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68 Inspirational Quotes on Accounting (MANAGE)

Top 10 Most Famous Accounting Quotes (BEST)

Honest accounting is a really important part of corporate responsibility. Let’s just be honest and transparent with the numbers. No inflating, no exaggerating, no reconfiguring. Just pure numbers that tell the honest truth about the companies financial reality.”

Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.
The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money. - Robert KiyosakiPin
The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money. – Robert Kiyosaki
Accounting is the language of business. - Warren BuffettPin
Accounting is the language of business. – Warren Buffett
Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. - Thomas SowellPin
Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. – Thomas Sowell
Capital isn't this pile of money sitting somewhere; it's an accounting construct. - Bethany McLeanPin
Capital isn’t this pile of money sitting somewhere; it’s an accounting construct. – Bethany McLean
Creativity is great but not in accounting. - Charles ScottPin
Creativity is great but not in accounting. – Charles Scott
Proper accounting is like engineering. You need a margin of safety. Thank God we don’t design bridges and airplanes the way we do accounting. - Charlie MungerPin
Proper accounting is like engineering. You need a margin of safety. Thank God we don’t design bridges and airplanes the way we do accounting. – Charlie Munger
Cost Accounting is enemy number one of productivity. - Eliyahu M. GoldrattPin
Cost Accounting is enemy number one of productivity. – Eliyahu M. Goldratt
There's no business like showbusiness, but there are several business like accounting. - David LettermanPin
There’s no business like showbusiness, but there are several business like accounting. – David Letterman
Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits. - Alex BerensonPin
Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits. – Alex Berenson

12 Thought-Provoking Accounting Quotes About Life

“Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.”

Robert Kennedy
Life as we know it, with all its ups and downs, will soon be over. We all will give an accounting to God of how we have lived. - William WilberforcePin
Life as we know it, with all its ups and downs, will soon be over. We all will give an accounting to God of how we have lived. – William Wilberforce
If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends. - Mary BrownePin
If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends. – Mary Browne

“To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.”

John F. Kennedy
There is nothing wrong with good accounting, except that it does not necessarily lead to good science. - Gerhard HerzbergPin
There is nothing wrong with good accounting, except that it does not necessarily lead to good science. – Gerhard Herzberg
Life is like accounting, everything must be balanced.Pin
Life is like accounting, everything must be balanced.

“You have to know accounting. It’s the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I’ve heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean. However, double entry bookkeeping was a hell of an invention.”

Charlie Munger
Legacy accounting: Will you have been an asset or a liability on the world’s balance sheet? - Ryan LillyPin
Legacy accounting: Will you have been an asset or a liability on the world’s balance sheet? – Ryan Lilly
Destiny gave me only two things a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming. - Fernando PessoaPin
Destiny gave me only two things: a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming. – Fernando Pessoa

“People are accustomed to thinking of accounting as dry and boring, a necessary evil used primarily to prepare financial reports and survive audits, but that is because accounting is something that has become taken for granted.”

Eric Ries
To multiply the years and divide by the desire to live is a kind of false accounting. - Peter HellerPin
To multiply the years and divide by the desire to live is a kind of false accounting. – Peter Heller

“It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations (accounting), enhances a person’s ability to handle the more ambiguous and qualitative relationships that dominate our day-to-day financial decision-making.”

Alan Greenspan

7 Wise Accounting Quotes for a Successful Business

“Your own business growth and success depends on many things, and along that growing path, you are going to have to concede certain responsibilities and activities – whether for your accounting, your production, or day-to-day management.”

Michael Gerber
Don't ever let your business get ahead of the financial side of your business. Accounting, accounting, accounting. Know your numbers. - Tilman J. FertittaPin
Don’t ever let your business get ahead of the financial side of your business. Accounting, accounting, accounting. Know your numbers. – Tilman J. Fertitta
Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the lifeblood of business. - Sir. Richard BransonPin
Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the lifeblood of business. – Sir. Richard Branson

“Creative accounting is an absolute curse to a civilization. One could argue that double-entry bookkeeping was one of history’s great advances. Using accounting for fraud and folly is a disgrace. In a democracy, it often takes a scandal to trigger reform. Enron was the most obvious example of a business culture gone wrong in a long, long time.”

