Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Money

"Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin; the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity." - Lazarus Long, fictional character created by Robert A. Heinlein

"You can take of a man's money, but when it's all said and done, you've only taken his money. When you take of a man's time, you've taken a part of his life."" - Wayne Newton, "Mr. Las Vegas"

"Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money." - Peggy Noonan, born Margaret Ellen Noonan

"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money."" - P. J. O'Rourke

"When death comes, the rich man has no money; the poor man no debt." - Estonian Proverbs

"Abundance of money is a trial for a man." - Moroccan Proverbs

"You cannot motivate the best people with money. Money is just a way to keep score. The best people in any field are motivated by passion." - Eric S. Raymond

"Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor." -

"Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time." - Stephen Swid

"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time on them and half as much money." -

"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time on them and half as much money." -

"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time on them and half as much money." - Abigail Van Buren, pen name for Pauline Phillips and now daughter Jeanne Phillips

"There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people." - Adam Smith

"All acts of charity or giving are valuable only inasmuch as they recognize the true dignity of those toward whom the contribution is directed. Any money or time given to another without recognizing their full equality, is as chaff in the wind, and serves only the mockery of the ego. Pity or sorrow is never a worthy reason for charity, for it only reinforces the bondage of the giver and the recipient. Real charity is never a giving, but always a sharing. He who gives as a giver remains half; he who shares, knows wholeness." - Alan Cohen

"All acts of charity or giving are valuable only inasmuch as they recognize the true dignity of those toward whom the contribution is directed. Any money or time given to another without recognizing their full equality, is as chaff in the wind, and serves only the mockery of the ego. Pity or sorrow is never a worthy reason for charity, for it only reinforces the bondage of the giver and the recipient. Real charity is never a giving, but always a sharing. He who gives as a giver remains half; he who shares, knows wholeness." -

"All acts of charity or giving are valuable only inasmuch as they recognize the true dignity of those toward whom the contribution is directed. Any money or time given to another without recognizing their full equality, is as chaff in the wind, and serves only the mockery of the ego. Pity or sorrow is never a worthy reason for charity, for it only reinforces the bondage of the giver and the recipient. Real charity is never a giving, but always a sharing. He who gives as a giver remains half; he who shares, knows wholeness." -

"Do not value money for any more nor any less than it is worth; it is a good servant but a bad master." -

"Money, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it." - Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to." - American Proverbs

"Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life." - Ann Landers, pen name created by Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 and taken over by Eppie Lederer in 1955

"Love is a force... It is not a result; it is a cause. It is not a product. It is a power, like money, or steam or electricity. It is valueless unless you can give something else by means of it." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, born Anne Spencer Morrow

"Love is a force… It is not a result; it is a cause. It is not a product. It is a power, like money, or steam or electricity. It is valueless unless you can give something else by means of it." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, born Anne Spencer Morrow

"You should remember that though another may have more money, beauty, and brains than you, when it comes to the rarer spiritual values such as charity, self-sacrifice, honor and nobility of heart, you have an equal chance with everyone to be the most beloved and honored of all people." - Archibald Rutledge

"It is better to be a beggar than ignorant; for a beggar only wants money, but an ignorant person wants humanity." - Aristippus NULL

"The love of money overcomes us all." - Aristophanes NULL

"All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal - a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends - wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end." - Aristotle NULL

"Men’s ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice." - Aristotle NULL

"Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete, devotes his heart entirely to money." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"The real measure of our wealth is our worth if we lost our money." - Author Unknown NULL

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence." - Author Unknown NULL

"Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money." - Author Unknown NULL

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money." - Author Unknown NULL

"When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses." - Author Unknown NULL

"If money is the root of all evil, then why to churches beg for it?"" - Author Unknown NULL

"As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves in money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this." - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman

"Why should we all use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money." - Brenda Ueland

"Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is." -

"Money buys everything except love, personality, freedom, immortality, silence, peace." - Carl Sandburg

"Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings... Money breeds money, money rules the world." - Carl Sandburg

"Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of all blessings." - Carl Sandburg

"Courage is generosity of the highest order, for the brave are prodigal of the most precious things. Our blood is nearer and dearer to us than our money, and our life than our estate." - Charles Caleb Colton

"None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. Such persons covet secrets as spendthrifts do money, for the purpose of circulation." - Charles Caleb Colton

"There is a difference between the two temporal blessings - health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all his money for health." - Charles Caleb Colton

"There is this difference between the two temporal blesses - health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest man would gladly part with all his money for health." - Charles Caleb Colton

"To cure us of our immoderate love of gain, we should seriously consider how many goods there are that money will not purchase, and these the best; and how many evils there are that money will not remedy, and these the worst." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The two most important words in managing money and building wealth are “take control.”" - Charles J. Givens

"Money sometimes prevents trouble; too much money breeds it." - Chinese Proverbs

"There are people who want to keep our sex instinct inflamed in order to make money out of us. Because, of course, a man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales-resistance." - C. S. Lewis, fully Clive Staples "C.S." Lewis, called "Jack" by his family

"The chief thing you are seeking in this world is happiness; and happiness does not depend upon good health or money or fame, though good health is a large factor. It depends, however, principally on one thing only, your thoughts. If you can't have what you want, be grateful for what you have to be thankful for instead of complaining about the little things that annoy you." - Dale Carnegie, originally spelled Dale Carnegey