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finance quotes (68)

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Finance

I made my money by selling too soon.
Bernard Baruch   Category: Finance

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Charles Baudelaire   Category: Finance

As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
Bo Bennett   Category: Finance

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus   Category: Finance

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Finance

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Finance

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
Thomas Carper   Category: Finance

Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
Scott Cook   Category: Finance

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
Clarence Day   Category: Finance

The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people.
Jacques Delors   Category: Finance

Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
Alexander John Ellis   Category: Finance

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Epictetus   Category: Finance

One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
William Feather   Category: Finance

I've always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
Barbara Feldon   Category: Finance

The only way that we can reduce our financial dependence on the inflow of funds from the rest of the world is to reduce our trade deficit.
Martin Feldstein   Category: Finance

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
Irving Fisher   Category: Finance

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
Milton Friedman   Category: Finance

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
Milton Friedman   Category: Finance

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Finance

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Finance

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Finance

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
Greer Garson   Category: Finance

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Finance

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
Alan Greenspan   Category: Finance

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
Alan Greenspan   Category: Finance

I wasn't a financial pro, and I paid the price.
Ruth Handler   Category: Finance

I don't think about financial success as the measurement of my success.
Christie Hefner   Category: Finance

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.
Lee Iacocca   Category: Finance

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
John Maynard Keynes   Category: Finance

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
John Maynard Keynes   Category: Finance

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
Joseph Wood Krutch   Category: Finance

It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society.
Ron Lewis   Category: Finance

It is bad policy to regulate everything... where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power.
Friedrich List   Category: Finance

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
John Locke   Category: Finance

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.
Alfred Marshall   Category: Finance

The price of every thing rises and falls from time to time and place to place; and with every such change the purchasing power of money changes so far as that thing goes.
Alfred Marshall   Category: Finance

To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks to dig up information no one else has yet.
Merton Miller   Category: Finance

You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
Merton Miller   Category: Finance

Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
Paula Nelson   Category: Finance

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
Suze Orman   Category: Finance

Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I'm going to turn on the lights.
Suze Orman   Category: Finance

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth... both financial affluence and emotional security.
Suze Orman   Category: Finance

Money is the best rule of commerce.
William Petty   Category: Finance

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful.
Regis Philbin   Category: Finance

Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
George Reisman   Category: Finance

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
Jules Renard   Category: Finance

Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
David Ricardo   Category: Finance

There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
David Ricardo   Category: Finance

The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
Alice Rivlin   Category: Finance

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Finance

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Finance

Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Will Rogers   Category: Finance

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
Jim Rohn   Category: Finance

We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went into the world's greatest depression. We have a booming stock market in 1999. Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well, some things are not different.
Jeffrey Sachs   Category: Finance

We've taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize and create market economies, that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world, and that it would enhance our own prosperity, and our own stability and security, as well.
Jeffrey Sachs   Category: Finance

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: Finance

The economy is a very sensitive organism.
Hjalmar Schacht   Category: Finance

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
E. F. Schumacher   Category: Finance

All money is a matter of belief.
Adam Smith   Category: Finance

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
Adam Smith   Category: Finance

As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith   Category: Finance

It's not the having, it's the getting.
Charles Spurgeon   Category: Finance

We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
Saint Stephen   Category: Finance

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
William Temple   Category: Finance

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Donald Trump   Category: Finance

Poverty is unnecessary.
Muhammad Yunus   Category: Finance

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
Muhammad Yunus   Category: Finance