Charlie Munger
Behind every good business is a great accountant.Pin
Behind every good business is a great accountant.

“Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation. – Warren Buffett\Managers thinking about accounting issues should never forget one of Abraham Lincoln‘s favorite riddles: How many legs does a dog have, if you call a tail a leg? The answer: Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

Warren Buffett

“Without market prices for capital goods, accounting is not possible. You don’t know if you are making money or losing money, saving resources or wasting them, doing the right thing or not doing the right thing.”

Llewellyn Rockwell

7 Accounting Quotes for Students

“At Gallaudet, deafness isn’t an issue. You don’t even think about it. Students can pay attention to accounting or psychology or journalism. But when a deaf person goes to another college, no matter how supportive it is, that person doesn’t get the same access.”

I. King Jordan
The U.S. tax code was written by A students. Every April 15 we have to pay somebody who got an A in accounting to keep ourselves from being sent to jail. - P. J. O'RourkePin
The U.S. tax code was written by A students. Every April 15 we have to pay somebody who got an A in accounting to keep ourselves from being sent to jail. – P. J. O’Rourke
I studied finance and accounting in college, and I worked at a massive accounting firm out of graduation. - Simu LiuPin
I studied finance and accounting in college, and I worked at a massive accounting firm out of graduation. – Simu Liu

“Art history and Elizabethan poetry don’t employ workers; the arduous and tedious application of business sciences such as computer programming and accounting does.”

Edward Conard

“I took some classes in accounting, but I don’t know anything about accounting. You know, when my accountant tells me all the things he does, it’s a foreign language to me.”

Ray Romano

“You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It’s the language of business and it’s an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting – how to read and interpret financial statements – you really shouldn’t select stocks yourself.”

Warren Buffett

“Accounting is a big subject and there are huge forces in play. The entire momentum of existing thinking and existing custom is in a direction that allows terrible follies to happen, and the terrible follies have terrible consequences.”

Charlie Munger

6 Accounting Quotes and Laws

“In the old days, you would have one lawyer to handle everything: speeding tickets, buying a house, contracts, litigation, real estate, copyrights, leasing, entertainment, intellectual property, forensic accounting, criminal offenses, the list goes on. Now, you have to have a separate lawyer for each one of those categories!”

James Belushi
There’s no accounting for laws. Or the changes wrought by men and time. - James CrumleyPin
There’s no accounting for laws. Or the changes wrought by men and time. – James Crumley
Accounting for the most part, remains a legalistic and traditional practice, almost immune to self-criticism by scientific methods. - Kenneth E. BouldingPin
Accounting for the most part, remains a legalistic and traditional practice, almost immune to self-criticism by scientific methods. – Kenneth E. Boulding
I have an accounting degree and a law degree and had never really used either. - Cris CollinsworthPin
I have an accounting degree and a law degree and had never really used either. – Cris Collinsworth
Aggressive accounting does not mean illegal accounting. - Kenneth LayPin
Aggressive accounting does not mean illegal accounting. – Kenneth Lay
The older I get, the more interesting I find lawyers and accountants. - Alex JamesPin
The older I get, the more interesting I find lawyers and accountants. – Alex James

3 Accounting Quotes to Become a Good Accountant

Accountants are dynamic, interesting, highly intelligent, hard-working individuals. - Alexa LooPin
Accountants are dynamic, interesting, highly intelligent, hard-working individuals. – Alexa Loo
A good accountant is a good poet. He appreciates the true value of things. - Robert FrostPin
A good accountant is a good poet. He appreciates the true value of things. – Robert Frost
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession. - Charles LyellPin
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession. – Charles Lyell

