165 Economic Growth Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of economic growth quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about economic growth.

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Top 10 Economic Growth Quotes (BEST)

  1. Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical. — Amartya Sen
  2. We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability - we must have both — Paul Polman
  3. Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are. — Phil Gramm
  4. Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities. — Leon Kass
  5. Budget consolidation and economic growth are two sides of the same coin. — Angela Merkel
  6. Having a lower tax, simpler, fairer, flatter tax system is something that can drive growth. — Rishi Sunak
  7. We need peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. It is important to have political and security stability to build up our economic growth. — Joko Widodo
  8. Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. — Ronald Reagan
  9. Education affects every major challenge we face in society. It creates economic growth, paves the way for peace and stability and helps erase the legacy of marginalization. — Shakira
  10. The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation. — Dixie Lee Ray

Short Economic Growth Quotes

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  • We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. — Christopher Dodd
  • Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth. — Dave Reichert
  • Credit is the oil in the engine of economic growth, but too much oil can cause the engine to seize. — Russell Napier
  • Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices on many goods. — Robert Reich
  • As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession. — Bo Bennett
  • As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession. — Robert Foster Bennett
  • It's a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth. — Nigel Farage
  • ... the best way to help the poor is to promote economic growth and job creation — Myron Magnet
  • Growth is widely thought to be the panacea for all the major economic ills of the modern world. — Herman E. Daly
  • Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world. — Nhat Hanh
Economic growth quote Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.

Economic Growth And Development Quotes

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Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. — Ban Ki-moon

We will become a global advocate for rainforest preservation and marine restoration. We will rethink development policies that promised economic growth while ignoring ecological sustainability, and ended up delivering neither. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

We need to gain an accurate understanding of what sustainable development means, put the people first, and strike a balance between economic growth, ensuring people’s well-being, and energy conservation and emissions reduction. — Xi Jinping

Economic growth quote All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

We can't treat the matter of black economic empowerment as just the redistribution of existing wealth. It really has to focus on new investment, on growth, on development of employment and so on and so on. — Thabo Mbeki

We who live in free market societies believe that growth and prosperity, and ultimately human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down. — Ronald Reagan

The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude — Satish Kumar

Economic growth quote Theres only so much growing you can do in your comfort zone.
Theres only so much growing you can do in your comfort zone.

Reliable and affordable energy is essential for meeting basic human needs and fueling economic growth, but many of the most difficult and dangerous environmental problems at every level of economic development arise from the harvesting, transport, processing, and conversion of energy — John Holdren

Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states. — Christian Lous Lange

The old rules may say we can’t protect our environment and promote economic growth at the same time, but in America, we’ve always used new technologies - we’ve used science; we’ve used research and development and discovery to make the old rules obsolete. — Barack Obama

I am afraid there are people who want to stop the economic growth, the rise in the standard of living (though not their own) and the ability of man to use the expanding wealth, science and technology for solving the actual pressing problems of mankind, especially of the developing countries. — Vaclav Klaus

Economic Growth Quotes

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I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth. — Angela Merkel

Education is the most powerful tool countries have for boosting economic growth, increasing prosperity and forging more just, peaceful and equitable societies. Where educational deprivation exists, it breeds conflict and enables repression. — Wendy Kopp

We are committed to leveling up across every region and nation in the U.K. and that is why we are making the largest ever public investment into broadband. This investment delivers on our promises to the British people, boosting growth and prosperity across the country. — Rishi Sunak

Economic growth quote Don't go through life, grow through life.
Don't go through life, grow through life.

China became the second biggest economy in the world by pegging their currency to the dollar at an artificially cheap rate. — Max Keiser

The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength. — George W. Bush

We need a resilient, well-capitalized, well-regulated financial system that is strong enough to withstand even severe shocks and support economic growth by lending through the economic cycle. — Jerome Powell

Economic growth quote Growth happens when you fail and own it, not until. Everyone who blames stays th
Growth happens when you fail and own it, not until. Everyone who blames stays the same.

Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity? — Paul Ryan

As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such economic relations would not enjoy sustained, rapid growth if they were not based on mutual benefit or if they failed to deliver great benefits to the United States. — Xi Jinping

Pursue new challenges, such as music, language, hobbies, or adventures that stimulate your brain and allow you to depart from your daily routine. This will keep you refreshed and energized for your core daily responsibilities and economic contribution. — Mark Sisson

The most important benefit of population size and growth is the increase it brings to the stock of useful knowledge. Minds matter economically as much as, or more than, hands or mouths. — Julian Simon

Economic Development Quotes

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The oil is a gift bestowed by God on the Arab nation, to use after centuries of poverty, backwardness and servitude - in raising its living standards, developing its economic, social and cultural conditions, and building up its own power to meet the challenges and conspiracies besetting it. — Saddam Hussein

Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives. — Pandurang Shastri Athavale

...climate change is accelerating. It threatens our well being, our security, and our economic development. It will lead to uncontrollable risks and dramatic damage if we do not take resolute countermeasures. — Angela Merkel

Economic growth quote Change is only another word for growth, another synonym for learning
Change is only another word for growth, another synonym for learning

This will enable us to catalyse green transition in the course of economic development and achieve greater development through green transition. — Xi Jinping

Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies. — Joseph Stiglitz

It will bring financial inclusion, investment, tourism, innovation and economic development for our country. — Nayib Bukele

Economic growth quote Adversity can be our greatest motivation fo spiritual growth or our deadliest me
Adversity can be our greatest motivation fo spiritual growth or our deadliest means of discouragement.

