Income quotes

  • There are skeptics who do not come to their view because they have a source of income from carbon polluters.
    -- Al Gore

    #Views #Income #Source

  • The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Government #Years #Income

  • We do not go to work only to earn an income, but to find meaning in our lives. What we do is a large part of what we are
    -- Alan Ryan

    #Income #Find Me

  • I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Principles #Income

  • And very often the influence exerted on a person's character by the amount of his income is hardly less, if it is less, than that exerted by the way in which it is earned.
    -- Alfred Marshall

    #Character #Income #Way

  • 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

    #Thinking #Income #Gains

  • Rely on renewable energy flows that are always there whether we use them or not, such as, sun, wind and vegetation: on energy income, not depletable energy capital.
    -- Amory Lovins

    #Wind #Energy #Income

  • Gorilla tourism is vital to Rwanda's economy: It's the third highest source of income.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Tourism #Income #Gorillas

  • I'm against an income tax because all the rich people hire lawyers and accountants to be sure that they don't pay income tax.
    -- Ann Richards

    #People #Pay #Income

  • I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one's income is ever quite sufficient, you know).
    -- Anthony Hope

    #Money #Income #Want

  • The actual growth in a person's life is the rise in his wisdom and not the raise in his pay or income.
    -- Anuj

    #Growth #Income #Pay

  • A safety net for the poor indeed requires some level of income redistribution.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Safety #Income #Levels

  • Friendship lives on its income, love devours its capital.
    -- Arsene Houssaye


  • Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Pride #Envy #Income

  • There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Government #Income #Neighbor

  • The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Data #Income #Belief

  • We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Running #Entrepreneur #Income

  • The income effects in an economy always sum to zero.
    -- Arthur Laffer

    #Zero #Income #Economy

  • People can also change the timing of when they earn and receive their income in response to government policies.
    -- Arthur Laffer

    #Government #People #Income

  • Live according to your income.
    -- Aulus Persius Flaccus


  • If a lobbyist sets up shop, or a lawyer, in which they're receiving income through what is something like a tax loophole so that it's not counting as corporate income, that is what this is counting as a small business.
    -- Austan Goolsbee

    #Receiving #Lobbyists #Income

  • Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
    -- Barber Conable

    #Work #Two #Income

  • If you'd be wealthy, think of saving, more than of getting: The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her Outgoes equal her Incomes.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Thinking #Spain #Income

  • There is something fundamentally wrong about the way we [americans] are moving as a country, when billionaires are able to buy elections as a result of Citizens United. There`s something fundamentally wrong when 99 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent.
    -- Bernie Sanders

    #Country #Moving #Income

  • The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.
    -- Bertrand de Jouvenel

    #Income #Matter #Individual

  • We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Addiction #Income #Habit

  • There are many things in this life capable of throwing people off course - the death of someone close, the loss of income or health, the realisation that cherished hopes cannot always be fulfilled
    -- Beryl Bainbridge

    #Loss #People #Income

  • You need a very good financial person to keep you honest, and to keep track of income and outgo.
    -- Bill Kurtis

    #Track #Income #Needs

  • Make no mistake, the point of cutting the personal income tax and the capital gains cut is to send an unmistakable message to business.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Mistake #Cutting #Income

  • Obama made his no-new-taxes pledge over and over again four years ago as he campaigned. Not only has he repeatedly and blatantly violated it, but his policies have relentlessly assaulted poor and middle-income family budgets.
    -- Bob Beauprez

    #Years #Income #Four

  • While society cannot provide employment for its members, the production/work/income nexus has to be abandoned as a justification for our present parsimony to the unemployed. An assumption cannot be used to justify making second-class citizens of those who are unfortunate enough to constitute living proof of the inaccuracy of that assumption.
    -- Bob Hawke

    #Leadership #Class #Income

  • According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.
    -- Bob Riley

    #Christian #Income #Care

  • I don't know if I can live on my income or not - the government won't let me try it.
    -- Bob Thaves

    #Government #Trying #Income

  • Your income is a direct reward for the quality and quantity of the services you render to your world. Whatever field you are in, if you want to double your income, you simply have to double the quality and quantity of what you do for that income. Or you have to change activities and occupations so that what you are doing is worth twice as much.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Goal #Quality #Income

  • Expenditure rises to meet income.
    -- C. Northcote Parkinson

    #Inspirational #Income

  • Expenditures rise to meet income.
    -- C. Northcote Parkinson

    #Survival #Income

  • The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and provide their children with decent education.
    -- Carol Bellamy

    #Children #Real #Income

  • This priesthood became a closed group, able to control enormous wealth and incomes, and concerned very largely with the study of the solar and astronomical periodicities on which there influence was originally based. With the surplus thus created, the priesthood was able to command human labor in huge amounts and to direct this labor from the simple tillage of the peasant peoples to the diversified and specialized activities that constitute civilized living.
    -- Carroll Quigley

    #Simple #Groups #Income

  • A mother's ability to provide for her children is not always tied to income, but rather to education.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Mother #Children #Income

  • I would also certainly continue to keep loan repayment interest rates as low as possible. And I would spread the financial aid a little less thinly across all income brackets.
    -- Charles M. Vest

    #Income #Littles #Financial

  • The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.
    -- Chris Chocola

    #Reality #Balance #Income

  • Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students.
    -- Christopher Dodd

    #Important #Tools #Income

  • Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased.
    -- Cliff Stearns

    #Home #College #Income

  • So every dollar of income that I have that is potentially taxed away is a dollar I can't put in my company to create a job. My entire company is around job creation.
    -- Curt Schilling

    #Jobs #Dollars #Income

  • It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta
    -- Dave Barry

    #Income #Funny Money #Form

  • The net worth of the 358 richest people in the world was then found to be 'equal to the combined income of the poorest 45 per cent of the worlds population - 2.3 billion people.
    -- David Harvey

    #People #Population #Income

  • What you do with your billable time determines your current income, but what you do with your non-billable time determines your future.
    -- David Maister

    #Income #Your Future #Currents

  • Id always assumed that by 40 Id have at least a modicum of stability - a steady income, an established career, a bountiful fullness, like a pillow into which I could sink as I entered the second half of my life.
    -- Deborah Copaken

    #Careers #Income #Half

  • The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.
    -- Dee Hock

    #Law #Income #Substance

  • I solemnly swear that I will bear true and faithful allegiance to the Queen when she pays her income tax
    -- Dennis Skinner

    #Queens #Faithful #Income

  • Among seniors, Social Security is the sole source of income for 26 percent of nonmarried women.
    -- Diane Watson

    #Senior #Income #Social

  • ... the top 10 percent of incomes pay 70 percent of the income taxes and cast about 25 percent of the vote.
    -- Dick Morris

    #Top 10 #Income #Politics

  • Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax.
    -- Dick Thornburgh

    #Income #Pay #Corporations

  • Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.
    -- Donna Brazile

    #Office #African American #Income

  • It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.
    -- E. F. Schumacher

    #Funny Work #Income #Might

  • To say that I'm enjoying a millionaire's lifestyle-well, I can tell you, I guess a millionaire's income doesn't go very far these days.
    -- Ed Pastor

    #Income #Lifestyle #These Days

  • There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
    -- Edmund Wilson

    #Money #Income #Adequate

  • I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
    -- Edward Gibbon

    #Money #Wish #Income

  • The term 'income inequality' is a bit misleading because it suggests in a somewhat pejorative way that the rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor,
    -- Edward Lazear

    #Income #Way #Rich

  • We have to have the money to do the work we want to do, as well as to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Fat commissions are good, but not always easy to come by, and each new painting takes its time. So we need to find every way possible to earn extra income from our work.
    -- Elizabeth Aston

    #Income #Needs #Tables

  • The first thing a writer has to do is find a new source of income.
    -- Ellen Gilchrist

    #Income #Firsts #Source

  • You work hard for your income, and that hard work is what fuels the economy.
    -- Emily Oster

    #Hard Work #Income #Fuel

  • Warren Buffett pays taxes on a smaller percentage of his billions in income than his cleaning lady.
    -- Eric Alterman

    #Income #Pay #Cleaning

  • Instead of building housing in a wealthy neighborhood and saying, here you go, here's some under the market which will, by the way, drop the market for everyone's housing. Go into the lower income neighborhoods and say, here's a business incentives, so that people can get jobs.
    -- Eric Bolling

    #Jobs #People #Income

  • With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines. The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand patterns and employment structures.
    -- Ernst Engel

    #Income #Employment #Rising

  • Las Vegas is a resort whose two chief sources of income are seven and eleven.
    -- Evan Esar

    #Vegas #Two #Income

  • Chefs have only been able to work in restaurants, high-end cuisine. Why? Why haven't they been able to find other scenarios? For those chefs who want to do avant-garde cuisine, should they be finding their income in a restaurant? These are the kind of questions we are asking ourselves. So the new scenario will allow them to do whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it.
    -- Ferran Adria

    #Income #Avant Garde #Asking

  • If you based your knowledge of the human species exclusively on adverts, you'd think that the normal condition of humanity was to be a good-looking single person between 20 and 35, with excellent muscle-definition and/or an excellent figure, and a large disposable income.
    -- Francis Spufford

    #Thinking #Humanity #Income

  • Enthusiasm: If you don’t FEEL enthusiastic, ACT enthusiastic. Soon, you’ll BE enthusiastic. Double your enthusiasm and you’ll probably double your income.
    -- Frank Bettger

    #Income #Enthusiasm #Enthusiastic

  • I still get invitations from all over Europe to speak at dinners, and it's an honour that promoters and charities can use me to create income.
    -- Frank Bruno

    #Europe #Income #Use

  • At first it was the incomes of corporations, then of rich citizens, then of well-provided widows and opulent workers, and finally the wealth of housemaids and the tips of waitresses. This is all in line with the ability to pay doctrine. The poor, simply because there are more of them, have more ability to pay than the rich.
    -- Frank Chodorov

    #Firsts #Doctrine #Income

  • An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt.
    -- Fred Allen

    #Income #Way #Lists

  • A lot of people out there working hard and finally building up to getting a pretty good income. Higher tax rates on them, you know, the income rates going up, the dividend rates are going up, the capital gains rates all going up before health care kicks in.
    -- Fred Thompson

    #People #Income #Care

  • The nation's first experiment with the income tax was tried at this time; another violation of the Constitution.
    -- G. Edward Griffin

    #War #Income #Firsts

  • And what did the banks do to earn this perpetually flowing river of wealth? Did they lend out their own capital obtained through investment of stockholders? Did they lend out the hard-earned savings of their depositors? No, neither of these were their major source of income. They simply waved the magic wand called fiat money.
    -- G. Edward Griffin

    #Rivers #Magic #Income

  • Elections have to have at least a little meaning. Obama ran on income tax hikes for the wealthy. People knew they were voting for that. They 'want' that. And it's good policy.
    -- Gail Collins

    #People #Voting #Income

  • The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice.
    -- Garet Garrett

    #Justice #Income #Economic

  • I'm very aware of my spending, but I'm not very aware of my income. There are certain times when I speak to my accountant, or something will pop up, and I'll be like 'oh' but it's not really a frontrunner in my head.
    -- Gemma Ward

    #Income #Speak #Spending

  • The shorter the hours, the larger the income. Don't get into the habit of putting in long hours or you may be set down into a permanent subordinate position.
    -- George Ade

    #Long #Income #May

  • The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.
    -- George Foreman

    #Sports #Age #Income

  • Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
    -- George Gilder

    #Real #Mind #Income

  • Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the poor have steadily risen through Great Society largesse, their prospects have plummeted as families have broken into dependent fragments.
    -- George Gilder

    #Broken #Income #Matter

  • Investing solely for 'income,' investing merely 'to keep capital employed,' and investing simply 'to hedge against inflation' are all entirely out of the question.
    -- Gerald M. Loeb

    #Income #Investing #Employed

  • I had always been so much taken with the way all English people I knew always were going to see their lawyer. Even if they have no income and do not earn anything they always have a lawyer.
    -- Gertrude Stein

    #Taken #People #Income

  • Because Social Security is specifically designed to boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula, the program has played an enormous and necessary role in keeping Latinas out of poverty.
    -- Grace Napolitano

    #Retirement #Income #Roles

  • I want to make a positive point of Ikea. It makes income inequality a minor distraction.
    -- Greg Gutfeld

    #Ikea #Income #Want

  • If income tax is the price you have to pay to keep the government on its feet, alimony is the price we have to pay for sweeping a woman off hers.
    -- Groucho Marx

    #Government #Feet #Income

  • There's five factors or characteristics of places where kids from poor backgrounds don't do very well. And those are places that have more economic and racial segregation, places with more income inequality.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Kids #Income #Segregation

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

    #People #Way #Income

  • Unfortunately, it is not in the power of government to make everyone more prosperous. Government can only raise the income of one person by taking from another.
    -- Hans F. Sennholz

    #Government #Income #Raises

  • All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's; a few gifted individuals manage to do both.
    -- Hector Hugh Munro

    #Life #People #Income

  • The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.
    -- Helene D. Gayle

    #Differences #Becoming #Income

  • The word capital, as philologists trace it, comes down to us from a time when wealth was estimated in cattle, and a man's income depended upon the number of head he could keep for their increase.
    -- Henry George

    #Men #Numbers #Income

  • At my public school I had hated every other face for fear the owner was a lord, at university, I was to court the rich while doubting whether there should be great inequalities between incomes.
    -- Henry Green

    #School #Doubt #Income

  • The larger the percentage of the national income taken by taxes the greater the deterrent to private production and employment. When the total tax burden grows beyond a bearable size, the problem of devising taxes that will not discourage and disrupt production becomes insoluble.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Taken #Political #Income

  • It is possible to increase paper-money income to any amount by debasing the currency. But real income can only be increased by working harder or more efficiently, saving more, investing more, and producing more.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Real #Income #Investing

  • Practically all government attempts to redistribute wealth and income tend to smother productive incentives and lead toward general impoverishment.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Government #Income #Incentives

  • The mounting burden of taxation not only undermines individual incentives to increased work and earnings, but in a score of ways discourages capital accumulation and distorts, unbalances, and shrinks production. Total real wealth and income is made smaller than it would otherwise be. On net balance there is more poverty rather than less.
    -- Henry Hazlitt

    #Real #Balance #Income

  • [The Democrats] will say that the Reagan administrtion has given benefits to the rich at the expense of the poor - a term that they define broadly to include middle-income people, women, minorities, the aged, the young, farmers, steelworkers, and others.
    -- Herbert Stein

    #People #Income #Minorities

  • One of the most important of all the causes of great inequality of income is the inheritance of a great fortune by a small minority.
    -- Hugh Dalton

    #Important #Causes #Income