Best Quotes About Investment

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. -Henry David Thoreau

If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century. -Jack Welch

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -Benjamin Franklin

The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future. -John Maynard Keynes

Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. -Donald Trump

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. -Donald Trump

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. -John F. Kennedy

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment. -Orison Swett Marden

Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes. -Bo Bennett

When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment. -Arlen Specter

No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy. -Brad Henry

Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education. -Bob Riley

Education is the investment our generation makes in the future. -Mitt Romney

Public education is an investment in our future. -Matt Blunt

I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one's retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit. -Barbara Boxer

Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service. -Susan Collins

I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it. -Hugh Downs

If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me – although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment. -Tim Robbins

My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land. -Daniel Inouye

But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care. -Kathleen Sebelius

Anybody who has stood on the prairie in North Dakota has felt the force of the wind and knows that our state has an inexhaustible supply of wind power. The potential here to create jobs and draw millions of dollars in new investment to North Dakota is enormous. -Kent Conrad

We simply have to become more competitive as a state if we're going to be successful in creating jobs, bringing capital investment and raising income levels here in South Carolina. -Mark Sanford

In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development. -Paul Kagame

There's a need for accepting responsibility – for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education. -Buzz Aldrin

Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down. -Jack Kemp

If we are to attract private investment, if we are to be able to make the legislature feel the moneys from taxpayers are being used properly, we must be ever vigilant of the duty to efficiently use all funds we receive. -James E. Rogers

2005 opens with the promise of a number of substantial direct private investments that can swiftly transform the economy and set all sectors on a pronounced upward curve. -Baldwin Spencer

I didn't end up going bankrupt… I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it's not about finances. No matter what, it's about keeping it real. -Vanilla Ice

Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort. -Said Musa

My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education. -Gary Becker

People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical. -Keith Haring

I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs. -Ed Rendell

I've leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we're keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff! -Ted Allen

The 1993 Social Security tax penalizes seniors who have planned for their retirement through savings, investment and hard work. That's wrong, and that's why the double tax on Social Security must end. -Rob Simmons

The amount of work and the amount of both physical and emotional investment it takes to get to the top. -Drew Bledsoe

The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment. -Alex Winter

We would certainly welcome the recipient nation to put their inspectors on our shores, if they wanted to make that investment to help protect that shipment that is outgoing. -Asa Hutchinson

Tax cuts are an investment in working families. -Tommy Thompson

Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation. -Sanjay Kumar

While America's infrastructure needs are substantial, there is no reason to delay completion of the highway bill. Every day of delay means jobs lost, investment opportunities missed and growth sacrificed. -John Engler

I can't think of any more important issue. If we get this right, we'll not only preserve our landscape for future generations we'll be able to generate I think more investment and more job opportunities in the inland and we sure as hell need those jobs. -John Anderson

The current system punishes communities which make the investment in creating landfills, only to have them filled by states which refuse to adequately address their waste issues. -Paul Gillmor

The need for improved technical support in schools has expanded as the Government and schools have increased their investment in information and communications technologies. -Estelle Morris

So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing – today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers – you really need to have a cross-platform story. -Miguel de Icaza

Real economic stimulus comes from real investment. -Tim Bishop

Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future. -Ed Markey

But a lot of businesses out there don't see the return on investment, they look at it as a liability, and until they can understand that proactive security actually returns, gives them a return on investment, it's still a hard sell for people. -Kevin Mitnick

Leave no stone unturned to help your clients realize maximum profits from their investment. -Arthur C. Nielsen

The party line is that stocks historically have outperformed all other investment plans. -Jim Cramer

These will be fabulous investments and will make millions of more people rich. -Jim Cramer

Education technology and school construction go together. Modernization, updating education facilities, and making a capital investment in education are all included. -Major Owens

First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists – once burned – are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense. -Vint Cerf

Social Security is a family insurance program, not an investment scheme. -Diane Watson

We are seeing significant growth in foreign investment in Germany. -Gerhard Schroder

You could not buy a house in those days without just assuming that the house was not only a place to live, but it was a good investment, because it was going to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation, and it was just – that was America. -Paul A. Volcker

Much of what is called investment is actually nothing more than mergers and acquisitions, and of course mergers and acquisitions are generally accompanied by downsizing. -Susan George

Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment. The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises, such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt. -Susan George

Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically. -Marilyn Hacker

I think the market driven economic system is the most productive system, but to have that work in the world, you've got to also have social investments to go along with that. -Mike Lowry

We need to have the social investments by which to quote unquote distribute some of that wealth. -Mike Lowry

News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what's noise and news after the fact is easy. -Maria Bartiromo

Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade. -Paul Cellucci

People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years. -John Hume

Renewable energy also creates more jobs than other sources of energy – most of these will be created in the struggling manufacturing sector, which will pioneer the new energy future by investment that allows manufacturers to retool and adopt new technologies and methods. -Jay Inslee

But if you look at teams that want to share more revenues, they're teams that don't have a lot on the table. They've long since not had any serious investment in their team. -Jerry Jones

People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes. -Richard Neal

Bottoms in the investment world don't end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows. -Jim Rogers

Do not buy the hype from Wall St. and the press that stocks always go up. There are long periods when stocks do nothing and other investments are better. -Jim Rogers

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time. -Anthony Holden

Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach. -Jesse James Garrett

A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology. -Robert Trout

The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services. -J. Paul Getty

Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't lump yourself with capital investment. -Ann Macbeth

For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it's those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song. -Hilary Rosen

The work requires a moderately large investment in technological and theoretical developments and long periods of time to carry them out, without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results. -Aaron Klug

Billy not only had a distinguished career in the Legislature, but he also has great business instincts and has done exceedingly well making investment decisions in both stocks and private ventures such as real estate. -Christie Hefner

The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future. -Dee Hock

There are opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, so yes back home we are talking about investment opportunities in Morocco for various sectors of our economy and we will continue to do that. -Donald Evans

This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development, investment and trade. -Donald Evans

I believe that States should be credited for their non-Federal investment in revenue-generating transportation facilities to address their regional transportation needs. -Michael C. Burgess

I have long felt that an investment by the Department of Energy of a million dollars a year for the next 30 years would pay a higher return than any other investment this country could ever make. -Wilson Greatbatch

If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals. -Ron Chernow

I'm dubious about having Social Security put into the stock market. I think that we have gotten very far away from the idea that there's something sacrosanct about retirement investments. -Ron Chernow

We need to make a greater investment in human intelligence. -Bob Graham

Its success lies in the fact that it's an insurance plan, not an investment plan or a welfare plan. -James Roosevelt

Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups. -Peter Bart

Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment. -Max von Sydow

With an annual investment of $66 billion by 2007, we can save 8 million lives each year. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

As soon, however, as capitalist competition has definitively established the equal rate of profit, that rate becomes the starting point for the calculations of the capitalists in the investment of capital in newly-created branches of production. -Rudolf Hilferding

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune. -Ferdinand Lassalle

Our government is ready to guarantee their investments for them, and then we will create tax incentives. We are interested in having all these things and with the privatization we also want to create more jobs and better conditions for the workers. -Ibrahim Rugova

Your team has to understand that coming into the ABA, you have to have your investments right and sponsorships and people ready to give you money so they can back you up. -Tim Hardaway

Something is better than nothing. Doin' anything for a man, there's investments involved, there's time and production. It's better to give him ten bucks and get a record out than to never record the cat. -Brownie McGhee

If you've got an industry where you've got massive investment, it doesn't matter whether you bring in alternative supplies. You still lose the money on that industry. -Arthur Scargill

Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains. -Bernard Ebbers

My best investment is my imagination, because it has never failed to bring me my greatest returns! -Randy Castillo

People who think about art as an investment are pathetic. -Walter Annenberg

We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment. -Buffalo Bill

Well, the U.S. is running a current account deficit; we are creating lots of investment opportunities in the United States that exceed our own domestic savings rates, so the issue here is to encourage higher savings rates in the United States. -John W. Snow

Everybody you talk to about insurance says the insurance market has become a lot more vibrant as a result of lifting, allowing the foreign direct investment. -John W. Snow

You can't have personal investors anymore because it's too expensive, so you have to have corporate investment or a lot of rich people. -Stephen Sondheim

It's one of the most important things at the end of the day, being able to say no to an investment. -Henry Kravis

A rise in the level of saving can reduce aggregate activity temporarily but only a sustained high level of saving makes it possible to have the sustained high level of business investment that contributes to the long-run growth of output. -Martin Feldstein

Increased government spending can provide a temporary stimulus to demand and output but in the longer run higher levels of government spending crowd out private investment or require higher taxes that weaken growth by reducing incentives to save, invest, innovate, and work. -Martin Feldstein

The direct investment of Japanese businesses to East Asian economies accelerates the reallocation of their production bases. Consequently, between Japan and the other East Asian countries, both exports and imports are growing substantially. -Toshihiko Fukui

Well-functioning financial systems are important in achieving sustained economic growth. They play a crucial role in channeling household savings into the corporate sector and allocating investment funds among firms. -Toshihiko Fukui

Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies. -Garrett Hardin

By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean, renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased domestic production of oil and gas, we can build a more secure future for our country. -Ron Lewis

The U.S. and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm. That is quite encouraging. -John W. Thompson

One of the things that has been truly incredible to observe though, is the amount of venture investment that has gone into early stage security technology. -John W. Thompson

The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants. -Jennifer Granholm

Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community. -Howard Coble

My early work and publications centered around expanding on the analysis of life insurance in my dissertation and its relationship to investment banking. -Douglass North

We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people. -Stephen Cambone

And here where the fact that we've given over half a billion dollars to New York really plays a role, because New York has already made a lot of investments in the kinds of things which you'd expect to have as basic security. -Michael Chertoff

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches. -Kit Bond

U.S. companies earn more from their investments in the EU than in the rest of the world combined. -John Bruton

Indeed, American companies make three times as much profits from their investment in one E.U. country, Ireland, than they do from all their investments in China. -John Bruton

So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology. -Daniel Yergin

European investment in Texas alone exceeds all U.S. investment in China and Japan put together. -John Bruton

The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the cattle herds grow larger and larger. A cow represents capital investment here. -Richard Leakey

American consumers benefit from free trade and investment. -John Shadegg

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research. -Ike Skelton

To allow all U.S. workers to put part of their earnings into private investment accounts would definitely erode the Social Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors. -Grace Napolitano

If Congress doesn't raise taxes, you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion, possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check. -Grace Napolitano

For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment. -Grace Napolitano

Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal. -Grace Napolitano

Because of my own experience with market fluctuation, I recognize the great risks one takes on investments. This converts the Social Security safety net into a risky proposition many cannot afford to take. -Grace Napolitano

The bottom line is that these athletes tend to be safer investments because they really value their marketing opportunities. They don't make as much money as during their active careers. -Dick Butkus

I think investments in general related to the exercise industry are going to be good for a long time. -Kenneth H. Cooper

Because we're actors we can pretend and fake it, but I'd rather the intimate investment was authentic. -Keanu Reeves

My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don't have to leave. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit. -John L. Lewis

We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by law that includes all the revenues received from the Timor Sea, and invests in conservative, safe, long-term investment portfolios – right now in US Treasury Bonds. -Jose Ramos-Horta

The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on. -Jose Ramos-Horta

On the other hand, I think that the family, the traditional family, has a fundamental social role, because it's there that children are born and the investment in children is the greatest investment a country can make. The benefits of this investment go to everyone. -Rocco Buttiglione

If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family. -Rocco Buttiglione

The best real-estate investments with the highest yields are in working-class neighborhoods, because fancy properties are overpriced. -Jane Bryant Quinn

The death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation. -Jennifer Dunn

International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief. -Joseph Stiglitz

That's the value of a college education… I don't know anywhere in the world where you can make an investment and make that kind of return. -Gaston Caperton

Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement. -Steve Bartlett

We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment. -Olusegun Obasanjo

Be realistic and truthful – and tell Hong Kong businessmen honestly that they should go for long-term investments since it is unlikely money can be made in the short haul. -Zhu Rongji

I didn't really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry… but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it's the fixtures and fittings that finish you off. -Angelina Jolie

No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax. -Joe Biden

I haven't been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I've been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don't blow money. I don't have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I've already had that experience. -Jim Carrey

President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless. -Mitt Romney

We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food. -Gordon Brown

The government can help, but we need to make this transition now to a recovery led by private investment, private. -Timothy Geithner

I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less. -Meg Whitman

You don't make spending decisions, investment decisions, hiring decisions, or whether-you're-going-to-look-for-a-job decisions when you don't know what's going to happen. -Michael Bloomberg

One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits – a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment. -Chris Christie

For policy makers interested in using tax policy to stimulate investments or especially to smooth business cycle fluctuations, the results are not promising. -Austan Goolsbee

We are Americans. We – we – we are – we are doctors. We are investment bankers. We are taxi drivers. We are store keepers. We are lawyers. We are – we are part of the fabric of America. And the way that America today treats its Muslims is being watched by over a billion Muslims worldwide. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

We have to change course. And we have to do so now. That is why I worked with my colleagues in Washington to pass the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time. -Warren Buffett

I don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here, but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich, but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation. -Paul Ryan

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact. -Barack Obama

Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies – an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.' -Paul Ryan

Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores. -Anthony Weiner

We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Investors have to ask themselves two questions. How much can we grow our investments? And, can we afford our mistakes? -Mohamed El-Erian

The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment. -Steve Jobs

A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what's best for all. -Cornel West

I think Barack Obama is a socialist. I think he cares for his country – don't get me wrong about that – but I think he truly misunderstands what this country was based upon, the values that America was based upon, which was free enterprise and having the ability to risk your capital and having a chance to have a return on your investment. -Rick Perry

Motorsport is very expensive. No one cares if you had a good season two years ago and then you have an injury. It is a very dodgy investment. -Sebastian Vettel

America's growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment, education, productivity, innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn't seem to have anything to do with America's growth rate is a brutal work schedule. -Fareed Zakaria

Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors. -Lucas Papademos

We have to change economic policy: create confidence, foster investment, cut the public deficit, restructure taxation and reform the labor laws. -Mariano Rajoy

Buy with your heart, not your head. You can look at all the aspects that make a purchase practical, but that kind of thinking makes it an investment rather than a home. -Barbara Corcoran

I've been in real estate for my whole life, I've been trying to sharpshoot the market with my investments, I'm never right. All you need to do is get near the bottom. That's good enough. -Barbara Corcoran

The practical reality of managing cars in the family – I do 36-month leases. I think they're horrible investments. And you want to give them back after their warranty is over. -Kevin O'Leary

People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they're still HIV negative. -Charlize Theron

A bad investment is going for quantity over quality. If you're trying to be careful with your wallet, especially with the economy right now, you have to choose staple pieces. -Christian Siriano

I know about investment. It's really obvious – you buy property, let it sit for a couple of years and then sell it and reinvest. -Mel B

You know, in a business, you have to operate on the basis of voluntary investment by individuals in a cause. With government, there is no voluntary effort to invest capital. It's just taken and invested. And the same accountability is not at play. The same natural forces in the economy are not at play. -Mike Lee

Now, more then ever, we have the ability to make films for almost nothing and that's broken down all barriers of entry. I think it's a new golden age of film-making. With that, there needs to be the ability to recoup investment dollars, people need to make money. -Matthew Lillard

Pond scum stinks. And so do the Obama administration's enormous, taxpayer-funded 'investments' in politically connected biofuel companies. -Michelle Malkin

If left-wing extremism continues to flourish in parts which have natural resources of minerals, the climate for investment would certainly be affected. -Anil Agarwal

A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first. -Daymond John

I consider each business investment based on concept and revenue. -Daymond John

I've come to learn that my initial investment is more about the person versus the product that I am buying into. I've also learned that I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime. -Daymond John

There's a whole generation of women who never really heard the word investment before, when it came to fashion. They've been buying things because they were cheap. -Michael Kors

I think that Governor Romney operates on the capital gains tax, his investments, what he lives off of instead of doing it off of his income. -Allen West

But investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion. -Bill Nye

Every dollar that is printed should not represent a debt to private bankers. It should represent an investment potential in the common good, in the common needs of our country. -Cynthia McKinney

The special relationship between the region and a regional celebrity means that people feel that they have a special investment in you. -Tony Wilson

Ten years ago U.S. defence investment represented almost half of all defence expenditure in the whole alliance. Today it is 75%. This increasing economic gap may also lead to an increasing technology gap which will almost hamper the inter-operability between our forces. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I will promote savings and investment by maintaining the 15% rate on capital gains and dividends. I will eliminate the tax entirely for those with annual income below $200,000. -Mitt Romney

What we have, what we wish we had – ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost – these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us. -Mitt Romney

Netflix, Amazon, iTunes – whatever platforms emerge – we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers and for creators. -Bob Iger

We are not making a capital investment into GM as the first element or condition. -Carlos Ghosn

Raising taxes is the last thing we should do amid the weakest economic recovery since World War II. Unfortunately, even if we avoid the full 'Taxmageddon' scenario, President Obama's health care law also contains a new surtax on investment that will take effect in 2013. -John Cornyn

CNBC is a very serious-minded financial news network, and what we've seen thus far from Fox appears to be not as investment-focused or financially focused, and that's good for us. -Jeff Zucker

The most important asset you need to protect in order to manage the demands of a job or an investment portfolio is your production of energy. And, just like with money, if you do a great job managing your energy, you'll get a great return. -Jim Loehr

A one-time tax does not get figured into people's investment decisions. -Mitch Daniels

