Quotes with money
God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you'll know I've lost all my money.
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
The less money lying idle the greater is the dividend.
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market (1873)
Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex; you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did.
Increased wages, higher pensions, more unemployment insurance, all are of no avail if the purchasing power of money falls faster.
Our problem in money-making or government affairs is how to remain properly venturesome and experimental without making fools of ourselves.
There is too much emphasis on the alleged need for more purchasing power. What the country needs stable purchasing power. Increased wages, higher pensions, more unemployment insurance, all are of no avail if the purchasing power of money falls faster.
I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.
The state is or can be master of money, but in a free society it is master of very little else.
Voluntary Action (1948)
Let us keep a firm grip upon our money, for without it the whole assembly of virtues are but as blades of grass.
FORMA PAUPERIS. [Latin] In the character of a poor person a method by which a litigant without money for lawyers is considerately permitted to lose his case.
Money: A blessing that is of no advantage excepting when we part with it. An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society.
When men are so busy making money that they have no time for anything else, then the day is not far off when they will have no money for anything else.
The explosive growth of the Internet has provided a means for gambling operations to evade existing anti-gambling laws. These Internet gambling Websites typically operate offshore and often serve as a prime vehicle for money laundering and other criminal enterprises.
Statement released after Internet Gambling Ban Bill was introduced in U.S. House on February 16, 2006.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Marlon Brando: The Only Contender, Gary Carey (1985)
When it’s too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley.
Money doesn’t always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.
Let us be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrow money to do it with.
We could never imagine what a strange disproportion a few or a great many pieces of money make between men, if we did not see it every day with our own eyes.
Money is the symbol of duty. It is the sacrament of having done for mankind that which mankind wanted.
A faithful dog does not judge its owner, it does not criticize him or her, it simply accepts him or her; it accepts us as we are, for who we are, no matter how we dress, no matter how much money we have or don't have, and no matter what our social standing might be or might not be. No matter what happens, one's dog is still one's friend.
Speech about cruelty to animals on the floor of the Senate, 2001.
Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.
A Series of Talks Given on the Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1936)
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor. Poor in happiness and poor in all that makes life worth living.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
'The Paradise of Thieves', The Wisdom of father Brown, 1914
I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
It is a common observation that any fool can get money; but they are not wise that think so.
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.
Inaugural Address (1924).
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health, it limits one's chance of indulging in nice simple pleasures, and in many cases it lowers the whole moral tone.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
The rich are not really a bad lot. We must not judge by appearances. If it weren't for their money they would be indistinguishable from the rest of us.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors "The Chance for Peace" (April 16, 1953)
I get weary of the European habit of taking our money, resenting any slight hint as to what they should do, and then assuming, in addition, full right to criticize us as bitterly as they may desire. In fact, it sometimes appears that their indulgence in this kind of criticism varies in direct ration to the amount of help we give them.
Commerce is a game of skill, which every man cannot play, which few men can play well. The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune, and so, in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this, and believe in magic, in all parts of life. He knows, that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent, — for every effect a perfect cause, — and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
The Conduct of Life (1860)
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?
Money, which represents the prose of life, and is hardly spoken of in parlors without apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
This proverb first appears without attribution in Fielding's Select Proverbs of All Nations (1824).
Why shouldn’t the American people take half my money from me? I took all of it from them.
Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling and havoc-wreaking.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
My Life And Work
Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that is all.
Old men are always advising young men to save money. That is bad advice. Don’t save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old.
Remember, that time is money.... Remember, that credit is money ... Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating nature.... Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.... Remember this saying, "The good prayer is lord of another man’s purse." He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.... In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748)
Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.
The Counter-Revolution in Monetary Theory (1970)
The times of Arab nationalism and unity are gone forever. These ideas which mobilized the masses are only a worthless currency. Libya has had to put up with too much from the Arabs for whom it has poured forth both blood and money.
Libya has had to put up with too much from the Arabs for whom it has poured forth both blood and money.
Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for fame. I hope I won't ever do that.
Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and it enlivens the other who turns it upon his fellow man.
A liberal is a man who is willing to spend someone else’s money.
As quoted in Associated Press interview, September 24, 1938.
The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
If you ever have to steal money from your kid, and later on he discovers it's gone, I think a good thing to do is to blame it on Santa Claus.
It's easy to sit there and say you'd like to have more money. And I guess that's what I like about it. It's easy. Just sitting there, rocking back and forth, wanting that money.
For many years I looked on movie writing as an amiable chore. It was a source of easy money and pleasant friendships. There was small responsibility.
Litigation: A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers.
Litigation is a form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariate to that of lawyers.
When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.
It’s a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money’s worth.
The man who works for the gold in the job rather than for the money in the pay envelope, is the fellow who gets on.
Business Clearly Explained
The man who goes into politics because he needs the money isn't likely to do as much harm as the man who goes into it merely because he has money to burn.
Senator's Sorghum's Primer of Politics (1906)
It is not money the Great Asymmetry accrues, nor energy, nor stuff. The origin of economic wealth begins in opportunities.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks... to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don't [care] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you — your kid is not autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid (2008)
Jon Stewart is exactly the same guy he's always been, only with money. He knows that the moment he really believes he's important, the funny goes away and he becomes Bill O'Reilly, except shorter and Jewish.
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.
