Finance quotes

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

In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
Hillary Clinton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
– E. F. Schumacher

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

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

Almost every day, you see an article in the papers about someone violating a campaign finance law.
– Luther Strange

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

The economy is a very sensitive organism.
– Hjalmar Schacht

I guess I was a little idealistic and thought if you are honest and you’re well-qualified and capable of waging a good fight, you can raise money. And what I learned is that our campaign finance laws are really a great big incumbent protection act.
– Wendy Long

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

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.

I gladly, I voluntarily gave up the kind of commercial film career I had going as soon as I had enough money to finance my own films.
Francis Ford Coppola

It is a sound principle of finance, and a still sounder principle of government, that those who have the duty of expending the revenue of a country should also be saddled with the responsibility of levying and providing it.
– Wilfrid Laurier

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

If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
– Ben Stein

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

I mean, I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance.
Will Smith

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

All money is a matter of belief.
Adam Smith

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

I believe there’s tremendous value in having a Supreme Court with a diverse set of experiences – especially when we’re dealing with issues that range from our intimate relationships to how we finance campaigns.
– Cory Booker

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

I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.
– Daymond John

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

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

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

A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.
– William Feather

I made my money by selling too soon.
– Bernard Baruch

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

I only make movies to finance my fishing.
– Lee Marvin

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

Financial crises are like fireworks: they illuminate the sky even as they go pop.
– James Buchan

There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism’s problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance.
– Russell Baker

There’s an awful lot of us who don’t quite speak finance, speak money.
– John Lanchester

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
Warren Buffett

Macro-trading requires a high degree of skill, focus and repetition. Life events, such as birth, divorce, death of a loved one and other emotional highs and lows are obstacles to success in this specific field of finance.
– Paul Tudor Jones

Orrin Hatch is old enough to be my father, and I don’t want my father running the United States Senate Finance Committee.
– Scott Howell

Health care probably contributes a lot more to the common wealth than finance.
– Timothy Noah

Imperceptibly, the developed world’s manufacturing base was gradually eroding and being replaced by securitized finance that destroyed itself and nearly its economies in 2008.
– Bill Gross

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
– Irving Fisher

Wall Street has too much wealth and political power.
– Charlie Munger

It is important that China stop its over-reliance on municipal debt to finance infrastructure. I take comfort in the fact that China’s leaders understand this.
– Henry Paulson

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

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

Partnering with CNBC will allow Yahoo! Finance to expand its offerings instantly and enhance its position as the most viewed and utilized finance site in the world.
– Ross Levinsohn

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

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

I’m involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful.
– Regis Philbin

Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
– Mario Puzo

The campaign finance scandal in America is the global warming of American political life – with cash substituting for deadly solar radiation.
Alec Baldwin

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
– Henrik Ibsen

As dismayed as Americans are with the influence of the special interests that finance election campaigns, they’ve been reluctant to embrace the alternative: taxpayer-financed elections.
– John Harwood

As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today’s workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system.
– Steve Israel