In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money. -Michael Jordan

Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget. -Mitt Romney

There are great municipal investments out there, but on a blanket basis you have to be really careful about knowing what cash flows are supporting your investments. -Meredith Whitney

The growth model China has relied on for the last 30 years – one predicated on low-cost exports to the rest of the world and investment in resource intensive heavy manufacturing – is unlikely to serve it well in the next 30 years. -Gary Locke

During the last economic slowdown in the 1990s, the Tories slashed infrastructure investment. I am determined not to make that mistake. -Geoff Hoon

So, look, in order to move our country forward, we have to do the things our parents and grandparents did. They believed enough in our country to invest in our country, to create jobs, to make modern investments. And those are the things that we need to get back to with a balanced approach. -Martin O'Malley

Our parents and grandparents understood this truth deeply. They believed – as we do – that to create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments: educating, innovating and rebuilding for our children's future. Building an economy to last, from the middle class up, not from the billionaires down. -Martin O'Malley

This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure. -Cory Booker

Well, shoes, bags and clutches are usually my big weaknesses – my husband always laughs when I call them 'investment pieces.' -Emily Giffin

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore. -Fareed Zakaria

There is very strong historical data that suggests the way societies grow is by making large, long-term investments. -Fareed Zakaria

Barack Obama's life was so much simpler in 2009. Back then, he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush's tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street. -John Sununu

There's obviously a correlation between an economically empowered woman and the investments she makes. That leads to her social and moral conscience for bettering her community. -Andrea Jung

If you don't trust someone to look after your investments, then they shouldn't be doing the job for you. -Murray Walker

What I love about a play is that it's such an investment because only time can create a lot of what happens onstage. -Laura Linney

At the end of the day, things don't get better unless you continue to invest in your workforce. And I've not heard any Republican talk about education and the investment in the future workforce. -Bev Perdue

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us. -William J. Clinton

Urban America has been redlined. Government has not offered tax incentives for investment, as it has in a dozen foreign markets. Banks have redlined it. Industries have moved out, they've redlined it. Clearly, to break up the redlining process, there must be incentives to green-line with hedges against risk. -Jesse Jackson

The Obama administration's large and sustained increases in debt raise the specter of another financial crisis and large future tax increases, further chilling business investment and job creation. -Glenn Hubbard

I personally – if I were designing the tax code – would have a tax code in which Mitt Romney paid more than 13 percent, given what I know about the kind of investments he made money from. -Bill Kristol

NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people. -Neil Armstrong

Investment banks manage to go bankrupt through their investment-banking activities, commercial banks manage to go bankrupt through their commercial-banking activities. -Ben Bernanke

Indeed, in general, healthy investment returns cannot be sustained in a weak economy, and of course it is difficult to save for retirement or other goals without the income from a job. -Ben Bernanke

The situation in Egypt is stable. We are ready for tourism and investment. -Mohammed Morsi

Well, we don't think for a moment that either the U.S. or Australia are out to damage the New Zealand economy, but if there were a sustained period in which they had a free-trade agreement and New Zealand didn't have that same arrangement with the States, that could be both trade- and investment-distorting. -Helen Clark

Today, President Obama is making smart investments in clean energy – wind, solar, biofuels – as part of an all-of-the-above energy strategy that supports thousands of jobs, not in the Middle East, but in the Midwest. -Tom Vilsack

Let us build a 21st-century rural economy of cutting-edge companies and technologies that lead us to energy and food security. Such an investment will revitalize rural America, re-establish our moral leadership on climate security and eliminate our addiction to foreign oil. -Tom Vilsack

In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education. -Tom Vilsack

China will stay firmly committed to the basic state policy of opening-up. We will actively and effectively use foreign investment, improve its structure, diversify its form and open up more channels and sectors so as to facilitate investment. -Hu Jintao

We are the country that has attracted the biggest volume of foreign investment in southeastern Europe in the past few years. Romania doesn't need to beat itself, believing that it is a second-class citizen. -Traian Basescu

The UK has a poor investment record. According to IMF data, we have come seventh out of the top seven industrialised countries since 1999. -Frances O'Grady

China should be developing through the various foreign investments it receives. I hope for its level-headed and rational understanding that anything to discourage that is a disservice to itself. -Yoshihiko Noda

We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden – a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made. -Gwyneth Paltrow

Korea is an open society and we will make sure that there is no restriction on foreign investment in Korea. -Lee Myung-bak

I plan to eliminate the equity cap in investment, and I also plan large-scale deregulation to meet global standards. -Lee Myung-bak

For us, from Korea's perspective, China is the number one investment destination as well as number one trading partner. -Lee Myung-bak

From the Chinese perspective, Korea ranks about third or fourth in terms of trading volume and about third in terms of investment. -Lee Myung-bak

I don't want euro bonds that serve to mutualize the entire debt of the countries in the euro zone. That can only work in the longer-term. I want euro bonds to be used to finance targeted investments in future-oriented growth projects. It isn't the same thing. Let's call them 'project bonds' instead of euro bonds. -Francois Hollande

The investment we're all looking for is actually saving labor… Look at what the internet is doing to retail. -James Chanos

To the extent that people overpay as a result of the Libor manipulation, they should be able to get their money back. Individuals who have mortgages, pension funds who had pensioner investments – whoever was ripped off is entitled to get their money back. -Peter Welch

Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won't grow any faster than the rate of inflation. -Suze Orman

I have never been a fan of bond funds. Unlike a direct investment in an individual bond that you can hold to maturity and be assured you will get your principal back (assuming no default), a fund has no finite maturity date and most funds are actively traded. -Suze Orman

My investments have been hurt. -Scott Adams

We have sectors of the economy, aerospace is a good example, where Britain's probably the second country in the world, the automobile sector, where we've done extraordinarily well, an enormous amount of investment over the last couple of years, life sciences is another. -Vince Cable

Housing associations have fingered the fact that they cannot use their assets as liquidity due to Bank of England rules unlike their continental equivalents. This has emerged to be one of the main bottlenecks to getting investment going in the U.K. It is a Bank of England issue. -Vince Cable

We've got to get back on track to working with them. Because if I and my colleagues are going to continue to attract inward investment from overseas – you know particularly from the big Asian countries – they see Britain as a gateway to Europe. They don't want any doubts cast upon that. -Vince Cable

The economy has become seriously unbalanced. Its growth has not been driven by investment or by overcoming Britain's long-standing weaknesses in investment and productivity, particularly skills. Instead, there has been a binge of debt-financed consumer spending. -Vince Cable

The government is also looking at further benefits including enhanced capital allowances; the use of Tax Incremental Finance; and extra help from UK Trade and Investment on inward investment and trade opportunities. -Andy Sawford

I am fighting for those middle-class families who want us to deal with our debt and deficit, but they also want the investments that are critical to our country moving forward. -Patty Murray

We want to increase our investment so the next year we'll borrow less. We want to make sure that we provide more jobs for our people. We need to bring fresh money. -Hesham Qandil

One of the jewels in the crown of Labour's time in office was the rescue of the National Health Service. As the Commonwealth Fund, the London School of Economics and the Nuffield Foundation have all shown, health reforms as well as additional investment were essential to improved outcomes, especially for poorer patients. -David Miliband

It's important to understand how people perceive risk, and how that translates into investment behavior. -Andrew Lo

Maybe we should teach schoolchildren probability theory and investment risk management. -Andrew Lo

Great investors need to have the right combination of intuition, business sense and investment talent. -Andrew Lo

Money spent on carbon cuts is money we can't use for effective investments in food aid, micronutrients, HIV/AIDS prevention, health and education infrastructure, and clean water and sanitation. -Bjorn Lomborg

I hope that my investment into Atomico will become my best financial investment to date. -Niklas Zennstrom

I know how to make stuff happen, how to create wealth, create jobs, create investment. -Doug Ose

Tax rates for the wealthy should revert to Clinton-era levels, both because it is necessary for long-term deficit reduction and because fairness dictates it. Moreover, there is no proof that higher marginal rates dissuade investment, all the rhetoric from the Right notwithstanding. -Eliot Spitzer

In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade. -Evan Davis

We welcome Chinese investment in the United States with open arms. -Gary Locke

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments. -Bethenny Frankel

When you have a global mush, people lose their identity, they become pseudonyms, they have no investment and no consequence in what they do. -Jaron Lanier

If you're a retail investor, you have set aside some of your hard-earned money for investment or to create a nest egg, for your kids or family. -Vito Fossella

People would like better batteries but they are wary of making investments. What is required is both a technology push and a market pull. -Donald Sadoway

To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human rights. -Hans Rosling

Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy. -Hans Rosling

I can tell you that today 99% of my investments are in Brazil and will remain here. -Eike Batista

My private financial situation is such that I don't need to worry about my investments. I don't have much to invest. -Wolfgang Schauble

The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. Usually, of course, we do the opposite. When everyone else is buying, we assume they know something we don't, so we buy. Then people start selling, panic sets in, and we sell too. -Jonathan Sacks

In the European context tax rates are high and government expenditure is focused on current expenditure. A 'good' consolidation is one where taxes are lower and the lower government expenditure is on infrastructures and other investments. -Mario Draghi

Haitian diplomacy will be oriented toward the influx of foreign capital, direct investments that create jobs and stimulate economic growth. -Laurent Lamothe

We've only made three investments: Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga. -Yuri Milner

We monitor close to 50 companies globally that can be potential investment opportunities. I'd like to see DST as a significant global investment company in the Internet arena. -Yuri Milner

True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments. Breakthrough products disrupt current lines of businesses. -Peter Diamandis

I've always been pleased with the investments I've made with my friend Albert Frere and I regret not having followed him more, because I would have been a lot richer. -Bernard Arnault

My grandmother got her law degree from Syracuse University in roughly 1911 and later co-founded with her husband an investment banking firm on Wall Street known as Lebenthal & Co. -H. G. Bissinger

Move your personal investments and retirement funds to socially responsible investment (SRI) funds that support only those corporations that uphold higher standards of behavior. Returns on SRI funds are usually equal to, if not better than, many of the well-known traditional mutual funds. -Simon Mainwaring

Some critics have challenged what the return on investment is for engagement in social media. Others have complained that the metrics don't exist to demonstrate value. -Simon Mainwaring

There are jobs to be created on both sides of the climate argument. Whether we are investing in oil or sun, coal or wind, gas or algae, the economy will be stimulated by the investment. The economy, unlike each of us, is not swayed by ideology. -Evangeline Lilly

Kindness is not about instant gratification. More often, it's akin to a low-risk investment that appreciates steadily over time. -Josh Radnor

The market is a brilliant system for the exchange of goods and services, but it doesn't protect the environment unless it's regulated, it doesn't train your workforce unless it's regulated, and it doesn't give you the long-term investment you want. -Ken Livingstone

The bottom line is that we have entered an age when local communities need to invest in themselves. Federal and state dollars are becoming more and more scarce for American cities. Political and civic leaders in local communities need to make a compelling case for this investment. -Mick Cornett

Every time we make an investment decision at FedEx, we ask ourselves: 'What is the return on this investment?' -Frederick W. Smith

If you look historically, what creates growth and wealth is innovation and investment, and increase in scale – more customers. -Frederick W. Smith

The United States tax system today is very prejudiced towards financialization, leverage, and lack of investment. -Frederick W. Smith

What the mayors care about is, 'How can I get money to invest in the infrastructure in my city? How do we put people back to work, lower the unemployment rate, provide for job training programs? How do we make class sizes smaller and make investments in our children from an education standpoint?' -Michael Nutter

We all pay federal taxes that we send to Washington and it is not unusual that as Americans we would expect some federal investment in the cities and metro areas because we're the ones that are generating the economic activity. -Michael Nutter

I have only ever borrowed money for investment. I have been sound money all my life. -Ken Livingstone

We have had scarce investment in women… One of my tasks is that everyone spends much more on women. -Michelle Bachelet

There is always risk involved. You can't be a capitalist only when there are investment profits but then a socialist when you experience losses. -Cristina Kirchner

In reality, studies show that investments to spur renewable energy and boost energy efficiency generate far more jobs than oil and coal. -Jeff Goodell

In reality, Republicans have long been at war with clean energy. They have ridiculed investments in solar and wind power, bashed energy-efficiency standards, attacked state moves to promote renewable energy and championed laws that would enshrine taxpayer subsidies for fossil fuels while stripping them from wind and solar. -Jeff Goodell

The Internet has leveled the investment playing field. -Donald Luskin

The fundamental work of investment management is filtering. The question is what do you filter. -Donald Luskin

If you invent something, you're doing a creative act. It's like writing a novel or composing music. You put your heart and soul into it, and money. It's years of your life, it's your house remortgaged, huge emotional investment and financial investment. -James Dyson

Early in my investment-banking career, I realized I was on a path that others had set out for me. -Vikram Chatwal

As we develop and get quicker with technology in America, it's like we're downgrading if you look at the investment in education… that's the thing that worries me. -will.i.am

Well, when I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments. -Carlos Slim

I don't give investment advice. -Craig McCaw

What the Obama administration's policies have really been oriented towards have always been towards providing benefits continuing consumption. What this country needs really is a policy which stresses investments. -Bill Gross

The stimulus legislation, technically known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was a mixture of tax cuts for families and businesses; increased transfer payments, like unemployment insurance; and increased direct government spending, like infrastructure investment. -Christina Romer

Even though I've reached retirement age, I still plan to work – writing my investment newsletter, speaking at conferences, publishing books, and producing conferences like FreedomFest. -Mark Skousen

The reality is that business and investment spending are the true leading indicators of the economy and the stock market. If you want to know where the stock market is headed, forget about consumer spending and retail sales figures. Look to business spending, price inflation, interest rates, and productivity gains. -Mark Skousen

A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future. -Gloria Reuben

When investors, particularly investment bankers, talk about splitting up companies, there's a lot of discussion about multiple expansion, and the reality is multiple expansion is an outcome, not a strategy. -Irene Rosenfeld

If you were approaching the TARP investments from a pure investment standpoint, then there's no doubt in my mind the taxpayer lost, and probably lost big. -Jeb Hensarling

If investments in banks fall, it is a tragedy, and people say, 'What are we going to do?' but if people die of hunger, have nothing to eat or suffer from poor health, that's nothing. -Pope Francis

Let's be honest: the trappings of investment banking are quite tempting. I do miss it sometimes. And to be honest, there was a time I'd read the 'WSJ' in the morning, and for years I have done that. -Chetan Bhagat

I have nothing against investment banking, but it's like massaging money rather than creating money. -Michio Kaku

I have been working in male-dominated industries most of my life. When I started my career in investment banking, I was one of two women in my analyst class. -Carol Roth

I will tell you, in the case of education, you have to make the investment if you're going to get the return. There's no doubt about that. It's a proven fact the return is there if you make the investment. It really is about priorities. -Jon Tester

I'm the treasurer of the state of Ohio, where, when the United States credit rating was downgraded for the first time in American history, and 14 government funds around the country were downgraded, we earned the highest rating we could earn on our $4 billion investment fund. -Josh Mandel

What an economy really wants, after all, is not more investment per se but better investment. It wants capital to flow to companies that will create value – not in the form of a rising stock price but in the form of more goods for less cost, more jobs, and rising wages – by enhancing productivity. -James Surowiecki

You can't fuel real economic growth with indiscriminate credit. You can only fuel it with well-allocated, long-term investment. -James Surowiecki

In practice, downsizing is too often about cutting your work force while keeping your business the same, and doing so not by investments in productivity-enhancing technology, but by making people pull 80-hour weeks and bringing in temps to fill the gap. -James Surowiecki

What the investment community does like is short-term measures designed to boost share prices. -James Surowiecki

The financial crisis of 2008 was not caused by investment banks betting against the housing market in 2007. It was caused by the fact that too few investors – including all of the big investment banks – bet too heavily on the housing market in the years before 2007. -James Surowiecki

Life insurance became popular only when insurance companies stopped emphasizing it as a good investment and sold it instead as a symbolic commitment by fathers to the future well-being of their families. -James Surowiecki

You know, Greenwich Village was the traditional bohemia of New York. I wish I could say that was entirely true now. It's, uh… changed. It's now got, God help us, investment bankers and journalists, but it's still a very beautiful part of New York. -Jay McInerney

The wealthiest Americans often live as though they and their children had nothing to gain from investments in education, infrastructure, clean-energy, and scientific research. -Sam Harris

I think a 23-page ordinary comic is an investment for the artist, but if you're doing something 60 to 104 pages, that's a really big investment for an artist. So unless you've got someone who wants to pay you while you're doing it or up front, it's kind hard to get someone to do that with you, unless you're the artist yourself. -Samuel R. Delany

I have played Blair Cramer for 20 years, I feel a personal investment in the success of 'One Life to Live.' I love the show, I'm a fan of the characters, and I have invested in the journey these fictional characters have traveled. -Kassie DePaiva

I bought into Saks as a personal investment because, when I was a young man and went to America for the first time, it seemed to me that Saks was like a cathedral of retail. I never dreamt that I could one day be a part of it. And now I am. -Diego Della Valle

First of all, at any company, the investment in research and development in the products is the lifeblood, so that is a critical element of anyone's future going forward. -Stephen Elop

I am a member of the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society; I visit sacred places such as Devil's Tower and the Medicine Wheel. These places are important to me, because they've been made sacred by sacrifice, by the investment of blood and experience and story. -N. Scott Momaday

Space in general gave us GPS – that's not specifically NASA, but it's investments in space. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Most people yearn to contribute, make the world a better place and have success…. all at the same time… Make sure to give your business a background, a mission and a story. That might be the most important step part of any venture. And remember, giving may be the best investment you ever make. -Blake Mycoskie

When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile. It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment. -Fred Wilson

Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don't get many compliments, you won't wear it again. It's not like buying bonds. -Carolina Herrera

Postwar U.S. was the world's leader in science and technology. The investment in science research was staggering. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

If you do the math, films featuring women are a good investment. -Geoffrey S. Fletcher

I have been rich, and I have been broke. Some of it is my fault for choosing bad management and making bad investments. But that is life – we all take risks. -Ronnie Wood

It's the government's job to encourage entrepreneurialism and investment. Most importantly, it's the government's duty to inspire confidence. -Simon Cowell

At Sequoia, we have opened offices in China and India, and we have made a handful of investments in Latin America/Brazil. -Roelof Botha

As long as I manage investments properly and don't spend recklessly, Tumblr has given my family a strong safety net and given me the freedom to work on whatever I want. And that's exactly what I plan to do. -Marco Arment

Traditionally, universities have seen size as potentially dilutive to quality. If you doubled the size of campus and faculty, most would argue that you would make it a less compelling school. However, online schools will be as good as their classroom peers only if they are large enough to afford a substantial and ongoing investment. -John Katzman

When you get divorced, you have to go through this awful thing of listing everything you own. When you actually sit down and write the list, you realize that the only good investments are art and property. -Tamara Mellon

I believe my business and non-profit investments are much more beneficial to societal well-being than sending more money to Washington. -Charles Koch

There's more honor in investment management than in investment banking. -Charlie Munger

For a long time, the film business was a single-digit business on investment return. Now, because of home video, it's a low double-digit business, and the studios want to make sure it doesn't go back into the single-digit business. -Charles Roven

My venture investing career has three phases, all roughly 6-8 years long. The first, at Euclid, was software to Internet. The second, at Flatiron, was Internet to bubble. And the third, at USV, has been web 2 to mobile. I have always used a new firm to denote a new investment phase for me. Throw away the old. Start with the new. -Fred Wilson

The venture business is a bit of an apprenticeship business, so the firm I worked for didn't let me make an investment until I was 30. That was probably a very smart thing. -Fred Wilson

So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster. -Fred Wilson

The Chinese have done some extraordinary things in terms of the investments they've made in alternative sources of energy. -Henry Paulson

Foreclosure is to no one's benefit. I've heard estimates that mortgage investors lose 40 to 50 percent on their investment if it goes into foreclosure. -Henry Paulson

When our markets work, people throughout our economy benefit – Americans seeking to buy a car or buy a home, families borrowing to pay for college, innovators borrowing on the strength of a good idea for a new product or technology, and businesses financing investments that create new jobs. -Henry Paulson

Wages, investments, and home values are the three legs of the economic stool for most Americans. -Mark McKinnon

Hollywood is a small, familial place. Everyone does business with everybody else. The same complications occur in investment banking. -Michael Ovitz

My view is that one should diversify broadly across different fund investments. However, it's tough for investors to try to pick the appropriate risk level that they should manage their funds at. Having a personal adviser would be helpful. -Myron Scholes

Your initial instincts about investments and people are usually correct. We do a lot of due diligence in this business and most of the time it comes out where we started. -Alan Patricof

Grilling is an easy tradition to start at any age! To get started, one only needs a modest investment in equipment and a little bit of outdoor space. -Barton Seaver

Battering down solar cells on the roofs of Wal-Marts in California. I think that will be some of the highest-return investments that anyone ever makes. -Jeremy Grantham

I've nothing against Goldman Sachs. But Goldman Sachs isn't an investment bank. Goldman Sachs is a hedge fund. It's bigger than any hedge fund. It's more leveraged, to the power of three or five, than any hedge fund. -Nouriel Roubini

Most people that derail as leaders in the corporate world, it's not because they couldn't do the math and calculate return on investment properly. The issues are communication and understanding. All of what typically would've been called the 'soft stuff.' You have to be authentic. You have to be dialed into the soft stuff. -Douglas Conant

I like to invest in companies where I can really add value from my experience, network, etc., so checking out my portfolio of other investments, and my background, will generally give some guidance there. -David S. Rose

I create offbeat advice; I don't follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments. -Mark Cuban

I look at my annual budgets for everything and anything, and I look to see where I can save the most money on those items. Saving 30% to 50% buying in bulk – replenishable items from toothpaste to soup, or whatever I use a lot of – is the best guaranteed return on investment you can get anywhere. -Mark Cuban

If you run a corporation, your job is to maximize the return on investment for your investors. Good for you. But by the same token, we have to remember that corporations have no compassion. That's why legislation and regulations are necessary. -Russell Simmons

Isn't it ironic that pay, perks, and benefits all cost your company at the bottom line, but authentic recognition, especially when it's most unexpected, costs very little and gives the most impressive return on investment? -Chip Conley

My emotional investment is in finding truth. If string theory is wrong, I'd like to have known that yesterday. But if we can show it today or tomorrow, fantastic. -Brian Greene

Gone are the days when Virgin Records was owned by Richard Branson, a fan of music. Now they're all owned by some guy who bought it off some guy who bought it off some guy who wants a return on his investment. -Noel Gallagher

In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment. -Masayoshi Son

We will reverse course on the heavy hand of regulation, discarding Dodd-Frank and any other regulations that advance a political agenda at the expense of jobs and investment on Main Street. -Rick Perry

As with any large investment, it can be emotionally difficult to abandon a line of research when it isn't working out. But in science, if something isn't working, you have to toss it out and try something else. -Antony Garrett Lisi

Every time you have a carrot instead of a cookie, every time you go to the gym instead of going to the movies, that's a costly investment in your health. But how much you want to invest is going to depend on how much longer you expect to live in the future, even if you don't make those investments. -Emily Oster

As an investment banker, I'm in the cross-flow of information and the changes that are taking place in capital markets. -Euvin Naidoo

In business, standards establish the rules of the game, creating path dependencies as investments are made and corresponding designs are set in stone and plastic. Inferior standards can prevail due to smart marketing or industry collusion. -Evgeny Morozov

I don't take investment advice from wealth managers. I have grown several businesses from scratch and amassed many millions from my publishing empire – why would I take advice from someone who has never experienced that? -Felix Dennis

I do quite like Gehry's Guggenheim. But where in Bilbao it's seen as an outgrowth of years of investment in urban design and engineering, in Britain it's seen as the catalyst for urban regeneration rather than the icing on the cake. -David Chipperfield

Throughout U.S. history, competent public investments have been an essential complement to private investments – from the Louisiana Purchase, to land-grant colleges, to the Interstate Highway System, to the Internet. -Felix Rohatyn

Art is not an investment. Art is something you buy because you are financially solvent enough to give yourself a pleasure of living with great works rather than having to just see them in museums. People who are buying art at the top of the market as an investment are foolish. -Arne Glimcher

A strong accountability system needs to broaden, not narrow, the curriculum. That cannot happen if you only have accountability without adequate school funding. Until Tallahassee understands the need to raise the bar as well as the financial investment, Florida will continue to celebrate mediocrity at the expense of true achievement. -Dan Gelber

I have no complaints about losing money I put in high-risk investments. I did some of that when I had real money; my informed choice, my measured gamble. -Elayne Boosler

The City of London has never been known for understanding technology and has never matched Silicon Valley's tradition of knowledgeable investment in technology start-ups, just as the U.K. government has never matched the vast investment made by the U.S. government. -Geoff Mulgan

Cricket, like all sport, offers glory to few and a lifetime of it to even fewer. For the investment it demands, it offers short careers that end when people in other professions are starting to flourish. -Harsha Bhogle

Poverty-fighting programs are not handouts – they are investments. -Irwin Redlener

Acumen Fund's patient capital investment in Western Seed is intended to enhance the food security and economic independence of Kenya's smallholder farmers. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Sometimes very small investments can release enormous, infinite potential that exists in all of us. -Jacqueline Novogratz

Before I started Code for America, I spent my career around startups. First it was game developers, small teams trying to make hits in a tough business. Then, when I started working on the Web 2.0 events, it was web startups during times of enormous opportunity and investment. -Jennifer Pahlka

Daily life is better when it involves interactions with real people who have a personal investment in their labour, like shopkeepers, than it is with someone 'just doing my job' or the infernal self-checkout machine. -Julian Baggini

I'd stay away from investments in a variety of sectors that are capital intensive. Anyone who says we need $100 million before we know if what we're doing makes sense and the customers want it – that's not going to work. -Steve Jurvetson

We need to stop thinking about infrastructure as an economic stimulant and start thinking about it as a strategy. Economic stimulants produce Bridges to Nowhere. Strategic investment in infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth. -Roger McNamee

The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life. The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects. -Ezekiel Emanuel

Oil is a very valuable resource for life – electric heaters. We must have to transition ourselves to a post-oil era. And that's what we must discuss: searching and developing new sources of energy. And that requires scientific research. That requires investment. And the developed countries must be the ones to assume this responsibility first. -Hugo Chavez

Girls will go out and spend $200 or $300 dollars on a pair of shoes, but you should also be taking care of your skin. That's the first thing people see. I think it's an investment. It's a lot cheaper to use really great products now, rather than trying to fix problematic skin later on in life. That's always been my motto. -Keshia Knight Pulliam

Both France and Britain are supportive of India's bid for a broad-based agreement on trade and investment with the European Union. -Salman Khurshid

There's a tendency to look at investments in isolation. Investors focus on the risk of individual securities. -Daniel Kahneman

An investment said to have an 80% chance of success sounds far more attractive than one with a 20% chance of failure. The mind can't easily recognize that they are the same. -Daniel Kahneman

When you're an investor, you can look at the quantitative and qualitative elements of an investment, but there's a third aspect: What you feel in your gut. -Kevin O'Leary

I don't need legitimization to take part in Israeli productions; I am a good actress. To work in Israel is a financial investment for me. I do it for emotional, not artistic, reasons. -Mili Avital

I think homes are a palpable form of investment, and I understand them. -Sean Pertwee

I like a little bit of designer, with a bit of vintage and high street mixed in. I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces. -Cara Delevingne

In long term investments, you don't need day to day management. -Shiv Khera

As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling. -Arjun Rampal

If four years of university can increase your effectiveness of what you can do for others in the name of Christ, it is the best investment that you can make. But if the education is simply to get a job to make a lot of money, you have to raise the question of why you're doing it. -Tony Campolo

NASA's been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve, and it's sad that we are turning the program in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation it provides to young people. -Buzz Aldrin

As America's head coach, President Obama needs to make some big and smart adjustments to jump-start economic growth and business investment, stimulate job creation, and get wages up for ordinary Americans. -Harold Ford, Jr.

Too often, investors are the target of fraudulent schemes disguised as investment opportunities. As you know, if the balance is tipped to the point where investors are not confident that there are appropriate protections, investors will lose confidence in our markets, and capital formation will ultimately be made more difficult and expensive. -Mary Schapiro

Friend, there's no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments. -Joel Osteen

When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything. -Carl Icahn

I tend to look at potential investments from the standpoint of whether it is a valuable contribution to society. -David Cheriton

Disabled people need more invested in their education, housing, job training, transportation, assistive technology, and independent-living facilities. Governments earn back this investment – and more – by making people with disabilities economically productive citizens. -Jesse Ventura

I am much less concerned with whatever it is technology may be doing to people that what people are choosing to do to one another through technology. Facebook's reduction of people to predictively modeled profiles and investment banking's convolution of the marketplace into an algorithmic battleground were not the choices of machines. -Douglas Rushkoff

A currency designed for long-term storage and investment doesn't do so well at encouraging transactions and exchange in the moment. -Douglas Rushkoff

I made a lot of money. I earned a lot of money with CNN and satellite and cable television. And you can't really spend large sums of money, intelligently, on buying things. So I thought the best thing I could do was put some of that money back to work – making an investment in the future of humanity. -Ted Turner

White supremacy is the conscious or unconscious belief or the investment in the inherent superiority of some, while others are believed to be innately inferior. And it doesn't demand the individual participation of the singular bigot. It is a machine operating in perpetuity, because it doesn't demand that somebody be in place driving. -Michael Eric Dyson

When you write a book, you are asking someone to make an investment in their time and money. A column can come and go as the weeks pass, but a book needs to be timeless. -Regina Brett

I've made my best personal investments when I've been a user of the product. Like Apple. The epiphany for me came when I purchased my fifth iPod and I hadn't unwrapped my fourth. It was still in the plastic case. -Mary Meeker

One of the greatest investments of our lifetime has been New York City real estate, and investors made the highest returns when they bought stuff during the 1970s and 1980s when people were getting mugged. The lesson is that you make the most money when you buy stuff that's out of consensus. -Mary Meeker

I do think that in order for a company to be interesting to the investment community, there needs to be a plan; there needs to be a bigger retail footprint. There needs to be this idea – DNA, lifestyle, words I hate. -Marc Jacobs

Engaging in social business is beneficial to a company because it leverages on business competencies to address social issues, involves one-time investment with sustainable results, and produces other positive effects such as employee motivation and improved organizational culture. -Muhammad Yunus

It makes me happy to think that this world of art-as-investment is a minuscule fraction of the art world overall. Most people who create, trade and own art do it for a much simpler reason. They just like it. -Adam Davidson

The idea of confidence, of the emotions of the population, is an incredibly important one in economics. John Maynard Keynes called it 'animal spirit.' And if people are feeling generally good about the future, they're more likely to spend money, to start new companies; companies are more likely to hire people, make investments. -Adam Davidson

You ask for your audience's investment in your music; you're in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on. -Bruce Springsteen

China has created very good investment tools, including an entire network of very large funds. The Russian Private Investment Fund works with some of those funds, with China's largest investment funds. -Vladimir Putin

We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools. -Alison Gopnik

I don't invest in the stock market. I did it a long, long time ago when I was really young, and I got involved in all the investigations and all the prosecutions, and I felt it was better if I didn't make individual investments. So I'm invested in funds, but not in individual – not in individual stocks. -Rudy Giuliani

For all your long-term investments, such as retirement accounts that you won't touch for at least ten years, you need a mix of stocks and bonds. Stocks offer the best shot at inflation-beating gains. But stocks don't always go up. That's where bonds come into play: They have less upside potential, but they also do not pack the same risk. -Suze Orman

Cash – in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits – is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money. -Suze Orman

For seven years after college, I was a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, and from there I got a job at Merrill Lynch as an account executive, from where I went to vice president of investments for Prudential-Bache Securities. I started my own firm in 1987. -Suze Orman

I am selective. If I do splash out, it's an investment, and I wear things for years. -Erin O'Connor

Governments should look at investment in broadband as a national priority on the grounds that having broadband access for virtually everyone creates opportunities for the development of the economy that wouldn't otherwise be available. -Vint Cerf

Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations – and consequently in our own long-term national interests. -Liya Kebede

I've made money in real estate, hotel, and restaurant investments. -Hill Harper

If I had one piece of advice to tell an entrepreneur, I always say, 'You have to have emotional investment in what you're working on.' That's what we lacked at Odeo. -Biz Stone

What the Olympics and other mega-events have shown is that the significant investment required to host an international games successfully has the power to transform a region, and even a nation. -Richard Attias

I've seen people be effective, even among local teams, by offering something that improves wellbeing in a small way – people who get passionate about smart investment strategies and managing finances for retirement, for example. -Tom Rath

For resourceful tech founders, finding capital is rarely a problem; making the best use of it is another story. A few years slinging pepperoni pies and chicken wings – on tiny margins and with minimal investment – might not be the worst fiscal training. -Ryan Holmes

Landing a million-dollar investment for your startup is exhilarating. But as big as that number sounds, it doesn't go far. Many startups just getting off the ground won't have a CFO to monitor finances. It doesn't take much for spending to spiral out of control. -Ryan Holmes

Take the time to shop for yourself and cook. All of this is an investment in yourself, and if you're not going to invest time and money in what you put in your body, then what are you going to spend money on? It's kind of the most important thing. -Joe Bastianich

When you buy things that are expensive, like a sofa or something that really feels like an investment, you need to keep it as plain as possible, as simple as possible. Make sure that it's a clean design that will work with whatever style you want it to. -Nate Berkus

Of course, giving is deeply emotional. But supplementing emotion with research makes it more likely that a gift can have a bigger impact. It's like any investment. After all, you wouldn't put funds into stocks or bonds without understanding the potential return. Why wouldn't you do the same when investing in society? -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Shouldn't you put the same amount of effort into your giving as you might for your for-profit investments? After all, philanthropy is an investment, and one in which lives – not profits – are at stake. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

I use Mac. Not because it's more secure than everything else – because it is actually less secure than Windows – but I use it because it is still under the radar. People who write malicious code want the greatest return on their investment, so they target Windows systems. I still work with Windows in virtual machines. -Kevin Mitnick

I was raised in an orthodox Jewish home where it was expected that, as a woman, I'd marry an investment banker, raise kids in the suburbs and go to temple. I wasn't raised to set the world on fire. -Dani Shapiro

Ask any venture capitalist, and they will tell you that they consider the experience and completeness of the founding team to be a more important factor in their investment decision than the technology that is being built. -Vivek Wadhwa

During the dot-com days, one could take just about any company public and reap fortunes. All you had to do was to make sky-high projections for growth, say you were in the Internet space, and go along with unscrupulous investment bankers and their analysts. -Vivek Wadhwa

I have no doubt that my M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business was one of the best investments I ever made. It helped me climb the corporate ladder and become an entrepreneur. -Vivek Wadhwa

Most business schools are geared toward churning out investment bankers and management consultants. -Vivek Wadhwa

You've never seen me debate anybody. On anything. Ever. My investment of time, as an educator, in my judgment, is best served teaching people how to think about the world around them. Teach them how to pose a question. How to judge whether one thing is true versus another. What the laws of physics say. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

When you put money directly to a problem, it makes a good headline. It makes a good campaign slogan. You get to claim that you've engaged in these activities within an election cycle. But certain investments take longer than an election cycle. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fortunately, there's another handy driver that has manifested itself throughout the history of cultures. The urge to want to gain wealth. That is almost as potent a driver as the urge to maintain your security. And that is how I view NASA going forward – as an investment in our economy. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I have nothing against investment banking, but it's like massaging money rather than creating money. If you're in physics, you create inventions, you create lasers, you create transistors, computers, GPS. -Michio Kaku

I don't play the role of a villain, really, but I like playing anti-hero kind of roles. I like characters where there's conflict, drama, and more personal investment than just being heroes. -Randeep Hooda

Make it a point to choose the right backer, make your investments wisely, and do the work of the Lord which guarantees exceeding and abundant eternal benefits. -Monica Johnson

I learned about M&A and how to value assets and work with investment bankers. -Patricia A. Woertz

Technology ventures can succeed with very little investment, unlike many other industries. A lot of the big Internet players like Google or Yahoo were started by a couple of guys with computers. Microsoft was started in Bill Gates' garage. -Jonathan Raymond

Thank you, Occupy Wall Street. With your vivid example of anticapitalist squalor, I've been able to convince all three of my children to become investment bankers. -P. J. O'Rourke

I never understood using Kickstarter for commercial purposes. If you want to raise money for commercial purposes, I think you should give someone a dividend. They make money, then you make money. It should be an investment, whereas I think Kickstarter's true purpose is raising money for things that are in and of themselves justifying. -Kurt Braunohler

I am a partner at CrunchFund, a venture capital firm with investments in many startups around the world. I am also a limited partner in many other venture funds which have their own startup investments. -Michael Arrington

Most of the money I make now comes from investments from CrunchFund. And the vast majority of that is what's called carried interest. -Michael Arrington

Fledgling designers need investment – but how much easier it is to put them in a dead man or woman's shoes, perhaps also backing the new designer's namesake line, but only as what the French call a 'danseuse,' a plaything. -Suzy Menkes

Formula 1 will always have high and strong investment. Who can't make these investments will race in other series. -Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

In investing, we intuitively think we should make a number of small bets. A blockbuster strategy is the opposite. It means making fewer huge investments. But it turns out to be safer. -Anita Elberse

Most large media firms make outsized investments to acquire and market a small number of titles with strong hit potential, and bank on their sales to make up for middling performance in the rest of their catalogs. -Anita Elberse

From the very start, I thought there were four key principles that the agency should focus on: driving private investment, driving innovation, promoting competition, and protecting consumers. -Julius Genachowski

In general, we need America to take its game up a notch when it comes to broadband. It's important to acknowledge the billions and billions of dollars of investment in fiber. But we need more. -Julius Genachowski

I want to preserve the free and open Internet – the experience that most users and entrepreneurs have come to expect and enjoy today and that has unleashed impressive innovation, job creation, and investment. -Julius Genachowski

In the end, it's a good investment for America to be involved in helping people get democratic governance – not to take over their country – but to help people be free. And that is an investment that will pay off in the future. -Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

There's the common misconception that restaurants make a lot of money. It's not true. If you look at maybe the top chef in the world, or at least monetarily, it's like Wolfgang Puck, but he makes as much money as an average crappy investment banker. -David Chang

In my day job, I worry non-stop about making wise investments for long-term gains. -J. B. Pritzker

I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I'm making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return. -J. B. Pritzker

I really did believe that the most successful investments were the ones that you could own for the long run. -John W. Rogers, Jr.

Most of my job and most of what I do is to mentor people. There are a lot of people I work with that I don't have investments in. -Ben Horowitz

Groupon looked like a very high valuation, but any investment in a great company at any stage is almost always a good investment. -Ben Horowitz

I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful! -Bill Gates

There's 20 companies that I have investments in – some batteries, some solar-thermal, one big nuclear thing. We need hundreds and hundreds of companies like that, so that in a 20-year time frame we really are starting to change the energy infrastructure. -Bill Gates

Demographics show that we are entering a battle between young and old. I call it the 'Age War.' The young want to hang onto their money to grow their families, businesses, and wealth. The old want the tax and investment dollars of the young to sustain their old age. -Robert Kiyosaki

Any time an investment company has to spend heavily on advertising, it's probably a bad business in which to invest. -Robert Kiyosaki

If my businesses or my investments are not profitable, then I don't eat. And I like to eat. -Robert Kiyosaki

If you don't like the idea that most of the money spent on lottery tickets supports government programs, you should know that most of the earnings from mutual funds support investment advisors' and mutual fund managers' retirement. -Robert Kiyosaki

An active investor is someone who actually lives off their investments as opposed to wages from a job. -Robert Kiyosaki

Learn to invest in investments where you can achieve an honest, legal advantage over other investors. When it comes to investing, why play on a level field? -Robert Kiyosaki

Many financial advisors recommend that you diversify for your own protection. What they fail to tell you is that it is also for their protection. Since most financial advisors cannot tell you exactly which stock or mutual fund is a great investment, they tell you to buy a bunch of them. -Robert Kiyosaki

Who says that big-budget films are safer than mid-range films? In terms of return on investment, I'd rather have 'Sling Blade' and 'Shine' than 'Volcano.' -Sidney Sheinberg

When it comes to investments, I have to go to someone else to understand them, but then I have to make a judgment. I can't do that if I don't have a basic understanding myself. -Gregory Meeks

During my time as a state legislator, I've pushed for significant investment in public school districts. In Congress, I would look forward to increasing federal public investment in education through initiatives like Race to the Top. -Hakeem Jeffries

In Congress, I'll work hard to encourage investment in education, particularly with respect to technology and bridging the digital divide. -Hakeem Jeffries

I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health. -Robin S. Sharma

I'm pretty conservative. I believe that buying good quality is a good investment. I buy fewer things but of better quality. -Robin S. Sharma

My best investment, as cliched as this sounds, is the money I've spent developing myself, via books, workshops and coaching. Leadership begins within, and to have a better career, start by building a better you. -Robin S. Sharma

To get the most from agricultural resources, poor farmers' needs must come first, guiding investment strategies and forming the yardstick for gauging results. -Sylvia Mathews Burwell

On the mathematical side, you could in principle build a society in which people were fulfilling their needs and flourishing as human beings in a higher way than in a consumer society, provided you had the right investments in the opportunity to flourish in less materialistic ways. -Tim Jackson

From solar to electric cars, from geothermal to reconfiguring the grid, the scale of investment needed in green technologies in order to meet whatever agreements on emissions reductions are finally agreed will be immense. -Noreena Hertz

Errors in decision-making lead young people to under-save for retirement, doctors to miss tumours, CEOs to make catastrophic investments, governments to engage in needless wars, and parents to irreversibly traumatize their children. -Noreena Hertz

India's growth drivers are actually two growth drivers. One is consumption, which arises out of our demographic advantage. And the other is the investments. Because we need a lot of investment in the country. -Chanda Kochhar

I'm glad I made business investments, because it gave me the confidence financially to make brave choices. If I hadn't done that, I'd still have been trying to play 19-year-olds in films. I know there are other avenues for me. -Preity Zinta

The room-service Caesar salads with soggy croutons, the distant relatives who show up at readings pitching weird, far-fetched investment schemes, the fans who have you sign a book to 'Cathy' and then tell you, 'No, it's Kathy with a K' – it gets challenging after a while. It tests your stamina. -Walter Kirn

In India, because of the huge investments materialising in industry and infrastructure projects, the demand for steel has grown much faster than anticipated. -Jitin Prasada

My biggest extravagances are also investments. I have several houses in California, a house in Nashville, an office complex, and I bought the old home place in Tennessee. They are different places for me to write, but I can turn right around and sell them. -Dolly Parton

One of the best predictors of policy around is Thomas Ferguson's investment theory of politics, as he calls it – very outstanding political economist – which essentially – I mean, to say it in a sentence, he describes elections as occasions in which groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state. -Noam Chomsky

In order to access private capital, you have to provide competitive return on investment. In order to give competitive returns to investors, you've got to operate on a profitable basis and be thinking of yourself as a business. -Pierre Omidyar

The argument that all Jews have a heartfelt investment in the state of Israel is untrue. Some have a heartfelt investment in corned beef sandwiches. -Judith Butler

It's always weird when people approach me to make an investment. I tell them, 'I don't need any more money. I'm good.' Then I wait for their expression. That part is entertaining, because people look at you like you're crazy when you say you don't need any more money. Who says that? -Dr. Dre

The return on investment in global health is tremendous, and the biggest bang for the buck comes from vaccines. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history. -Seth Berkley

Strangely, charity sometimes gets dismissed, as if it is ineffective, inappropriate or even somehow demeaning to the recipient. 'This isn't charity,' some donors take pains to claim, 'This is an investment.' Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition. -Ban Ki-moon

Thanks to the competence, love of God, our country's security and stability, endowed wealth, integrated infrastructure and quality services, the U.A.E. turned into the world's renowned destination for tourism, investment and business management: the interface of choice for hosting major cultural events, artistic and sports, in the world. -Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Everyone knows the U.S. economy shouldn't be so reliant on consumption. More investments should be made. -Lou Jiwei

There are three main pillars of China's economy. One is export, which is limited by sluggish global demand. The second is investment. In many sectors, there is already too much investment and overcapacity. The third is consumption. -Lou Jiwei

Infrastructure investment can boost economic growth and employment, and, in fact, it is fiscally neutral. -Lou Jiwei

Social Security is an insurance policy. It's a terrible investment vehicle. Social Security has some great benefits. But it was never meant to be a savings plan. So we need to have a national debate. Should this 12.5 percent that we're contributing all go into a Social Security pool, or should half go into a mandatory savings plan? -Laurence D. Fink

If I care about poverty, I have to care a lot about investments in the private sector. The private sector creates the vast majority of jobs in the world, and social protection only goes so far. -Jim Yong Kim

Private sector development and the creation of small businesses spur investment, jobs, opportunity, and hope. It empowers the market to meet local needs, whether for food, basic goods, or services. -Robert Zoellick

The advantage of the free market system is that people invest their capital, they create jobs by investing their capital, and hopefully they get a return on that investment. I don't think there's anything wrong with good old American capitalism. -Steve Stivers

I've heard time and again from small business owners in Ohio that extending bonus depreciation is the single biggest factor in allowing their businesses to grow. Allowing companies to use these tools for capital reinvestment is a common-sense way to encourage job creation. -Pat Tiberi

While U.K. is one of India's most important trade and investment partners, India has become one of the largest investors in the U.K. -Preneet Kaur

India's dynamic growth, coupled with its large reservoir of skilled workforce, its commitment to democracy, and the rule of law, all taken together make India a very attractive investment destination. -Preneet Kaur

SingTel has made substantial investments in markets with high growth potential in South Asia, such as India and Bangladesh. -Chua Sock Koong

A peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely depend to a great extent on the economic development of a future Palestinian state. As I have argued before, private sector investment – especially in the West Bank – is going to prove crucial in creating the right political and social context for peace. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

For decades, the plight of the Palestinian people has been exacerbated by internal corruption, a lack of effective investment, and the political cynicism of the Arab states, who often did not have the best interests of the Palestinians at heart. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

I grew up hearing stories about how my maternal grandfather had put himself through engineering school in New York City. He saved money by walking down to a gas station once a week to take a shower. When I applied to college, both education and investment value were important to me. -Jason Kilar

Women who have it all should try having nothing: I have no husband, no children, no real estate, no stocks, no bonds, no investments, no 401(k), no CDs, no IRAs, no emergency fund – I don't even have a savings account. It's not that I have not planned for the future; I have not planned for the present. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

If you want to slow medical inflation in the private sector, it makes sense to expand the government's investment in private health care. -Timothy Noah

To be a designer today is to be an entrepreneur. Whether you're a two-man operation in Shoreditch or a 3,000-person, vertically integrated brand, you need to have the wherewithal to run your business through investment, considering everything from start-up funds to your exit plan or what it takes to go public. -Natalie Massenet

I love Christopher Bailey and Burberry, Mulberry for bags, and Hudson for jeans. I like a little bit of designer with a bit of vintage and High Street mixed in. I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces. I always go for comfort, and like feeling confident and casual. -Cara Delevingne

We want to galvanize people's imaginations. With enough political will and investment, we could make wheelchairs obsolete. -Miguel Nicolelis

Insurance and funding traditionally drive capital investment. But in a world based on access, not ownership, the duration, value, cost and extent of financial services is distinctly different. -Lisa Gansky

You don't have to become an investment banker as a way of demonstrating that education has worked for you. But librarians have to believe in the values of high culture. Not just high culture but middle culture, low culture, kinds of exciting eye-catching crap of all kinds. Everyone needs that. -Francis Spufford

Bitcoin, in the short or even long term, may turn out be a good investment in the same way that anything that is rare can be considered valuable. Like baseball cards. Or a Picasso. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

The United States should pursue a more robust agenda for U.S. competitiveness and innovation focused on a lower-carbon economy, including investments in education, basic research and development, infrastructure, retraining, retirement security, and universal health care. -Mona Sutphen

We got to know a lot of investors and know what they like and don't like. Through many co-investments opportunities, we have built trust among these investors. So when it came to investing in Xiaomi, things were a lot easier. -Lei Jun

At first, the only thing that I learned was to save. Then I learned about mutual fund, then later on direct stock investments. I also went into small businesses and even real estate. -Bo Sanchez

It's a great story for us whenever an entrepreneur makes a crazy amount of money and we get to tell the world about it. For the entrepreneur? Not so much. Hitherto unknown relatives, entrepreneurs seeking angel investments, money managers and supposed baby-mamas all come out of the woodwork with dollar signs in their eyes. -Sarah Lacy

Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors. -Alex Berenson

Many newly public companies are able to post a year or two of strong sales growth off a small base, but their growth almost always slows over time, thanks to what investment professionals call 'the law of large numbers.' -Alex Berenson

The biggest profit center for investment banks is the hefty fees they charge for underwriting stock offerings and giving financial advice, and analysts put those profits at risk if they publish negative conclusions about the companies that pay the fees. -Alex Berenson

Technology investment drove growth in the 1990s, both directly and by fueling a rising stock market that led to increased consumer spending. -Alex Berenson

Lower interest rates are usually considered good for stocks because they lower the cost of borrowing and make bonds a less attractive alternative investment. -Alex Berenson

The thing to do with mutual funds is to buy a couple of decent ones, set up an investment plan and then never, ever think about them again, except maybe once a quarter or so when you take a peek at your statements to make sure that you have not accidentally been buying the Fidelity Peace-in-the-Middle-East fund. -Alex Berenson

Most companies can survive even if their debt ratings are lowered below investment grade, although they will have higher borrowing costs. -Alex Berenson

After a generation of misrule under Mr. Hussein, who built a huge military infrastructure while neglecting civilian investment, and a dozen years of United Nations sanctions, Iraq's unemployment rate tops 50 percent. -Alex Berenson

Instruments are a phenomenal investment, especially violins and violas and celli, because the value really doesn't go down, and it just rises up at incredible speed and has done, and I believe will continue to do so, because these rare instruments are not getting more. They are getting less and less through the years. -Aleksey Igudesman

We need a tax code that promotes savings, investment, achievement, innovation, and hard work. -Erik Paulsen

I'm delighted to be joining INVESCO, an organization that has been growing both in terms of assets under management and the breadth of investment capabilities offered. I see great potential in working with the accomplished investment centers within INVESCO and providing expertise to help develop strategic solutions for our clients. -Diane Garnick

If history judges society for how it treats those in need, so markets judge economies by the incentives they provide for private investment, the infrastructure that supports growth, and the burdens placed on job creation. -Victor Ponta

Openly speaking, the only formula that will save Greece's future is more trade with Turkey and more investment with Turkey. -Ali Babacan

The route of expropriation, and especially in energy matters, is not what most promotes investment or generates greater confidence. -Enrique Pena Nieto

I plan to open Mexico's energy sector to national and foreign private investment. -Enrique Pena Nieto

America is hungry and starving for more infrastructure investment. -Anthony Foxx

It's the experts in adolescent development who wax most emphatic about the value of family meals, for it's in the teenage years that this daily investment pays some of its biggest dividends. -Nancy Gibbs

Lawsuits against reverse mortgage companies, including the nation's largest, Financial Freedom Senior Funding, contend that those firms helped pressure older Americans into bad investments. -Charles Duhigg

It is almost always a bad idea to use a reverse mortgage to pay for a vacation or to buy a risky investment, like stocks or deferred annuities. -Charles Duhigg

Research suggests that investment bankers are more prone to commit fraud when they feel the competitor at their heels. -Charles Duhigg

One day we are a hero, another day we are a zero. Without me, Cardiff would have gone bust. Because of my investment, we got promoted. -Vincent Tan

We tend to think of Steam as tools for content developers and tools for producers. We're just always thinking: how do we want to make content developers' lives better and users' lives a lot better? With Big Picture Mode, we're trying to answer the question: 'How can we maximize a content developers' investment?' -Gabe Newell

I think the association of economics with forecasting is unfortunate and is down to the fact that one great way to get an investment bank's name on business television is to hire a guy called a Chief Economist who will go and prognosticate. -Tim Harford

Had I not gone to Japan in 1986, had I stayed home and majored in English literature as I'd intended to do, I might indeed have become an investment banker, an outcome that perhaps would have proved a more severe blow to the health of the U.S. economy than to the history of the novel. -John Burnham Schwartz

