Quotes about Financial Management

"Keeping accounts, Sir, is of no use when a man is spending his own money, and has nobody to whom is to account. You won't eat less beef today, because you have written down what it cost yesterday."

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784) often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".


"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economist"

John Kenneth (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006) was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century political liberalism.


"Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weatherforcasts and economist."

Kelvin R. Throop (-) is a fictional character and collective pseudonym created by R. A. J. Philips in a story which appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact magazine in July 1964.


"A market economy requires a structure of formal rules- a law of contracts, bankruptcy statutes, a code of shareholder rights."

Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. First appointed Federal Reserve chairman by President Ronald Reagan in August 1987, he was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring on January 31,2006 after the second-longest tenure in the position.


"An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible."

Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr. (September 12, 1892 – August 11, 1984) was a leading American publisher of the 20th century, and founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Knopf paid special attention to the quality of printing, binding, and design in his books, and earned a reputation as a purist in both content and presentation.


"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"In all record history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described social ecologist.His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.


"If all economics were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30,1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

Benjamin Disraeli (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born Jewish.


"Statistician: A man who beliefs figures don't lie, but admits that under analyses some of them won't stand up either."

Evan Esar (1899 - 1995) was an American humorist who wrote Esar's Comic Dictionary 1943 and 20,000 Quips and Quotes in 1968.