Banks Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Submitted by: Shane Drew on October 18, 2016

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

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

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!

Submitted by: Robert D Dangoor on March 30, 2017

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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