"The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Carroll Quigley on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Carroll Quigley on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Carroll Quigley on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Carroll Quigley on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Carroll Quigley on Thomas Jefferson
"The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training."
"The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain."
"In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures."
"This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
"Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war."