Your bank account can be overdrawn, but it can never be overfilled.
The only thing useful banks have invented in 20 years is the ATM.
– Paul Volcker
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
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
– Dan Quayle
What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?
– Bertolt Brecht
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.
– J. Edgar Hoover
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
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.
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!
The only difference between a bank and a criminal organization is that the bank has the law on their side.
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
Good Banking is produced not by good laws, but by good bankers.
– Hartley Withers
Money never declines. Money just moves.
– Dick Kovacevich
The inescapable truth in that there are just too many banks in this country chasing too few customers.
– Dick Rosenberg
Banking is necessary. Banks are not.
– Wells Fargo
The only good loan is one that gets paid back.
– Robert Wilmers
You don’t run a business hoping you don’t have a recession.
– Jamie Dimon
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
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
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
– Thomas Jefferson
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
I don’t have a bank account, because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.
– Paula Poundstone
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
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
With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away.
– Lord Longford
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
– Thomas Jefferson
Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water.
– Jaffar Hussein
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
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
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.
– Mary Parker Follet