My father was a clerk in the Ministry of Finances
with no position at all.
"As if I had not saved both his state and his finances
If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances
discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment.
we should then consider of two qualities, which of them the generality possess in a greater degree, which in a less; for which reason in the choice of a general we should regard his courage more than his virtue as the more uncommon quality; as there are fewer capable of conducting an army than there are good men: but, to protect the state or manage the finances
, the contrary rule should be followed; for these require greater virtue than the generality are possessed of, but only that knowledge which is common to all.
On this occasion, he was only more vividly conscious of the fact that if his affairs had not been in disorder, no better wife for Nicholas than Sonya could have been wished for, and that no one but himself with his Mitenka and his uncomfortable habits was to blame for the condition of the family finances
This influence was due to his wealth and reputation, the capital house in the town lent him by his old friend Shirkov, who had a post in the department of finances
and was director of a nourishing bank in Kashin; the excellent cook Vronsky had brought from the country, and his friendship with the governor, who was a schoolfellow of Vronsky's--a schoolfellow he had patronized and protected indeed.
The ministry of the interior ought in like manner to combine the departments of commerce, police, and finances
, or it belied its own name.
As to finances
public, because Monseigneur could not make anything at all of them, and must consequently let them out to somebody who could; as to finances
private, because Farmer-Generals were rich, and Monseigneur, after generations of great luxury and expense, was growing poor.
The rowers, knowing they had the honor of conveying the surintendant of the finances
, pulled with all their strength, and that magic word, the finances
, promised them a liberal gratification, of which they wished to prove themselves worthy.
Two days afterward these same magistrates appeared before the cardinal and their spokesman addressed Mazarin with so much fearlessness and determination that the minister was astounded and sent the deputation away with the same answer as it had received from the Duke of Orleans -- that he would see what could be done; and in accordance with that intention a council of state was assembled and the superintendent of finance
In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on Finance
and a messenger from the White House; in the House of Representatives, of the Speaker and the devil.
Stocks and bonds, loans and mortgages, margins and securities--here was a world of finance
, and there was no room in it for the human world or the world of nature.