Quotes about gold

Michael Belkin

Author of The Belkin Report and former vice-president of Salomon Brothers

“Debtors will default. Markets will collapse. Gold (the ultimate form of safe money) will skyrocket.”

Alan Greenspan

American economist (born 6 March 1926). Served as Chairman of the US Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006

“An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. Gold and economic freedom are inseparable and each implies and requires the other.”

Charles de Gaulle

French statesman and military leader, 1890–1970

“Gold is the unalterable fiduciary value par excellence.”

Swiss National Bank

“Gold will continue to play a role as a currency reserve, especially in times of crisis.”

JP Morgan

American entrepreneur and one of the most important bankers of his time 1837 - 1913

“Gold is money, everything else is credit.”

Harry Browne

American politician and writer, 1933–2006

“When paper money systems begin to crack at the seams, the run to gold could be explosive.”

Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States, 1911–2004

“No nation in history has ever survived fiat money, money that did not have precious metal backing.”


Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher, 585–500 BCE

“Gold tests with fire, woman with gold, man with woman.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Roman philosopher and statesman, 106–43 BCE

“When gold speaks, not even the least reason avails.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Roman philosopher and statesman, 106–43 BCE

“No property, no quantity of gold and silver should be valued more highly than virtue.”

Jára Cimrman

Fictitious Czech genius

“... blowing tobacco smoke into water does not create gold.”


Roman philosopher, 4 BCE – 65 CE

“Gold opens all gates.”

Karel Gott

Czech singer, 1939–2019

“Money’s not everything... there are gold and stocks, too.”


Ancient Athenian dramatist, 480–406 BCE

“Gifts persuade even the gods, and gold is stronger than countless words.”

Philip II of Macedon

“There is no wall that is high enough to stop a horse with a cart filled with gold.”

Danish proverb

“Gold is armless but seizes all.”

Friedrich von Bodenstedt

“A drop of love is more than a waterfall of gold.”

Roland Baader – Freiheitsfunken

“The medieval alchemists’ belief that they could make gold out of lead was a manifestation of sober reason compared to the modern delusion that money can be made out of paper.”

Ray Dalio

Bridgewater Associates – the world’s largest hedge fund

“If you don’t own gold, you know neither history nor economics.”

Chinese proverb

“One inch of time equals one inch of gold!”