— Bob Hope American comedian, actor, singer and dancer 1903 - 2003
„[A banker is] a man who will lend you money if you can prove to him that you don't need it.“
Quoted by Leonard Lyons in his column https://secure.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost_historical/doc/151726578.html, 15 October 1944
„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.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
"Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer"
I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938)
Contexto: 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.
„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 American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
According to R. Ken Rasmussen in The Quotable Mark Twain (1998), this is most probably not Twain's.
„If you have money, don't lend it at interest. Rather, give [it] to someone from whom you won't get it back."“
— Jesus Jewish preacher and religious leader, central figure of Christianity -7 - 30 a.C.
Gnostic Gospels, Gospel of Thomas (c. 2nd century AD manuscript)
„Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, "If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?"“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Traits
English Traits (1856), reprinted in The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. 2 (Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870), p. 206 ( full text at GoogleBooks http://books.google.com/books?id=21IRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA206)
— Walter Slezak actor 1902 - 1983
Quoted as "Actor Walter Slezak's version of "keeping up with the Joneses"": in LOOK magazine, Vol. 21 number 14 (July 9, 1957) p. 10 http://books.google.com/books?id=-NERAQAAMAAJ&q=%22impress+people%22, in LOOK's permanent category of quotes "WHAT THEY ARE SAYING".
Already in 1905 W.T. O'Connor had stated that advertising was "The gentle art of persuading the public to believe that they want something they don't need" in "Advertising Definitions", in Ad Sense, Vol. 19, No. 2 (August 1905), p. 121 http://books.google.com/books?id=zPRKAAAAYAAJ&q=%22W.+T.+O%27CONNOR%22, and in 1931 one finds Will Rogers being quoted with advertising "as something that makes you spend money you haven't got for things you don't want." But this complete statement with the finale "to impress people you don't like" seems to have originated with Slezak. However, Quote Investigator https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/04/21/impress/ instead traces the quotation back to American humorist Robert Quillen, who wrote in 1928: "Americanism: Using money you haven't earned to buy things you don't need to impress people you don't like."
„A banker need not be popular; indeed a good banker in a healthy capitalist society should probably be much disliked. People do not wish to trust their money to a hail-fellow-well-met but to a misanthrope who can say no.“
— John Kenneth Galbraith, libro The Great Crash, 1929
Chapter VI https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25728842M/The_Great_Crash_1929, Things Become More Serious, Section IV, p 115
The Great Crash, 1929 (1954 and 1997 https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25728842M/The_Great_Crash_1929)
„To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.“
— Marlene Dietrich German-American actress and singer 1901 - 1992
„Writing graffiti is about the most honest way you can be an artist. It takes no money to do it, you don't need an education to understand it and there's no admission fee.“
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
(Tristan Manco. Stencil Graffiti)
„It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.“
— Marguerite Duras French writer and film director 1914 - 1996
The Chimneys of India Song, from Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).
— Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman (1949)
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
— Dallin H. Oaks Apostle of the LDs Church 1932
Joy and Mercy http://www.lds.org/ensign/1991/11/joy-and-mercy, Dallin H. Oaks, November 1991
„Laugh all you want. I know my own worth and don't need to prove it to someone who doesn't know theirs.“
— Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen
Fuente: Faith of the Fallen
— John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580
Part I, chapter 11.
Original: (lb) Proue thy fréende er thou haue néede, but in déede
A fréende is neuer knoen tyll a man haue néede.
„Men aren't stupid, and you don't need a complicated set of rules to find a good one who loves you. Here's the only rule you need: if a man loves you, he will do anything he can to keep you around. Anything.“
— Kim Gruenenfelder American writer 1967
Fuente: A Total Waste of Makeup
„Do not pursue money. He who pursues money will never achieve it. Serve! If you serve as best as you can, you will not be able to escape money.“
— Tomáš Baťa Czech businessman 1876 - 1932
Attributed to Tomas Bata in: Tribus, Myron. "Lessons from Tomas Bata for the Modern Day Manager." Tvůrčí odkaz Tomáše Bati a současné podnikatelské metody (2001).
Attributed to Tomas Bata
— Lindsey Davis English novelist 1949
Fuente: The Course of Honor