500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money

By Philip Jenks

A suite of the main memorable prices on funds, wealth, funding, and company luck, from a large choice of resources. together with: - mythical traders: Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Jim Slater - Old-time billionaires: John D. Rockefeller, J. Paul Getty, Andrew Carnegie - substantial swinging dicks: invoice Gates, Chris Gent, Allan Leighton - marketers: Sam Walton, Ray Kroc, Jeff Bezos - Wits: H.L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker - Comedians: Woody Allen, Steve Martin and Stephen Fry - Bankers and economists: Milton Friedman, J.K. Galbraith, John Maynard Keynes - Statesmen: Napoleon, Churchill, Thatcher - Rogues: Robert Maxwell, Ivan Boesky, Al Capone - Philosophers: Hegel, Goethe, Aristotle and plenty of extra! Ordered by way of topic, with a accomplished index, this e-book includes sharp insights, witty one-liners, and considerate observations of the top calibre. even if you will want anything enjoyable to dip into, otherwise you are looking to pepper your dialog and writing with apercus with the intention to have your viewers gasping in admiration, this can be the resource.

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Yet i've been doing an identical factor for all time. ” Sir Ernest Cassel, deepest banker to King Edward VII Political economic system “In this country of imbecility, I had, for my very own enjoyment, grew to become my cognizance to political financial system. ” Thomas De Quincey, ‘Confessions of an Opium Eater’ financial coverage “All the nice monetary ills the realm has identified this century could be at once traced again to the London institution of Economics. ” N. M. Perrera “I imagine there are components the place new principles are extraordinarily risky - economics and intercourse. typically, it’s all been attempted earlier than, and if it’s new, it’s most likely unlawful or bad. ” Felix Rohatyn “Without economic system none could be wealthy and with it few may be bad. ” Samuel Johnson “You will dwell badly, yet no longer for lengthy. ” President Alexander Lukaskenko of Belarus, the final ecu dictator, boosting his topics’ morale in 1998 “Waiting for supply-side economics to paintings is like leaving the touchdown lighting fixtures on for Amelia Earhart. ” Walter Heller, economist Inflation “Money is missing? good then, create it! ” Goethe “The street to inflation is paved with strong intentions. ” William Guttmann “Inflation is a brilliant ethical evil. international locations which lose self assurance of their forex lose self assurance in themselves. ” Lord Howe, former Chancellor of the Exchequer “Inflation can be known as prosperity with hypertension. ” Arnold Glasgow “Central bankers are opposed to inflation like clergymen are opposed to sin. yet few are out and out fundamentalists. ” man Quaden, banker “We have a love hate dating. We hate inflation, yet we like every thing that factors it. ” William Simon, banker “Inflation is a sort of taxation that may be imposed with laws. ” Milton Friedman, economist “Inflation is worse than communism. ” Robin Leigh-Pemberton, former Governor of the financial institution of britain “Inflation isn’t an Act of God. excessive inflation is an artificial catastrophe, like Southern beer and nylon shirts. ” Ronald lengthy, advisor Northerner “Having a bit inflation is like being a little pregnant. ” Leon Henderson Currencies and trade charges “Lenin used to be correct. there isn't any subtler, no surer, technique of overturning the prevailing foundation of society than to debauch the forex. ” John Maynard Keynes “I wish the complete of Europe to have one forex; it'll make buying and selling a lot more uncomplicated. ” Napoleon Bonaparte The Sterling trouble of 1992 “The marketplace concept the ERM was once essentially susceptible. It wouldn’t have mattered if you happen to had Jesus Christ as Chancellor. ” Doug Bate “I may have made issues tougher yet I didn’t simply because I felt a definite accountability to not spoil the ecu financial method. ” George Soros “It is simply as though Norman Lamont had in my view thrown complete hospitals and faculties into the ocean all afternoon. ” imperative Banking journal “If governments do attempt to repair the forex it's the accountability of the forex speculators to blow them aside. through doing that, they'd do the realm an outstanding flip.

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