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It sounds extraordinary but itís a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.

Author: Mary Archer

Profession: British Scientist and Business

What is high finance? Itís knowing the difference between one and ten, multiplying, subtracting and adding. You just add noughts. Itís no more than that.

Author: John Bentley

Profession: British Director of Wordnet PLC

I wake up every morning and thank God Iím not a chartered accountant any longer, but involved with property.

Author: Godfrey Bradman

Profession: British Property Executive

The objects of a financier are, then, to secure an ample revenue; to impose it with judgment and equality; to employ it economically; and, when necessity obliges him to make use of credit, to secure its foundations in that instance, and for ever, by the clearness and candor of his proceedings, the exactness of his calculations, and the solidity of his funds.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

It is time that financial types developed a greater tolerance for imprecision, because thatís the way the world is.

Author: John C. Burton

Profession: American Writer

The little I know of it has not served to raise my opinion of what is vulgarly called the ''Monied Interest;'' I mean, that blood-sucker, that muckworm, that calls itself ''the friend of government.''

Author: William Pitt The Elder, Lord Chatham (1708-1778)

Profession: British Statesman

You need to have enough immediate profits that you can finance the long-range growth without diluting the stock.

Author: Paul Cook

Profession: Business Executive, CEO of Raychem Corp.

We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Of course I'm doing something about my overdraft: I'm seeing my accountant.

Author: Barry Fantoni

Profession: British Cartoonist, Writer and Broadcaster

The system of book-keeping by double entry is, perhaps, the most beautiful one in the wide domain of literature or science. Were it less common, it would be the admiration of the learned world.

Author: Edwin T. Freedley (1827-1904)

Profession: British Business Writer

The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for the accountant.

Author: Jonathan Glancey

Profession: British Journalist

What we now call ''finance'' is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.

Author: Robert Graves (1895-1985)

Profession: British Poet, Novelist

Women's battle for financial equality has barely been joined, much less won. Society still traditionally assigns to woman the role of money-handler rather than money-maker, and our assigned specialty is far more likely to be home economics than financial economics.

Author: Paula Nelson (1945)

Profession: American Business Executive

The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Author: C. Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993)

Profession: British Historian, Political Scientist

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Author: Robert W. Sarnoff