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Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that
by J. Edgar Hoover

Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that
element of our society which seeks unearned money.
- J. Edgar Hoover

We are a fact-gathering organization only.
We don't clear anybody.
We don't condemn anybody.
- J. Edgar Hoover

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to
act in cases of oral-genital intimacy,
unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
- J. Edgar Hoover

Justice is incidental to law and order.
- J. Edgar Hoover

 

Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations
on what should be done with its information,
it becomes a Gestapo.
- J. Edgar Hoover

The cure for crime is not the electric chair,
but the high chair.
- J. Edgar Hoover

No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
- J. Edgar Hoover

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Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling,
I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship.
The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years
of law enforcement have had one thing in common:
Every single one was a liar.
- J. Edgar Hoover

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars
today could see their real owners.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Banks have a new image.
Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker.
If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
- Alan King

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Before 1980, it was basically illegal for U.S.
banks to invent new products.
- Scott Cook

The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had.
- David Rockefeller

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people,
taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere,
withdrew their deposits.
- Carter G. Woodson

Banks' beer.
There's nothing like it!
To Brazil.
And to Barbados justice.
- Ronald Biggs

The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
- William Petty

But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks
and pay the cost of your own slavery,
then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.
- Josiah Stamp

Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins,
without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!
- John Buchanan Robinson

The first week Banks was with us, we knew he was going to be a star.
- Hank Sauer

I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want.
I just don't overeat.
- Tyra Banks

The connection which formerly existed between the Government
and banks was in reality injurious to both,
as well as to the general interests of the community at large.
- Martin Van Buren

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
- Ernie Banks

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks,
is not a solution for the democratic party,
it's the objective.
- Rush Limbaugh

The rivers of America will run with blood filled to
their banks before we will submit to them taking the
Bible out of our schools.
- Billy Sunday

The process by which banks create money is so simple
that the mind is repelled.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

International lending banks need to focus on areas
where private investment doesn't go,
such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief.
- Joseph Stiglitz

With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending
unprofitable businesses and leave them existing.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing
the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period,
which many central banks have emphasized in recent years.
- Toshihiko Fukui

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which
will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
- Lord Acton

I have always been afraid of banks.
- Andrew Jackson

This nation is like a spring freshet;
it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path.
- Sitting Bull

The more the data banks record about each one of us,
the less we exist.
- Marshall McLuhan

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.
- Earl Warren

And $18 million in three Japanese banks,
completely false.
That I have two factories in Panama,
also completely false.
This is part of the counter campaign of some people.
- Alberto Fujimori

A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas.
- Francis Parkman

We sometime didn't get enough to buy oats for our horses.
Most banks had very little money in them.
- Frank James

China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies
of its textile and apparel exports to the United States,
currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.
- Virginia Foxx

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring,
magnificent here.
Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge
on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

The FBI has long been a part of the security for the
nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority.
- John Ashcroft

Banks introduced the installment plan.
The disappearance of cash and the coming of the credit
card changed the shape of life in the United States.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The river flows at its own sweet will,
but the flood is bound in the two banks.
If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
- Vinoba Bhave

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

Before the arrival of the Credit Union,
people who were from the poor background or a working
class background couldn't borrow from banks.
- John Hume

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist -
got a T-1 line to my house.
At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area
hosted from this house here.
- Andy Hertzfeld

The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined
not by the total number of facts we take in,
but the number we wish to reject.
- Jon Wynne-Tyson

Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow
White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films.
But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.
- Marc Davis

In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings
from the banks to the brokerage firms.
- Ron Chernow

I love all kinds of bread.
Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.
- Tyra Banks

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps,
and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.
- Henry Timrod

I rob banks for a living, what do you do?
- John Dillinger

The contents of the massive banks behind these successive
revetments makes it quite clear that the material was
derived from the incorporation of earlier occupation levels.
- Kathleen Kenyon

Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time
the words of Native people from the West.
- Dennis Banks

It's a beautiful day for a ballgame...
Let's play two!
- Ernie Banks

I have so many goals.
- Tyra Banks

It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
- Ernie Banks

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.
- Nancy Banks Smith

And I think the more money you put in people's hands,
the more they will spend And if they don't spend it,
they invest it.
And investing it is another way of creating jobs.
It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks
that can go out and make loans,
and we need to do that.
- Michael Bloomberg

But on the other hand, I don't actively seek out stories or hunt them down.
- Russell Banks

Protect your health.
Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness.
- Harry F. Banks

You must try to generate happiness within yourself.
If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
- Ernie Banks

Is there any reason why the American people should
be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks,
any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the
debts of other institutions,
including merchants, the industries,
and the mills of the country?
- Carter Glass

It's hard to spend years at a time working in total
solitude with no reality-check.
- Russell Banks

The government wants to control the banks,
just as it now controls GM and Chrysler,
and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future.
Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control.
- Stuart Varney

A smart model is a good model.
- Tyra Banks

But it all comes down to friendship,
treating people right.
- Ernie Banks

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world.
Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.
- Tyra Banks

I don't want it to be all that self-conscious or artificial,
but it really grows out of my having invented myself
as a listener so that I could hear her voice.
- Russell Banks


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