Remember the great recession? Bailouts, foreclosures and job losses, oh my! Each day seemed to bring more bad news about the economy. Reading the newspaper or watching the news was enough to make anyone anxious about the future and the state of their finances. As we went through this trying time, remember that the country has been through this before and emerged stronger. Here are some quotes about money and the economy from some of history’s greatest minds. Everything always works itself out. It always does.
- You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – Ruth Smeltzer
- Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. – Benjamin Franklin
- So often we rob tomorrow’s memories by today’s economies. – John Mason Brown
- Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. – Warren Buffett
- Anyone who thinks there is safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages. – Irene Peter
- Men make counterfeit money. In many cases, money makes counterfeit men. – Sydney J. Harris
- It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours. – Harry Truman
- We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official; a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. – Winston Churchill
- Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy only when others are fearful. – Warren Buffett
- I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. – Warren Buffett
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