The solution is to first create an integrated economic development and recreation plan that addresses the needs of the people who live and recreate in central Idaho. — Michael K. Simpson

To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital. — Bobby Seale

There is a clear political desire to rebalance the British economy away from London towards the regions, and away from the services sector towards manufacturing. — Rishi Sunak

Development requires major source of unfreedom: poverty as well as tyranny, poor economic opportunities as well as systematic social deprivation, neglect of public facilities as well as intolerance or overactivity of repressive states. — Amartya Sen

Economic Progress Quotes

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History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster. — Douglas MacArthur

Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power. — Aldous Huxley

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns. — Jeff Bingaman

Economic growth quote In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

National security is vital for economic and social progress. — Paul Kagame

Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress. — Helen Clark

But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time. — Bulent Ecevit

Economic growth quote Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. — John Clapham

Economic progress is the work of the savers, who accumulate capital, and of the entrepreneurs, who turn capital to new uses. — Ludwig von Mises

Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil. — Joseph Schumpeter

Profits are the lifeblood of the economic system, the magic elixir upon which progress and all good things depend ultimately. But one man's lifeblood is another man's cancer. — Paul Samuelson

Growth And Prosperity Quotes

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I had learnt to seek intensity rather than happiness, not joys and prosperity but more of life, a concentrated sense of life, a strengthened feeling of existence, fullness and concentration of pulse, energy, growth, flowering, beyond the image of happiness or unhappiness. — Nina Berberova

While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. — Leatrice Eiseman

If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy. — James Monroe

Economic growth quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held his ground.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held his ground.

You need in the long run for stability, for economic growth, for jobs, as well as for financial stability, global economic institutions that make sure that growth to be sustained has to be shared, and are built on the principle that the prosperity of this world is indivisible. — Gordon Brown

Economic growth, profitability, prosperity, jobs, increased jobs, increased wages, they're able to get that tax rate down to 15% and we're gonna call it tax relief, not tax breaks, not tax loopholes. It's important to control and reclaim the language here. — Rush Limbaugh

Entrepreneurship is the engine fuelling innovation, employment generation and economic growth. Only by creating an environment where entrepreneur- ship can prosper and where entrepreneurs can try new ideas and empower others can we ensure that many of the world’s issues will not go unaddressed. — Klaus Schwab

Economic growth quote The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness .

Smart, sustainable, inclusive growth is the key to job-creation and the future prosperity of Europe. — Jose Manuel Barroso

For America's economic future to remain prosperous, we must encourage pro-growth policies so that we continue to be the leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. — John Ensign

Young people in particular need real options to find a decent job and to lift their lives. I'm not sure the new Islamist governments will be the best to promote prosperity and growth. — Jose Maria Aznar

There's a loss of faith in the banking system that for so long has been the backbone of prosperity and growth. — Lucy Powell

Economic Recovery Quotes

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Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs. — Nancy Pelosi

It's a different kind of economic recovery. The kind where bankers steal trillions and you don't have a job. — Alex Jones

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. — Michelle Bachelet

Additional fiscal support could be costly, but worth it if it helps avoid long-term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery. — Jerome Powell

This economy will recover. And that means people will go back to work. Unemployment will get back down. — Jerome Powell

We were in a good place in February of 2020, and we think we can get back there, I would say, much sooner than we had feared. — Jerome Powell

But economic recovery must be earned. And it will be earned by entrepreneurs and it will be earned by small businesses. — Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Maintaining confidence in international trade will be critical to the broader economic recovery in the post-Covid world. — Liz Truss

First, we need to make all-out efforts to fight COVID-19. To emerge from the shadow of the pandemic and achieve steady economic recovery at an early date is the most pressing task for us. — Xi Jinping

This economic boycott is our means of self-defense. President Roosevelt has advocated its use in the National Recovery Administration. — Samuel Untermyer

Economic Prosperity Quotes

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If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike. It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication. — Kofi Annan

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. — Ernest Hemingway

A nation is not made wealthy by the childish accumulation of shiny metals, but it enriched by the economic prosperity of it's people. — Adam Smith

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. — Michael Porter

Firstly, economic globalisation has brought prosperity and development to many countries, but also financial crises to Asia, Latin America and Russia, and increasing poverty and marginalisation. — Anna Lindh

