Money

Many a scholar is like a cashier: he has the key to much money, but the money is not his.

Money is a good servant, but a poor master.

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it will seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they will understand how important other things are - and have always been.

If you suppress the exorbitant love of pleasure and money, idle curiosity, iniquitous pursuits and wanton mirth, what a stillness would there be in the great cities! The necessaries of life do not occasion at most a third part of the hurry.

Character is money; and according as the man earns or spends the money, money in turn becomes character. As money is the most evident power in the world’s uses, so the use that he makes of money is often all that the world knows about a man.

Give, and you may keep your friend if you lose your money; lend, and the chances are that you lose your friend if ever you get back your money.

Money never can be well managed if sought solely through the greed of money for its own sake. In all meanness there is a defect of intellect as well as of heart. And event he cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility.

Whatever you lend let it be your money, and not your name. Money you may get again, and, if not, you may contrive to do without it; name once lost cannot get again, and, if you cannot contrive to do without it, you had better never have been born.

Beware of suretyship for thy best friend. He that payeth another man’s debt seeketh his own decay. But if thou canst not otherwise choose, rather lend the money thyself upon good bonds, although thou borrow it; so shalt thou secure thyself, and pleasure thy friend.

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.

Successes produces success, as money produces money.

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence.

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.

I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.

Calumny is like counterfeit money; many people who would not coin it circulate it without qualms.

No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life.

A greater poverty than that caused by lack of money is the poverty of unawareness. Man and women go about the world unaware of the beauty, the goodness, the glories in it. Their souls are poor. It is better to have a poor pocket-book than to suffer from a poor soul.