The most witty things said about money

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'.

Warren Buffett

'Conventional wisdom results in conventional results'.

Mario Gabelli

'We have embraced the 21st Century by entering such cutting-edge industries as brick, carpet, insulation and paint. Try to control your excitement'.

Warren Buffett

'You must never confuse genius with a bull market'.

Nick Leslau

'I made my money by selling too soon'.

Bernard Baruch

'Trading has been, and always will be, a hard way to make an easy living'.

Jeffrey Silverman

'There are old traders around and bold traders around, but there are no old, bold traders around'.

Thomas Huxley

'When someone says 'it's not about money', it's about money'.


'Long periods of prosperity usually end in scandal'.

George Taucher

'Goldman Sachs. Sounds like some kind of brothel, but I'm assured it's not'.

Stephen Fry

'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'.

Michael Dell

'The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights'.

J.Paul Getty

'The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary'.

Vidal Sassoon

'They say I wasted my money. I say 90% went on women, fast cars and booze. It was the rest I wasted'.

George Best

Extracts from '500 of the Most Witty Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money'.

Published by Harriman House

500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money


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