The private ownership of great art, its seclusion from the general view of men and women, let alone from that of interested amateurs and scholars, is a curious business. The literal disappearance of a Turner or a Van Gogh into some Middle Eastern or Latin-American bank vault to be kept as investment and collateral, the sardonic decision of a Greek shipping tycoon to put an incomparable El Greco on his yacht, where it hangs at persistent risk — these are phenomena that verge on vandalism.
I have had a son killed, a son-in-law die during the last battle of Nashville, another son has thrown himself away, a second son-in-law is in no better condition, I think I have had sorrow enough without having my bank account examined by a Committee of Congress.andrew johnson
We cannot bank our hopes on possibilities. We must put our trust in ourselves, in our capabilities and efforts and strength and preparations not only for our success but even to avoid our own defeat.aung san
The intention of the US found its feature through a clear formulation in the Agreement for the IBRD. The “purposes of the bank” were defined as follows: “To promote private foreign investment by means of guarantees or participations in loans and other investments made by private investors; and when private capital is not available on reasonable terms, to supplement private investments by providing, on suitable conditions, finance for productive purposes out of its own capital, funds raised by it and its other resources”
What you said hurt me very much. I cried all the way to the bank.
The use of video evidence is not always conclusive, but it sure beats the memory bank of most witnesses.jack gibson
For me real peace is lying on a river bank in summer with a sprig of grass in my mouth. I have friends who jet off to a luxury hotel. I think, 'How can you enjoy such ghastly luxury?'griff rhys jones
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.woody allen
The west has fiscalised its basic power relationships through a web of contracts, loans, shareholdings, bank holdings and so on. In such an environment it is easy for speech to be "free" because a change in political will rarely leads to any change in these basic instruments. Western speech, as something that rarely has any effect on power, is, like badgers and birds, free.julian assange
I would advise sitting from morning till night under some willow bush on the river bank where there is a wide view. This will be "doing the valley" far more effectively than riding along trails in constant motion from point to point. The entire valley is made up of "points of interest."john muir
The most serious criticism of EMU is that by abandoning exchange rate adjustments it transfers to the labor market the task of adjusting for competitiveness and relative prices... losses in output and employment (and pressure on the European central bank to inflate) will predominate.
Italians dream that the ECB (European Central bank) will make their life easier than the Bundesbank does now... The new central bank is certain to establish itself at the outset as a direct continuation of the German central bank.
When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover the check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check there is no bank deposit on which that check is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money.
While the dull talk idly streams, He sits upon the bank and dreams, Till some careless word that's said Finds a fellow in his head...
This bank is oozing with magic alarms! The city guard will be here at any moment!
According to the World bank, the concentration of wealth and the structures of corporate economic power have no bearing on woman's rights.michel chossudovsky
... Just came from Colombia, where the enormous oil on canvas by Martinez Delgado was transported to the bank, It is the last masterpiece of a remarkable artist. What an honor for the bank and for the people of Colombia.santiago martínez delgado
Israel is the number one rogue state threat to Middle Eastern peace with its nuclear arms and acts of outright aggression towards its peaceful neighbours Syria and Lebanon – and genocidal actions against the marginalised Palestinians of the West bank – and Gaza in particular.mohamed elbaradei
Top management as a function and as a structure was first developed by Georg Siemens (1839-1901) in Germany between 1870 and 1880, when he designed and built the Deutsche bank and made it, within a very few years, into continental Europe's leading and most dynamic financial institution.Peter Drucker
It really surprises me that some people in this party think we owe Westpac something. Or the ANZ bank. Or the National .paul keating
... Just came from Colombia, where the enormous oil on canvas by Martinez Delgado was transported to the bank, It is the last masterpiece of a remarkable artist. What an honor for the bank and for the people of Colombia.
World bank studies suggest that US subsidies alone reduce West Africa's annual revenue from cotton exports by $250 [million] a year .
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