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Check out Minyanville's quotes of the week (along with some slightly older ones...). From Bernanke to Conan, we take a look at who's talking the talk.

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"Sometimes specific lending practices that may be viewed as inappropriate in some circumstances are appropriate in others."
–Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the subprime mortgage fiasco




"Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them."
–Saint Thomas Aquinas




"About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
–Ernest Hemingway




"I bring a unique point of view. I have expertise in an industry and running a global business. I also have a certain feel for the world, for risks and people."
–John Snow, former Treasury Secretary and current Cerberus Capital chairman on why he adds value to the $7.4 billion Chrysler deal




"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing."
–Warren Buffett




"[Paul Wolfowitz] cannot continue to be the face of the World Bank."
–the World Bank's Staff Association




"What is a face, really?"
–Pablo Picasso




"I think what we've learned is the customer is really willing to step up and pay for style and quality."
-J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman, attributing the company's 13% rise in net profit to its more stylish private-label fashions




"Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style."
–Charles Bukowski




"Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, 'Jesus! This coffee is expensive!'"
–Conan O'Brien

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