Finance Quotes

I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.-Dave Ramsey



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



Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.-Alfred Marshall



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



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



The thing I have discovered about working with personal finance is that the good news is that it is not rocket science. Personal finance is about 80 percent behavior. It is only about 20 percent head knowledge.-Dave Ramsey


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



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



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



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



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



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



There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.-David Ricardo



Inflation is taxation without legislation.-Milton Friedman



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



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




My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.-Tommy Hilfiger



The only way to permanently change the temperature in the room is to reset the thermostat. In the same way, the only way to change your level of financial success ‘permanently’ is to reset your financial thermostat. But it is your choice whether you choose to change.-T. Harv Eker



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



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



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.-Epictetus



Stay on top of your finances. Don’t leave that up to others.-Leif Garrett



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



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




All money is a matter of belief. – Adam Smith



Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.-Ron Lewis



Money is the best rule of commerce.-William Petty



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



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



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



Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.-David Ricardo



Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.-John D. Rockefeller



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



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



Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. – Warren Buffett



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



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



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



The economy is a very sensitive organism.-Hjalmar Schacht



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



The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.-Justin Welby



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



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



There’s more honor in investment management than in investment banking.-Charlie Munger



Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.-Greer Garson



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



You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever. – Merton Miller



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



My father, being a Scotsman, taught me to look after finances. I’m shrewd. Some people may call me tight.-Rod Stewart



Landing a million-dollar investment for your startup is exhilarating. But as big as that number sounds, it doesn’t go far. Many startups just getting off the ground won’t have a CFO to monitor finances. It doesn’t take much for spending to spiral out of control.-Ryan Holmes



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



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



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



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



People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.-Walter Annenberg


The job of the Central Bank is to worry. – Alice Rivlin



We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.-Tom Daschle

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