An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do to more for the betterment of life.


Henry Ford (1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of Ford Motor Company)


Money is a person's personal energy reduced to portable form. It can go where he could not go; speak languages he could not speak; lift burdens he could not touch with his fingers; save lives with which he cannot deal directly.


Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969, American minister)


It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.


Anatole France (1844-1924, French writer)


If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.


Robert Fulghum (1937-, American writer, minister, working cowboy)


God makes, and apparel shapes; but it's money that finishes the man.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.


John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-, American economist)


Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce.


John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-, American economist)


But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.


John Gay (1688-1732, British playwright, poet)


Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.


Jerry Gellis


Money -- if it sticks to you, it shrivels you. If you learn to give it away then you open yourself to receive more.


Carl George


If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man.


J. Paul Getty (1892-1976, American oil tycoon, arts patron)


Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.


J. Paul Getty (1892-1976, American oil tycoon, arts patron)


Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.


Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)


Making a million dollars is the simplest thing in the world. Just find a product that sells for $2000 and that you can buy at a cost of $1000, and sell a thousand of them.


Jerry Gillies


Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Take a dollar from a thousand and it will be a thousand no more.


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.


Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974, American film producer, founder of MGM)


If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.


Billy Graham (1918-, American evangelist)


I have not observed men's honesty to increase with their riches.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


The darkest day of any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.


Horace Greeley (1811-1872, American newspaper editor)


Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.


Edward F. Halifax (1881-1959, British conservative statesman)


What I know about money, I learned the hard way -- by having it.


Margaret Halsey (1910-1997, American author)


Money is what you'd get on beautifully without if only other people weren't so crazy about it.


Margaret Case Harriman


My main philosophy is that my money is a loan from God. I'm in charge of it. I'm responsible for investing it, giving some of it away, providing for my family and protecting it.


Orel Hersbirer


Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.


Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American speaker, author, "Think And Grow Rich")


Money without brains is always dangerous.


Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American speaker, author, "Think And Grow Rich")


More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.


Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American speaker, author, "Think And Grow Rich")


Money spent on myself may be a millstone about my neck; money spent on others may give me wings like the angels.


Roswell Dwight Hitchcock


I just need enough to tide me over until I need more.


Bill Hoest


Does he council you better who bids you, "Money, by right means, if you can: but by any means, make money ?


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


Money is good, love is wealth.


Doug Horton


You can't fatten the pig on market day.


John Howard


Money would be more enjoyable if it took people as long to spend it as it does to earn it.


Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American journalist, author)


No man's credit is ever as good as his money.


Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American journalist, author)


When a man says money can do anything, that settles it. He hasn't any.


Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American journalist, author)


Money never made a fool of anybody; it only shows them up.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.


Kin Hubbard (1868-1930, American humorist, journalist)


Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.


Gittel Hudnick


The covetous man never has money. The prodigal will have none shortly.


Ben Johnson (1572-1637, British clergyman, poet, painter)


Money as money is nothing.


HL Hunt (American oil magnate)


Money is just a way of keeping score.


HL Hunt (American oil magnate)


Money is just something to make bookkeeping convenient.


HL Hunt (American oil magnate)


Money is not given, it has to be raised. Money is not offered, it has to be asked for. Money does not come in,


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.


Lee Iacocca (1924-, American businessman, former CEO of Chrysler)


Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.


Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906, Norwegian dramatist)


My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.


Glenda Jackson (1936-, British actress and politician)


Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.


Henry James (1843-1916, American author)


There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Whatever you have spend less.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


The love of money grows as the money itself grows.


(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal (c.55-c.130, Roman satirical poet)


Don't be too busy earning a living to make any money.


Joe Karbo (1925-1980, American businessman, author)


It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens and whilst the former is sometimes denounced as being but a means to the latter, sometimes at least it is an alternative.


John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946, British economist)


The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.


John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946, British economist)


If you cannot make money on one dollar, if you do not coax one dollar to work hard for you, you won't know how to make money out of one hundred thousand dollars.


E. S. Kinnear


Money alone cannot build character or transform evil into good. It cries for full partnership with leaders of character and good will who value good tools in the creation and enlargement of life for Man.