I'm not emotional about investments. Investing is something where you have to be purely rational and not let emotion affect your decision making – just the facts. -Bill Ackman

A complete investment in the Obama administration required that any real opposition had to be demonized. The investment in Barack Obama had to be protected. -Bob Ehrlich

Empowering innovations require long-term investments, which tie up capital for years and years. So companies are using capital to create more capital, and consequently, the world is awash in capital, but the innovations we need to advance aren't there. -Clayton M. Christensen

Efficiency innovations provide return on investment in 12-18 months. Empowering innovations take 5-10 years to yield a return. We have ample capital – oceans of capital – that is being reinvested into efficiency innovation. -Clayton M. Christensen

To focus capital and entrepreneurship into empowering innovation, we should change is the capital gains tax rate. We would be better served by a regressive tax rate, that would become progressively smaller the longer the investment is held. -Clayton M. Christensen

When an entrant competitor attacks the low end of any market, the rational reaction of the incumbent firms is to abandon rather than defend it – because the low end is the least profitable of their possible investments. -Clayton M. Christensen

Asia has been by all accounts an incredible investment made by Yahoo. -Ross Levinsohn

I almost didn't turn pro at all. I was tempted to be a career amateur. I worked as an investment banker for nine months after I got out of school, and the money was fantastic and promised to get even more lucrative. -Matt Kuchar

Without investment there will not be growth, and without growth there will not be employment. -Muhtar Kent

Simply put, investors should own less equities, more bonds, more global investments, more cash and more dry ammunition. -Mohamed El-Erian

Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs. -Joe Biden

I dropped out of school when I was 15 years old. I dropped out because I guess I wasn't getting anything out of my investment in the school. -August Wilson

The London property market has excellent investment opportunities. -Wang Jianlin

What I think about derivatives is if every institution that owns or trades them is properly margined and marked to market, including end-users, including every institution, including sovereigns and multilateral institutions, then the system would be safe – if people were margined the way customers of investment banks are margined. -Paul Singer

My investment strategy, which is to focus on sectors that are a national priority for India, hasn't changed. -Gautam Adani

A narrative that branded Africa as little more than an economic, political and social basket case was not likely to provide the investment needed to drive development. -Mo Ibrahim

The way forward for Africa is investment. -Mo Ibrahim

Africa offers the highest return on investment in the world. -Mo Ibrahim

When I first met Tony Blair in 1996, he was open and idealistic, keen to bring a breath of fresh air to government. But something happened – was it just the arrogance of power? – that narrowed Labour's vision from purposeful reform and investment, to peevish and petulant pragmatism. -Rory Bremner

At the end of the day, the Irvine Co. is slowly being transformed. Our long-term goal is to transform what was once an agricultural company to a development company, and to that, the next, final step is to create a large real estate investment company. -Donald Bren

Gold is a commodity; over the long run, as we look back, it has not been a good investment. You can't look at the intrinsic value of gold as you can a business. Gold doesn't give you cash flow, and, at the end of the day, cash flow is what is important. Gold doesn't give you dividends. -Michael Lee-Chin

I'm only going to make investments with people that I'd want to spend time with anyway. -Audrey MacLean

Small, slow growth is the best I expect from an investment. I'm a real saver: frugal – like my parents. -Richard C. Armitage

The evidence is inarguable that Australia is becoming too expensive and too uncompetitive to do export-oriented business. Africans want to work, and its workers are willing to work for less than $2 per day. Such statistics make me worry for this country's future. We are becoming a high-cost and high-risk nation for investment. -Gina Rinehart

If you want to help the poor and our next generation, make investment, reinvestment and businesses welcome. -Gina Rinehart

Early investment in the lives of disadvantaged children will help reduce inequality, in both the short and the long run. -James Heckman

I think one of the most underreported and untouted benefits of the Affordable Care Act is the real investments we are finally making in this country in prevention. -Kathleen Sebelius

Before Mint.com, I was a long-time user of 'Microsoft Money' and Intuit's 'Quicken.' Both were powerful tools, loaded with features and functionality around taxes, investment, budgeting – too feature-laden, in fact. They took hours to set up, forever to learn, and an hour a week to maintain. -Aaron Patzer

Mint is designed to put your finances on auto-pilot. Whether you log in or not, it will send you a weekly summary of your balances and biggest purchases, and how your investments and budgets are doing, along with sending you alerts on unusual spending and low balances. -Aaron Patzer

Sun Cellular is the biggest investment in my business career. -John Gokongwei

Chicago's privatization mania began during Mayor Richard M. Daley's administration, which ran from 1989 to 2011. Under his successor, Rahm Emanuel, the trend has continued apace. For Rahm's investment banker buddies, the trend has been a boon. For citizens? Not so much. -Rick Perlstein

A Microsoft-Yahoo merger is a deal only an investment banker could love. -Kara Swisher

There's no such thing as a favorite investment. But I think I tend to invest in Asia in promising countries, in equities, in real estate, and I own precious metals, obviously. -Marc Faber

When it comes to money, the best investments were probably the ones I did not make. -Marc Faber

My worst investment decision so far is to lend money to friends. So far, it has all come to zero. -Marc Faber

What decisions would you make differently today if you knew you would most likely live to be 150? How would you think about your 50s or 60s? How would you evaluate your career arcs or investments or even the area in which you live? -Peter Diamandis

Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being. -Peter Diamandis

The Department of Energy made an investment that failed, and it got raked over the coals for that failed investment. This is ridiculous. The fact of the matter is, the government should be making a lot of risky investments, the majority of which are likely to fail. -Peter Diamandis

The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act will reestablish a wall between commercial and investment banking, make our financial system more stable and secure, and protect American families. -Elizabeth Warren

Who is Antonio Weiss? He's the head of global investment banking for the financial giant Lazard. -Elizabeth Warren

In the past, proactive fiscal polices almost always meant just more investment and an increase in the fiscal deficit. -Li Keqiang

China continues to welcome foreign investment, and the door will open even further. -Li Keqiang

You have to accept the fact that not all your decisions are going to be right – and when they are wrong, you have to own it right away. I try not to have an emotional connection or investment in the decisions I make so that when they need to change, I can quickly move on to: 'How do we fix this?' -Lynn Jurich

Chronic deficits drastically reduce government's ability to make those infrastructure investments that business needs to grow and create jobs. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Our investments in social justice and basic needs are as vital to our future as fiscal and macroeconomic reforms. A nation deeply divided will not stand. And it certainly will not move forward. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Stocks change. Industries change. But the underlying reasons certain stocks are good investments remain the same. Only the fullness of time reveals which are the most sound. -James O'Shaughnessy

Buy into good, well-researched companies and then wait. Let's call it a sit-on-your-hands investment strategy. -Kenneth Fisher

Tax can be structured in a way that actually encourages investment in infrastructure and encourages investment in Australia from overseas. -Andrew Forrest

The best early-stage venture capital investments appear obvious in retrospect; however, very few of them are actually obvious when you make them. -David Sze

We reviewed our process at Greylock and discovered that the best investments are non-obvious enough that they result in a mixed vote by our partnership. -David Sze

I like the strategy of finding great entrepreneurs early, giving them some money, helping them a little – perhaps not as much as we would a regular core investment. -Dan Levitan

We aren't going to let our first investment be the best. -Dan Levitan

To me it's incontrovertible that investment in people, investment in business, creates jobs; they don't destroy jobs. -Stephen Pagliuca

It is important for investors to understand what they do and don't know. Learn to recognize that you cannot possibly know what is going to happen in the future, and any investment plan that is dependent on accurately forecasting where markets will be next year is doomed to failure. -Barry Ritholtz

Any time you speak to people about their posture, you learn about their most recent investment activity. When someone just bought stocks, they tend to be bullish; someone who just sold is bearish. -Barry Ritholtz

You, your employer and your plan's investment managers fail to follow even the most basic rules of investing. You overtrade, chase performance, do not think long term. All of you – All Of You – have done a horrible job managing your retirement plans. -Barry Ritholtz

Any investment bought via credit always runs the risk of margin calls and, eventually, liquidation. -Barry Ritholtz

You have a natural tendency to want an emotionally satisfying tale – and to make investments based on that – despite times when the actual data may be telling you something different. -Barry Ritholtz

Hedge funds are not especially liquid. Many are 'gated' – meaning there are only small windows when you can withdraw your money. They typically have a high minimum investment and often require investors keep their money in the fund for at least one year. -Barry Ritholtz

In the investment business, you must expect to be wrong. -Barry Ritholtz

If you think too-big-to-fail banks are not worthy of investment because of their impossible-to-read balance sheets, well then, don't buy them. -Barry Ritholtz

What you pay for an investment is the single biggest determinant for how successful that investment will be. When equity prices are high, your returns will be lower. When they are cheap, your returns will be higher. -Barry Ritholtz

If you want to attract more investment, foreign investment, more talent, more business, I think having some level of certainty that the business environment respects, those who have been your partners for a long time, is important. -Louis R. Chenevert

I'm not a politician, but ISIS is a problem, and this matter should be solved very quickly. This will affect existing production, it will affect investment, it will affect the behaviour of people. It will affect the area tremendously. -Abdallah Salem el-Badri

We've always been modestly leveraged, and we've never believed in a great deal of leverage on either our private equity business or on our investment banking business. And I think it really goes back to my uncle and dad growing up in the Depression and just seeing what happened to people who were overly levered. -Warren Stephens

What we prefer to do is operate our investment bank in a way that is like what investment banks used to be, which is a middle man – someone who is here to match people who need capital with people who have capital – and not position ourselves at the center of that by taking big positions on a trading stance. -Warren Stephens

We don't think of ourselves as a regional investment bank. We think of ourselves as merchant bankers with clients all over the country. -Warren Stephens

I am proud of the fact that the U.K. is an open trading country. I welcome inward investment such as that of Nissan, and the takeover of struggling British companies by foreign companies who turn them around, as in the case of Jaguar Land Rover. I also accept that job losses sometimes have to occur to restore failing companies to health. -David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville

High-frequency traders are firms all around the world. They're massive investments. And there is an incredible race for speed now. People are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to shave milliseconds off. -Eric Schneiderman

Helping people getting a great start in life, a great foundation, is an investment. -Gerry Schwartz

Infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government and one that cannot be shortchanged by other controversial spending. I believe investment in infrastructure pays dividends for decades and is a wise investment of taxpayer dollars. -Douglas R. Oberhelman

Merchandise from Wal-Mart has become as ubiquitous as the water supply. Yet, still, the company is rebuked and reviled by anyone claiming a social conscience and is lambasted by legislators as if its bad behavior places it somewhere between investment bankers and the Taliban. -Charles Platt

The most valuable investment we can make is in our children's education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn. -Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments. -Martin O'Malley

Marylanders have led the nation in adopting a balanced approach to revenues and investments because we know that in order to maintain and build the #1 public schools in the nation, we had to ask everyone to pay their fair share. We need Congress to do the same. -Martin O'Malley

Besides being a prime cause of poor economic growth, poor governance breeds corruption, which cripples investment, wastes resources, and diminishes confidence. -Ahmed Zewail

Egypt does not possess rich natural resources. Its agricultural area is relatively small – less than 10 per cent of the total land. Its growth relies on tourism, Suez Canal tariffs, and foreign investment. -Ahmed Zewail

You might have a worry that's so stupid it just peters out by itself, like a bad investment. -Roz Chast

Investors need to get rewarded for their investment, especially in unstable countries. -Beny Steinmetz

Legg Mason's structure is misunderstood by the market. Legg Mason has an affiliate model. They own 100% of their affiliates, which are investment managers such as Permal, Western Asset Management, and Royce. -Nelson Peltz

I like to see a tidy shop, and I want to see my investments well managed. -Nathan Kirsh

I don't want to be on anyone's board. I just want to have good investments. -Nathan Kirsh

Uncertainty is seen to retard investment independently of considerations of risk or expected return. -Ben Bernanke

I feel like I went through the Great Depression. All these companies are being successful around you, you're on that track, and then the market collapses, and you're out of a job. You're trying to save your investors' investment, and it doesn't work, and you sell the company for nothing. It was brutal. -Nick Woodman

Our balance sheet provides us with the ability to act on investment opportunities in appropriate areas that diversify and broaden our portfolio, including the gas and energy sector. -Kerry Stokes

It's very common to implement mob grazing and double your production for a per-acre capitalisation investment… because it doesn't take any more corraling, no more electricity, rent, machinery or labour to double your production on an existing place. -Joel Salatin

Do we have to regulate derivatives? Yes, we do. 'Cause when I did this in my investments, frankly, no one knew who could pay who. But derivatives have an important place in our economy. -Jeff Greene

I was able to use credit default swaps to protect not only my investments but the hundreds of jobs that exist because of my investment. I understand the dangers of credit default swaps and the benefits of credit default swaps. -Jeff Greene

A lot of our fiscal deficit went to fund consumption and really did not get used to build investment and infrastructure. The trouble is, you can get a spurt in GDP growth, which may not be sustainable. I would much rather build the gradient of a long-term marathon. -Uday Kotak

We need a force that recognizes that only through development and liberty, through education and health care, through better priorities and wiser investments, can we achieve the stability we seek. -Óscar Arias

Today's energy mix is the result of yesterday's consumer habits, considerable investment, and various political decisions. The potential of renewable energies, now a well-established fact, is undeniable if given the time to arrive at the technical and economic maturity that will free them from subsidization policies. -Christophe de Margerie

One of my first investments was $100,000 in a Web-based calendar startup – and I lost every dollar. -Peter Thiel

Great investments may look crazy but really may not be. -Peter Thiel

London has a centrifugal pull on talent, investment and business from the rest of Europe and the world. That brings benefits to the broader U.K. economy. -Nicola Sturgeon

American companies based in Scotland employ large numbers of people – in fact, we are the best performing part of the U.K., outside London and the southeast of England when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment. -Nicola Sturgeon

There are lots of jobs and investment in Scotland dependent on our membership of the E.U. single market. -Nicola Sturgeon

Sporting success doesn't happen by accident. It takes hard work and determination on the part of the individual athletes. And it also takes investment in facilities and training support. -Nicola Sturgeon

We want to refocus Nigeria to make sure that basic infrastructure is provided. The environment is created for private investment, both within and direct foreign investment. So jobs will be created. That is my dream for Nigeria. -Goodluck Jonathan

I really just started buying art as a passion. I never considered it an investment, but it ended up being a good investment. -Daniel S. Loeb

In the aftermath of the oh-so-predictable crash, the Bitcoin fanatics have begun marshaling out excuse after excuse for why this non-investment investment lost so much of its value so fast. One was that hackers attacked some of the exchanges for Bitcoins and crippled it. Really? A hacker can wreck an entire market? -Kurt Eichenwald

Assess Bitcoins? All you can do is examine the trading patterns, which do not provide a real analysis of any underlying economic value. The economics of investments are not solely based on supply and demand, and that is all that goes into Bitcoin prices. -Kurt Eichenwald

Bitcoins are not a real investment; they are bets inside a casino. If the price goes back up, don't be fooled. In the parlance of popping investment bubbles, it's something called a 'dead-cat bounce.' People who are desperate to keep the game going rush back in, hoping to bring the price back up, but it never lasts. -Kurt Eichenwald

I believe this Emperador Distillers investment in Whyte & Mackay is good for the Philippines as a whole, not only beneficial to our business. -Andrew Tan

Seed investing is the status symbol of Silicon Valley. Most people don't want Ferraris, they want a winning seed investment. -Sam Altman

I have plenty of investments that I wish I'd never made. But the model is to lose money on a lot of investments and then make 1,000X or 10,000X on an investment. -Sam Altman

I believe that the Chinese people as a whole love to make investments in real estate. -Pansy Ho

Any government has to be friendly with investors and the business community. They provide jobs, new investments; they keep the country running. -Naguib Sawiris

I see easyHotel as one of the best, most natural extensions of the 'easy' brand from the airline. EasyHotel is raising money to accelerate growth at a much faster rate than I could have grown it as a private company, whilst enabling me to spend more time on my diversified portfolio of other investments. -Stelios Haji-Ioannou

If we're going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we're making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country. -Wendy Kopp

Our experience is that it is not terribly difficult to do business in China. But the issue is, how much stability do you have in terms of what you negotiate up front and when you've got your feet and your investments on the ground. -Azim Premji

Low interest rates are a big opportunity for investment. But the issue is that this money should go to the real economy, not the financial economy. -Carlos Slim

When I was very young, maybe 12 years, I began to make investments. -Carlos Slim

You don't need to raise taxes on rich people, because they create capitalization and investment. But you need to tax speculation – meaning capital gains. -Carlos Slim

The year 1983 was crazy. People wanted to sell not only their investments… but also their companies. -Carlos Slim

For Gazprom, 2015 is turning out auspiciously. We already see the possibility for additional investments in our investment program. -Alexey Miller

One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one's capacity for happiness, but also one's efficiency. -Orison Swett Marden

Hiking taxes on the so-called wealthy would help send us into a recession because so many small businesses report their income on individual tax returns. If taxes are raised, they will be less likely to be able to hire new workers and make new capital investments. -Ronald Kessler

I have an investment in the signifying aspects of the material as well as an understanding of antecedent bodies of work. That informs the way I make marks and make decisions. -Rashid Johnson

Our goal is not to produce immediate results. We've been tasked with producing long-term results. That means that there's more risk in any individual thing we take on. But we still aspire to a strong return on investment. -Astro Teller

Fortunately, there is a project that will create jobs, provide direct investment in our economy, and move us closer to our longstanding goal of becoming energy independent: the Keystone XL pipeline. -Kevin McCarthy

I want to work in a bank, definitely. Hopefully, my acting career will go well. But if it doesn't, I go to a bank. If it does, then even at the age of 40, I will still go to a bank, but I have to work in a bank, because I'm really fond of taxation and accounts and investments and all of that. So I will do it. At some point, I will, yes. -Tena Desae

The frontiers of science, on the very small scale and very large scale, require large investments and international effort. -Dan Shechtman

Horror films are the ones that pay the bills, and historically, they have shown that they are good investments. They helped Universal survive with that initial splash of horror films in the 1930s and '40s. And horror films kept New Line alive with the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' series. -Christopher Young

One way to make sure you don't lose assets in the future is to streamline your accounts. Consider using one bank for all your banking needs and one brokerage firm for all your investments. -Jean Chatzky

Debt certainly isn't always a bad thing. A mortgage can help you afford a home. Student loans can be a necessity in getting a good job. Both are investments worth making, and both come with fairly low interest rates. -Jean Chatzky

When we say a show is successful, it's because, relative to the investment, it's successful, relative to how else we would have spent that money on licensing something else, does this creation – did it attract the audience that it was built for. -Ted Sarandos

With the world changing fast, we needed capital for investments. There's only so much bandwidth in your own balance sheet. -Patrick Whitesell

When the word 'morality' comes up in connection with economics, income distribution and financial stability are usually the issues. Is it moral for rich countries to use such a high proportion of the world's resources or for investment bankers to earn large bonuses? -Edmund Phelps

To succeed in the tech industry, you start businesses, make money, and make smart investments. But to succeed in the tech community, you do and build awesome things, are generous with your time and efforts, and make a point of making space for strangers – without any expectation of payback. -Jon Evans

I think we need to rethink a lot of business skills. In finance, for example, social impact bonds are potentially a way of providing capital for investments that save the public money in a context in which government often doesn't invest in things that would save it money. -Nicholas Kristof

The insidious aid culture has left African countries more debt-laden, more inflation-prone, more vulnerable to the vagaries of the currency markets and more unattractive to higher-quality investment. -Dambisa Moyo

Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success. -Thomas J. Stanley

Accelerated depreciation helps companies bring forward capital-intensive investments by reducing payback time. It's not a hand out. Companies still have to pay the tax, but they simply get to defer it. -Anthony Pratt

I was fortunate that I came out to the Valley in 1979, when I came out to go to Stanford Business School, and my very first assignment as a teaching assistant for an investments professor was to – he told me go down to this computer company in Cupertino called Apple. -Frank Quattrone

We make a series of investments, some will pan out and some won't. -Bill Maris

I sign off not only every investment, but every dollar that goes out the door – I'm aware of it. -Bill Maris

I can make it very clear: I get paid if we make good investments. And if we don't, I don't get paid. I have no incentive to sell our companies to Google; the entrepreneurs get to decide that. We are minority shareholders. -Bill Maris

You make a great investment in the consumer Internet, maybe you make a lot of money and create something useful, interesting, or fun. But in life sciences, you have a chance to be part of something that lets people live longer and healthier and not lose the people they care about. That is really profound. -Bill Maris

To my mind, the best investment a young man starting out in business can possibly make is to give all his time, all his energies, to work – just plain, hard work. -Charles M. Schwab

In the 1970s, as historians became enchanted with microhistories, economists were expanding the reach of their discipline. Nations, states and cities began to plan for the future by consulting with economists whose prognostications were shaped by investment cycles rather than historical ones. -Annalee Newitz

Goldman Sachs believes that economically empowering women globally is one of the best investments to grow economies, create jobs, and build more prosperous societies. -Dina Powell

There is certainly a growing body of data that correlates investments in women with a country's general prosperity; a recognition that no country can get ahead if half its people are left behind. -Melanne Verveer

One thing that has made us so successful is that we've never taken outside investment. That means we can concentrate on what our customers want – not what the stockholders or the VCs want. -Jack Dangermond

As ambassador, I am focused on expanding bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Spain. -James Costos

One of the roles of a U.S. ambassador – anywhere in the world – is to promote bilateral trade and investment. -James Costos

No party or event is without a reason. This is how we foster new relationships, open doors, and launch new ideas that create business opportunities, investments, and jobs in the U.S. and Spain. -James Costos

When you think about things like power efficiency or performance or Internet connectivity as major technology areas where you have multiple investments, multiple products – security is like that. -Renee James

What I'm primarily responsible for is products. Everything is developed with my personal involvement. Second is client communication. Everything to do with product and consumer is my primary focus. I also deal with everything which relates to investment and partnership. Distribution, finance, administration, I don't do. -Roustam Tariko

People should buy a house to live in, not as an investment. Property has become such a national obsession – it was the primary subject at dinner parties and how many television shows were dedicated to the market. It's not good for the economy. -Peter Hargreaves

Aspen's investment in TesoRx will assist in the work being undertaken to bring this product to market and in investing behind TesoRx's pipeline and technology that has the potential to be used for a wide range of different applications. -Stephen Saad

Targeting women is key in developing countries. It allows them to go to school, to say how many children they're going to have, which drives the issue of population and how their children will be educated. Women are the best investments in developing countries. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

I hope there will be continued U.K. investment in human spaceflight to enable Britain to benefit from space travel in the longer term and that many more Britons – women and men – will travel into space. -Helen Sharman

I think we should talk about what the objectives of the party are, whether that's restoring the Clause Four as it was originally written or it's a different one, but I think we shouldn't shy away from public participation, public investment in industry, and public control of the railways. -Jeremy Corbyn

A national investment bank can invest to provide us with the foundations of shared and ecologically sustainable growth: renewing the U.K.'s energy, digital and transport infrastructure which lags woefully behind other major economies. -Jeremy Corbyn

A more productive economy in the long term will bring us higher tax revenues, but that requires long-term investment in infrastructure and the skills necessary to grow a balanced economy. -Jeremy Corbyn

The myth is that IP rights are as important as our rights in castles, cars, and corn oil. IP is supposedly intended to encourage inventors and the investment needed to bring their products to the clinic and marketplace. -John Sulston

I'm extremely positive about investment in Africa. Africa has a wonderful climate, wonderful people, and amazing possibilities. Africa has been called dark and hopeless, but today it is neither of these. Africa is awakening. It's a huge market of almost a billion people with huge resources and a young population. It's the best place to invest. -Christoffel Wiese

As a country with experience of coping with earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, Japan believes in emphasizing the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction. We therefore prioritize investment in disaster prevention and post-disaster improvements under a policy of Build Back Better (BBB). -Shinzo Abe

The attitude of the business community towards investment in Austria and Germany has always been positive, as both the countries have earned their reputation as countries with a consistent economic environment. -Yelena Baturina

I have been fighting climate change for two decades, and people often ask me how I remain hopeful in the face of extreme weather and grim forecasts. The answer is simple: I see countless solutions spreading across the nation and across the world. But we need more investment. -Frances Beinecke

I work with the macro economy, which involves the major variables that measure the health of the whole economy, such as total consumption, investment, income, employment, and inflation. -Clive Granger

Product investment, quality management, and all the things that are key for a car company – great, there has been no compromise in those aspects. But I feel there's a lot we could do on communication, particularly from a Chinese perspective. -Li Shufu

The wealth that was created by my investments wasn't put into a giant swimming pool as so many elected demagogues seem to imagine. Instead it benefitted our employees, their families and our community at large. -Kenneth Langone

While I accept that large investment rounds will always garner headlines, it's almost as if the magic number of how much cash you've managed to raise has become both a stamp of approval and the main metric for gauging a business's true worth. -Maelle Gavet

Waiter trainers claim that an investment in education pays off very quickly for restaurants. -David Sax

I might make an investment and lose some money, but that's something I can recover from. -Ronda Rousey

Our experience is that most entrepreneurs are able to attract debt, even for risky and early stage investments. There are investors who provide debt, but very few who fund through equity. -Jamshyd Godrej

I don't think manufacturing should be looked at independently. It is part of the economy. So, when the economy does well, and when there is investment, the sector does well. -Jamshyd Godrej

Besides infrastructure, there is a huge opportunity in housing and urbanisation of cities – not only building new ones, but also renewing the infrastructure of old cities to make them more livable. This provides tremendous scope for large investments to fuel growth. -Jamshyd Godrej

We want to be a secure investment, a little bit like a bond. -Sergey Galitsky

I want to make Seoul more attractive. I want to make it a good investment. -Chung Mong-joon

My kids have grown up knowing that their mom made a big investment in making sure there was art and language instruction in school and books in the library. Hopefully, they've internalized that. -Elise Broach

High-frequency traders are firms all around the world. They're massive investments. -Eric Schneiderman

After 'The Sisters Brothers,' I tried to write a contemporary story dealing with an investment adviser in New York City who moves to Paris. I did all this research, but after about a year and any number of pages written, I was bored stiff. -Patrick deWitt

When you look at this and where it's all going, the hardware business requires a lot of investment. It's very hard, it's very expensive, and ramping up hard on any given platform, whether it's a console or any kind of PC or mobile device, going into the hardware business requires a lot of investment. -Brendan Iribe

The Golden State has lost its luster. We've got to change our tax system and how we fund government. We're going to have to make it easier to create jobs in California, incentivize manufacturing, really put more in the way of investment in our public school system and our institutions of higher learning if we're going to stay the Golden State. -Antonio Villaraigosa

It's my impression that investment in Europe is done for the right reasons. Europe is a very good place to do business; it's a large market. -Margrethe Vestager

The economic situation, the high cost of undertaking manufacturing, the supply chain – which is, by the way, dying out also as manufacturing undergoes hardship – make the U.K. not the first place you would look at to make a manufacturing investment. -Ratan Tata

I am in favour of disinvestment. But if a disinvested company has to tie up with a government company for its livelihood, there is a problem. -Ratan Tata

If a founder has passion and innovation, he needs to be supported. I am more intuitive than a numbers person, and I recognise that not all investments are going to be positive. Some may fail, and some may have problems for other reasons. That is life. -Ratan Tata

Companies with significant revenue (more than $100 million) have, by definition, significant traction. They have proven out their thesis and can scale up or down as investment capital becomes available. -Jay Samit

Mutual investments of Israeli and American companies strengthen economic ties between the two countries and contribute to Israel and to the U.S. alike. -Ofra Strauss

In the post-industrial economy, ideas and great minds often provide far greater return on investment than any other resources or capital investments. -Marvin Ammori

Math people are math people. When you approach them with investments and business, they don't just ask the soft questions but eventually get to the hard questions. -Paul Wachter

I lost all my investments after everything crashed in 2001. Prior to that, I'd been living off the interest on my investments, which was very healthy because it allowed frequent travel, and I had a lovely apartment. -Marie Helvin

Spice Market was just a big investment on lots of different levels. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

I define leadership as: Emotionally, you own your business. You own it with passion. And you either have or you don't have an economic investment. But when you have all three of those, you are the boss from Day One, and you care every single day more than anyone. -Mickey Drexler

In the 1987 stock market crash, according to the conclusions of the official Brady report, colossal sales of stock index futures by so-called portfolio insurers – whose investment strategies depended entirely on these derivatives – greatly exacerbated the 500-point market decline. -Carol Loomis

We support an open Internet and having rules – the right kind of rules that are legally enforceable and allow for investment and innovation. -Brian L. Roberts

I still think reading something like 'Ulysses' takes a tremendous investment of time, but it repays all of it with so much interest. -D. B. Weiss

Savings and investment are indissolubly linked. It is impossible to encourage one and discourage the other. -Murray Rothbard

Leading the boom of 1838 were state governments, who, finding themselves with the unexpected windfall of a distributed surplus from the federal government, proceeded to spend the money wildly and borrow even more extravagantly on public works and other uneconomic forms of 'investment.' -Murray Rothbard

A historic investment in jobs, debt-free college, profit sharing, making those at the top pay their fair share, putting families first in a modern economy and a democracy where working people's voices are actually heard. That is what we are fighting for in this election. -Hillary Clinton

I haven't changed any of my investments since I've been in the Senate and haven't purchased any stocks since I've been in the Senate. -John Barrasso

There are fewer people living in tents, more people with access to quality health care, more kids who are in school, and for the first time in a long, long time, Haiti is attracting private sector investments. -Cheryl Mills

We have a long and proud tradition as a nation of investing in our human capital so that we can build a thriving middle class. You look at the G.I. Bill after the war – it was an investment in our service members who had served this nation with distinction. -Tom Perez

People are getting more active and living healthier in San Antonio, whether it's walking, cycling, or using our parks. We now have concrete evidence that our investments are paying off and positively impacting the health of our families and the overall quality of life in San Antonio. -Julian Castro

We need to make investment to get the economy going again, to give the private sector the confidence. -Xavier Becerra

In my home state of Indiana, we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets, low taxes, even while making record investments in education and roads and health care. -Mike Pence

We can only create good jobs if we make smarter investments in infrastructure and do more to support small businesses, not stiff them. -Michael Bloomberg

The leading edge of the best science in the world is being driven by private money, and investment money because of the scarcity of government money to do this. It's not only by far the best and most advanced science, we're driving the equation at Human Longevity that everyone else is beginning to follow as well. -Craig Venter

It is reasonable to think that the more readers put into the Bible app in the form of small investments, the more it becomes a repository of their history of worship. Like a worn dog-eared book, full of scribbled insights and wisdom, the app becomes a treasured asset not easily discarded. -Nir Eyal

The weirdest place someone has asked me for advice was at a party where there were a lot of A-list celebrities and super-wealthy people. There were people in the middle of mingling asking for investment advice, and I'm like, 'Hey, I'm just here to dance. I'm here to have fun!' -Marcus Lemonis

I regret the Pro Fit investment because I didn't know that I was dealing with people who were more concerned about the exposure than fixing their business. -Marcus Lemonis

Giving our guests faster and better access to the fun is at the heart of our investment in technology. -Thomas O. Staggs

What we are doing is increasing our focus on cash flow, return on investment, and value creation. -Thomas O. Staggs

It is well documented that brands that increase advertising during a recession, when competitors are cutting back, can improve market share and return on investment at lower cost than during good economic times. -John Quelch

View health as an investment, not an expense. -John Quelch

We're aiming to be the leading investment platform for the clean-energy economy. -Billy Parish

As someone who runs a solar financing company and founded the world's largest youth clean energy organization, I know solar energy is a very good investment. -Billy Parish

In the Great Depression, employment and investment were low because labor market institutions and industrial polices changed. -Edward C. Prescott

The 'in' campaign will attempt to scare people into believing that if the U.K. were to leave, investment and jobs would move abroad. They are as wrong about that now as they were when they warned that this would happen if we did not sign up to the Euro. -Nigel Lawson

If, before 2020, there is a choice between further spending cuts, more borrowing and tax rises, the priority must be to avoid tax increases. They would disrupt consumption, employment and investment. -Theresa May

In a global marketplace with its increased insecurities and – indeed often – volatility and instability, national economic stability is at a premium, the precondition for all we can achieve, and no nation can secure the high levels of sustainable investment it needs without both monetary and fiscal stability together. -Gordon Brown

If people are persuaded of the need for education and the need to invest in education, they're also persuaded of the need not to waste that investment by having low-quality education but to have high-quality education. -Gordon Brown

We don't see a choice between securing growth and investment and raising human rights issues. -George Osborne

We have pension funds with 1.5 trillion euros investments, and they want to find business opportunities in India. -Mark Rutte

The Netherlands has been severely hit by the debt crisis, and the solution is to lower taxes, get government finances in order, and make room for investment. -Mark Rutte

More reforms will give more impetus to German industries to invest in India. German companies want to be treated on par with Indian companies, and creation of an equitable market is crucial for investments. -Angela Merkel

Our visits to the United States have brought huge benefits by helping attract foreign direct investment on a scale not previously seen in the north of Ireland. -Martin McGuinness

One of Obama's first major acts as president was to sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and some of the money in that bill went to Saft. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

Since JPMorgan Chase announced its surprise $2 billion-and-growing trading loss, there have been renewed calls from economists, pundits, and politicians to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that prevented commercial banks from participating in investment banking activities. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

It's only natural that the heavy users help contribute to the investment to keep the Web healthy. That is the most important concept of net neutrality. -Lowell McAdam

Food stamps are an investment in our future. -Donna Brazile

It's interesting, but because I have my own collection, I actually almost never purchase jewelry unless it's sort of playful, whimsical pieces that are more fashion, a little less investment-oriented. Most of my personal jewelry collection is from my own collection. The pieces that get layered in tend to be gifts from my husband. -Ivanka Trump

Both the IDB and Fundacion ALAS believe that the future of prosperity and equality that we hope for has to start today with higher investment and higher quality in Early Childhood Development programs throughout the region. -Shakira

Just because one happens to be wealthy, it doesn't mean you are naturally any good at building an investment operation that is world-class or successful. -J. B. Pritzker

If you discourage saving and investment, that means you're walking in the opposite direction of job creation. You're discouraging good job creation and job growth. -Scott Garrett

Brownfields cleanups have been treated like capital investments in the tax laws, and they really are repairs and should be taxed as such. -Elizabeth Esty

No matter how many times you say Social Security is broke, the reality is that Social Security's independent revenue stream and its Trust Fund's investments maintain the program's solvency until 2037, when it may begin to fall short. -Ted Deutch

Opening Iran up to foreign investment, increasing its oil exports, and unfreezing over $100 billion in assets means more money for Hamas for building terror tunnels in Gaza, more weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon, more slaughter in Syria, and more violence worldwide. -Ted Deutch

