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Famous Money Quotations

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"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."
by Samuel Johnson
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."
by Albert Camus
"It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly."
by Samuel Butler
"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."
by John D. Rockefeller
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."
by Henry Miller
"I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man."
by Themistocles
"Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet."
by Henry James
"Money is the sinews of love, as of war."
by George Farquhar
"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."
by Henry David Thoreau
"Money is like muck, not good except it be spread."
by Francis Bacon
"Lack of money is the root of all evil."
by George Bernard Shaw
"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else."
by Oscar Wilde
"A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles, is not undertaken without money."
by Lewis Hallam
"The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated."
by H.L. Mencken
"The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks."
by Rupert Murdoch
"The best way to relieve families from time to time is to let them keep some of their own money."
by Anonymous
"The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money -- then make money with money -- then make lots of money with lots of money."
by Paul Erdman
"The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money"
by Johnny Carson
"The idea that we are anti-capitalist is a stupid idea. Free software is not anti-capitalist. Capitalism now makes a great deal of money out of free software and it voluntarily pays us money to make, improve and lawyer for it."
by Eben Moglen
"The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money."
by A. J. Liebling
"The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous."
by Orison Swett Marden
"The lack of money is the root of all evils."
by Anonymous
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."
by Mark Twain
"The issue of whether taxpayer money needs, and should, be used for a religion-bashing kind of exhibit like that is a legitimate legal issue to be litigated. Maybe, some day, it will come up to the Supreme Court and we'll see what they might say on an issue like that."
by Michael Hess
"The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes."
by Gore Vidal
"The money doesn't even matter. I love the people. It feels like family here. This is my family. This is home."
by Marty Beauvais
"The only thing I can say is that when you've had cancer you realize more than ever ? even though you should probably realize it before ? how important raising money for research is. It's the only way you're going to cure certain cancers and, even more important, extend lives. It was 1999 when I was diagnosed. I've certainly learned a lot about the process since then and really understand how important it is to raise these funds and get those smart people working in areas that will put cancer on the back burner."
by Joe Torre
"The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money."
by Samuel Butler
"The recovery is extremely real. ... It's so real you can bet money on it."
by Adam Posen
"The reasoning is, instead of taking it off-line for two years and spending a lot of money to return it to flight when it probably would fly only one time at the most, why spend that extra money, when you don't need to?"
by Bruce Buckingham
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."
by Anon.
"The problem is not money. The problem is priorities and leadership."
by Brett Bader
"The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty."
by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The way the Relay for Life works is that teams are formed from businesses, families and neighborhoods. They each raise money in their own independent way. Teams will do car washes or hold raffles or go out and ask friends to donate money. Teams are very innovative."
by Jason Perillo
"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."
by Robert A. Heinlein
"The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation"
by Anonymous
"The want of money is the root of all evil."
by Samuel Butler
"There is no evil that does not promise inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasures; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards they offer."
by Anonymous
"There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail."
by Logan Pearsall Smith
"There's a lot of money to be raised."
by John Baker
"There's a big difference between wanting to work and having to work. And I had to learn that the hard way. Now money is very important to me, because I ain't got it."
by James Caan
"There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest,For I did dream of money-bags to-night."
by Anonymous
"There is plenty of bid activity and plenty of private equity money around. There is still a lot of scope for more acquisitions."
by Mark Bon
"There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income."
by Edmund Wilson
"They couldn't put the deal together and come through at the required time with the required amount of earnest money. We've had quite a bit of inquiry about the second bid."
by Richard Brown
"They can not return any money back because the money has been turned into B&B Productions."
by Joe James
"They are the only player that has deep pockets to expand. It takes a lot of money to operate new stores, and Lipton at least has it."
by Rick Gallagher
"They [the Jews] suck them like leeches. I'm so tired of it. They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything and end up penniless. It's a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose."
by Anonymous
"This is a crucial process in ensuring that CAP money is used properly and that all unduly spent amounts are recovered."
by Mariann Boel
"They'll continue to see money flow go in and drive prices higher,"
by Ron Hill
"This is why we need ethics reform now. Rick Perry is trying to sell a school finance plan that has no new money for schools, and he's raising corporate money to do it."
by Chris Bell
"To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything."
by Albert Camus
"To be considering a candidate who has run three times against the Republican candidate for governor and pumped in a lot of money against the Republicans...shows what's wrong with the party."
by Peter King
"Time is waste of money."
by Oscar Wilde
"Though it's an incredible amount of money, that's not what this is all about,"
by Peter Likins
"To say that this is going to be big is just a massive understatement. I don't know how much money we'll make, but I would say the word is billions."
by Brian Kemp
"Virtue has never been as respectable as money."
by Anonymous
"Ultimately, all these decisions are about money. If you're running a business, you've got to have income, and the income has got to cover expenses. And if you want to keep your position as CEO, you'd better satisfy the stockholders."
by Martin Reynolds
"We are convinced (that) at some time, we're going to win a judgment against Noe. We just want to make sure they money is there to pay judgment,"
by Jim Petro
"We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation."
