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Money Quotes

"Money isn't everything. It's just most everything." --Nica Clark

"Money is the sign of liberty. To curse money is to curse liberty--to curse life, which is nothing, if it be not free." --de Gourmont

"In societies of low civilization, there is no money." --Herbert Spencer

"Money for me has only one sound: liberty." --Gabrielle Chanel

"Lack of money is the root of all evil." --George Bernard Shaw

"A little, justly gained, is better than thousands secured by stealth, or at the expense of another's rights and interests." --from Money for the Millions

"It is an elementary and vital courtesy when you are using people's own money against them that you do it with some grace." --Richard Neely WV Supreme Court

"More people are bribed by their own money than anybody else's." --Jonathan Daniels

"Experience, however, shows that neither a state nor a bank ever have [sic] had the unrestricted power of issuing paper money without abusing that power; in all states, therefore, the issue of paper money ought to be under some check and control; and none seems so proper for that purpose as that of subjecting the issuers of paper money to the obligation of paying their notes either in gold coin or bullion." --David Ricardo

"We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money." --David Crockett, Member of Congress, 1827-31, 1832-35

"The way to get things done is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel." --Charles Schwab

"Money is power, & you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it." --Russell H. Conwell, Temple Univ, 1877

"For the folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money but on the results of productive labour, which is what gives money its value." --Adolf Hitler to Reichstag, 30 Jan 1937, as translated by Norman H. Baynes

"God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . . . to be developed & used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money & still more money & to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience." --John D. Rockefeller, 1905

"He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread." --Daniel Webster, 15 Mar 1837

"At least 25% of the money Americans spend on health care is wasted." --Joseph A. Califano, "Billions Blown on Health", New York Times, 12 Apr 1989

"Money is like muck, not good except it be spread." --Francis Bacon, The Essays or Counsels

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." --Samuel Butler

"It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly." --Samuel Butler

"I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike." --Emile Henry Gauvreay

"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy." --Steve Martin

"Money can't buy friends. But you can afford a better class of enemy." --Lord Mancroft

"When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money." --Kin Hubbard

"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy."

"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery."

"While money doesn't buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position."

"Money's only important when you don't have any." --Sting

"Stop wasting my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't
Do I have to come right flat out
And tell you everything?
Gimme Some Money
Gimme Some Money" --Spinal Tap


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Numismatica / 15 Sep 2003