6 Accounting Quotes on the Corporate World

Companies run by engineers don’t make money, but companies run by accountants don’t make anything at all. - Peter KruegerPin
Companies run by engineers don’t make money, but companies run by accountants don’t make anything at all. – Peter Krueger
In the corporate world, sometimes things aren`t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures. - George W. BushPin
In the corporate world, sometimes things aren`t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures. – George W. Bush
The reaction of weak management to weak operations is often weak accounting. - Warren BuffettPin
The reaction of weak management to weak operations is often weak accounting. – Warren Buffett
Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings. - Diane GarnickPin
Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings. – Diane Garnick
To be successful, you should concentrate on the world of companies, not arcane accounting mathematics. - Warren BuffettPin
To be successful, you should concentrate on the world of companies, not arcane accounting mathematics. – Warren Buffett
In the long run, management stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieves little of either. - Warren BuffettPin
In the long run, management stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieves little of either. – Warren Buffett

17 Accounting Quotes That Will Make You Think

“I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. The reason I was never a Certified Public Accountant was because it would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.”

Bob Newhart
Accounting was the course that helped me more than anything. - Julian RobertsonPin
Accounting was the course that helped me more than anything. – Julian Robertson
Mark-to-market accounting is like crack. Don’t do it. - Andrew FastowPin
Mark-to-market accounting is like crack. Don’t do it. – Andrew Fastow

“Accounting is a hot domain with the number of accounting majors up nationwide. I think the recent scandals have brought a new level of attention to the accounting profession as gatekeepers and custodians of social interest.”

Paul Browne
It sounds extraordinary, but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. - Mary ArcherPin
It sounds extraordinary, but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. – Mary Archer
Balance Sheets are meaningless. Our accounting systems are still based on the assumption that 80% of costs are manual labor. - Peter DruckerPin
Balance Sheets are meaningless. Our accounting systems are still based on the assumption that 80% of costs are manual labor. – Peter Drucker

“There are three cardinal rules – don’t take somebody else’s boyfriend unless you’ve been specifically invited to do so, don’t take a drink without being asked, and keep a scrupulous accounting in financial matters.”

W. H. Auden
There is no accounting for tastes. - Ann RadcliffePin
There is no accounting for tastes. – Ann Radcliffe
Did you hear about the accountant who became an embezzler He ran away with the accounts payable! - Jackie MasonPin
Did you hear about the accountant who became an embezzler? He ran away with the accounts payable! – Jackie Mason
I don't have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants. - Elvis PresleyPin
I don’t have any use for bodyguards, but I do have a specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants. – Elvis Presley
People don't pay attention. And then one day there's an accounting. And after that, nothing is the same. - Cormac McCarthyPin
People don’t pay attention. And then one day there’s an accounting. And after that, nothing is the same. – Cormac McCarthy
Mathematics is less related to accounting than it is to philosophy. - Leonard AdlemanPin
Mathematics is less related to accounting than it is to philosophy. – Leonard Adleman
I sometimes wonder if general audiences truly like art, or do they prefer accounting - J. Andrew SchreckerPin
I sometimes wonder if general audiences truly like art, or do they prefer accounting? – J. Andrew Schrecker
To get qualified accountants, it’s extremely difficult. - Craig ScottPin
To get qualified accountants, it’s extremely difficult. – Craig Scott
There’s no accounting for the mysteries of the human heart. - Susan Elizabeth PhillipsPin
There’s no accounting for the mysteries of the human heart. – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
And he read Principles of Accounting all morning, but just to make it interesting, he put lots of dragons in it. - Terry PratchettPin
And he read Principles of Accounting all morning, but just to make it interesting, he put lots of dragons in it. – Terry Pratchett
I have to say accounting almost killed me. - Venus WilliamsPin
I have to say accounting almost killed me. – Venus Williams
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