Paul Faber, Surgeon (1879)
A man who would sell a year of his life for any amount of money would be considered insane, and yet we deliberately choose occupations and vocations which statistics and physicians tell us will be practically sure to cut off from five to twenty-five, thirty, or even forty years of our lives, and are seemingly perfectly indifferent to our fate.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Many a man has dwarfed his manhood, cramped his intellect, crushed his aspiration, blunted his finer sensibilities, in some mean, narrow occupation just because there was money in it.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Time is money. We should not be stingy or mean with it, but we should not throw away an hour any more than we would throw away a dollar-bill. Waste of time means waste of energy, waste of vitality, waste of character in dissipation. It means the waste of opportunities which will never come back. Beware how you kill time, for all your future lives in it.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much, then the real value of money is better measured for some purposes in labour than in commodities.
The price of every thing rises and falls from time to time and place to place; and with every such change the purchasing power of money changes so far as that thing goes.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.
Losing money isn't the thing I mind as much as giving up on companies. It's a game to see how much you can do.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me -- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
'Notes On Journalism' in the Chicago Tribune (19 September 1926)
No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me -- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
'Notes on Journalism' in the Chicago Sunday Tribune (19 September 1926).
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
Money-giving is a very good criterion ... of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
Tropic of Cancer (1934)
A man’s treatment of money is the most decisive test of his character -- how he makes it and how he spends it.
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for the love of it. Then you do it for a few friends. Finally you do it for money.
To wage war, you need first of all money; second, you need money, and third, you also need money.
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.
Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money.
There are no magic beans that you can toss in the ground and suddenly a bunch of money grows on trees.
President of the United States. Emphasizing the importance of the November 23, 2011 deadline for a congressional supercommittee to reach an agreement on how to lower the deficit by $1.2 trillion.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Parliament of Whores (1991)
The kind who would just nod their heads, pack their bags, and be early if I told 'em we had a game in some shopping-center parking lot, for no money, at 6 A.M. some Wednesday morning.
Explaining 'shopping lot' player
In some industry markets, high quality can be tied to making more money, but I am sure by now all of us know the computer industry is not like that.
I didn't get in it for the money, and I'm the same way now. I do it for me. Because I like doing it.
If money does not make you happy; give it back.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
Kings do with men as with pieces of money; they give them what value they please, and we are obliged to receive them at their current and not at their real value.
I believe it is a religious duty to get all the money you can, fairly and honestly; to keep all you can, and to give away all you can.
Time Magazine, May 21, 1928.
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
Random Reminiscences of Men and Events (1906)
God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God -- to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind.
I believe that the power to make money is a gift from God.
I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes a lot of money to even get beat with nowadays.
Daily Telegrams, June 28, 1931.
If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.
Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.
Why, money isn’t everything to an Englishman. There are other considerations when he marries, for instance, fondness for the girl.
Joys bought with money -- noisy, feverish pleasures -- are nothing compared with those sweet, quiet, modest but profound, lasting, and peaceful joys, enlarging, not wearying the heart, which we too often pass by on one side, like those peasants whom we see going into ecstasies over the fireworks of a fair, while they have not so much as a glance for the glorious splendors of a summer night.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another’s money. Idiots!
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
You know it's funny, when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.
To withhold deserved praise lest it should make its object conceited is as dishonest as to withhold payment of a just debt lest your creditor should spend the money badly.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
Prodigality is indeed the vice of a weak nature, as avarice is of a strong one; it comes of a weak craving for those blandishments of the world which are easily to be had for money, and which, when obtained, are as much worse than worthless as a harlot's love is worse than none.
Notes from Life (1853)
The art of living easily as to money, is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.
Notes from Life (1853)
The philosophy which affects to teach us a contempt of money does not run very deep; for, indeed, it ought to be still more clear to the philosopher than it is to ordinary men, that there are few things in the world of greater importance.
Notes from Life (1853)
The philosophy which affects to teach us a contempt of money does not run very deep.
Notes from Life (1847)
No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.
TV Interview for London Weekend Television Weekend World (January 6, 1980)
The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not important that you understand what I'm doing or why you're paying me so much money. What's important is that you continue to do so.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972), Samoan Attorney
No one can make any money. It was a really tough slog and I had a good go at it, but it was difficult. You put in so much effort and put in so many long hours for not much return. I was making all my money from endorsements and appearances, but I didn't make that much from the actual record sales. I think everyone is suffering in the music industry. It wasn't just me. I do something until it's not fun any more and then move on. Music wasn't fun any more.
Interview in Men's Style magazine, in October 2007
In general, the art of government consists of making as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other.
Watergate is a sad and tragic incident in our history. They were wrong, dead wrong, those men at Watergate. Men abused power, but the system still works. Men abused money, but the system still works. Men lied and perjured themselves, but the system still works.
There is no such thing as government money, only taxpayer money.
The great rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.
Time is a waste of money.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
It’s something very personal, a very important thing. Hell! It’s a family motto. Are you ready Jerry? I wanna make sure you’re ready, brother. Here it is: Show me the money. SHOW! ME! THE! MONEY! Jerry, it is such a pleasure to say that! Say it with me one time, Jerry.
Jerry Maguire (1996). By Rod Tidwell.
Less money is made by biochemists working on a cure for cancer than by their colleagues struggling valiantly to find ways to hide steroid use.
House, Sports Medicine. By Dr. Gregory House.
You put the Queen on your money; you're British.
House, Poison. By Dr. Gregory House.
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; but money answereth all things.
Bible, Ecclesiastes 10:19
Anywhere in the world salt is good to eat; anywhere in the world money is good to use.
Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet.
There are more important things in life than a little money, and one of them is a lot of money.