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
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
Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.
– Alfred Marshall
I only make movies to finance my fishing'.
– Lee Marvin
Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture.
– John Patrick
Money is the best rule of commerce.
– William Petty
I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful.
– Regis Philbin
In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
– John Rawls
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
– Jules Renard
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
– John D. Rockefeller
I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.
– Tim Roth
Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
– George Reisman
The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
– Alice Rivlin
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
– William Temple
You want to put out a TV show? If you have the money to do it on your own, by yourself, and you have a TV network, you can do it by yourself. But the nature of the beast is, art needs finance. That's how this industry works. So until the Internet becomes our source of entertainment - and watch it, I believe it will - this is how things go.
– Nathan Fillion
You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
– Merton Miller
While neurological studies have tried to identify components responsible for fear and greed, the impact on finance is less clear.
– Andrew Lo
What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines.
– James L. Buckley
Well, paycheck protection is an important ingredient for a successful campaign finance reform measure.
– Andrew Card
Well, first let me say that I think health care reform is important. It has to be a priority. And our system is broken. The Finance Committee bill is the best effort yet, due in large measure to the efforts of my colleague, Olympia Snowe, but it's not there yet. It falls short.
– Susan Collins
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
We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today.
– Gray Davis
We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
– Sherrod Brown
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.
– Tom Daschle
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
We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
– Saint Stephen
We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.
– Lee Iacocca
We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
– Evan Davis
Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
– Olympia Snowe
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
To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world.
– Martin Feldstein
To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks to dig up information no one else has yet.
– Merton Miller
To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
– Peter Schuyler
Three years after starting, by physically doing everything from raising the finance to special effects, we'd finally cobbled together our low budget film.
– Yahoo Serious
Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
– Scott Cook
These heroes of finance are like beads on a string when one slips off, all the rest follow.
– Henrik Ibsen
There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
– Jim Hightower
There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues - and, as a result, nobody went to see those films.
– Renny Harlin
There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
– David Ricardo
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
The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds.
– Robert Rodriguez
The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates.
– Pete McCloskey
The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
– Carol Moseley Braun
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
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
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
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
– Jean-Paul Sartre
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
The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face - it's for him to retire with a smile on his face.
– Mark Cuban
The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
– Robert McChesney
The more anxious, isolated and time-deprived we are, the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services, we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family, friends and neighbors we become less likely to call on them for help, and they on us.
– Arlie Russell Hochschild
The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year, so we'll see that's to come in the end of the finance year and everybody else and also real estate and what theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it.
– Blair Underwood
The government is also looking at further benefits including enhanced capital allowances the use of Tax Incremental Finance and extra help from UK Trade and Investment on inward investment and trade opportunities.
– Andy Sawford
The FHA's success provides strong evidence that government can and should play a role in the nation's mortgage finance system. It also demonstrates that although government intervention in the economy during the Great Recession was messy, things would have been a lot messier without it.
– Mark Zandi
The economy is a very sensitive organism.
– Hjalmar Schacht
The confidence is really driven by the woman - whether she can have the confidence that there will be enough earning or income to finance all the domestic spending - but also by the middle-income class, which for many Asian countries has become the growth power for the economy.
– Sri Mulyani Indrawati
The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.
– David Dinkins
Spain is finding it very difficult to finance itself with sovereign debt risk premium so high.
– Mariano Rajoy
Small- and medium-sized businesses need access to a diverse range of finance options, including non-bank lending. These new forms of finance are still small in scale today but they should, over time, bring additional choice and greater competition to the lending market.
– Vince Cable
Sharia has become an increasingly significant force in American capitalism, thanks to the embrace by Wall Street and the U.S. government of so-called Sharia-Compliant Finance. Indeed, this country's taxpayers now own the largest purveyor of sharia-compliant insurance products in the world: AIG.
– Frank Gaffney
Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
– Alexander John Ellis
Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
– Louis Farrakhan
Poverty is unnecessary.
– Muhammad Yunus
People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
– Carol Moseley Braun
Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services.
– Hassanal Bolkiah
Our goal is to make finance the servant, not the master, of the real economy.
– Alistair Darling
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
Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.
– Yahoo Serious
Nobody wants campaign finance reform more than me. It would save me a fortune.
– Andrew Tobias
My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs - the adversary is the world of finance.
– Francois Hollande
My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation, since I had worked at the US Treasury.
– Merton Miller
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
– Donald Trump
Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of external relations extensive experience gained in a range of senior positions in international finance and development.
– Rodrigo Rato
Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I'm going to turn on the lights.
– Suze Orman
Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that.
– Donna Brazile
Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns.
– Fred Thompson
Large companies cannot finance political parties as their shareholders and employees have different political views.
– Mikhail Khodorkovsky
It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance.
– Mark Rydell
It's not the having, it's the getting.
– Charles Spurgeon
It starts with campaign finance reform.
– Zack Space
It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich.
– Robin Leach