Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility"
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money"
"As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession"
"I don't think about financial success as the measurement of my success"
"Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse"
"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"
"Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in"
"For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation"
"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"
"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"
"A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life"
"Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I'm going to turn on the lights"
"It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society"
"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"
"I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful"
"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"
"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"
"You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever"
"Inflation is taxation without legislation"
"I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible"
"Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells"
"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens"
"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward"
"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"
"The economy is a very sensitive organism"
"A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health"
"I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries"