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Provocative and Controversial Insurance Quotes



Insurance has a reputation for annoying, high-pressure salespeople, an abundance of small print, unnecessarily sold contracts, unreasonably high premiums, claims being disputed or not paid at all, and so on…

However, what many people fail to realise is that the underlying principle of insurance is, “the premiums of the many pay for the losses of the few”. Insurance is based on numbers and actuarial statistics, and is a game of risks and probabilities.

Insurance Quote: Both terrorism and insurance sell fear - and business is business - Liam McCurryCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: gosphotodesign, Background: bibiphoto

Here is our collection of 25 provocative and disputable insurance quotes. Some quotes are controversial and thought-provoking; some are even amusing. They are sorted in chronological order by the birth year of the author. Enjoy!

Justice is the insurance
which we have on our lives and property.
Obedience is the premium
which we pay for it.

William Penn
(1644-1718; English real estate entrepreneur)
Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance
in which the player is permitted
to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.

Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1913; American journalist, fabulist, and satirist)
I detest life insurance agents:
they always argue that I shall someday die,
which is not so.

Stephen Leacock
(1869-1944; English-born Canadian teacher, writer, and humorist)
Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany
I have saved enough money in the last forty years
on insurance premiums alone
to buy another medium-sized castle in Tuscany.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
(1886-1969; last director of Berlin’s Bauhaus,
and pioneering master of modern architecture)
The determination of life insurance salesmen to succeed
has made life pretty soft for widows.

William Feather
(1889-1981; American publisher and author)


learn to think like a bookmaker!
deciphering bookmaker mathematics

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