We need to lower marginal tax rates and increase investment. -Ron DeSantis

Secretary Clinton, right from day one, wants to do real investment in public works and infrastructure, building highways and bridges, building airports, to doing what we need to do that way which lifts the economy up, undoubtedly. -Sherrod Brown

More and more companies are updating their leave policies to reflect an understanding that being family-friendly is a smart investment in their workforce and America's future. -Suzan DelBene

New highways, ports, and runways appear economically foolish if we don't understand the economic growth that flows from such investments. -John Delaney

A lack of reform – particularly in international tax – has hurt our ability to compete in a global economy by keeping U.S. corporate cash overseas and reducing domestic investment, slowing economic growth. -John Delaney

Most small businesses in this country today are taxed at the individual level as Corporation LLC. So whatever is cut out of those earnings is money taken out of capital for reinvestment for creating more jobs and opening up more locations. -John Fleming

We as taxpayers have put in well over $12 to $15 billion of investment in a repository for high-level nuclear waste… if we're ever to recoup that investment in the future… then we're going to need some money to reopen Yucca Mountain. -Rodney Frelinghuysen

I think more civil society programs, more free enterprise, more contacts with their fellow brethren in Miami – that's good for the long-term, and that's an investment in America's long-term relationship with the Cuban people, not the Cuban government. -Joe Garcia

The Internet free marketplace is defined by fierce competition. And that competition has transformed the world with innovation, investment, and what we need most of all right now: jobs. -Tom Graves

The Hunting Bayou and Greens Bayou watersheds have experienced major flooding over the years and are crying out for investment to protect the hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses in those areas. -Gene Green

As a policy-maker in our country, I would much rather we have that investment in our refineries. -Gene Green

Eventually, my W-2 income will wind down, and my investments can actually make that up. -Alex Rodriguez

Argentina needs to have a different foreign policy. Because of a lack of foreign policy, investments haven't been what they should be. -Mauricio Macri

More businesses should be following Apple's stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability. -Richard Branson

I had a small investment in Twofold, following guidance from my professional advisers. I had, however, claimed no tax relief of any amount in regard to this investment. Given the concerns raised about it, I have now instructed my advisors to withdraw me from the scheme with immediate effect. -Bradley Wiggins

Ultimately the clothing company is a large investment on my part, and I'm taking a huge gamble. But having a focus away from the track is good for you. -Greg Rutherford

Rather than support workers at home or investments in public schools, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support the Bush-era tax cuts for the very wealthy. They want to hand over our schools to private corporations. -Randi Weingarten

Time and time again, truly basic studies of simple experimental organisms have proved directly relevant to human biology and human disease. An investment in such basic studies is an effective investment indeed. -H. Robert Horvitz

Connectivity offers a great opportunity for General Motors. When you look at the investment we have made in OnStar and putting 4GLT in and the access you have to not only put data in, and we haven't really tapped into the data you can use from the vehicle. -Mary Barra

It's inspiring to watch people love my dad and want to work with him. I feel that same investment in making sure people are happy. -Dylan Lauren

I bought a Cartier nail bracelet to celebrate the fifth anniversary of my blog. It's an investment piece, but it's simple enough to wear every day, and it's something that will last forever. -Chiara Ferragni

I did not write any of the letters that were ever published as investment commentary. -Matt Bevin

I have 9 children; I'm a big believer in childhood education, but we've got to be smart about getting a good return on the investment of those dollars. -Matt Bevin

Supporting iconic, growth-oriented industries, combined with tax policies that encourage small business growth and investment, represents a potent combination and is the basis of our entire administration. -Larry Hogan

The combination of funding for our ports, airports, and highways is a really significant investment in our infrastructure. -Gina Raimondo

We have a lot of entitlement programs in this country, and we've seen how much they cost us on the back end when people don't have the education they need. I say let's make this investment on the front end. I think it'll be better for the individual and better for our state in the long term. -Bill Haslam

I think that we're trying to look at all of our assets and figure out what's the best use and where we need to make investments in infrastructure to enable the projects that we want. -David Ige

Without investment, you cannot have jobs. -Emmanuel Macron

I dreamed about this as a kid, that I would write – and people would read – a whole series of books. I feel accomplished, giddy, and tired. Mostly, though, I feel thankful. A trilogy is a huge investment on the part of author, publisher, and reader, and I'm grateful that so many people were willing to invest along with me. -Rae Carson

With interest rates artificially low, consumers reduce savings in favor of consumption, and entrepreneurs increase their rates of investment spending. -Steve Hanke

We want to look at everything we can do that's right and proper under federal law, and with federal laws to see that the children of America are given a chance to grow as strong, constructive, healthy human beings. It's the best investment we can possibly make in America. -Janet Reno

We're all in this together, and we all have to make an investment in our most precious possession and in the foundation of our future: our young people. -Janet Reno

My old firm, Goldman Sachs – traditionally, the best banks are leveraged 8:1. When we had the financial crisis in 2008, the investment banks were leveraged 35:1. Those rules had specifically been changed by a guy named Hank Paulson. He was secretary of Treasury. -Steve Bannon

At the most base level, what an actor represents to the film industry is an investment. Depending on the risk profile, an investor needs 1,000 reasons to commit and one reason not to. That means you've got to do more work on your own, and that the machine is not going to necessarily do the blocking for you. The machine rarely accepted my code. -Jeffrey Wright

The world assumes that we are very happy with high mansions, fine carriages, servants and attendants, huge investments, and concubines. But he who is without the honor and strength of the soul can be anything but happy. -Munshi Premchand

We support regional generation, particularly for nuclear. It's just a large investment. We think it's something a community comes around to make those investments work, and South Carolina is very committed to nuclear generation. -Lynn Good

The way we grow is, we make investments. We've been building a natural-gas platform within Duke that started with the pipelines. -Lynn Good

Anytime we make additional investment in a coal plant, we are really challenging whether that investment is economic. -Lynn Good

You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that's the one thing people can't take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment. -Michelle Obama

My interest in space started early, but for many years, I could not find any space-related investments that really penciled-out for venture. That changed in 2009 when Elon Musk came to us with a big vision to explore Mars while producing rockets at a fraction of a price and making space accessible. -Steve Jurvetson

Democrats must adopt a progressive economic message that focuses on large, direct infrastructure investments, affordable health care, portable pensions, and public-private investments that promote advanced manufacturing. -Tim Ryan

JFK inherited three recessions from the Dwight D. Eisenhower years. And he wound up slashing tax rates across the board, for upper, middle and lower incomes as well as corporate investment. That's Kennedy the Democrat. -Lawrence Kudlow

I'm going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It's a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready? Buy low, sell high. -Lawrence Kudlow

Under Bill Clinton's HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, Community Reinvestment Act regulators gave banks higher ratings for home loans made in 'credit-deprived' areas. Banks were effectively rewarded for throwing out sound underwriting standards and writing loans to those who were at high risk of defaulting. -Lawrence Kudlow

When businesses don't spend and invest, they don't hire and cannot offer better-paying jobs. Business investment and wages are two sides of the same mirror. If a company purchases five trucks rather than 10, there are five fewer trucking jobs. -Lawrence Kudlow

Many people do not understand that business investment is a critical prosperity-booster, leading to more jobs, higher wages, and stronger family income. Put another way, rising tax and regulatory burdens that penalize investors and businesses also punish middle-income wage earners. -Lawrence Kudlow

Kennedy had already, in 1962, lowered investment taxes on business. And after his tragic assassination, his broader tax proposals were passed into law in early 1964. And they worked. The U.S. economy grew by roughly 5 percent yearly for nearly eight years. -Lawrence Kudlow

Trump's corporate tax reform would restore America's position as the most hospitable investment climate in the world. For a change, businesses and their cash would come back home. -Lawrence Kudlow

The economy has barely recovered from the so-called 'Great Recession', with a 2 percent annual rate of growth since mid-2009. Peak worker wages, business investment, and productivity all occurred around the year 2000. -Lawrence Kudlow

In future irrigation schemes, water drainage and removal systems should be budgeted from the start of the project. Unfortunately, adding such costs to the original project often will result in a poor return on investment. Society then will have to decide how much it is willing to subsidize new irrigation development. -Norman Borlaug

Though narrative cohesion isn't the strength of 'Mean Girls,' which works better from scene to scene than as a whole, the intelligence shines in its understanding of contradictions, keeping a comic distance from the emotional investment of teenagers that defined 'Ridgemont High' and later the adolescent angst movies of John Hughes. -Elvis Mitchell

In Utah, one word sums up our business prowess: investment. Simply put, we know we can't have long-term economic growth and maintain Utah's enviable quality of life without making some critical investments. -Gary Herbert

As we continue to step up our investment in education, we must not sidestep our commitment to the principle of local control. -Gary Herbert

Education is the largest and most important investment Utah makes. -Gary Herbert

Getting into the residential investment business entails lots of renovation work. -Fabrizio Moreira

Real estate investing is unique in that it's almost as much a career or a way of life as it is a form of investing. Indeed, the fact that real estate is involves so much sweat equity makes it unique among other investments. -Fabrizio Moreira

Oracle is my second job ever that did not involve waitressing. But I still have my waitress apron just in case this does not work out. It's just that I fell in love with software when I was programming in college. When I was an investment banker, there were mostly mainframe companies and very few software ones. -Safra A. Catz

Seed stage is an investment area that is really important for early stage startups. It feels like there is a need for trusted, experienced people to work with and to guide startups at this level. -Aileen Lee

When I first started doing influencer marketing for my company Due, I lost my shorts with literally no return on my investment. -John Rampton

The disciplined approach to pursuing and selecting the most attractive investment opportunities continues to distinguish ExxonMobil. We are long-term driven, and we're patient. And we're not opportunity-constrained. -Rex Tillerson

The history of Iranian foreign investment in the past, their terms were always quite challenging, quite difficult. -Rex Tillerson

Alaskans need some certainty and clarity over how the Pebble Partnership intends to proceed. I understand the complexity of a project like this, and I appreciate the investments that have been made in Alaska already. But a reliable timeline has been missing, and I hope that the companies will provide one soon. -Lisa Murkowski

U.S. economic activity continues to expand, led by solid growth in household spending. But business investment remains soft, and subdued foreign demand and the appreciation of the dollar since mid-2014 continue to restrain exports. -Janet Yellen

Policies to strengthen education and training, to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and to promote capital investment, both public and private, could all potentially be of great benefit in improving future living standards in our nation. -Janet Yellen

Fresh, clean water cannot be taken for granted. And it is not – water is political, and litigious. Transporting water is impractical for both political and physical reasons, so buying up water rights did not make a lot of sense to me, unless I was pursuing a greater fool theory of investment – which was not my intention. -Michael Burry

It is a tenet of my investment style that, on the subject of common stock investment, maximizing the upside means first and foremost minimizing the downside. The deleterious effect of permanent capital loss on portfolio returns cannot be overstated. -Michael Burry

I seek individual investments that will allow me to target total portfolio returns of at least 20% annually after fees and expenses on an annual basis over a period of years, not months. -Michael Burry

Back in 2005 and 2006, I argued as forcefully as I could, in letters to clients of my investment firm, 'Scion Capital', that the mortgage market would melt down in the second half of 2007, causing substantial damage to the economy. -Michael Burry

Regardless of what the future holds, intelligent investment in common stocks offer a solid route for a reasonable return on investment going forward. -Michael Burry

China's government is so strong on investment, so strong on exporting, but they're too weak on domestic consumption. -Jack Ma

Laureate is a highly leveraged failing investment whose principal beneficiaries are Wall Street fat cats and billionaires – and William Jefferson Clinton. -Roger Stone

Many people think spending an hour or two in the kitchen is a waste of time. But it is a good investment in your spiritual development. -Laura Esquivel

It is a matter of concern that science departments in India's vast university system have suffered greatly due to lack of investments, both material and in terms of faculty. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

We are putting the customer at the center of everything we do and are directing our resources towards those innovations and investments that will strengthen our ability to deliver a better McDonald's experience over time. -Steve Easterbrook

I've never met him, but I love the simplicity with which Warren Buffett describes good and bad businesses and how he makes his investment decisions. -Steve Easterbrook

Separating out banks and investment banks right now under Glass-Steagall would have very big implications to the liquidity and the capital markets and banks being able to perform necessary lending. -Steve Mnuchin

From my standpoint, we ought to be talking about… how do you make Wisconsin a more attractive place for risk-taking, business investment, business expansion. -Ron Johnson

Any bilateral trade and investment agreement must be comprehensive and address the full range of barriers to U.S. goods and services if it is to receive broad, bipartisan congressional support. -Max Baucus

Trade and investment have come to be the foundation, the ballast, of the U.S.-China relationship, providing great stability. -Max Baucus

I live in New Orleans part of the year, and it's a really fun eating town. I bought two homes there, one to live in and one as an investment. They love to eat, drink and dress up in costumes. There are so many reasons to dress up – Mardi Gras, Halloween, Southern Decadence. -Jennifer Coolidge

I would suggest that you only take advice from those people who have a lot of experience and who you trust as well. Also, be extremely conservative with your investments. -Caroline Wozniacki

You have to invest the money in a certain thing, because, you know, at 40, I want to enjoy my life. So I do a lot of investments. Apartments back in Russia and New York. It's a good thing to do. -Irina Shayk

The construction of a courthouse is a long-term investment in a building where important public business is done. But that does not justify extravagant expenditures. Courthouses should be dignified, durable, and functional. They should not be grandiose, monumental, and luxurious. -Charles T. Canady

Chelsea have made a good investment for me, but I did not put any pressure on them. -Eden Hazard

We're really willing to see more and more U.S. entrepreneurs conducting investments in Turkey. I'm optimistic for the future. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We spend to pretend that we're upper class. And when the dust clears – when bankruptcy hits or a family member bails us out of our stupidity – there's nothing left over. Nothing for the kids' college tuition, no investment to grow our wealth, no rainy-day fund if someone loses her job. -J. D. Vance

When we do an investment, we always ask, 'Can we affect the outcome? When buying a company, can we have an impact?' That's a different style of investing than a passive investor in the stock market. To me, that's how you're taking the risk out of it. You know what your capability is and how you can enhance value. -Dan Gilbert

Detroit's a good investment because, first of all, the entry fee for everything is lower. And, you've got the talent that is here that is ambitious and motivated, so you're going to get in on a much lower cost structure in every way, shape, or form from labor to buildings to whatever. -Dan Gilbert

The number one objective is that people who make the investment in digitization, whether they are governments or service providers, get a reasonable return. -John T. Chambers

Understand what you are acquiring and protect it at all costs. You are acquiring people and next-generation products. You are making an investment that together you can grow faster, make more profits, and take more market share. -John T. Chambers

In September 2014, the USIBC members indicated an investment figure of $41 billion that was likely to be invested over a 2-3 year period. -John T. Chambers

By exciting citizens about the new digital opportunity, breaking down silos of competing groups to form a truly open innovation ecosystem and shifting day-to-day resources to focus on big long-term investments for the future, countries can ensure that they break through and bridge the digital gap. -John T. Chambers

You don't tell a player you can't monitor your investments for a month. There's no way you're going to have a billion-dollar investment and never fail to monitor it for a period of time. -Jim Irsay

Western investment is usually assumed to walk hand-in-hand with the democratic values of its home countries, and indeed, opening an economy to outside money is one of the textbook steps in a shift from authoritarianism to an open society. -Chrystia Freeland

I've made a payroll. I know what it's like to execute a business plan. I know what it's like to expect the proper return on investment… and I know you can't spend your way out of debt. -Linda McMahon

If you think about it: a big bank in any country, what is it? Really, as an investment, it's a warrant on economy. -Wilbur Ross

Housing traditionally is not viewed as a great investment. It takes maintenance; it depreciates. It goes out of style. All of those are problems. And there's technical progress in housing. So, new ones are better. So, why was it considered an investment? That was a fad. -Robert J. Shiller

Fear causes individuals to restrain their spending and firms to withhold investments; as a result, the economy weakens, confirming their fear and leading them to restrain spending further. The downturn deepens, and a vicious circle of despair takes hold. -Robert J. Shiller

I was at UC Berkeley as an undergrad when my father lost a lot of money in real estate investments in Northern California. He wanted a change of pace, so in the early '90s, my family moved to L.A., right in the middle of Tehrangeles. It was a culture shock for me. -Maz Jobrani

One of the first things I tell people is, if you want to learn about investing, you want to open an account and make real investments because that's when it becomes real. -Mohnish Pabrai

Vampires are sleek demons for good times. They suavely leech off society – like investment bankers who plunder outsize shares of deals for themselves or rapacious fund managers. -Adam Cohen

The opportunity to create wealth in foreign banks exists only in the investment banking space. Working in a local company teaches you to think long term. -Ravi Subramanian

As a business owner, leadership is more than just telling others what to do. Leadership is about the investment we make into others and the responsibilities we accept for being the voice and direction that others count on. -Lewis Howes

Empowering the youth is our responsibility, and the youth will be empowered with more investment on them. -Shehbaz Sharif

Incremental increases in the minimum wage won't address the underlying skills and investment gaps in Illinois. -Bruce Rauner

I like to spend money on investments. -Bruce Rauner

We can start with housing, the sturdiest of footholds for economic mobility. A national affordable housing program would be an anti-poverty effort, human capital investment, community improvement plan, and public health initiative all rolled into one. -Matthew Desmond

No matter where you are on the political spectrum, libraries make sense. It's such a small investment. Every dollar supporting a library system returns five dollars to the community. -Karin Slaughter

Enigma is really an investment in peace of mind. I keep a lot of confidential information on my laptop. I'm usually very careful about keeping my laptop under close physical control but had an unfortunate lapse and left it on a plane. That could have cost me dearly if not for the Enigma. -Jim Cantrell

