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Recession Quotes

We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much.

Author: George Bush (1924)

Profession: Forty-first President of the USA

Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)

Profession: American Economist

In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labor; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility.

Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932)

Profession: Polish Report and Foreign Correspondent

So-called "austerity", the stoic injunction, is the path towards universal destruction. It is the old, the fatal, competitive path. "Pull in your belt" is a slogan closely related to "gird up your loins," or the guns-butter metaphor.

Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

Profession: British Author, Painter

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

If we can "boondoggle" ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA