No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Commerce is the cure for the most destructive prejudices.
We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Its a recession when your neighbor loses his job; its a depression when you lose your own.
Harry S. Truman
In the long-run, we are all dead.
John. M. Keynes
When the last river dries, the last tree disappears, the last fish dies, the white man will understand that money is something not to be eaten.
Kızılderili atasözü / An Indian Proverb
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man\'s need, but not every man\'s greed
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Martin Luther King Jr
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there\'d be a shortage of sand.
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
Nobody spends somebody else\'s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else\'s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and Im proud of it.