John Ruskin, engl. Socialreformer (1819-1900)

"There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawfil prey.

It is not wise to pay too much, but it is even worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you will lose a little money, but that's it. But when you pay too little, you can sometimes lose everything because the purchased article can not fulfill the purpose it was meant for. The law of the economy prohibits to acquire too much wealth for a little money. If you take the lowest offer, for the risk you are taking you have to add something. When you do that, then you also have enough money to buy something better."

(John Ruskin)