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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

42. "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." – Stephen Hawking

43. The demand for good bookkeepers is at an all-time high as more people make the leap into self-employment each year and need competent bookkeeping help. – Sylvia Jaumann

44. Making good judgments when one has complete data, facts, and knowledge is not leadership - it's bookkeeping – Dee Hock

45. "To be successful, you should concentrate on the world of companies, not arcane accounting mathematics." – Warren Buffett

46. "There is one rule for the industrialist, and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible." – Henry Ford

47. "Once a person starts thinking about the growth of an economy, it is next to impossible for him to think about anything else." – Robert Lucas

48. "You will find a computer in all places except when it comes to the statistics regarding the growth of an economy." – Robert Solow

49. "The property rights only say about the ownership of a product, but it is the market that decides how the product will be used." – Ronald Coase

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50. "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning." – Robert Kiyosaki


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