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The Top Ten Quotes About Banking Of All Time

One of the social communities I’ve joined was having a discussion about the greatest literati quotations related to banking the other day.  It was so good that I thought I would share here, especially as it’s Friday …

“Once more into the branch dear friends”, Henry the Fifth Branch Manager, William Shakespeare

“We cross our branches as we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and the presumption that once our eyes watered,” Banks and Branches Are Dead, Tom Stoppard

“It was the best of banks, it was the worst of banks”, A Tale of Two Banks, Charles Dickens

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be crap”, East of Citi, John Steinbeck

“I would always rather be happy than a banker”, Jane Heir, Charlotte Brontë

“It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories”, On Human Banking, W. Somerset Maugham

“Money is Truth and Truth is Money”, How much does a Greek Earn, John Keats

“Our IT systems have their day. They have their day and cease to be.” IT Mermoriam, Alfred Tennyson

“Don’t tell my mum I’m a banker.  She thinks I’m a piano player in a whorehouse.” Paul Carter

“Methinks the banker does protest too much”, Romeo Call Centre Recording, William Shakespeare


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