We do not face a choice between protecting our environment or protecting our economy. We face a choice between protecting our economy by protecting our environment - or allowing environmental havoc to create economic havoc.— Robert Rubin
The most reckoning Robert Rubin quotes that are little-known but priceless
Condoms aren't completely safe. A friend of mine was wearing one and got hit by a bus.
First, the only certainty is that there is no certainty.
Second, every decision, as a consequence, is a matter of weighing probabilities. Third, despite uncertainty we must decide and we must act. And lastly, we need to judge decisions not only on the results, but on how they were made.
Rigor is always appropriate when investing in markets, whatever the ultimate conclusions may be.
All of us as consumers have gotten spoiled, .
.. We expect customized goods and services at commodity prices. The only way we can do that is to cut the fat out of our price structure.
I agree with what the Chairman Greenspan said whatever it is that he did say.
To be manager of the Yankees under the malevolent dictatorship of George Steinbrenner is like being married to Zsa Zsa Gabor - the union is short and sweet.
I don't have a distaste for ambiguity, in fact, ambiguity is what I think life is all about.
I think it could have real changing effects on the financial markets of our country, it could cause investors to think more about real rates of return and that in turn could spawn new kinds of products.
We simply cannot afford any further delay in providing the IMF with the resources it requires to help contain the threat of further financial and political instability around the world.
In terms of myself, I said from the very beginning that I wanted to work in the management of Citigroup and I didn't want to be a CEO, ... That's not what I want to do with myself at the moment.
Here at home, ... while the most likely scenario remains solid growth and low inflation -- subject to the usual ups and downs -- certain sectors have been impacted by the crisis, some because of increased imports and others because of decreased exports. Moreover, problems in the global economy do constitute a risk to all our overall economic well-being.
Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.
The only certainty is that there is no certainty.
Any individual decisions can be badly thought through, and yet be successful, or exceedingly well thought through, but be unsuccessful, because the recognized possibility of failure in fact occurs. But over time, more thoughtful decision-making will lead to better overall results, and more thoughtful decision-making can be encouraged by evaluating decisions on how well they were made rather than on outcome.
We do not view 2005 to be a clean operating year, and the positives of beating expectations are offset by guidance moving around.
A strong currency means that American consumers and businesses can buy imported goods and services more cheaply and that inflation and interest rates will be lower, ... It also puts pressure on American industry to increase productivity and competitiveness. These benefits can feed on themselves as foreign capital flows in more readily because of greater confidence in our currency. A weak dollar would have the contrary effects.