My father said: ''You must never try to make all the money
that's in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you
have a reputation for always making all the money, you won't have many deals.''
J. Paul Getty
The object of living is work, experience, and happiness. There is joy in
work. All that money can do is buy us someone else's work in exchange for
our own. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have
It's an extremely good thing that money sometimes changes hands.
Carl William Brown
America is just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all
the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in
the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Hunter S. Thompson
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel,
even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Poverty cannot deprive us of many consolations. It cannot rob us of the
affection we have for each other, or degrade us in our own opinion, of in
that of any person, whose opinion we ought to value.
There is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court
to it, when it does not even benefit themselves. How strange it is, that a
fool or knave, with riches, should be treated with more respect by the
world, than a good man, or a wise man in poverty!
I feel good about taking things to Goodwill and actually, I do like shopping
at Goodwill. It's so cheap that it feels like a library where I am just
checking things out for awhile until I decide to take them back.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of
doing everything for money.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety
and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
Charles Caleb Colton
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result
happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound
ought and six, result misery.
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves
there wouldn't be enough to go around.
Endless money forms the sinews of war.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The
real excitement is playing the game.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he
gave it to.
Money is the sinew of love as well as war.
Dr. Thomas Fuller
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living
The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be
surprised at how little you have.
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last.
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
G. K. Chesterton
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly
everything, money is handy.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which
it is overestimated.
H. L. Mencken
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
J. Paul Getty
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the
abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily
smart. There is ample proof to the contrary.
Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your
He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor when
allowed to give occasionally.
Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
Logan Pearsall Smith
You don't have to die in order to make a living.
Riches cover a multitude of woes.
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size
of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
The more you chase money, the harder it is to catch it.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and
viciousness, and both of discontent.
Money alone sets all the world in motion.
Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody
does something about it.
Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for
humanity. That's how rich I want to be.
Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally
Robert W. Sarnoff
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of
money is so quite as truly.
Money's the same, whoever gives it to you. That was the point of money,
after all: crisp and clean or wrinkled or disintegrated into quarters - a
dollar was always worth a hundred cents.
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
Senator Everett Dirksen
The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one
degree below your means.
Sir Henry Taylor
A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
Sir Thomas More
Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without
money rather than money without a man.
Never spend your money before you have it.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had
ever tried to do without it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of
the other five.
W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps the most important use of money - It saves time. Life is so short,
and there's so much to do, one can't afford to waste a minute; and just
think how much you waste, for instance, in walking from place to place
instead of going by bus and in going by bus instead of by taxi.
W. Somerset Maugham
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if
you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want
of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of
No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Jennings Bryan
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.