Quotes by: William E. Simon

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William E. Simon
63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
May 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by George P. Shultz
Succeeded by W. Michael Blumenthal
Personal details
Born William Edward Simon
November 27, 1927
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Died June 3, 2000(2000-06-03) (aged 72)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Resting place Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol Girard Simon (m. 1950–1995, her death)
Tonia Adams Donnelley Simon (m. 1996–2000, his death)
Children Bill Simon
J. Peter Simon
Mary Beth Simon Streep
Carol Leigh Simon Porges
Aimee Simon Bloom
Julie Ann Simon Munro
Johanna Katrina Simon
Alma mater Lafayette College
Military service
Service/branch United States Army

I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.
William E. Simon
Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth.
William E. Simon
Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves - our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.
William E. Simon
The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.
William E. Simon
Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater.
William E. Simon
The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated.
William E. Simon
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