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Alan Greenspan Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Finance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder,
but it sure heats up the blood.
- Elizabeth Ashley

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

If what Proust says is true,
that happiness is the absence of fever,
then I will never know happiness.
For I am possessed by a fever
for knowledge, experience, and creation.
- Anais Nin

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Saint Augustine

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not
its absence but the use of higher and more rational
forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
- Charles Horton Cooley

I was court-martialled in my absence,
and sentenced to death in my absence,
so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Brendan Behan

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty,
hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness,
being by nature symbol only of an absence.
- Jacques Lacan

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
- Karl Marx

There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world,
voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable
absence of the United States of America.
- Harold Pinter

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends,
for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
- Arthur Miller

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and
its absence can never be compensated for.
- Pierre de Coubertin

It would be hard to ignore the absence of democracy in any Arab nation.
- Jack Schwartz

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

In the absence of any short term in common use to represent all desirable things,
or things that satisfy human wants, we may use the
term Goods for that purpose.
- Alfred Marshall

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.
- Theodor Adorno

For peace is not mere absence of war,
but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind,
a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled
half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
- John Robert Seeley

The weather was fine and moderate.
The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk,
four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
- Meriwether Lewis

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human,
as man who created a child and then,
by his absence,
left the child fatherless and then Godless.
- Anais Nin

Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs,
but never to show their absence!
- Edsger Dijkstra

Of all the bewildering things about a new country,
the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.
- Willa Cather

Absence from whom we love is worse than death,
and frustrates hope severer than despair.
- William Cowper

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability
to handle conflict by peaceful means.
- Ronald Reagan

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest
moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
- Philip James Bailey

While formal schooling is an important advantage,
it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
- Ray Kroc

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared
to life with a person one hates.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -
in other words,
of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
- Vaclav Havel

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life,
and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
- Freya Stark


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