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Never spend your money before you have earned it.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

Commerce is one of the daughters of Fortune, inconsistent and deceitful as her mother. she chooses her residence where she is least expected, and shifts her home when in appearance she seems firmly settled.

Author: Ben Johnston


The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Author: Jean-Paul Kauffmann


Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems -- the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.

Author: John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

Profession: British Economist

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.

Author: John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

Profession: British Economist

If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, it wouldn't be a bad thing.

Author: Peter Lynch

Profession: American Businessman, Stock Trader

A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.

Author: Andrew William Mellon (1855-1937)

Profession: American Financier, Philanthropist, Statesman

Much in little.

Author: Motto


If you laid ever economist in the country end to end you would still not reach a conclusion.

Author: Salvador Nasello


In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else s.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA