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Andrew Mellon
(1855-1937) born on
Mar 24
US financier, philanthropist. He was Secretary of Treasury, 1921-32; ambassador to Great Britain, 1932-33; endowed Washington's National Art Gallery.
         
   
F
I see nothing in the present situation that is either menacing or warrants pessimism . . . . I have every confidence that there will be a revival of activity in the spring, and that during this coming year [1930] the country will make steady progress.

R
Gentlemen prefer blondes.
A
A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
N
Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers.
K
Here's a dime. Call up both of them! [Mellon's response when Herbert Hoover asked for a nickel to call up a friend.]
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 31 Dec 1929; in "American Chronicle," by Lois and Alan Gordon, 1987.
R: Attributed; in "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
A: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quoatations," by John Daintith, 1989.
N: Comment to Herber Hoover when Mellon was Treasury Secretary; in "Wall Street Journal," 2 Dec 1974.
K: In "Presidential Anecdotes," by Paul F. Boller, Jr., pg. 253, 1981.
   


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