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Quotations on Money

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It's a wise man who lives with money in the bank; it's a fool who dies that way.

~ Unknown

- French proverb


If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.

~ Benjamin Franklin

When it's a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

~ Voltaire

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Money often costs too much.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, and it means leisure, it means liberty.

~ James Russell Lowell

God is on everyone's side and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.

~ Jean Anouilh

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

~ Thomas Wolfe

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

~ Woody Allen

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

~ Albert Einstein

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

~ Anatole France

Lending money to your children is comparable to a bank lending money to a Third World country: You never get the interest back, let alone the principal.

~ Joe Long

Most of our students are here to get the credentials they believe are central to admission to the Dream. Everyone does the rhetoric bit - Fascist pig this and that - but push them and they ask you to write recommendations for jobs with banks and insurance companies.

~ John Gargin

Banking may well be a career from which no man really recovers.

~ John Kenneth Galbraith

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Bankers sometimes look on politicians as people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, order more tunnel.

~ John Quinton

Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, but never to being bores.

~ Elsa Maxwell

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

~ Josh Billings

[a Bargain]... anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.

~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

~ Proverbs

Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.

~ Plutarch

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