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50 Bookkeeping Quotes to Start 2022

2022 has started, and with it, new opportunities to make your business grow. While you are busy designing new marketing strategies and getting more clients, your bookkeepers are preparing for the end of the business year. Keep them engaged with these bookkeeping quotes.


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These bookkeeping quotes come from experts and entrepreneurs and are designed to boost teams morale. Try including them in your company's internal communications. You can also have them in your client's newsletters if you offer bookkeeping services.


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1. "Mark-to-market accounting is like crack. Don't do it." – Andrew Fastow


2. "It sounds extraordinary, but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading." – Mary Archer


3. "Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." – Napoleon Hill


4. "Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles; they toughen and make strong." – Norman Vincent Peale


5. "Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it's the lifeblood of business." – Richard Branson


6. "Mark-to-market accounting is like crack. Don't do it." – Andrew Fastow


7. "Any difficult task seems easier if you break it down into manageable steps." – Unknown


8. "Life is like a balance sheet. One wrong entry could change everything." – Unknown


9. "Mathematics is less related to accounting than it is to philosophy." – Leonard Adleman


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10. "Capital isn't this pile of money sitting somewhere; it's an accounting construct." – Bethany McLean


11. "In the long run managements stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieve little of either." – Warren Buffett


12. "In the beginning God created man…and the costs followed afterwards." – Unknown


13. Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. – Albert Einstein


14. "Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers." – Shakuntala Devi


15. “There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.” – Edsger W. Dijkstra


16. "What is mathematics? It is only a systematic effort of solving puzzles posed by nature." – Shakuntala Devi.


17. "It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for." – Robert Kiyosaki


18. "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." – Benjamin Franklin


19. "To multiply the years and divide by the desire to live is a kind of false accounting." – Peter Heller


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20. "Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets." – Thomas Sowell


21. "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept." – Samuel Butler


22. "Finance is not merely about making money. It's about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It's about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society." – Robert J. Shiller


23. "Money can't buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories."- Ronald Reagan


24. "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments." – Earl Wilson


25. "The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing." – Philip Fisher


26. "Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self." – Nathan W. Morris


27. "The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind." – T.T. Munger


28. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." – Dale Carnegie


29. "Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks." – Steven Wright


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30. "Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed." – George Burns


31. "Frugality includes all the other virtues." – Cicero


32. "I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." – Thomas Jefferson


33. "Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better." – Jim Rohn


34. "Don't count the days. Make the days count." – Muhammad Ali


35. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." – Winston Churchill


36. "Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value." – Joe Biden


37. "The more I want to get something done, the less I can it work." – Richard Bach


38. "If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough." – Mario Andretti


39. "What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do." – Ralph Waldo Emerson


40. "Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit." – George Carlin


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41. "Success is the sum of all efforts repeated day in and day out." – Robert Collier