-73) French emperor.
Reply when asked to ban smoking. Anekdotenschatz (H. Hoffmeister) Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations
The Elizabethan age might be better named the beginning of the smoking era..
– J. M. Barrie, (1860-1937) British novelist and dramatist, My Lady Nicotine, Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations
I’ll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It cost a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It’s addictive. And there’s a fantastic brand loyalty.
– Warren Buffett, Investment Guru, Source : seen on the web.
The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them.
– Robert Frost, Source : seen on the web.
God has intended the great to be great and the little to be little …
The trade unions, under the European system, destroy liberty …
I do not mean to say that a dollar a day is enough to support a workingman
… not enough to support a man and five children if he insists on smoking and drinking beer.
But the man who cannot live on bread and water is not fit to live! A family may live on good bread and water in the morning, water and bread at midday, and good bread and water at night!
– Rev. Henry Ward, Beecher, Source : seen on the web.
It is more profitable for your Congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
– Jackie Mason, Source : seen on the web.
Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less.
– James Danforth Quayle, ex US vice president, Source : seen on the web.
The tobacco business is a conspiracy against womanhood and manhood. It owes its origin to that scoundrel Sir Walter Raleigh, who was likewise the founder of American slavery.
– Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Tobacco, Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations.