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"Getting money is like digging with a needle;
spending it is like water soaking into sand."

Japanese Proverb



Quotations About Money

One thing I could never abide was the leaving of money to lie idle, or even to have credit and not use it. ~ Lord Thomson of Fleet

There is no class of people in the world, who have such good memories as creditors. ~ from The Art of Money Getting, by P. T. Barnum

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  With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well too. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Wealth has wings.
~ Sophocles

When I was young I thought money was the most important thing in life. Now that I'm old--I know it is. ~ Oscar Wilde

He that is without money is a bird without wings. ~ Thomas Fuller

People who believe that money can do anything can be expected to do anything for money. ~ Sydney L. Harris

Among mankind money is far more persuasive than logical argument. ~ Euripides

Are you not ashamed of heaping up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul? ~ Socrates

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. ~ Jean-Paul Kauffmann

Money, says the proverb, makes money. When you have got a little, it is often easy to get more. The great difficulty is to get that little. ~ Adam Smith

Virtue has never been as respectable as money. ~ Mark Twain

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Rich or poor, it's good to have money. ~ Sid Lance

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I finally know what distinguishes men from other beasts: financial worries. ~ Jules Renard

Never invest money in anything that eats or needs repairing. ~ Billy Rose

He must be a perpetual slave, who knows not how to live upon a little. ~ Horace

Money is a good servant but a bad master. ~ Dominique Bouhours

How to have your cake and eat it: Lend it out at interest. ~ Unknown

Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

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

Money doesn't always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars. ~ Hobart Brown

A billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you are talking real money. ~ Everett Dirksen

Run not into debt, either for wares sold, or money borrowed; be content to want things that are not of absolute necessity, rather than to run up the score. ~ Sir M. Hale

There is this difference between those 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 that the richest would gladly part with all their money for health. ~ Colton


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