Banks Quotes

Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money. - J. Edgar Hoover


The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks. - Lord Acton


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


Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis. - Mary Kay Ash


The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist. - Marshall McLuhan


The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. - Stuart Varney


The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes. - Arundhati Roy


I rob banks for a living, what do you do? - John Dillinger


The FBI has long been a part of the security for the nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority. - John Ashcroft


When ATM machines came out and people were prosecuted for robbing ATM machines, I don't think anybody thought the banks were against technology because they didn't want their ATM machines lifted. - Hilary Rosen


Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons. - Henry Timrod


On private transactions, I'll just go very quickly now, a major difference between the United States and Euroland is that in Europe banks are much more important in financial transactions than in the United States. - Robert C. Solomon


Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this. - Knute Nelson


Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort. - Said Musa


The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted. - Vinoba Bhave


But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit. - Josiah Stamp

Before 1980, it was basically illegal for U.S. banks to invent new products. - Scott Cook


All these child stars grow up and they're knockin' over banks and getting prostitutes. I'm, like, one of the only people I know that has managed to dodge all of that negative crap. - Dustin Diamond


A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. - John C. Calhoun


A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas. - Francis Parkman


Banks introduced the installment plan. The disappearance of cash and the coming of the credit card changed the shape of life in the United States. - Jerzy Kosinski


This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path. - Sitting Bull


Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn't borrow from banks. - John Hume


Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial. - Martin Van Buren


In the financial system we have today, with less risk concentrated in banks, the probability of systemic financial crises may be lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems. - Timothy Geithner


A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding. - William Gibson


If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals. - Ron Chernow


Banks' beer. There's nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice. - Ronald Biggs


Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country? - Carter Glass


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. - Earl Warren


China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currencymanipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks. - Virginia Foxx


The first week Banks was with us, we knew he was going to be a star. - Hank Sauer


With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing. - Toshihiko Fukui


The contents of the massive banks behind these successive revetments makes it quite clear that the material was derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels. - Kathleen Kenyon


Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest! - John Buchanan Robinson


The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had. - David Rockefeller


Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period, which many central banks have emphasized in recent years. - Toshihiko Fukui


We sometime didn't get enough to buy oats for our horses. Most banks had very little money in them. - Frank James


The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject. - Jon Wynne-Tyson


In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other. - Charles Lyell


Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective. - Rush Limbaugh


Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom. - William Bartram


I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores. - Victor Hugo


I have always been afraid of banks. - Andrew Jackson


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. - Charles R. Swindoll


International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief. - Joseph Stiglitz


The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. - John Kenneth Galbraith

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange. - William Petty


Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits. - Carter G. Woodson


Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films. But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market. - Marc Davis


I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist - got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here. - Andy Hertzfeld


The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks. - Mikhail Bakunin


Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. - E. Joseph Cossman


The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks. - Ernest Thompson Seton


In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings from the banks to the brokerage firms. - Ron Chernow


I am afraid that the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create and destroy money. And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of governments, and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people. - Richard McKenna


Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks I got the sun in the mornin' -- and the moon at night. - Irving Berlin


And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people. - Alberto Fujimori


The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large. - Martin Van Buren


The rivers of America will run with blood filled to their banks before we will submit to them taking the Bible out of our schools. - Billy Sunday