I'm hopeful that commercial space exploration will takeoff. To really fuel the spaceflight revolution will require an investment of hundreds of billions of dollars a year, and I think that's only going to happen in the commercial sector – if there are large profits to be made. -Alan Stern

I haven't done much art shopping in Vegas. It tends to be from galleries that are London- or L.A.- or New York-based. We've never had someone standing over our shoulder telling us something is a good investment. -David Furnish

The 500X and Jeep Renegade are very different cars, but they are manufactured in the same plant and share R&D, which reduces the total investment required by 1 billion euros. That is why I'm convinced that the industry needs and will see more consolidation in the future. -John Elkann

I think people are getting into these 'Empire' songs because of the emotional investment they have in the characters. You kind of feel like you know the songs already because you just watched them play out in front of you with these characters. -Ne-Yo

In 1900, 45 steamship lines served Galveston. Twenty-six foreign governments had consulates there. The storm damaged its reputation as a safe place for substantial investment by railroads then seeking to dominate various trans-continental routes. -Erik Larson

I'm a very commonsense guy – I just look at the viability of the idea, if I feel the team has the ability to execute the idea. I also look at the investment syndicate, the size of the market, and then a lot of gut married on top of it. -Troy Carter

Once we started making investments, we realized the same service we provided to artists was applicable to entrepreneurs as well. -Troy Carter

On the artist side, we made a significant investment in very young artists from the very beginning of their careers and helped them become global superstars. -Troy Carter

I won't say that 'shotgun' is the word I'd prefer to use, but we certainly do a lot of investments. -Dave McClure

Europe is kind of fragmented. Africa is nascent; we've made a few investments, including four in Egypt. I visit 50-60 cities and 20-25 countries a year. The intent is to be a global fund, which takes time and prioritization. -Dave McClure

The earlier you invest, the higher that attrition rate is because it's compounded. We have a more scientific method of investment. -Dave McClure

Most firms do two investments a year. They may talk to between 50 and 100 and do a couple, whereas we're talking to thousands and doing several hundred. -Dave McClure

Food tech has been kind of an area that we have been making a number of investments in. Kind of a big boring industry, but a lot of people eat. -Dave McClure

Every quarter, we need to see the portfolio and follow the accounting practice of mark-to-market that values investments according to the prevailing market prices and at the price at which they are made. -Chanda Kochhar

We don't understand the equity market well, and so we deploy funds in fixed-income securities, and like any other securities, investment in those securities also need to follow the mark-to-market accounting principle. -Chanda Kochhar

We are monitoring the global companies on a daily basis, and their rating continues to be investment grade. We will take immediate action if anything goes wrong. -Chanda Kochhar

We have to address impediments that stall implementation of projects and streamline the process to ensure smooth execution going forward. We need to address the leverage levels among corporates to restart investment cycle. -Chanda Kochhar

All I'll say is if you look at countries where it is – where they are rapidly growing, they're investing in their infrastructure. They're investing in their educations. They are trying to streamline regulations, but they're not neglecting key investments. -Austan Goolsbee

Our nation's commitment is to provide a quality education to every child to serve the public common good. Accordingly, we must shift the paradigm to think of education funding as investments made in individual children, not in institutions or buildings. -Betsy DeVos

We have a broad range of investments. Anyone who invests in emerging markets around the world has investments in Russia. This is a tiny portion of our portfolio. -Greg Gianforte

I founded SkyBridge – an alternative investment management company focused on seeding and partnering with emerging managers and mentoring Wall Street's next generation of Wall Street's entrepreneurs – in 2005. -Anthony Scaramucci

The best opportunity for return on investment is in the information revolution. -Masayoshi Son

Just like I gave Jack Ma and Alibaba the luxury of staying private for longer, I am now giving Arm the gift of being private. My only message to them now is take my investment and let's go, go, go. -Masayoshi Son

We aim to encourage investments that ease our supply-side bottlenecks, such as rural roads, cold-storage, and grain-warehouses, which will also help us combat inflation. -Piyush Goyal

I want to reignite the interest in hydro-electric investments. -Piyush Goyal

I feel there is huge potential for India and the U.K. to work together both on the technology space and on the investment space. -Piyush Goyal

Bitcoin is both disruptive from a technology perspective, but there's a tremendous power of social good behind it. So you can both build a cool business or have a great investment return, and there's the promise of potentially improving the remittance industry or banking the unbanked. -Cameron Winklevoss

It was a choice between a paint factory in Indianapolis – a management training program to maybe run the paint factory one day – or go to New York City and become an investment banker. It wasn't a very difficult decision. -Dara Khosrowshahi

I started in investment banking at Allen & Company in 1991. It was the go-go days of media mergers, and we were incredibly busy with one deal after another. Unlike typical investment banking groups, even in the midst of merger mania, we didn't have a formal face-time culture – and I felt empowered by that. -Dara Khosrowshahi

I feel like I grew up in the investment business. My dad was at T. Rowe Price his whole career. We lived in Baltimore and had a small social circle, so most of my dad's friends also worked for T. Rowe. -Adena Friedman

You need to have a lot of human judgment involved in the financial industry in terms of risk management, in terms of investment decisions, and things that really allow us to blend the best of technology and the human brain. -Adena Friedman

In order to ensure long-term investment, it is important to make infrastructure as transparent and as bankable as possible – should be a win-win for all. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

There is potential for more Chinese investment in India's infrastructure, and there are already Chinese investors in India's power and telecoms sector as well as the banking and payments space. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

If you start from the farm sector, we need much better investments and capital creation on land. We need logistics support; we need cold chain and processing capability. We need proper pricing at various stages to ensure that the producers are not left out in the value-chain. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

Disinvestments will continue to happen. If the issue is priced correctly, there's no reason why it should not sell. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

In India, the investment banking industry is a little different. Overseas, the structures are very complicated, but not in India. -Arundhati Bhattacharya

We at Fidelity view ourselves just as much a financial information processing company as an investment management firm. That may not be too newsworthy. -Abigail Johnson

Some directors do recut their films, but I don't if I disagree, and what you suffer is a less passionate marketing campaign, less investment in the film at the other end, which is… fine. I get it. -Todd Haynes

I thought I would spend the rest of my life being a good tax lawyer. The interesting thing about being a tax lawyer is, none of your clients are poor. I had clients come to me and say, 'Can you help us make investments?' That led to me getting into the real estate business. -Jerry Reinsdorf

A new product, technology, or innovation – such as Bitcoin – has the potential to give rise both to frauds and high-risk investment opportunities. Potential investors can be easily enticed with the promise of high returns in a new investment space and also may be less skeptical when assessing something novel, new, and cutting-edge. -Perianne Boring

There is no such thing as guaranteed high investment returns. Be wary of anyone who promises that you will receive a high rate of return on your investment with little or no risk. -Perianne Boring

An unsolicited sales pitch may be part of a fraudulent investment scheme. Exercise extreme caution if you receive an unsolicited communication – meaning you didn't ask for it and don't know the sender – about an investment opportunity. -Perianne Boring

My investment advice is rooted in my understanding of economics. -Peter Schiff

Trade deficits are OK under certain circumstance. 1. An emerging nation imports capital goods necessary to enhance its productivity. 2. A developed nation, with a current account surplus, uses some of its investment income to finance the purchases of additional consumer goods from abroad. -Peter Schiff

Under the leadership of President Obama and a whole host of partners, including nonprofits, foundations, and advocates, the Department of Labor has made historic investments in community colleges, apprenticeships, coding boot camps, and summer jobs. -Tom Perez

We need to enact comprehensive immigration reform, to bring people out of the shadows and empower them to more fully and freely participate in their communities and the economy. And we need to invest in our nation's deteriorating infrastructure – investments that would create jobs and benefit all sectors of the economy. -Tom Perez

Economically Targeted Investing, or ETI, refers to the practice of selecting investments, in part, for their collateral benefits in addition to the investment return for the retirement plan. -Tom Perez

I think there will always be need of trusted voices in the investment community, but what the ICO markets are showing is that the world has incredible demand for future-looking projects! -Adam Draper

I'm excited about the emergence of tokens, and while I'm skeptical of many of the early projects being launched, I do believe we are seeing the emergence of an entirely new asset class that will foster the growth of a new investment community, a new set of social networks, and most importantly, a new class of technologies. -Meltem Demirors

Taxes have been complicated. Every single time I spend a Bitcoin, it's a taxable event. It's like I bought and sold an asset. It counts as an investment, with a short- or long-term capital gain or loss. -Olaf Carlson-Wee

We are seeing more managed money and, to an extent, institutional money entering the space. Anecdotally speaking, I know of many people who are working at hedge funds or other investment managers who are trading cryptocurrency personally, the question is, when do people start doing it with their firms and funds? -Olaf Carlson-Wee

If you want to buy $10 of Ethereum and poke around with smart contracts, I encourage that. But use it as a technology, not as an investment, unless you know what you're doing. -Olaf Carlson-Wee

I am proud of my record as Colorado's State Treasurer. I have protected the taxpayer's money and grown the value of the state's investments in a very challenging economy. -Cary Kennedy

Our students are the best investment we can make for our country and our future economic prosperity. It's in our best interest to ensure they're receiving the best education possible and maximizing their potential. -Jared Polis

The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – or stimulus bill, as it is often called – is a perfect example in which dire circumstances necessitate immediate action. But with such large amounts of taxpayer money at stake, a hastily developed, under-thought-out plan could have been disastrous. -Jared Polis

When people are your greatest asset, like at Deloitte, investments in human capital should be considered in the same way other companies might invest significantly in product R&D. -Cathy Engelbert

Some infrastructure projects clearly require massive, coordinated investment – interstate highways or a new trans-Hudson tunnel, for instance. Others don't have to. We should be unafraid of pilot projects and learning. -Cathy Engelbert

The one thing that I don't think the Obama administration gets anywhere near enough credit for is the high level of administrators. They meet all the time so they can synergize the federal investments. That's the way any corporation would do it. -John Hickenlooper

Giving all of Denver's kids an equal chance at success is the best investment we can make in our community's kids and future. -John Hickenlooper

Infrastructure investments lead to jobs. And quality of life starts with a good job. -John Hickenlooper

Providing career growth and development opportunities for our people is of paramount importance, and that's why we surround and support our diverse employee team with investments in innovation, technology, training, and a wide variety of programs so they can build great careers. 'Fortune' saw that in KPMG, and we're delighted. -Lynne Doughtie

The United States and its European allies need to start viewing foreign assistance to some messy and unsavory regions of the world as investments in our collective future rather than charity; we're paying money now so that we don't have to pay with blood and treasure later. -Gillian Turner

The great skill of investment is to know when the right time is to get out. Getting in's easy. -Nigel Farage

If Warren Buffett could change his mind about investing in airlines, Mohnish Pabrai could change his mind about investing in autos. Pabrai, who has modeled his investment career and fee structure after Buffett's original partnership, counts General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Ferrari in his highly concentrated portfolio. -Kelly Evans

The billionaire founder of investment firm Elliott Management was one of several investors who warned financial ministers in 2007 that a crack in the housing market could cause huge problems for the banking industry. -Kelly Evans

Brazil is strewn with ruins of projects – refineries, power plants – begun but never finished. Most of this investment never landed in places or industries that really meshed with the trajectory of the global economy. This wasn't state-of-the art industrial policy. The projects seemed curiously nostalgic. -Franklin Foer

ICG became a dot-com joke, a one-stock example of extreme hubris on the part of its management and the investment bankers and sell-side analysts who embarrassed themselves by pumping it up. -Adam Lashinsky

ICG wasn't an index fund so much as a collection of venture-capital investments focused on so-called business-to-business Internet companies. -Adam Lashinsky

I don't buy fancy things. I donated $2 million to Wu-Tang. I got a mixtape in return. It was a wonderful investment. -Martin Shkreli

Western design houses have been exploring China in terms of investment for well over a decade. -Anna Wintour

We know India is very focussed on black money; it is a very high-focus subject and we have been very careful to make sure the investments into India are legitimate. There is no 'round-tripping' or hot money or bad money being funnelled through Singapore. -Lee Hsien Loong

As professional athletes, we get pitched business or investment opportunities all the time, wherever we are. -Rob Gronkowski

Income splitting is not a wise investment for Canadians. -Justin Trudeau

The fact is, Canada needs investment, particularly in infrastructure. -Justin Trudeau

The more you rely/trust and believe in your team and the bigger the investment you make in getting them to their greatness, the larger will be the commitment, engagement, and outright devotion they have when it comes to you. -Robin S. Sharma

If the public understands the central bank's views on the economy and monetary policy, then households and businesses will take those views into account in making their spending and investment plans; policy will be more effective as a result. -Jerome Powell

The financial crisis and the Great Recession left firms with excess capacity, reducing incentives to invest. If businesses expect slower growth to continue, that will also hold down investment. -Jerome Powell

Touring is a tough plane to get off the ground, and it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of investments. -G-Eazy

I'm still a very frugal person. But everything that does get spent is a reinvestment into my own music. -Chance The Rapper

One of America's best investments in peace and security is our special relationship with Israel. -Kevin Brady

Inflation destroys savings, impedes planning, and discourages investment. That means less productivity and a lower standard of living. -Kevin Brady

We need smarter, 21st-century budget guardrails that would gradually trim the size of Washington in order to spur private investment, create jobs, and boost the income of hard-working Americans on Main Street. -Kevin Brady

The ability to immediately deduct the costs of capital investments will help employers improve worker productivity and output – which grows Main Street jobs. And with these savings, businesses across the country will have more freedom to grow, hire new workers, and increase wages. -Kevin Brady

When you cut investments in worker training, you're cutting investments in the middle class. -Tom Perez

The 'Bourne' franchise means the world to me. I love that Universal wants to put one out every two years. Because it is a safe investment, I benefit from that on many levels. -Doug Liman

A startup job is an investment, after all: Venture capitalists may wager money, but you're staking something more precious – your time. And unlike VCs, you can't spread your risk by betting on a bunch of companies at once. Start with TAM. That's 'total addressable market,' and if it's not big enough, there's no point in talking. -Daniel Lyons

Carrier networks were originally built for connecting phone calls. Now they're getting swamped with bandwidth-hogging data applications. Keeping up will require huge investments. Who's going to pay for that? -Daniel Lyons

In reality, every single negotiation involves another commodity that's far more important to us, which is time – minutes, hours, our investment in time. So even if you're talking about dollars, the commodity of time is always there because there has to be a discussion about how the commodity of dollars is moved. -Christopher Voss

I like to think that people are buying Emilia Wickstead because they want to keep it in their wardrobe as an investment piece; she's not just buying it because it's of the moment or what's currently in season. -Emilia Wickstead

I think that we cater for the woman that wants to be fashion-forward but also wants to purchase an investment piece that she'll have in her wardrobe forever. -Emilia Wickstead

We think the most important criteria for selecting an investment firm are the manager, team, and track record. -John Paulson

We believe the size is almost irrelevant to investment success. Our size has certainly not diminished our enthusiasm for investing in our funds, our ability to find or create opportunities, or our performance outlook. -John Paulson

We are not only one of the largest investment firms but also one of the best performing. -John Paulson

Stock market goes up or down, and you can't adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment. -John Paulson

I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of. -John Paulson

I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make. -John Paulson

Should we think about separating the investment banks from the commercial banks, a new Glass-Steagall? I would be really excited to see that. I think it would be great for the economy. -Kenneth C. Griffin

The investment banks should either choose to be regulated as banks or should arrange to conduct their affairs to not require the stop-gap support of the Federal Reserve. -Kenneth C. Griffin

One thing I wanted to say in my Tony speech, which I didn't because I forgot what I was doing because I couldn't believe the view from where I was standing, was that I really, truly believe in an investment in young people in the arts. It is an investment in a more beautiful world. -Gavin Creel

I had done six or eight traditional angel investments and basically just thought it sucked. -David Cohen

Ultimately, we measure ourselves on the success of our investments. -David Cohen

When you have a highly divided society, it's hard to come together to make investments in the common good. -Joseph Stiglitz

Trump will fail even in his proclaimed goal of reducing the trade deficit, which is determined by the disparity between domestic savings and investment. -Joseph Stiglitz

In an economy, when the government spends more and invests in the economy, that money circulates, and recirculates again and again. So not only does it create jobs once: the investment creates jobs multiple times. -Joseph Stiglitz

There's a long list of investments that governments could and should be making. There is strengthening infrastructure, such as transport and communications; there is investment in education; there is investment in families, particularly putting measures in place that free women from having to make the choice between raising a family and work. -Joseph Stiglitz

For me, a Thom Browne suit is an investment. -Nick Wooster

The materialisation of reforms in the form of rollout of the GST, the institution of Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, and the abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board should boost investor and investment confidence. -Urjit Patel

We have seen the most difficult times and were there to back each other. We have struggled, seen career highs and lows, and know we will be there for each other forever. We have together build our relationship strong. Himanshu is my biggest investment, and I can't let him go. -Amruta Khanvilkar

I've learned that all investments have risk. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

One of the rules I've learned is that struggling to try and think your way into making an investment is usually the best way to not have a great outcome. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

The best investments are the easiest ones to approve. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

I have a saying: There are no brave old people in finance. Because if you're brave, you mostly get destroyed in your 30s and 40s. If you make it to your 50s and 60s and you're still prospering, you have a very good sense of how to avoid problems and when to be conservative or aggressive with your investments. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

As the world has become more predatory and aggressive, my impression is that the investment banking business has moved from being relationship-oriented to being increasingly transaction-oriented. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

There's usually room in the theme parks business for efficiencies on the cost side and new investment, which drives traffic. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

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