— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
„Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.“
Cf. LOOK Magazine 1957: Actor Walter Slezak's version of "keeping up with the Joneses": "Spending money you don't have for things you don't need to impress people you don't like." p. 10 books.google http://books.google.com/books?id=-NERAQAAMAAJ&q=slezak.
— Walter Slezak actor 1902 - 1983
Quoted as "Actor Walter Slezak's version of "keeping up with the Joneses"": in LOOK magazine, Vol. 21 number 14 (July 9, 1957) p. 10 http://books.google.com/books?id=-NERAQAAMAAJ&q=%22impress+people%22, in LOOK's permanent category of quotes "WHAT THEY ARE SAYING".
Already in 1905 W.T. O'Connor had stated that advertising was "The gentle art of persuading the public to believe that they want something they don't need" in "Advertising Definitions", in Ad Sense, Vol. 19, No. 2 (August 1905), p. 121 http://books.google.com/books?id=zPRKAAAAYAAJ&q=%22W.+T.+O%27CONNOR%22, and in 1931 one finds Will Rogers being quoted with advertising "as something that makes you spend money you haven't got for things you don't want." But this complete statement with the finale "to impress people you don't like" seems to have originated with Slezak. However, Quote Investigator https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/04/21/impress/ instead traces the quotation back to American humorist Robert Quillen, who wrote in 1928: "Americanism: Using money you haven't earned to buy things you don't need to impress people you don't like."
— Dave Ramsey American financial advisor 1960
Origine: The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
— Robert Quillen American journalist 1887 - 1948
Paragraphs by Robert Quillen, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 1928. (via Newspapers.com)
„The kibbutz way of life is not for everyone. It is meant for people who are not in the business of working harder than they should be working, in order to make more money than they need, in order to buy things they don't really want, in order to impress people they don't really like.“
— Amos Oz Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual 1939 - 2018
"The Great Disruption", In Our Time, BBC Radio 4, 17 Jun 1999, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00545kh
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
As the Connecticut Yankee Hank Morgan / Sir Boss in the 1931 film A Connecticut Yankee (after Mark Twain). Cf. Ivan G. Shreve Jr: Thrilling days of yesteryear blogspot.de/2009/09 http://thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.de/2009/09/grey-market-cinema-connecticut-yankee.html. Also quoted in Printers' Ink magazine, volume 156, issue 1 (1931), p. 3 books.google https://books.google.com/books?id=-oULAQAAIAAJ&q=arthur's and Advertising Outdoors Vol. 2, No. 8 (August 1931), p. 19 https://books.google.com/books?id=rZcXAQAAMAAJ&q=definitions, https://books.google.com/books?id=rZcXAQAAMAAJ&q=spend+money = http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/Advertising_Outdoors_1000005193/373
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— Anne Morrow Lindbergh American aviator and author 1906 - 2001
Bring Me a Unicorn (1971)
„In a free-market economy, the consumer is king: labor unions don't run things, business people don't run things, bankers don't run things, politicians don't run things, but the success of a business depends on how people spend their money.“
— Ron Paul American politician and physician 1935
In response to the question "What is your opinion on direct democracy, where the citizens themselves make law, rather than elected representatives?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-nfaTZNWcI (May 14, 2015)
— Upton Sinclair American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist 1878 - 1968
Contesto: I'm going to stop squandering money for things I don't want. I'm going to stop accepting invitations, and meeting people I don't like and don't want to know. I've tried your game — I've tried it hard, and I don't like it; and I'm going to get out before it's too late. I'm going to find some decent and simple place to live in; and I'm going down town to find out if there isn't some way in New York for a man to earn an honest living!
— Haruki Murakami, libro L'uccello che girava le Viti del Mondo
Origine: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
— Rick Santorum American politician 1958
Santorum targets blacks in entitlement reform
— Charlie Munger American business magnate, lawyer, investor, and philanthropist 1924
[Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting 2021 featuring Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, May 1, 2021, Yahoo Finance, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx-OzwHpM9k] (quote at 4:32:01 of 5:42:25)
„We know all the people. We know all the good people. It's a question I asked the doctors before. Some of the people we cut, they haven't been used for many, many years, and if we ever need them, we can get them very quickly. And rather than spending the money — I'm a businessperson, I don't like having thousands of people around when you don't need 'em, when we need 'em, we can get them back very quickly.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Asked about his consistent budget cuts to the CDC, the NIH, and the WHO.
White House press conference, , quoted in * 2020-02-28
As the World Reaches for Face Masks, Trump Buries His Head in the Sand
New York Magazine
2020s, 2020, February
— Osamu Dazai, libro The Setting Sun
Origine: The Setting Sun
— Theodore Levitt American economist and professor at Harvard Business School 1925 - 2006
Theodore Levitt, cited in: Clayton Christensen (2016), The Clayton M. Christensen Reader. p. 46
— Keshia Chante Canadian actor and musician 1988
Official Website (2009)
— Begum Akhtar Indian musician 1914 - 1974
In Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,
— Jeff Foxworthy American stand-up comedian 1958
Have Your Loved Ones Spayed and Neutered (2004)
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930