Big-government economics breeds crony capitalism. It's corrupt, anything but neutral, and a barrier to broad participation in prosperity. — Paul Ryan

The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity. — Barbara Boxer

It's a historical phenomenon that in 250 years, a nation could move from a colony into the most prosperous nation of the world and the leader of the world. It is indeed an achievement, a tribute to the talent of the American nation, the American people and an optimal political and economic system. — Vladimir Putin

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage. — Abdul Kalam

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Business Growth Quotes

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One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. — Abraham Maslow

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It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. — Epictetus

If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big! — Donald Trump

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. — Andy Rooney

From working in my mum's tiny chemist shop to my experience building large businesses, I have seen how we should support free enterprise and innovation to ensure Britain has a stronger future. — Rishi Sunak

Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time. — Jamie Dimon

We can't be in survival mode. We have to be in growth mode. — Jeff Bezos

Science fiction does not remain fiction for long. And certainly not on the Internet. — Vinton Cerf

Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people. — James C. Collins

A Company of One is simply a business that questions growth. — Paul Jarvis

Economic Policy Quotes

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The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. — Kwame Nkrumah

[E]conomic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics — Ludwig von Mises

Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities. — Robert Nozick

Minimum wage law is the 'People's Fed.' Tie minimum wage to money supply. If there is pushback against this idea, then shut down the Fed and its ability to distort the economy, penalizing labor, or make the Fed's distortions available to all businesses and all workers. — Max Keiser

Food price inflation is running at 13% in Ireland. The people creating policy are laughably unserious. The government is borrowing money to give to farmers to destroy the food supply. This is Robert Mugabe economic policy. — Philip Pilkington

I believe that we can create a poverty-free world because poverty is not created by poor people. It has been created and sustained by the economic and social systems that we have designed for ourselves; the institutions and concepts that make up that system; the policies that we pursue. — Muhammad Yunus

Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy — what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows. — John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results. — Milton Friedman

Trickle down economics is a fraud. Giving tax breaks to the rich and large corporations does not create jobs. It simply makes the rich richer, enlarges the deficit and increases income and wealth inequality. We need economic policies which benefit working families, not the billionaire class. — Bernie Sanders

Unless we understand what it is that leads to economic and financial instability, we cannot prescribe -- make policy -- to modify or eliminate it. Identifying a phenomenon is not enough; we need a theory that makes instability a normal result in our economy and gives us handles to control it. — Hyman Minsky

Economic Success Quotes

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The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight to their neighborhoods instead of vacuity. — Jane Jacobs

The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives. — Arthur C. Brooks

You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success- none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here. — Ram Dass

In keeping Americans ill-educated, ill-informed and constitutionally ignorant, the education establishment has been the politician's major and most faithful partner. It is in this sense that American education can be deemed a success. — Walter E. Williams

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy. — Rod Blagojevich

He or she must be successful in economic terms, but always within an ethical framework. Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business, his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency. — Lee R. Raymond

People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society. — Jason Read

Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough. — Norman Granz

When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private business in order to support unsuccessful private business. — Henry Hazlitt

The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster. — Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. — Ban Ki-moon

It is your mind that matters economically, as much or more than your mouth or hands. In the long run, the most important economic effect of population size and growth is the contribution of additional people to our stock of useful knowledge. And this contribution is large enough in the long run to overcome all the costs of population growth. — Julian Simon

Economic growth is the key to everything. But once you have economic growth, it is important that we reach out to people who live in the shadows, the people who don't seem to ever think that they get a fair deal. And that includes people in our minority community; that includes people who feel as though they don't have a chance to move up. — John Kasich

The future of Japan's economic growth depends on us having the willpower and the courage to sail without hesitation onto the rough seas of global competition. — Shinzo Abe

Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa's next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa. — Tony Elumelu

Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist. — David Attenborough

A stronger middle class is not the consequence of economic growth. A stronger middle class is the cause of economic growth. — Martin O'Malley

What we call 'economic growth' is in fact a growth in waste and a decline in the health of natural habitat — Satish Kumar

Economics has been incurably growth-oriented and addicted to everybody growing richer, even at the cost of exhaustion of resources and pollution of the environment. — Kenneth E. Boulding

The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way. — Jacques Delors

Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth. — Pentti Linkola

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource. — John F. Kennedy

We must fight inequality and poverty if we want to re-establish peace and security. Seven million Mexicans live in extreme poverty, which is why I have launched a crusade against hunger. We also have to improve our educational system and stimulate economic growth. — Enrique Pena Nieto

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence. — Hannah Arendt

To be equitable, economic growth has to be sustainable. To be sustainable, economic growth has in turn to be all-inclusive. All-inclusive is no longer the greatest good of the greatest number. It is actually 'Sarvodaya' or the 'rise of all'. This Mahatma Gandhi saw as essential to Satyagraha itself. — Sonia Gandhi

Strong economic growth, and especially a significant increase in private sector investment, is the only sustainable path forward for Rwanda. — Paul Kagame

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