A man who is furnished with arguments from the mint will convince his antagonist much sooner than one who draws them from reason and philosophy.
Increased borrowing must be matched by increased ability to repay. Otherwise we aren’t expanding the economy, we’re merely puffing it up.
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.
Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money?
Marvin comic strip
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.
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.
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.
The more men, generally speaking, will do for a Dollar when they make it, the more that Dollar will do for them when they spend it.
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.
To turn $100 into $110 is work. To turn 100 million into $110 million is inevitable.
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.
Money is the symbol of duty. It is the sacrament of having done for mankind that which mankind wanted.
They say that "Knowledge is power;" -- I used to think so; but I now know that they meant "money:" and when Socrates declared, "that all he knew was, that he knew nothing," he merely intended to declare , that he had not a drachm in the Athenian world.
Letter, February 6, 1822
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)
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
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.
There is no dignity quite so impressive and no independence quite so important as living within your means.
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.
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.
A peculiarity of capital is that it cannot be employed productively without benefiting the community in which it is used.
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.
A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often he has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling and havoc-wreaking.
All work and no play makes jack. With enough jack, Jack needn’t be a dull boy.
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.
The cure for materialism is to have enough for everybody and to share. When people are sure of having what they need they cease to think about it.
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)
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.
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.
I would rather be a beggar and spend my money like a king, than be a king and spend money like a beggar.
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
There is nothing so disastrous as a rational investment policy in an irrational world.
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)
Dress not thy thoughts in too fine a raiment. And be not a man of superfluous words or superfluous deeds.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
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.
To wage war, you need first of all money; second, you need money, and third, you also need money.
The most substantial people are the most frugal, and make the least show, and live at the least expense.
A Voyage to Georgia (1744)
A credit card is a money tool, not a supplement to money. The failure to make this distinction has supplemented many a poor soul right into bankruptcy.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that the power to make money is a gift from God.
Why, money isn’t everything to an Englishman. There are other considerations when he marries, for instance, fondness for the girl.
Finance: the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
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)
Riches is like sea-water; the more you drink, the thirstier you become; and the same is true of fame.
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)
In nature all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything.
You know it's funny, when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
The philosophy which affects to teach us a contempt of money does not run very deep.
Notes from Life (1847)
The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
In general, the art of government consists of making as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other.
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
There is no such thing as government money, only taxpayer money.
Get all you can without hurting your soul, your body, or your neighbor. Save all you can, cutting off every needless expense. Give all you can. Be glad to give, and ready to distribute, laying up for yourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that you may attain eternal life.
What a man does with his wealth depends upon his idea of happiness. Those who draw prizes in life are apt to spend tastelessly, if not viciously; not knowing that it requires as much talent to spend as to make.
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.
Getting money is like digging with a needle; spending it is like water soaking into sand.
There are more important things in life than a little money, and one of them is a lot of money.