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The 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 economy and economics quotes from that same writer.

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

    Seneca the Younger
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    Well managed organizations contribute for economic development

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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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    In economics the majority is always wrong.

    John Kenneth Galbraith
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    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.

    Joseph Schumpeter
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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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    People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.

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

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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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    Much in little.

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

    Edmund Burke
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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