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Quotes on Banking

Borrowing money, round-the-clock banking, financial collapses and more

Published: Aug 3, 2013 07:27:05 AM IST
Updated: Jul 30, 2013 05:34:19 PM IST
Quotes on Banking
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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson   

The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.
Nigel Farage

Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

What is robbing a bank compared to founding one?
Bertolt Brecht

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners.
E Joseph Cossman

I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?
Jean Baudrillard

I saw a bank that said ‘24 Hour Banking’, but I don’t have that much time.
Steven Wright

When you need to borrow money the Mob seems like a better deal I think. ‘You don’t pay me back I break both yer legs.’ Is that all? You won’t take my house or wreck my credit rating? Fine where do I sign? Legs? Fine. You don’t even have to sign anything.
Craig Ferguson

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.
John Maynard Keynes

(This story appears in the 09 August, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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