Finance - Quotes & Sayings

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Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin

Finance is not merely about making money. It's about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It's about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.

Robert J. Shiller

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Epictetus

All money is a matter of belief.

Adam Smith

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.

William Feather

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

Climate change joined immigration, job creation, food safety, pilot training, veterans' care, campaign finance, transportation security, labor law, mine safety, wildfire management, and scores of executive and judicial appointments on the list of matters that the world's greatest deliberative body is incapable of addressing.

George Packer

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

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

John Kenneth Galbraith

There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.

David Ricardo

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

Benjamin Franklin

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

Friedrich August von Hayek

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

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.

Margaret Thatcher

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.

Warren Buffett

The only way you will ever permanently take control of your financial life is to dig deep and fix the root problem.

Suze Orman

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

Andrew Carnegie

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.

John D. Rockefeller

Inflation is taxation without legislation.

Milton Friedman

If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Suze Orman

I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.

Dave Ramsey

Watch your finances like a hawk.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Herbert Hoover

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

Donald Trump

During my administration, we've welcomed a broad and diverse group of industries to New Mexico, including high-tech and traditional manufacturing, health care, information technology and finance. Some are homegrown New Mexico companies; others are global leaders in their industries.

Susana Martinez

It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich.

Robin Leach

Productivity - the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy - is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. Output is everything. Time is money. The quest for increased productivity occupies reams of academic literature and haunts the waking hours of C.E.O.s and finance ministers.

Tim Jackson

The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.

Justin Welby

As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.

Bo Bennett

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.

Alfred Marshall

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

Henry Ford

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Albert Camus

You look at marketing: everything that's happening in marketing is digitized. Everything that's happening in finance is digitized. So pretty much every industry, every function in every industry, has a huge element that's driven by information technology. It's no longer discrete.

Satya Nadella

There's more honor in investment management than in investment banking.

Charlie Munger

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes

I made my money by selling too soon.

Bernard Baruch

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.

Richard Armitage

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

I went to the Wharton School of Finance, the toughest place to get into. I was a great student.

Donald Trump

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

Money is the probably the most successful story ever told. It has no objective value... but then you have these master storytellers: the big bankers, the finance ministers... and they come, and they tell a very convincing story.

Yuval Noah Harari

The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.

George Soros

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.

Richard Wagner

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.

Alan Greenspan

There's a big difference between France and the U.S. In the U.S., immigrants must work to live. In France, they're taken care of by public finances. In France, there are millions of unemployed people already. We cannot house them, give them health care, education... finance people who keep coming and coming.

Marine Le Pen

I hope that there's a difference between being childish and childlike and that I'm the latter, if you take my meaning. I often sort of wonder. I don't think I'm a terribly good grown-up; I don't take responsibility easily or well in many areas of life. Finance and stuff like that, I'm absolutely appalling.

Graeme Base

Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.

Mark Cuban

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

J. Paul Getty

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.

John D. Rockefeller