Monday, May 02, 2005

Money Quotes

  ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, Hoss Sense and Nonsense, 1926 The waste of money cures itself, for soon there is no more to waste.  ~M.W. Harrison They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.  ~Kahlil Gibran I'm so poor I can't even pay attention.  ~Ron Kittle, 1987 If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.  ~Henry Fielding It frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  ~Groucho Marx We have profoundly forgotten everywhere that Cash-payment is not the sole relation of human beings.  ~Thomas Carlyle, Past and PresentWe live by the Golden Rule.  Those who have the gold make the rules.  ~Buzzie Bavasi A man's soul may be buried and perish under a dungheap or in a furrow of the field, just as well as under a pile of money.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne There are several ways in which to apportion the family income, all of them unsatisfactory.  ~Robert Benchley Wealth - any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband.  ~H.L. Mencken ...existence has become an unreasoning, wild dance around the golden calf, a mad worship of God Mammon.  In that dance and in that worship man has sacrificed all his finer qualities of the heart and soul - kindness and justice, honor and manhood, compassion and sympathy with his fellowman.  ~Alexander Berkman, What Is Communist Anarchism? When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.  ~Oscar Wilde The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.  ~Jean-Paul Kauffmann Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.  ~Carl Sandburg I am having an out of money experience.  ~Author Unknown If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.  ~Aristotle Onassis Money is much more exciting than anything it buys.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.  ~Oscar Wilde Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us, The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in, The priest hath his fee who comes and shrives us, We bargain for the graves we lie in; At the devil's booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold; For a cap and bells our lives we pay. Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking, 'Tis heaven alone that is given away, 'Tis only God may be had for the asking, No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer. ~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848 Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena, 1851 Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued.  While there is flesh there is money - or the want of money; but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.  ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912 Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.  ~Henry Wheeler Shaw When you let money speak for you, it drowns out anything else you meant to say.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.  ~Doug Larson October:  This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in.  The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894 I wish I'd said it first, and I don't even know who did:  The only problems that money can solve are money problems.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends.  ~William Shakespeare Every one, even the richest and most munificent of men, pays much by cheque more light-heartedly than he pays little in specie.  ~Max Beerbohm, "Hosts and Guests," 1918 If inflation continues to soar, you're going to have to work like a dog just to live like one.  ~George Gobel Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will.  It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with goods and services.  ~Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, 1943 I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme. But Money gives me pleasure all the time. ~Hilaire Belloc, "Fatigued," Sonnets and Verse, 1923 In the old days a man who saved money was a miser; nowadays he's a wonder.  ~Author Unknown How quickly nature falls into revolt When gold becomes her object! For this the foolish over-careful fathers Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their brains with care, Their bones with industry. ~William Shakespeare [T]hose who live by numbers can also perish by them and it is a terrifying thing to have an adding machine write an epitaph, either way.  ~George J.W. Goodman, The Money Game A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., speech, Boston, 8 January 1897 Inflation is taxation without legislation.  ~Milton Friedman Those who believe money can do everything are frequently prepared to do everything for money.  ~Author Unknown I hire tea by the tea bag.  ~Martin Amis, on renting the essentials of life after breaking up with a lover, Money: A Suicide Note (Thanks to for verifying the details of the source.)Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets,


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