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Quotations: Money

Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
Kurt Herbert Alder

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen

Try to save money. Someday it may be valuable again.
Anon

Money makes the man.
Aristodemus

Money is like manure, it should be spread around.
Brooke Astor

The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
Nancy Astor

Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Francis Bacon

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Francis Bacon

Money is economic power.
Walter Bagehot

Rich women need not fear old age; their gold can always create about them any feelings necessary to their happiness.
Honore de Balzac

To lese-majeste and contempt of court, we must add the crime of lese-million, that fearful indignity we visit on the rich when we expose the impotence of gold.
Honore de Balzac

True lovers know how trifling a thing is money yet how difficult to blend with love!
Honore de Balzac

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.
P.T. Barnum

We must learn that competence is better than extravagance, that worth is better than wealth, that the golden calf we have worshiped has no more brains than that one of old which the Hebrews worshiped. So beware of money and of money's worth as the supreme passion of the mind. Beware of the craving for enormous acquisition.
Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
Aphra Johnson Behn

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
Arnold Bennett

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Bible

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Bible

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
Josh Billings

Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money.
Joey Bishop

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is far more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions that a vine filled with grapes.
William Blake

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
Humphrey Bogart

Money is a good servant, but a dangerous master.
Dominique Bouhours

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known--that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
Norman O. Brown

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.
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

What's money without happiness?
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Ready money is Aladdin's lamp.
Lord Byron

Money, in truth, can do much, but it cannot do all. We must know the province of it, and confine it there, and even spurn it back when it wishes to get farther.
Thomas Carlyle

Whoever has sixpence is sovereign over all men,--to the extent of the sixpence; commands cooks to feed him, philosophers to teach him, kings to mount guard over him,--to the extent of sixpence.
Thomas Carlyle

Money, which is of very uncertain value, and sometimes has no value at all and even less.
Thomas Carlyle

Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
Fidel Castro

Make ducks and drakes with shillings.
George Chapman

The way to resumption is to resume.
Salmon Portland Chase

Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it.
Cicero

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

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
E E Cummings

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
Senator Everett Dirksen

Spare no expense to save money on this one.
Samuel Goldwyn

Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
Ken Hakuta

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.
Ernest Haskins

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
Bob Hope

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Leacock

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
Jackie Mason

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
H. L. Mencken

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
Arthur Miller

Only sick music makes money today.
Friedrich Nietzsche

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
Dorothy Parker

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

I knew once a very covetous, sordid fellow who used to say, Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves.
Philip Dormer Stanhope

If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around.
Christina Stead

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Mark Twain

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money.
Joe Weinstein

The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
Katharine Whitehorn

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