Banks And Money Quotes by Reginald McKenna, Thomas Jefferson, Kenneth E. Boulding, Barry Goldwater, J. Paul Getty, Josiah Stamp and many others.
I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can, and do, create money…And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States.
If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
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.
[We are] no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world.
I rob banks because that’s where the money is.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing.
Thus, our national circulating medium is now at the mercy of loan transactions of banks, which lend, not money, but promises to supply money they do not possess
Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.
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