by Anthony Burgess
"Watch out for excessive pressure. The charity that wants your money today will welcome it just as much tomorrow."
by Bennett Weiner
"Washington has effectively cut how much money they are giving the states to help poor people pay their utility bills. States are scrambling to make up for the cuts in federal funds. I find it, and I know our governor finds it, disgusting that in this country people are going cold in their own home and can't pay their utility bills."
by Rebecca Stanfield
"We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back."
by Lee Iacocca
"We have to see all the parties cutting off money, cutting off support, cutting off the ability to operate, cutting off the ability of violent groups to challenge the authority that needs to be vested in the Palestinian Authority and then the government,"
by Anonymous
"We have the books being cooked, that's bad enough, but what we have then is senior managers engaging in paying hush money to cover up their misdeeds."
by Rodney Hide
"We have the best government that money can buy."
by Mark Twain
"We're hoping that that money will make its way to the workers, ... To some extent that is out of our hands."
by Lowell Peterson
"We're disappointed that the money isn't going back to the people who paid it."
by Bruce Cran
"We've never seen the sums of money that are going into this pool before, ... And it's not like we're seeing twice as many cases or twice as many settlements. Those numbers are staying pretty constant."
by Bruce Carton
"We're telling , 'Don't spend money. Don't get logos. Don't hire consultants,' ... and we'll then take them up the chain of command and see if they know and understand what has to be done."
by Peter Ueberroth
"Whatever you're passionate about is probably where you'll find the greatest ease in making your money. But you have to be committed to work you're passionate about and be committed to making money."
by Brian Koslow
"When you have too much month for you 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."
by Sidney Madwed
"When one has money like this, you want to invest it the best way possible, where you can maximize the gains from it, ... If you want to get money back to people, I think cutting taxes is a good idea, especially cutting taxes that are doing the most harm to the economy, rather than just giving a blank cheque to people."
by Jack Mintz
"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery."
by Anonymous
"When you want to save money for seniors, that may mean smaller profits for drug stores."
by Mark Merritt
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without it."
by Tennessee Williams
"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
by Satchel Paige
"With the tax date deadline, you're getting money flows coming into the market."
by Marc Pado
"You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade."
by Albert Camus
"Without adequate money going into education, you can't reform it,"
by Robert Duncan
"You're bringing in a new segment into the market that was never there. A lot of investor money is pouring into gold and commodities. It's become a valid asset class."
by Michael Guido
"You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does."
by Anonymous
"You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help."
by Jean Kerr
"Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money."
by Ambrose Bierce
"BABE or BABY, n. A misshapen creature of no particular age, sex, or condition, chiefly remarkable for the violence of the sympathies and antipathies it excites in others, itself without sentiment or emotion. There have been famous babes; for example, little Moses, from whose adventure in the bulrushes the Egyptian hierophants of seven centuries before doubtless derived their idle tale of the child Osiris being preserved on a floating lotus leaf.Ere babes were invented The girls were contended. Now man is tormented Until to buy babes he has squandered His money. And so I have pondered This thing, and thought may be'T were better that Baby The First had been eagled or condored. --Ro Amil"
by Anonymous
"Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business … has been a menace to … American society."
by Anonymous
"Compared to the last two weeks, there are not too many scheduled events with the ability to move the entire market next week. So traders will try to make money by focusing on individual names and earnings reports."
by Brian Williamson
"Getting close to reasonable is a good thing, but it's still talking about a money pit,"
by Richard Conlin
"Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life."
by Anonymous
"He made some money for himself with that run."
by Joe Novak
"He who marries for money earns it."
by Yiddish Proverbs
"I know of one million-dollar player who gets about half his money from a commercial arrangement and no one over there (east coast) has kicked up about it. What we're doing isn't new. Commercial payments have been around rugby for some time."
by Peter O'Meara
"I had supposed until that time that it was quite common for parents to love their children, but the war persuaded me that it is a rare exception. I had supposed that most people liked money better than almost anything else, but I discovered that they liked destruction even better. I had supposed that intellectuals frequently loved truth, but I found here again that not ten per cent of them prefer truth to popularity."
by Anonymous
"I don't want to work hard on a book that is not going to be published in my lifetime. I want the money now! And, of course, I want to see the book published."
by Robert Parker
"I say in my book that a lot of the music our forebears created was written for rich, snotty, snobby people who had enough money to buy theatre tickets. There was a great deal of trivia, a shallow quality to things ... ... You know, that 'I've got rhythm, I've got ...', there's something about it that's not very serious, and at least popular music during our generation began crossing over into an area where it was saying something about the conditions that prevailed."
by Jimmy Webb
"I just need enough to tide me over until I need more."
by Bill Hoest
"I think all the stars are aligned for the economy to pick up, ... It's been growing; it just hasn't been growing fast enough to create new jobs. But I think the tax package, on top of easy money, will probably kick it over."
by Robert McTeer
"If we were just following the money, you'd see a growth of clinics in North Oaks."
by Bruce Rueben
"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."
by W. Somerset Maugham
"I've been saving money to buy one for school next year, but I guess I'll save $1,000."
by Brian Zimmerman


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