Bank Quotes, Sayings about Banking, Bankers

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.
– Bob Hope

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Good Banking is produced not by good laws, but by good bankers.
– Hartley Withers

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Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water.
– Jaffar Hussein

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Money never declines. Money just moves.
– Dick Kovacevich

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

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Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world out of six billion people, more than three billion. Do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
– Muhammad Yunus

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I went to the bank today and said I would like to open a joint account. She replied no problem sir with who is the joint account with. Anyone with lots of money I replied.

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The only difference between a bank and a criminal organization is that the bank has the law on their side.

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Your bank account can be overdrawn, but it can never be overfilled.

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What’s breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
– Bertolt Brecht

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I don’t have a bank account, because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.
– Paula Poundstone

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Banks are there to support businesses that have justifiable needs.
– Vijay Mallya

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

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Banks do not create money for the public good. They are businesses owned by private shareholders. Their purpose is to make a profit.
– John Rogers

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What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?
– Bertolt Brecht

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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

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The only good loan is one that gets paid back.
– Robert Wilmers

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Banking is necessary. Banks are not.
– Wells Fargo

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Being a [bank] director is like being a pilot of an aircraft – it’s years of boredom and seconds of terror.

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The inescapable truth in that there are just too many banks in this country chasing too few customers.
– Dick Rosenberg

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There is two things that can disrupt business in this country. One is War, and the other is a meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank.
– Will Rogers

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A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
– Mark Twain

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It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
– Bertolt Brecht

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I am personally waiting for the first Hollywood epic that will have a banker as its hero, but that probably won’t happen anytime soon.
– Carter Golembe

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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

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It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
– Henry Ford

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Most people…find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets.
– Howard Davies

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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
– Thomas Jefferson

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No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.
– Mary Parker Follet

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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.
– Eddie George

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The ‘sound’ banker, alas! is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional and orthodox way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him.
– John Maynard Keynes

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Banking is very good business if you don’t do anything dumb.
– Warren Buffett

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Why are public holidays, sometimes called bank holidays?
That’s because the banks can go on holiday with the interest they charge their customers for the money they borrow for bank holidays!

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You don’t run a business hoping you don’t have a recession.
– Jamie Dimon

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The only thing useful banks have invented in 20 years is the ATM.
– Paul Volcker

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Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
– Thomas Jefferson

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

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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

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Bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
– Dan Quayle

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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

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Adventure is the life of commerce, but caution is the life of banking.
– Walter Bagehot

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I do not think you can trust bankers to control themselves. They are like heroin addicts.
– Charlie Munger

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