Quotes of Banker

“ A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich. ”

- Naomi Klein

“ A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. ”

- Robert Frost

“ With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away. ”

- Lord Longford

“ Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water. ”

- Jaffar Hussein

“ Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ There are many types of investors,... There are as many different types of investors as there are investments. Many of these investors are very long-term oriented, many are very short-term oriented and they vary along other dimensions, too. ”

- Jeff Bezos

“ There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries. ”

- Edith Wharton

“ A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don't need it. ”

- Bob Hope

“ Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk. ”

- Bertolt Brecht

“ What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank? ”

- Bertolt Brecht

“ Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard. ”

- William J. Durant

“ Truth never hurts the teller. ”

- Robert Browning

“ I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble. ”

- Harvey Goldsmith

“ The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. ”

- John Kenneth Galbraith

“ Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. ”

- Lord Hanson

“ When your bank account is so overdrawn that it is positively photographic, steps must be taken. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ I think what you're going to see going forward is that public investors and also venture capitalists and the whole chain of investors are going to be much more discriminating in their investments. ”

- Jeff Bezos

“ If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four tellers? ”

- Unknown

“ A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it. ”

- Unknown

“ Banks have a new image. Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens? ”

- Alan King

“ Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made. ”

- John Berryman

“ Bankers, nepotists, contracts and talkies: on four fingers one may count the leeches which have sucked a young and vigorous industry into paresis. ”

- Dalton Trumbo

“ Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves. ”

- James Buchan

“ What the banker sighs for, the meanest clown may have — leisure and a quiet mind. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ 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

“ It is no accident that banks resemble temples, preferably Greek, and that the supplicants who come to perform the rites of deposit and withdrawal instinctively lower their voices into the registers of awe. Even the most junior tellers acquire within weeks of their employment the officiousness of hierophants tending an eternal flame… ”

- Lewis H. Lapham

“ As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class. ”

- Eugene V. Debs
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