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Bank

Definition: An institution for receiving, lending, exchanging, and safeguarding money.
Number of Quotes: 13

Every banker knows that if he has to prove that he is worthy of credit, however good may be his arguments, in fact his credit is gone.
Walter Bagehot

Retirement is an illusion. Not a reward but a mantrap. The bankrupt underside of success. A shortcut to death. Golf courses are too much like cemetries.
Saul Bellow

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
George Washington Carver

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

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
Bob Hope

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson

If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
Keith Joseph

Except for the con men borrowing money they shouldn't get and the widows who have to visit with the handsome young men in the trust department, no sane person ever enjoyed visiting a bank.
Martin Mayer

A credit card is a money tool, not a supplement to money. The failure to make this distinction has 'supplemented' many a poor soul right into bankruptcy.
Paula Nelson

I doubt if there is any occupation which is more consistently and unfairly demeaned, degraded, denounced, and deplored than banking.
William Proxmire

A banker is a man who lends another man the money of a third man.
Guy de Rothschild

Behind all its global responsibilities and impersonal style banking is still a people business ... it may be the most personal business of all for it always depends on the original concept of credit, meaning trust.
Anthony Sampson

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Mark Twain

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