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Alan GreenspanI think Bill Clinton was the best Republican president we've had in a while.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

Donald TrumpMy big focus is China and OPEC and all of these countries that are just absolutely destroying the United States.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

Alan GreenspanI came to a stark realization: chronic surpluses could be almost as destabilizing as chronic deficits.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

Alan GreenspanThe number one problem in today's generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

Will DurantMen decided that it was better to pay taxes than to fight among themselves; better to pay tribute to one magnificent robber than to bribe them all.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Harry TrumanIt’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Thomas EdisonIt is absurd to say our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Winston ChurchillIn finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound and everything that is sound is disagreeable.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillThe inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillWe contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

H.L. MenckenUnquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Laurence J PeterAn economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Somerset MaughamIf a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

John KennedyThe farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Ronald ReaganI am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Benjamin DisraeliAt present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Lord ActonThe issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.

—  Lord Acton, 1834-1902, English historian

Jim RohnEconomic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Robert W. SarnofFinance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

—  Robert W. Sarnof, 1918-1997, American business executive

Jean Jacques RousseauFinance is a slave's word.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Thomas JeffersonI believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]

Harry TrumanProsperous farmers make for a prosperous nation, and when farmers are in trouble, the nation is in trouble.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Vladimir LeninBy destroying small-scale production, capital leads to an increase in productivity of labor and to the creation of a monopoly position for the associations of big capitalists.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Peter DruckerThe world political system is till based on the concept of the national sovereign state. For the first time therefore, in three hundred years economy and sovereignty are becoming divorced from each other.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Thomas EdisonThe difference between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, whereas the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Funny Quotes

Albert EinsteinThe hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Harry TrumanI want a one-armed economist, that way he cannot say, 'on the other hand'.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Stupid Quotes

Alan GreenspanThe world might need double digit interest rates to control inflation in the near future.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

     (rates have been near zero for most of the time since)

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.

—  Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University

     (in 1929…)

George W. BushThe vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Special Quotes

It’s the economy stupid.

—  Message of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign



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