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There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance.

Tags: Business, Writing  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.

Tags: Human, Race  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Finance, like time, devours its own children.

Tags: Children, Time  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.

Tags: Company, Vacuum  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

Small- and medium-sized businesses need access to a diverse range of finance options, including non-bank lending. These new forms of finance are still small in scale today but they should, over time, bring additional choice and greater competition to the lending market.

Tags: Time, Today  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Tags: Happy, Money  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Well, paycheck protection is an important ingredient for a successful campaign finance reform measure.

Tags: Protection, Successful  ✍ Author: Andrew Card

Our goal is to make finance the servant, not the master, of the real economy.

Tags: Goal, Real  ✍ Author: Alistair Darling

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

Tags: Politics, Real  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

We all know that Americans love their statistics - in sport, obviously. And in finance too.

Tags: Love, Statistics  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

I know what I don't know. To this day, I don't know technology, and I don't know finance or accounting.

Tags: Accounting, Technology  ✍ Author: Bernard Ebbers

Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.

Tags: Accurate, Practical  ✍ Author: Alexander John Ellis

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Tags: Few, Great  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.

Tags: Country, Money  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.

Tags: Funny, Time  ✍ Author: William Feather

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.

Tags: Knowing, Sense  ✍ Author: Barbara Feldon

To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world.

Tags: American, Real  ✍ Author: Martin Feldstein

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.

Tags: Financial, Rest  ✍ Author: Martin Feldstein

But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency, we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries.

Tags: Move, United  ✍ Author: Martin Feldstein

I tend to split my activities into fun, income and legacy. The number of things in that finance bucket is pretty few and far between and doesn't consume much time at all.

Tags: Fun, Time  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

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.

Tags: Morning, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

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

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin
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I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.

Tags: Possible, Reason  ✍ Author: Milton Friedman

Inflation is taxation without legislation.

Tags: Inflation, Taxation  ✍ Author: Milton Friedman

Sharia has become an increasingly significant force in American capitalism, thanks to the embrace by Wall Street and the U.S. government of so-called Sharia-Compliant Finance. Indeed, this country's taxpayers now own the largest purveyor of sharia-compliant insurance products in the world: AIG.

Tags: Country, Government  ✍ Author: Frank Gaffney

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.

Tags: Often, Wealth  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

Tags: Capitalism, Communism  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.

Tags: Improbable, Wealth  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

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.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Greer Garson

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

Tags: Money, Smells  ✍ Author: J. Paul Getty

I wasn't a financial pro, and I paid the price.

Tags: Financial, Paid  ✍ Author: Ruth Handler

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.

Tags: Money, Pay  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.

Tags: Off, Rest  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

The confidence is really driven by the woman - whether she can have the confidence that there will be enough earning or income to finance all the domestic spending - but also by the middle-income class, which for many Asian countries has become the growth power for the economy.

Tags: Power, Woman  ✍ Author: Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system.

Tags: Help, Today  ✍ Author: Steve Israel

In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents, so limiting that money, as Congress did in the campaign finance law, may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done.

Tags: Money, Single  ✍ Author: Elena Kagan

Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work.

Tags: Trying, Work  ✍ Author: Thomas Kean, Jr.

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.

Tags: Depends, Security  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

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.

Tags: Shoes, Small  ✍ Author: John Locke

I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge.

Tags: Challenge, Wish  ✍ Author: Ben Nelson

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.

Tags: Freedom, Life  ✍ Author: Suze Orman

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth - both financial affluence and emotional security.

Tags: Emotional, Home  ✍ Author: Suze Orman

Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I'm going to turn on the lights.

Tags: Dark, Money  ✍ Author: Suze Orman

Let's not forget, it was the government, Department of Finance and Central Bank that decided to unfairly land the taxpayers of this country with unmitigated losses of Anglo and massive legacy issues that would have been expected when nationalising a fraudulent bank.

Tags: Forget, Government  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

Spain is finding it very difficult to finance itself with sovereign debt risk premium so high.

Tags: Difficult, High  ✍ Author: Mariano Rajoy

Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of external relations extensive experience gained in a range of senior positions in international finance and development.

Tags: Experience, Position  ✍ Author: Rodrigo Rato

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.

Tags: Money, Political  ✍ Author: John Rawls

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.

Tags: Blood, Money  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.

Tags: Coming, Pleasure  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

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.

Tags: Goes, Good  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.

Tags: Become, Society  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

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.

Tags: Rest, Security  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Sachs

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.

Tags: Depression, Greatest  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Sachs

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

Tags: Life, Poor  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

It's not the having, it's the getting.

Tags: Getting  ✍ Author: Charles Spurgeon

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.

Tags: Poor, Rich  ✍ Author: Shirley Temple

I was a great student at a great school, Wharton School of Finance.

