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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Edward Abbey

They were a people so primitive they did not know how to get money, except by working for it.
Joseph Addison

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours.
Arthur Baer

In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV.
Erma Bombeck

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
Ashleigh Brilliant

When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of $50.
When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded.
Pat Brown

In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything.
Harold Coffin

The higher the buildings, the lower the morals.
Noel Coward

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
E.E. Cummings

We didn't actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
Keith Davis

Traditionally most of Australia's imports come from overseas.
Former Australian cabinet minister Keppel Enderbery

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman

Money will not buy happiness, but it will let you be unhappy in nice places.
W.C. Fields

Errol Flynn

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Benjamin Franklin

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

JP Getty

My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell me the truth--even if it costs him his job.
Samuel Goldwyn

If you think your boss is stupid, remember you wouldn't have a job if he was smarter.
Albert Grant

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
Bruce Grocott

The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have - and that is a moral problem, not an economic one.
Paul Heyne

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the National Debt.
Herbert Hoover

I'm not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit, I'm a billionaire.
Howard Hughes

It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
Nicholas Johnson

I have never been in a situation where having money made it worse.
Clinton Jones

A lot of people become pessimists from financing optimists.
CT Jones

Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and fancy women.
Lord Kelvin

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
 Alfred A. Knopf

You can fool all of the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.
Joseph E. Levine

Be glad that you're greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren't.
Mignon McLaughlin

Gentlemen prefer bonds.
Andrew Mellon

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
H. L. Mencken

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
Spike Milligan

If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
Ogden Nash

More and more these days I find myself pondering how to reconcile my net income with my gross habits.
John Nelson

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
Dorothy Parker

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
PJ O'Rourke

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need.
Chuck Palahniuk

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter

Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly.
George Raft

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.
Will Rogers

Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
Leo Rosten

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Howard Scott

There must be more to life than having everything!
Maurice Sendak

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
R. Serling

To make a million, start with $900,000.
Morton Shulman

What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, 'on one hand... on the other.
Harry S. Truman

Buy land. They've stopped making it.
Mark Twain


If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Talk is cheap because the supply outweighs the demand.

Every day, self-proclaimed stock market "experts" tell us why the market just went up or down, as if they really knew.
So where were they yesterday?

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
Peter Ustinov

The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.
Tom Wait

The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
Katharine Whitehorn

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde

Last updated: August 12, 2010

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