Money

Money is the sinews of war.

A heart without affection is like a purse without money.

Money-giving is a very good criterion of a person's mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.

Much work is merely a way to make money; much leisure is merely a way to spend it.

It is harder to keep money than to get it.

Peace is the natural effect of trade. Two nations who traffic with each other become reciprocally dependent; for if one has an interest in buying, the other has an interest in selling; and thus their union is founded on their mutual necessities. But if the spirit of commerce unites nations, it does not in the same manner unite individuals. We see that in countries where the people move only by the spirit of commerce, they make a traffic of all the humane, all the moral virtues; the most trifling things, those which humanity would demand, are there done, or there given, only for money.

The greatest security of the liberties of a people who do not cultivate the earth is their not knowing the use of money... The people who have no money have but few wants; and these are supplied with ease, and in an equal manner. Equality is then unavoidable; and hence it proceeds that their chiefs are not despotic.

I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends, and a wife and children to share life's beauty with you.

To commiserate is sometimes more than to give, for money is external to a man's self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul.

Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.

The greatest humbug in the world is the idea that money can make a man happy. I never had any satisfaction with mine until I began to do good with it.

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

When reason rules, money is a blessing.

Money is both the generation and corruption of purchased honor; honor is both the child and slave of potent money: the credit which honor hath lost, money hath found. When honor grew mercenary, money grew honorable. The way to be truly noble is to contemn both.

No man needs money so much as he who despises it.

Sacrifice money rather than principle.

The money which a man possesses is the instrument of freedom; that which we eagerly pursue is the instrument of slavery.

The money of the miser is coming out of the earth when he is himself going into it.

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.