As our relationship with China grows and matures, tensions will naturally emerge.

I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment, and our place in the world.

Let's not forget, what TARP did allowed us to move overnight and put capital into hundreds of banks, and that money came back plus $32 billion.

I believe some of the tensions the U.S. has had with Russia and that the Europeans have had with Russia... China is taking advantage of some of those dealings.

Predators, they're the best coal miners' canary. When they're gone, you've got a sick ecosystem.

I've got to say our banking system is a safe and a sound one. And since the days when we've had federal deposit insurance in place, we haven't had a depositor who's got less than $100,000 in an account lose a penny. So the American people can be very, very confident about their accounts in our banking system.

Every American business, from the biggest companies to small hardware companies, need money to flow through the system not only to create new jobs but to sustain existing jobs.

There is a very real danger that financial regulation will become a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Moral hazard is something I don't take lightly.

In all my life, I've been trained that when there's a big problem, you run toward it.

Frankly I'm a bit concerned when it comes to U.S.-China relations.

The Chinese have done some extraordinary things in terms of the investments they've made in alternative sources of energy.

I will never apologize for changing the approach or strategy when the facts change.

The cheapest and cleanest energy is the energy you don't use.

Until we stem the housing correction, until the biggest part of that is behind us and we have more stability in housing prices, we're going to continue to have turmoil in the financial markets.

It is the policy of the federal government to use all resources at its disposal to make our financial system stronger.

Anticompetitive practices hurt Chinese private firms nearly as much as foreign ones.

I don't know anyone that says, 'Boy, I had a great career, and I'm happy because I screwed up my life outside of my career, my family life.' There's no one that feels that way.

A Fed loan to Lehman Brothers would not have prevented a bankruptcy.

If a financial institution has business operations in the United States, hires people in the United States, if they are clogged with illiquid assets, they have the same impact on the American people as any other institution.

I never cared about money. When I was at school, I never wanted a car. I was focused on sports, studies, camping, being outdoors.

There is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there's one thing I've learned throughout my work in finance, government, and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.

One of the most constant aspects of American life is change - and nowhere is it more evident than in our financial markets.

In China, export lobbies have fought for policies that favor their interests and limit foreign competition.

India is a vibrant nation whose strength lies in its commitment to equal rights and to speech, religious and economic freedoms that enrich the lives of all citizens. India is not only the world's largest democracy; it is also a secular, pluralistic society committed to inclusive growth.

I've never been antiregulation. I've always believed that raw, unregulated capitalism doesn't work.

As long as I can remember, I had a strong interest in fishing, and my parents, even though they had never fished or camped, took us on canoe camping trips in the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, where I could fish to my heart's content.

For market discipline to constrain risk effectively, financial institutions must be allowed to fail. Under optimal financial regulatory and financial system infrastructures, such a failure would not threaten the overall system.

No bank should be too big or too complex to fail, but almost any bank is too big to liquidate quickly, particularly in the midst of a crisis.

If AIG collapsed, it would have buckled our financial system and wrought economic havoc on the lives of millions of our citizens.

I've been through periods of stress, turbulence in the market for over the course of my career, various times, and never in any of those other periods have we had the advantage of a strong economy underpinning the markets.

Illiquid asset purchases are all about capital and encouraging private capital to come in.

It's better to have the taxpayer pay for the losses than have the United States of America become an economic wasteland. If the financial system collapses, it's really, really hard to put it back together again.

China needs a currency that reflects underlying economic fundamentals.

There's a great lack of financial literacy and understanding in this nation, even among college-educated people.

Payment systems are critically important for overall market stability. On a typical business day, U.S. payment and settlement systems settle transactions valued at over $13 trillion.

As a Christian Scientist, I don't go to doctors and get diagnoses.

I think it is asking a lot for regulators to be perfect - because they won't be.

Buying a home today is a complex process, but that in no way excuses home buyers from their obligation for due diligence.

When our markets work, people throughout our economy benefit - Americans seeking to buy a car or buy a home, families borrowing to pay for college, innovators borrowing on the strength of a good idea for a new product or technology, and businesses financing investments that create new jobs.

I happen to think that global slowdown, the slowdown in investment, strengthening dollar probably provide more of a headwind than we get from the decline in oil prices.

China saves too much, produces too much, sells too much to Americans and consumes too little.

What I've said repeatedly is, 'I think the auto industry is a very important industry.'

I believe that the root cause of every financial crisis, the root cause, is flawed government policies.

Our overriding goal in restructuring our financial architecture should be that taxpayers never again have to save a failing financial institution.

Non-bank financial institutions provide credit that is essential to U.S. businesses and consumers.

I've always said, 'I don't want to be irrelevant.'

I want to remind you of one thing, which is, when I look around the world and look at the long-term economic fundamentals we have in this country, I think they compare favorably with what I see in any major developed country in the world.

Every global concern - economic, environmental or security-related - can be addressed more effectively when the U.S. and China work together.