Economy Sayings and Quotes

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

Economy and environment are the same thing. That is the rule of nature. Mollie Beattie
A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible. William Baldwin
Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they'll have jobs and get enough money to buy things. Philip Slater
Economy has frequently nothing whatever to do with the amount of money being spent, but with the wisdom used in spending it. Henry Ford
In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything. William J. Clinton
The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population. Bill Bryson
A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens. Paul Ryan
A single economy makes the constant adjustments necessary to facilitate trade impossible. Vladimir Bukovsky
When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy. Steve Maraboli
Economic growth is not only unncessary, but ruinous. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The economic owning class is always the political ruling class. Eugene V. Debs
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. John Kenneth Galbraith
The economy is the start and end of everything. You can't have successful education reform or any other reform if you don't have a strong economy. David Cameron
A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce. Bill Owens
Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love. Morihei Ueshiba
An economy genuinely local and neighborly offers to localities a measure of security that they cannot derive from a national or a global economy controlled by people who, by principle, have no local commitment. Wendell Berry
The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures. Charles Babbage
Economy is not baseball, where the game is always played by the same rules. Nate Silver
The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income. Ha-Joon Chang
A global economy requires a global currency. Paul Volcker
Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow. Calvin Coolidge
The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it's by making poor people richer. Marco Rubio
The economy's always been the engine for our national security. James Mattis
If the economy grows, housing gets better, quicker. Jamie Dimon
Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do. Clara Barton
Economy does not consist in saving the coal, but in using the time while it burns. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Economy is the art of making the most of life. The love of economy is the root of all virtue. George Bernard Shaw
Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well. Charles H. Spurgeon
No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change. Ben Bernanke
Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil. Joseph A. Schumpeter
A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy. Rod Blagojevich
When our economy is truly healthy, and everyone rises with the tide of prosperity, then issues such as the lack of affordable housing, homelessness, and hunger are greatly diminished. David Ige
The market economy is very good at wealth creation but not perfect at all about wealth distribution. Jonathan Sacks
Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy. Barack Obama
Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions. Barney Frank
There can be economy only where there is efficiency. Benjamin Disraeli
If there's any part of the economy that's delivered for all the citizens, it's got to be the work that we and our partners in our industry have done, Bill Gates
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics. David Attenborough
Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time. Denis Waitley
We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. Dennis Weaver
First rule of Economics 101, our desires are insatiable. Second rule, we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time. Douglas Horton
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. Friedrich August von Hayek
If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw
The private sector of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector is, in fact, the coercive sector. Henry Hazlitt
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance. John F. Kennedy
In economics, the majority is always wrong. John Kenneth Galbraith
The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state. John Kenneth Galbraith
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. Laurence J. Peter
Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it. Mark Twain
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. Milton Friedman
Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property. Milton Friedman
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. Milton Friedman
Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are. Phil Gramm
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases Ronald Reagan If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it Ronald Reagan
Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares. Rosser Reeves
The study of economy usually shows us that the best time for purchase was last year. Woody Allen