Accountants

“Accounting is the language of business.” — Warren Buffett

“Accounting was the course that helped me more than anything.” — Julian Robertson

“Creativity is great-but not in accounting.” — Charles Scott

“Month end is approaching – Keep calm and carry on accounting.” — Unknown

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“Life is like accounting everything must be balance.” — Unknown

“Each generation makes it’s own accounting to its children.” — Unknown

“Aggressive accounting does not mean illegal accounting.” — Kenneth Lay

“Any difficult task seems easier if you break it down into manageable steps.” — Unknown

“There is no accounting for tastes.” — Ann Radcliffe

“A good accountant never makes mistakes.” — Unknown

“Life is like accounting, everything must be balanced.” — Unknown

“I have to say accounting almost killed me.” — Venus Williams

“If there was a tax difference, my accountants have paid everything off.” — Unknown

“Cost Accounting is enemy number one of productivity.” — Eliyahu M. Goldratt

“The older I get, the more interesting I find lawyers and accountants.” — Alex James

“Only accountants can save the world – through peace, goodwill and reconciliations.” — Unknown

“There is nothing wrong with good accounting, except that it does not necessarily lead to good science.” —Gerhard Herzberg

“And he read Principles of Accounting all morning, but just to make it interesting, he put lots of dragons in it.” — Terry Pratchett

“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

“Mathematics is less related to accounting than it is to philosophy.” — Leonard Adleman

“People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.” — Ellen DeGeneres

“There is always something for which there is no accounting. Take, for example, the whole world.” —Unknown

“Accounting for the most part, remains a legalistic and traditional practice, almost immune to self-criticism by scientific methods.” — Kenneth E. Boulding

“Destiny gave me only two things: a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming.” — Fernando Pessoa

“Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; A good accountant is debit to his profession.” —Unknown

“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

“In the long run managements stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieve little of either.” — Warren Buffett

“In the corporate world, sometimes things aren`t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.” — George W. Bush

“People don’t pay attention. And then one day there’s an accounting. And after that, nothing is the same.” — Unknown

“Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.” — Thomas Sowell

“There are only two things as complicated as insurance accounting and I have no idea what they are.” —Andrew Tobias

“Balance Sheets are meaningless. Our accounting systems are still based on the assumption that 80% of costs are manual labor.” — Peter Drucker

“To be successful, you should concentrate on the world of companies, not arcane accounting mathematics.” — Warren Buffett

“To multiply the years and divide by the desire to live is a kind of false accounting.” — Peter Heller

“In the beginning God created man…and the costs followed afterwards.” — Unknown

“There are only two things as complicated as insurance accounting and I have no idea what they are.” —Andrew Tobias

“10 out of 9 accountants can’t count!” — Unknown

“Behind every good businessman there is a great accountant.” — Unknown

“Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; A good accountant is debit to his profession.” —Unknown

“And God said to accountants: Go forth and multiply.” — Unknown

“If my father had hugged me even once, I’d be an accountant right now.” — Ray Romano

“Don’t ever let your business get ahead of the financial side of your business. Accounting, accounting, accounting. Know your numbers.” – Tilman J. Fertitta

“Destiny gave me only two things: a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming.” – Fernando Pessoa

“Life is like accounting, everything must be balanced.” – Unknown

“Only accountants can save the world – through peace, goodwill and reconciliations.” – Unknown

“It sounds extraordinary, but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.” – Mary Archer

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

“Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation.” – Warren Buffett

“Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the lifeblood of business.” – Richard Branson

“I am no weakling, I deal with accounting.” — Unknown

“Life is like a balance sheet. One wrong entry could change everything.” — Unknown

“If you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends.” — Merry Browne

“Happiness is debt=credit.” — Unknown

“To get qualified accountants, it’s extremely difficult.” — Craig Scott

“There’s no accounting for laws. Or the changes wrought by men and time.” — James Crumley

“There’s no accounting for the mysteries of the human heart.” — Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“Accountants are dynamic, interesting, highly intelligent, hard-working individuals.” — Alexa Loo

“I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.” ~ Elvis Presley

“Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.” ~ Charles Lyell

“I just wanted to be a businessman, and to me, the best way to understand business was to be an accountant.” ~ Aubrey McClendon

“If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation – unfairly.” ~ Mario Cuomo

“Accountants are in the past, managers are in the present, and leaders are in the future.” ~ Paul Orfalea

“People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

“An accountant is a man who puts his head in the past and backs his ass into the future.” ~ F. Ross Johnson

“Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant – even if they wanted to be one?” ~ Jackie Mason

“Day in and day out, your tax accountant can make or lose you more money than any single person in your life, with the possible exception of your kids” ~ Harvey Mackay

“Over the long haul of life on the planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants.” ~ Stewart Udall

“I was never a Certified Public Accountant. I just had a degree in accounting. It would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.” ~ Bob Newhart

“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

“The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars. That’s why he’s retiring.” ~ Milton Berle

“April is tax month. If you are having trouble filing your taxes, then you should hire an accountant. They’ll give you the same advice that they’ve given hundreds of corporations – taxes are for douche bags.” ~ Ed Helms

“It would’ve been hard to do something else, to as it were, run away from the circus and become an accountant.” ~ Samuel West

Day in and day out, your tax accountant can make or lose you more money than any single person in your life, with the possible exception of your kids. ~ Harvey Mackay

“I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.” ~ Daniel Goleman

The biggest industrial sector next to real estate is oil, gas and other mineral resources. They don’t report any taxable income, because if you depict yourself as earning a profit, you have to pay a tax on it. So, it’s all about what accountants choose to declare as profit. ~ Michael Hudson 

People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

“Every day in life there are challenges; whether you’re an accountant, a race car driver or whatever you do.” ~ Justin Allgaier

Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I don’t know of any other country where the accountant enjoys a higher social and moral status. ~ Northrop Frye

“Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I don’t know of any other country where the accountant enjoys a higher social and moral status.” ~ Northrop Frye

“When actors go onstage, you know immediately if they can do their job. You can be a lawyer or an accountant for years and not find out.” ~ Patsy Rodenburg

“My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don’t fight that much now. I don’t look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you’re a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything… I mean it’s your mother, so I lost my mind.” ~ Shia LaBeouf

Accountants are in the past, managers are in the present, and leaders are in the future. ~ Paul Orfalea

“I’m strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.” ~ Charles Schumer

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.