Bank Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bank quotes, bank sayings, and bank proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I have always been afraid of banks. Andrew Jackson
If Congress has the right under the constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations. Andrew Jackson
We use Halloween to scare the kids and bankers to scare the adults. Anthony T Hincks
When the paper money goes the banks will become the gods of man. Anthony T. Hincks
The greedy loathe wars, but not as much as they love profit. Anthony T.Hincks
You don't make money from peace. You make money from wars! Anthony T.Hincks
What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank? Bertolt Brecht
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk. Bertolt Brecht
I do not think you can trust bankers to control themselves. They are like heroin addicts. Charlie Munger
Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each. Christopher Rice
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement. Dan Quayle
The fear among bankers is that there’s this guy out there, and he can do whatever he wants, and nobody can stop him, I would be afraid too if I were a bank. Dick Bove
Nobody knows banking better than I do. Donald Trump
Drive in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. E. Joseph Cossman
Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, but never to being bores. Elsa Maxwell
Good Banking is produced not by good laws, but by good bankers. Hartley Withers
I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there’s trouble. Harvey Goldsmith
Advances in digital banking will not eliminate the branch, they will allow for more creative ways to help clients achieve financial well being. Hendrith Vanlon Smith
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Henry Ford
Most people find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets. Howard Davies
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money. J. Edgar Hoover
Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water. Jaffar Hussein
Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves. James Buchan
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? Jean Baudrillard
Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. John Gotti
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. John Kenneth Galbraith
The sound banker, alas! is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional and orthodox way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him. John Maynard Keynes
Banks do not create money for the public good. They are businesses owned by private shareholders. Their purpose is to make a profit. John Rogers
We're sorry. It's not us. It's the monster. The bank isn't a man. The bank isn't like a man. Yes, but the bank is only made of men. John Steinbeck
The bank, the monster has to have profits all the time. It can't wait. It'll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can't stay one size. John Steinbeck
The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people vs. the banks. Lord Acton
With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away. Lord Longford
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
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis. Mary Kay Ash
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work. Mary Parker Follet
So I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people. The bankers almost fell over. Muhammad Yunus
Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world out of six billion people, more than three billion. Do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame. Muhammad Yunus
They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money to poor people because these people are not creditworthy. Muhammad Yunus
The only thing useful banks have invented in 20 years is the ATM. Paul Volcker
I don't have a bank account, because I don't know my mothers maiden name. Paula Poundstone
Anytime three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed. Phyllis Diller
The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7
Those who think banks and governments are making them poor haven't seen the whole picture. Poverty is the act of trusting their system. Robin Sacredfire
And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. Thomas Jefferson
Being a [bank] director is like being a pilot of an aircraft, it’s years of boredom and seconds of terror unknown
Adventure is the life of commerce, but caution, I had almost said timidity, is the life of banking. Walter Bagehot
Banking is very good business if you don't do anything dumb. Warren Buffett
There are two things that can disrupt business in this country. One is War, and the other is a meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank. Will Rogers
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank. Woody Allen
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. Robert Frost
Your bank account can be overdrawn, but it can never be overfilled. unknown
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it. Bob Hope
The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing. William Paterson