Banking, Bankster, and Economics Quotes

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)
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A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it. Bob Hope (1903-2003)
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Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. E. Joseph Crossman
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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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I don't have a bank account, because I don't know my mother's maiden name. Paula Poundstone
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An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible. Alfred A. Knopf
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There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity. Chester Bowles (1901-1986)
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If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)
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Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? Kelvin Throop III
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An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. Laurence J. Peter (1919-1988)
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Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth. Lester Brown, Fortune Brainstorm Conference, 2006
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An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living. Nicholas Chamfort (1741-1794)
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In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from. Peter Drucker (1909-2005)
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There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. Richard Feynman (1918-1988)
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"As through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men, Some will rob you with a six gun and some with a fountain pen."  -- Woody Guthrie
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"What the protesters are saying is there is something wrong when the crooks on Wall Street who caused this recession are now making more money than they ever did before, while unemployment is soaring and people have lost their homes and their life savings as a result of what Wall Street has done," Bernie Sanders said Tuesday on MSNBC
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"The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills the street believes that the world will always be the same and that it is their duty to keep that huge machine running, day and night, forever." - Federico Garcia Lorca  - Spanish Poet and Playwright  - 1898-1936
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"The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills the street believes that the world will always be the same and that it is their duty to keep that huge machine running, day and night, forever." Federico Garcia Lorca - Spanish Poet and Playwright  - 1898-1936

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