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Best Quotes About Economy And Economics

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A list of the best economy and economics quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous economy and economics quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic economy and economics quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    Never spend your money before you have earned it. Thomas Jefferson

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    If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw

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    No nation was ever ruined by trade. Benjamin Franklin

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    There can be economy only where there is efficiency. Benjamin Disraeli

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    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. Ronald Reagan

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

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    First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time. Doug Horton

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    In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. John Kenneth Galbraith

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    I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes. Edward Gibbon

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

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    How great, my friends, is the virtue of living upon a little! Horace

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    No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings. Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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    Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade. John Ruskin

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    The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. Ernest Hemingway

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    Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Be thrifty, but not covetous. George Herbert

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    Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse. Seneca the Younger

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    People do not understand what a great revenue economy is. Cicero

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

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    Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, On the one hand on the other. Harry S. Truman

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    Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits. Edmund Burke

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    I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college. Hubert Humphrey

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    If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end-to-end, they couldn't reach a conclusion

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    The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by. H. G. Wells

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    In the usual (though certainly not in every) public decision on economic policy, the choice is between courses that are almost equally good or equally bad. It is the narrowest decisions that are most ardently debated. If the world is lucky enough to enjoy peace, it may even one day make the discovery, to the horror of doctrinaire free-enterprisers and doctrinaire planners alike, that what is called capitalism and what is called socialism are both capable of working quite well. John Kenneth Galbraith

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    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil. Joseph Schumpeter

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    The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road. James Thurber

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    Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. Charles Caleb Colton

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    Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. Edmund Burke

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    An economist is someone who knows more about money than the people who have it.

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

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    Much in little.

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    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. John Maynard Keynes

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

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    "Ours is an age in which thousands are driven daily from their homelands by the unforgiving brutalities of war, terrorism, political oppression, starvation, disease, economic piracy, and the relentless suffocation of that singular breath which makes human beings individuals." Aberjhani

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    In economics the majority is always wrong. John Kenneth Galbraith

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    Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence. Hannah Arendt

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    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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    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. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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