The world admires wealth and velocity—these are the things for which everyone strives. Railroads, the post, steamboats, and all possible modes of communication are the means by which the world overeducates itself and freezes itself in mediocrity. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
The rage for railroads is so great that many will be laid in parts where they will not pay. - George Stephenson
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles. - Paul A. Samuelson