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Money swore an oath that nobody who did not love it should ever have it.

Money was made not to command our will, but all our lawful pleasures to fulfill; shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey - the horse doth with the horseman run away.

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

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.

Money, like a queen, gives rank and beauty .

Neither a borrower nor a lender be: For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.

Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.

No blister draws sharper than interest on money. - It works day and night; in fair weather and foul. - It gnaws at a man's substance with invisible teeth. - It binds industry with its film, as a fly is bound with a spider's web. - Debt rolls a man over and over, binding him hand and foot, and letting him hang on the fatal mesh, till the long-legged interest devours him. - One had better make his bed of Canada thistles, than attempt to lie at ease upon interest.

No man needs money so much as he who despises it.

Not greedy of filthy lucre.

Nothing lulls and inebriates like money; when you have a lot, the world seems a better place than it actually is.

Oh, what a world of vile ill-favored faults looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year!

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

Penny wise, pound foolish.

Philanthropist: a rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.

Ready money is Aladdin's lamp.

Remember that money is of a prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five shillings turned is six; turned again it is seven; and so on till it becomes a hundred pounds. The more there is of it, the more it produces at every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. He that murders a crown, destroys all that it might have produced, even scores of pounds.

Riches are for spending, and spending for honor and good actions; therefore extraordinary expense must be limited by the worth of the occasion.


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