20 Quotes from Gold: The Once and Future Money book by Nathan Lewis

Gold: The Once and Future Money

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Gold: The Once and Future Money Quotes

I have never seen a correct and complete description of how today’s central banks work, nor have I seen a lot of evidence that others understand their workings, even central bankers themselves.

Monetary theory could be grasped by a dedicated student in less than a year, which is about nine years less than the time required for rocket science—unless, of course, that student already has an advanced degree in economics, in which case it may take a lifetime, if he or she is lucky.

The governments and citizens cry out together for good money, stable money, boring money, forever the same, supremely reliable, the bedrock upon which the extended order can flourish, not this stuff that wiggles and waggles unpredictably every second of every day, a never-ending chaos that saps the vitality of all countries’ economies.

Humans have decided over thousands of years of experimentation that gold is the best approximation of stable value available, and one that, despite its minor flaws, works rather splendidly in practice. Gold’s value varies very little. Gold thus serves as the measuring rod against which the value of currencies can be measured. Gold has been used as a monetary benchmark for millennia, its stability confirmed by centuries of experience.

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9 Quotes from The Long Game book by Vijay Gokhale

The Long Game

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The Long Game Quotes

Deception is a legitimate tactic in diplomacy and negotiation.

One of the hallmarks of Chinese diplomatic practice is that they rarely react impulsively.

One of the difficulties in dealing with the Chinese, even up to the present day, is the problem of access. Unless they wish to meet you, it is virtually impossible to meet them.

The Chinese leadership is thin-skinned; unsettling them by impugning their self-image and how they want the rest of the world to view them can work to the other side’s advantage.

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15 Quotes from The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared book by Jonas Jonasson

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Quotes

When life has gone into overtime it’s easy to take liberties.

People in general didn’t know what was best for them, and that they needed somebody whose hand they could hold. That was why autocracy was superior to democracy, as long as the educated and responsible segment of society made sure the autocrat concerned did a good job.

Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be.

A tabloid journalist who senses a story is not easy to stop.

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22 Quotes from The Lies of Locke Lamora book by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora

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The Lies of Locke Lamora Quotes

The only constant in the soul of man is inconstancy; anything and everything else can pass out of fashion.

There are only three people in life you can never fool-pawnbrokers, whores, and your mother.

We’re a different sort of thief here. Deception and misdirection are our tools. We don’t believe in hard work when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more.

Undeserved good fortune always conceals a snare.

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25 Quotes from Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver book by Michael Maloney

Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver

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Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver Quotes

Here’s the dirty little secret: Fiat currency is designed to lose value. Its very purpose is to confiscate your wealth and transfer it to the government.

Debasing the currency to pay for public works, social programs, and war is a pattern that repeats throughout history. It is a pattern that always ends badly.

During financial upheaval, a bubble popping, a market crash, a depression, or a currency crisis such as this one, wealth is not destroyed. It is merely transferred.

Governments never seem to learn that you can’t cheat gold.

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