Economy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old economy quotes, economy sayings, and economy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Economy and environment are the same thing. That is the rule of nature.     

Mollie Beattie

A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible.     

William Baldwin

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they'll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.     

Philip Slater

Economy has frequently nothing whatever to do with the amount of money being spent, but with the wisdom used in spending it.     

Henry Ford

In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.     

William J. Clinton

The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.     

Bill Bryson

A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens.     

Paul Ryan

A single economy makes the constant adjustments necessary to facilitate trade impossible.     

Vladimir Bukovsky

When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.     

Steve Maraboli

Economic growth is not only unncessary, but ruinous.     

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The economic owning class is always the political ruling class.     

Eugene V. Debs

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.     

John Kenneth Galbraith

The economy is the start and end of everything. You can't have successful education reform or any other reform if you don't have a strong economy.     

David Cameron

A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce.     

Bill Owens

Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.     

Morihei Ueshiba

An economy genuinely local and neighborly offers to localities a measure of security that they cannot derive from a national or a global economy controlled by people who, by principle, have no local commitment.     

Wendell Berry

The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.     

Charles Babbage

Economy is not baseball, where the game is always played by the same rules.     

Nate Silver

The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income.     

Ha-Joon Chang

A global economy requires a global currency.     

Paul Volcker

Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.     

Calvin Coolidge

The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it's by making poor people richer.     

Marco Rubio

The economy's always been the engine for our national security.     

James Mattis

If the economy grows, housing gets better, quicker.     

Jamie Dimon

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.     

Clara Barton

Economy does not consist in saving the coal, but in using the time while it burns.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Economy is the art of making the most of life. The love of economy is the root of all virtue.     

George Bernard Shaw

Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.     

Charles H. Spurgeon

No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change.     

Ben Bernanke

Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.     

Joseph A. Schumpeter