Here are some of the most witty things ever said about money:
'I'd be a bum on the street with a tin cup if the markets were efficient.....Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn't do any good to look at the cards'.
'Conventional wisdom results in conventional results'.
'We have embraced the 21st Century by entering such cutting-edge industries as brick, carpet, insulation and paint. Try to control your excitement'.
'You must never confuse genius with a bull market'.
'I made my money by selling too soon'.
'Trading has been, and always will be, a hard way to make an easy living'.
'There are old traders around and bold traders around, but there are no old, bold traders around'.
'When someone says 'it's not about money', it's about money'.
'Long periods of prosperity usually end in scandal'.
'Goldman Sachs. Sounds like some kind of brothel, but I'm assured it's not'.
'An economist is someone who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today'.
Lawrence J Peter
'I think a lot of people initially thought that the 'e' in e-business was more important than the business'.
'The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights'.
'The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary'.
'They say I wasted my money. I say 90% went on women, fast cars and booze. It was the rest I wasted'.
Extracts from '500 of the Most Witty Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money'.
Published by Harriman House