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    If I had quietly retired as governor in 2007 and went into banking or something of that nature, I would have been, at most, a footnote in the story and probably never mentioned.

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    If you are in banking and lending, surprise outcomes are likely to be negative for you.

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    If you want to change the way your banking system is regulated, if you want to learn the mistakes of what's gone wrong, then you have to change your government.

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    If you don't have a functioning financial system the world economy won't be revived. All the major economies have their responsibility to assist at a pace which is required to clean up the balance sheet of the banking system and to ensure that credit flows are resumed.

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    I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again

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    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?

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    I'm not against banking. Banking allowed our modern society to happen, it is essential. It connects the work through finance, so banking is good.

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    Implicit in the banking concept is the assumption of a dichotomy between human beings and the world: a person is merely in the world, not with the world or with others; the individual is spectator, not re-creator.

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    I have nothing against investment banking, but it's like massaging money rather than creating money.

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    Indeed, better risk management may be the only truly necessary element of success in banking.

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    Independently of its misdeeds, the mere power, - the bare existence of such a power, - is a thing irreconcilable with the nature and spirit of our institutions.

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    In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.

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    In the simplest sense, the key to the performance of any traditional commercial bank ... is the profitability of the loans it makes.

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    In the U.A.E. we were the least-regulated environment in the region, and over time we are seeing more and more regulation coming in. On the other hand, a central bank can overregulate and choke the economy, and then we will have a dead banking industry.

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    Investment banks manage to go bankrupt through their investment-banking activities, commercial banks manage to go bankrupt through their commercial-banking activities.

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    I only know one thing: Everything I learned about the banking business, I learned in the banking towers of the Societe.

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    In Africa it's difficult to carry the money, it's difficult to have a banking system with tellers, with distribution of cash. So they are using their mobile phones.

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    Irrational lenders come and go - mostly they go!

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    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.

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    I particularly remember the time I gave (the research director) my paper on the banking industry. I felt very proud of my work. However, he read through it and said, 'This is useless. What makes the stock go up and down?' That comment acted as a spur. Thereafter, I focused my analysis on seeking to identify the factors that were strongly correlated to a stock's price movement as opposed to looking at all the fundamentals. Frankly, even today, many analysts still don't know what makes their particular stocks go up and down.

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    Is this complicated, risky [banking] system the best we can have?

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    It is a sobering fact that the prominence of central banks in this century has coincided with a general tendency towards more inflation, not less. [I]f the overriding objective is price stability, we did better with the nineteenth-century gold standard and passive central banks, with currency boards, or even with 'free banking.' The truly unique power of a central bank, after all, is the power to create money, and ultimately the power to create is the power to destroy.

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    Italy is the fourth-largest economy in Europe and the eighth-largest economy in the world, and its banking system is collapsing. And Germany is desperate. It must maintain its standard of living. It can only do that with exports and Deutsche Bank is very exposed to Italian debt. But so is the rest of Europe.

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    It can be argued that the U.S. brokerage and investment banking industry has transformed the modern American stock market into nothing more than a mechanism for transferring wealth from shareholders to management.

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    In banking or insurance trust is the only thing you have to sell.

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

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    It is extremely difficult for our contemporaries to conceive of the conditions of free banking because they take government interference with banking for granted and as necessary.

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    It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.

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    It is not competition, but monopoly, that deprives labor of its product. Destroy the banking monopoly, establish freedom in finance, and down will go interest on money through the beneficent influence of competition. Capital will be set free, business will flourish, new enterprises will start, labor will be in demand, and gradually the wages of labor will rise to a level with its product.

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    I think what they've been doing is largely almost in firefighting mode without a good conceptual framework - either at the micro or the macro level. Micro, you would ask: "What kind of financial or banking system do we want?" Macro, you would say: "What are the underlying problems in the structure of our economy?

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    It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

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    It is not suprising that the banking concept of education regards men as adaptable, manageable beings.

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    It is an axiom nowadays that no bank fails for lack of capital; unprofitable lending is always the underlying cause.

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    I trust online banking. You know why? Because if somebody hacks into my account and defrauds my credit card company, or my online bank account, guess who takes the loss? The bank, not me.

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    It's a safe banking system, a sound banking system. Our regulators are on top of it. This is a very manageable situation.

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    It's natural that you'd have more brains going into money management. There are so many huge incomes in money management and investment banking - it's like ants to sugar. There are huge incentives for a man to take up money management as opposed to, say, physics, and it's a lot easier.

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    Just for fun I flew in huge banking arcs, taking deep breaths, enjoying the feel of my newly weightless hair. The stylist had called it “wind tossed.” If only she knew.

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    Lethargy bordering on sloth remains the cornerstone of our investment style. The exception was Wells Fargo, a superbly-managed, high-return banking operation in which we increased our ownership to just under 10%, the most we can own without the approval of the Federal Reserve Board.

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    It's just very hard to teach a class of students about what has happened in the Global Financial Crisis, how we ended up there and how we got to where we are today, without having some basic, non-trivial understanding of the financial sector, credit, and the banking system.

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    Microcredit has shown how you can reach out to people that conventional banking cannot. It has demonstrated that it's a doable proposition.

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    Much of the shadow banking sector, a major contributor to the economic crisis, was also only possible because of taxhaven secrecy.

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    My father was in real estate, banking, and land management. As family life, it was very conventional, happy, and comfortable. We weren't wealthy, but we were well-off.

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    My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business.

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    Our international banking system allows banks to accept funds gained from tax evasion and other crimes and thereby facilitates and encourages embezzlement by public officials, especially in developing countries, as well as tax evasion and tax avoidance by multinational corporations.

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    Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between master and slave.

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    One of the reforms to be carried out during the incoming administration is a change in our monetary and banking laws, so as to secure greater elasticity in the forms of currency available for trade and to prevent the limitations of law from operating to increase the embarrassment of a financial panic.

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    Only put money in the banking system that you can afford to lose!

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    Our banking system grew byaccident; and wherever something happens byaccident, it becomes a religion.

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    Money never declines. Money just moves.

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    Progress is cumulative in science and engineering, but cyclical in finance.