Sebastian S. Kresge


All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.


Ray Kroc (1902-1984, American businessman, founder of McDonalds)


Once you have money, you can quite truthfully affirm that money isn't everything.


Louis Kronenberger


Taking it all in all, I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get it.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


Money is like fire, an element as little troubled by moralizing as earth, air and water. Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around it as if it were the incarnation of a god. Money votes socialist or monarchist, finds a profit in pornography or translations from the Bible, commissions Rembrandt and underwrites the technology of Auschwitz. It acquires its meaning from the uses to which it is put.


Lewis H. Lapham (1935-, American essayist, editor)


We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer "Yes, but I did it for the money," satisfy all but the most tiresome objections.


Lewis H. Lapham (1935-, American essayist, editor)


It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.


George Horace Latimer


Money doesn't sleep.


Wall Street Movie


Nobody deserves this much money -- certainly not an actor.


Jack Lemmon (1925-, American actor)


I don't care too much for money; money can't buy me love.


John Lennon (1940-1980, British rock musician)


I don't like money actually, but it quiets the nerves.


Joe E. Lewis (American writer)


It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor, as long as you've got money.


Joe E. Lewis (American writer)


There's only one thing money won't buy, and that is poverty.


Joe E. Lewis (American writer)


The more money you have, the more responsibility you have.


Eleanor W. Libby


After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.


Jesse Livermore


Wise is the person at either end. Who can in due measure spare as well as spend.


Lucian (c.117-c.180, Syrian rhetorician)


Wise is the person at either end. Who can in due measure spare as well as spend.


Lucian (c.117-c.180, Syrian rhetorician)


After spending some money in his sleep, Hermon the Miser who so infuriated that he hanged himself.


Gaius Lucilius


But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.


George MacDonald (1824-1905, Scottish novelist)


Our money is most truly ours when it ceases to be in our possession.


Henry Mackenzie


When you have too much month for your paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.


Sidney Madwed


There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.


Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733, Dutch-born British author, physician)


To make money immortal, invest it in men.


Horace Mann (1796-1859, American educator)


There is nothing so habit-forming as money.


Don Marquis (1878-1937, American humorist, journalist)


If you want him to mourn, you had best leave him nothing.


Marcus Valerius Martial (40-104, Latin poet and epigrammatist)


Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.


Groucho Marx (1895-1977, American comic actor)


All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.


Karl Marx (1818-1883, German political theorist, social philosopher)


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


Jackie Mason (1931-, American comedian)


I found that money was like a sixth sense without which you could not make the most of the other five.


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British novelist, playwright)


The value of money is that with it we can tell any man to go to the devil. It is the sixth sense which enables you to enjoy the other five.


W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965, British novelist, playwright)


Only when the money we earn is put to work for the benefit of others does it provide true satisfaction.


Malcolm D. Maxwell


Get to know two things about a man. How he earns his money and how he spends it. You will then have the clue to his character. You will have a searchlight that shows up the inmost recesses of his soul. You know all you need to know about his standards, his motives, his driving desires, his real religion.


Robert J. McCracken


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


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


The most valuable of all human possessions, next to a superior and disdainful air, is the reputation of being well-to-do.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


A person's treatment of money is the most decisive test of his character, how they make it and how they spend it.


James Moffatt (1870-1944, Scottish theologian, scholar)


I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.


Marilyn Monroe (1926-, American actress)


The habit of saving is itself an education. It fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.


Thornton T. Munger (American scientist)


Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.


Clint Murchison Jr.


The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.


Rupert Murdoch (1931-, Australian-born American media magnate)


Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work. Gold-hoarding goes against the American grain; it fits in better with European pessimism than with America's traditional optimism.


Paula Nelson (1945-, American business executive)


The basic principle of turning ideas into big money is to seize every money building idea and work with it until the idea fits your purpose, decide on the steps needed to make it work, and then proceed to do it as soon as possible.


Duane Newcomb


Money is the sixth sense that makes it possible to enjoy the other five.


Richard Ney


Good management is better than good income.


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


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