Finance Quotes


Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
– Epictetus
Finance, like time, devours its own children.
– Honore de Balzac
I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
– Honore de Balzac
If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
– John Barrymore
I made my money by selling too soon.
– Bernard Baruch
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
– Charles Baudelaire
As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
– Bo Bennett
Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.
– Hillary Clinton
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
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
– Milton Friedman
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
The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
– Irving Fisher
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
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
What we now call finance is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
– Robert Graves
Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
– Alan Greenspan
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
I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
– John Hurt
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
– Joseph Wood Krutch
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