Most bankers dwell in marble halls,Which they get to dwell in because they encourage deposits and discourage withdrawals,And particularly because they all observe one rule which woe betides the banker who fails to heed it,Which is you must never lend any money to anybody unless they don't need it.
Since I've become a central banker, I've learned to mumblewithgreatcoherence? If Iseemundulyclear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.Alan Greenspan
Inside every banker, even the governor of the Bank of England, there lies a gambling streak. In me, they recognise one of their own kind.Irving Kristol
Since becoming a central banker, I have learned to mumble with great incoherence. If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.Alan Greenspan
" Sir Eric Roll, a remarkably eclectic English student of of Marx -- he has been a professor, a senior civil servant, an accomplished international negotiator who led the negotiations for both the Marshall Plan and the EEC, a banker, a member of the court of the Bank of England and a respected writer on the history of economic thought-- "roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
The old saying holds. Owe your banker £1000 and you are at his mercy ; owe him £1 million and the position is reversed.john maynard keynes
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.mark twain
He seems unable to brook any criticism or challenging of his stories or statements. My comments from time to time, my obvious failure to be convinced of his complete innocence and lack of guile were irritating to him, and his voice reached heights of shrillness at times. As ever, his is still the pose of outraged innocence, and the honest banker indignant.hjalmar schacht