Tags: Great, School  ✍ Author: Donald Trump

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

Tags: Game, Money  ✍ Author: Donald Trump

The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year, so we'll see that's to come in the end of the finance year and everybody else and also real estate and what theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it.

Tags: Hope, Time  ✍ Author: Blair Underwood

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.

Tags: Three, Today  ✍ Author: Rick Yune

Poverty is unnecessary.

Tags: Poverty  ✍ Author: Rick Yune

But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.

Tags: Economy, Society  ✍ Author: Tadao Ando

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.

Tags: Power, War  ✍ Author: Richard Armitage

I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.

Tags: Money, Said  ✍ Author: Bille August

I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds.

Tags: Big, Both  ✍ Author: Ehud Barak

I made my money by selling too soon.

Tags: Money, Soon  ✍ Author: Bernard Baruch

You can be this super-successful woman who's smart and effective but still feminine. When I worked in finance, I didn't always think that was possible.

Tags: Smart, Woman  ✍ Author: Ruzwana Bashir

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.

Tags: Financial, Honesty  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

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

Tags: Spring, Sure  ✍ Author: Bo Bennett

In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.

Tags: Government, Special  ✍ Author: Bruce Beresford

Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services.

Tags: Financial, Strength  ✍ Author: Simon Bolivar

I'm looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody.

Tags: Money, Writing  ✍ Author: David Bowie

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.

Tags: Money, Women  ✍ Author: Carol Moseley Braun

Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that.

Tags: Money, Wrong  ✍ Author: Donna Brazile

We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.

Tags: Matter, War  ✍ Author: Sherrod Brown

What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines.

Tags: Days, Liberal  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

'Survivor' wouldn't have happened had I not gone out there and helped CBS to sell sponsors to finance the first one. Part of my thinking on 'Survivor' was that it should have rewards that are corporate brands. A Big Mac, one thimble-full of Coca-Cola.

Tags: Big, Thinking  ✍ Author: Mark Burnett

I founded Atari in my garage in Santa Clara while at Stanford. When I was in school, I took a lot of business classes. I was really fascinated by economics. You end up having to be a marketeer, finance maven and a little bit of a technologist in order to get a business going.

Tags: Business, School  ✍ Author: Nolan Bushnell

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

Tags: Good, Trust  ✍ Author: Andrew Carnegie

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

Tags: Put, Rich  ✍ Author: Andrew Carnegie

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.

Tags: Family, Future  ✍ Author: Thomas Carper

I've learned there's a big difference between a long-focused value investor and a good short-seller. That difference is psychological and I think it falls into the realm of behavioral finance.

Tags: Good, Learned  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals.

Tags: High, Time  ✍ Author: Victor Cherbuliez

Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.

Tags: Against, Nation  ✍ Author: Hillary Clinton

In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.

Tags: Business, Trust  ✍ Author: Hillary Clinton

Where are the jobs going to come from?Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where's the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now.

Tags: Business, Money  ✍ Author: William J. Clinton

I admired the way McCain worked on campaign finance reform. I admired the way Nancy Pelosi stiffened the Democrats' spine during the health care debate. I admire the way Barack Obama has raised a dog in the White House without ever putting it on the roof of the car for a vacation drive.

Tags: Car, Health  ✍ Author: Gail Collins

Well, first let me say that I think health care reform is important. It has to be a priority. And our system is broken. The Finance Committee bill is the best effort yet, due in large measure to the efforts of my colleague, Olympia Snowe, but it's not there yet. It falls short.

Tags: Best, Health  ✍ Author: Susan Collins

Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.

Tags: Decisions, Simple  ✍ Author: Robin Cook

Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.

Tags: Health, Money  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face - it's for him to retire with a smile on his face.

Tags: Job, Smile  ✍ Author: Mark Cuban

We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today.

Tags: Power, Today  ✍ Author: Gray Davis

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.

Tags: Health, Money  ✍ Author: Clarence Day

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.

Tags: Problem, Society  ✍ Author: Jacques Delors

If I finance a bank and I know if the bank will get in trouble, I will be hit and I will lose money, I will put a price on that.

Tags: Money, Put  ✍ Author: Jeroen Dijsselbloem

The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.

Tags: Art, Happy  ✍ Author: David Dinkins

In the old days we were the challenger brand competing against the big banks, but today I go round the world and I sit with governors of central banks and finance ministers and, in some cases, prime ministers. They all know Travelex. We are regarded as the establishment - the world's largest retailer of foreign currency.

Tags: Old, Today  ✍ Author: Lloyd Dorfman

Everyone says you've got to do a foundation and legal structure to finance social change. What nonsense!

Tags: Change, Legal  ✍ Author: Rachel Dratch

I was writing an earnest novel about cruises in the Caribbean and I just started writing 'Bridget Jones' to get some money, to finance this earnest work, and then I chucked it out.

Tags: Money, Work  ✍ Author: Helen Fielding

The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.

Tags: Between, Interest  ✍ Author: Irving Fisher

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