Instructive Quotes About 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

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

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

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

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
Warren Buffett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I made my money by selling too soon.
Bernard Baruch

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

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

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

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

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.
Richard Branson

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

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

Watch your finances like a hawk.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Finance is wholly different from the rest the economy.
Alan Greenspan

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

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
Milton Friedman

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

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

All money is a matter of belief.
Adam Smith

Here's my gift-giving rule: Respect your current financial situation.
Suze Orman

Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Honore de Balzac

You don't want to have so much money going toward your mortgage every month that you can't enjoy life or take care of your other financial responsibilities.
Dave Ramsey

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

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

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

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

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

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've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.
Joel Osteen

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

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