49 Total Quotes

George Soros Quotes

George Soros
Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman

George Soros
My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them, and I can help them.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman #Country

George Soros
We must not forget; but we must forgive. Suffering often such compassion from the Jewish community. It was Jewish groups in the US who were in the forefront in opposing the ethnic cleansing of Muslim in Bosnia.
George Soros
#Community

George Soros
The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman

George Soros
The markets are always on the side of exuberance or fear. It's fear and greed. Right now greed has the better of it, which is rather nice (for investors) as long as it doesn't get out of hand,
George Soros
#Fear

George Soros
The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman

George Soros
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman

George Soros
Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman #Reality

George Soros
Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman #Marketing

George Soros
The absurdity of its illegality has been clear to me for some time. I learned about pot from my kids and realized it was a lot better than Scotch, and I loved the Scotch. Then I went to my doctor, and he said, 'I'm thrilled. You're drinking too much. You're much better off doing pot than drinking.'
George Soros
#Kids

George Soros
This segment has considerable momentum and people are not ready to jump ship as long as prices are rising,
George Soros
#People

George Soros
The market today is dominated by much younger people who have not experienced a bear market.
George Soros
#People

George Soros
This is unrelated to last week's events,
George Soros
#Events

George Soros
In my old age I have become somewhat conservative, ... But we will probably have a more mediocre performance because of the multi-manager structure, because to some extent managers can cancel each other out.
George Soros
#Age And Aging

George Soros
President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman #Safety

George Soros
Most of the capital (in Indonesia) is in the hands of limited business groups, which don't feel so secure here. Any slightest risk will cause them take their money to Singapore.
George Soros
#Business

George Soros
Over half of all AIDS cases involving children are directly related to unclean syringes,
George Soros
#Children

George Soros
You have the potential of a breakdown of the entire system if you have a slowdown of economic activity in the center even as inflationary pressures mount, ... We're on the edge of it, yes.
George Soros
#Potential

George Soros
There's (a) problem that I think is brewing, and that is the end of the housing boom in the United States and the ability of households to spend more than they earn because the value of their house is rising.
George Soros
#Boom

George Soros
The conference is remarkable for its complacency -- it's a bit like dancing on the Titanic. They're having a very good time and there's a very cheerful atmosphere.
George Soros
#Dancing

George Soros
As the housing boom cools off, there will be a shortfall in demand (which will) affect the global economy.
George Soros
#Economy

George Soros
but recently we have seen financial markets sometimes move more like a wrecking ball, knocking over one economy after another.
George Soros
#Economy

George Soros
I think they got the facts wrong. There was no case of insider trading.
George Soros
#Facts

George Soros
I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman #Guilt

George Soros
Most of the poverty and misery in the world is due to bad government, lack of democracy, weak states, internal strife, and so on.
George Soros
#Hungarian Businessman