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Banking Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Banking

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The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that,
the banking sector, is enormously daunting.
- William Kirby

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
- Thomas Jefferson

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance,
crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds,
not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.
- William Greider

My early work and publications centered around expanding
on the analysis of life insurance in my dissertation
and its relationship to investment banking.
- Douglass North

 

Washington should revive international efforts begun
during the Clinton administration to pressure countries
with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt
and enforce stricter rules.
- Kit Bond

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous
to our liberties than standing armies.
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe entertainers should know what's going on
and do their own banking.
- Stephanie Mills

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The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing.
- Josiah Stamp

My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries,
and applying that idea to transportation business.
- Frederick W. Smith

John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all,
you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
- Ralph Nader

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social
Security and Medicare to provide for old age.
They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance.
- Ron Chernow

Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime,
facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud,
tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.
- Ron Lewis

I saw a bank that said "24 Hour Banking,"
but I don't have that much time.
- Steven Wright

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

Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin.
- Josiah Stamp

So far, Indian companies have focused more on customer application.
This needs to shift to packaged software for sectors
such as banking and financial services.
- Sanjay Kumar

The whole profit of the issuance of money has provided
the capital of the great banking business as it exists today.
- Frederick Soddy

We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression.
We're inheriting a situation - when people go back
and study major banking crises a quarter century from now,
the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is
going to be one of those crises.
- Larry Summers

I sincerely believe that banking establishments
are more dangerous than standing armies,
and that the principle of spending money
to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding,
is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
- Thomas Jefferson

From blood banking to the modern subway,
from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African
Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our
national culture and our national character.
- Bill Frist

We've got activists all across the country like the
members of the Million Mom March organization,
some of their leaders are here tonight.
We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards.
- Michael D. Barnes

The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse
just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 -
only this time,
it's not just one giant insurance company (and its
banking counterparties) facing disaster,
it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
- Arianna Huffington

The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time;
it uses up the better part of your life and when you
are finished what you know is that you would have benefited
more by going into banking.
- Philip K. Dick

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country,
but by rendering a greater part of that capital active
and productive than would otherwise be so,
that the most judicious operations of banking can increase
the industry of the country.
- Adam Smith

And I think we need a combination of a freeze,
potentially, and also we need to sit down with the -
with the banking industry and talk to them about ways
in which we can help them be able to work those mortgages out,
because it's absolutely imperative that we keep people in their homes.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Investment banking has, in recent years,
resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling
losses has dragged down traditional business and retail
lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets.
This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation
that had dire consequences.
- Vince Cable

There is nothing left now for us but to get ever deeper
and deeper into debt to the banking system in order
to provide the increasing amounts of money the nation
requires for its expansion and growth.
- Frederick Soddy

Most of us spend our lives as if
we have another one in the bank.
- Ben Irwin

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

Everyone has favorite criminals.
Mine are pimps.
We can all rob a bank; we can all sell drugs.
Being a pimp is a whole other thing.
- Chris Rock

You know that bank I used to cry all the way to? I bought it.
- Liberace

Well, I just bought a massive bank and I've moved into it on my own.
- Richard D. James

I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money.
They said, "What for?" I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar."
- Steven Wright

I wasn't ever interested in marrying someone else's career or bank account.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

The first interview I went on I got at age 5.
It was a commercial for First Federal Bank.
- Erin Moran

Youth should be a savings bank.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

My mother opened a bank account for me when I made
$60 on my first day of work as an extra.
She's that kind of mother.
- Laura Dern

How that works is our first season was the year we
had a threatened writers' strike,
so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes,
we did 30.
We put 10 in the bank.
- Christopher Meloni

What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
- Bertolt Brecht

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe,
more than half the population of the world -
out of six billion people,
more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank.
This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western
powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank,
even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

I'm the gooney bird that walked to the bank.
I'm doing better than most of those guys who said I was crazy.
- Jimmy Piersall

You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.
- Jessica Savitch

The strongest bank in the United States will last only
so long as the people will have sufficient confidence
in it to keep their money there.
- Carter G. Woodson

Martin Luther King took us to the mountain top:
I want to take us to the bank.
- Don King

We made a decision that monetary policy will be made
by an independent European Central Bank.
- Gerhard Schroder

I wouldn't change a thing - except my bank balance.
- Johnny Thunders

However, in spite of the general perception that monetary
policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation,
a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
- Toshihiko Fukui

A bank is a place that will lend you money
if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope

You can look at the West Bank.
Cities are like prisons.
They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces,
and everything stops in these cities.
This is the result of Oslo.
- Hassan Nasrallah

But music can save your life sometimes.
It probably saved me from working in a bank or something.
That's a kind of salvation right there.
- Richard Thompson

Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system.
Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them,
just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
- William James

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no
criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank.
I acted out of personal desperation.
- Aldrich Ames

The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis.
- Susan George

They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money
to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.
- Muhammad Yunus

The U.S.
should support the historic Gaza withdrawal as a first
step toward a final settlement:
a permanent Palestinian state in Gaza and nearly all of the West Bank.
- Lee H. Hamilton

A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank,
and one of her jobs, the last four years,
was the farewell interview.
- Donald E. Westlake

I've got a bit of money in the bank.
I'm quite comfortable.
- Paul Gascoigne

When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s,
the middle class was destroyed, which led directly
to the rise of the Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

I saw a bank of white light, and then I saw all my beloved animals.
For a moment I stepped out of my body.
- Roy Horn

You can't bank on the outcome.
- Daniel Berrigan

Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank.
Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
- Ezra Pound

I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.
- Ethel Merman

Don't bring your need to the marketplace,
bring your skill.
If you don't feel well, tell your doctor,
but not the marketplace.
If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
- Jim Rohn

You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.
- Bobby Jones

We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks.
The time has come to harpoon a whale.
- John Hope

You're talking serious money already in the bank,
and millions of dollars coming in every year.
- Neil Abercrombie


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