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History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of
by Alan Greenspan

History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of
protracted periods of low risk premiums.
- Alan Greenspan

In the absence of the gold standard,
there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.
There is no safe store of value.
- Alan Greenspan

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
- Alan Greenspan

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard
is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions.
They seem to sense...
that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
- Alan Greenspan

 

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did,
the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education -
literacy,
both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
- Alan Greenspan

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving
success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that,
for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
- Alan Greenspan

Anything that we can do to raise personal savings is
very much in the interest of this country.
- Alan Greenspan

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Whatever you tax, you get less of.
- Alan Greenspan

We need, in effect, to make the phantom 'lock-boxes'
around the trust fund real.
- Alan Greenspan

I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear,
you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
- Alan Greenspan

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate,
we will surely lose jobs.
- Alan Greenspan

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content,
even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors
without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
- Alan Greenspan

I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949,
and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street.
And I'm not sure where it comes from,
but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism
in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive.
- Alan Greenspan

Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts,
but not with borrowed money.
And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years
is spending programs with borrowed money,
tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the
day that proves disastrous.
And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
- Alan Greenspan

I was a good amateur but only an average professional.
I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I
could rise in the music business,
so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
- Alan Greenspan

I don't know where the stock market is going,
but I will say this, that if it continues higher,
this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything
we've been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about.
- Alan Greenspan

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
- George Will

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.
- Colin Powell

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
- Woodrow Wilson

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had
a depression named for him.
- Herbert Hoover


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