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I cannot afford to waste my time making money. (Jean Louis Agassiz)

Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life... Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control. (Robert G. Allen)

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. (Robert G. Allen)

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. (Woody Allen)

I finally decided if I was going to make a living, I was gonna have to come to New York. (Mose Allison)

I didn't think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music. (Gregg Allman)

People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what they are working for. (Laurie Anderson)

-Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children...
There is a kind of shrewdness many men have that enables them to get money. It is the shrewdness of the fox after the chicken. A low order of mentality often goes with it. (Sherwood Anderson)

Making money ain't nothing exciting to me. You might be able to buy a little better booze than the wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die you're just as graveyard dead as he is. (Louis Armstrong)

It is a sad fact about our culture, that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practising it. (W. H. Auden)

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Finance, like time, devours its own children. (Honore de Balzac)

Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master. (P. T. Barnum)

I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. (Jean Baudrillard)

I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme. / But Money gives me pleasure all the time. (Hilaire Belloc)

I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side. (Saul Bellow)

We're in an era where the demand is for immediate hits that are destined to become obsolescent. Six months later, everyone forgets the artist and the tune. It's become like a con job. Producers, engineers, lawyers and accountants all make money, but the artists don't. (Tony Bennett)

Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night. (Irving Berlin)

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. (Yogi Berra)

quotient, n. A number showing how many times a sum of money belonging to one person is contained in the pocket of another - usually about as many times as it can be got there. (Ambrose Bierce)

money, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it. An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society. Supportable property. (Ambrose Bierce)

Where any view of money exists, art cannot be carried on. (William Blake)

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. (William Blake)

Selling out is doing something you don't really want to do for money. That's what selling out is. (Bono)

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets. (Elizabeth Bowen)

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. (Bertolt Brecht)

Painting is my real passion, but it's harder to make money in non-business art. (Rich Brimer)

I've been held responsible for taxes I know nothing about. (James Brown)

Now, we own a publishing house that's way up in the billions of dollars and gets bigger and bigger. That's probably the only thing that makes me look like Bill Gates! (James Brown)

Art history is the history of money and art. (Peter William Brown)

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain. (Rita Mae Brown)

Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before. (Art Buchwald)

An economist is a man who knows a hundred ways of making love but doesn't know any women. (Art Buchwald)

Write a novel if you must, but think of money as an unlikely accident. (Pearl S. Buck)

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. (Warren Buffett)

Money never can be well managed if sought solely through the greed of money for its own sake. In all meanness there is a defect of intellect as well as of heart. And even the cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Give, and you may keep your friend if you lose your money; lend, and the chances are that you lose your friend if ever you get back your money. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation. (Anthony Burgess)

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. (Edmund Burke)

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. (Edmund Burke)

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. (George Burns)

I'm running out of everything now. Out of veins, out of money. (William S. Burroughs)

-b.1835 d.1902...
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

To attract money, you must focus on wealth. It is impossible to bring more money into your life when you are noticing you do not have enough, because that means you are thinking thoughts that you do not have enough. (Rhonda Byrne)

A fine artist probably requires income from a number of sources simultaneously to make a go of it. (Ken Campbell)

Why is the man (or woman) who invests all your money called a broker? (George Carlin)

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. (Willa Cather)

If you aren't rich you should always look useful. (Louis-Ferdinand Celine)

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application. (Miguel de Cervantes)

I'm not into the money thing. You can only sleep in one bed at a time. You can only eat one meal at a time, or be in one car at a time. So I don't have to have millions of dollars to be happy. (Ray Charles)

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric. (Anton Chekhov)

-A Miscellany of Men, 1912
To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it. (G. K. Chesterton)

I've concluded that the metric by which God will assess my life isn't dollars but the individual people whose lives I've touched. (Clayton M. Christensen)

Old houses mended, cost little less than new before they're ended. (Colley Cibber)

What a lot of people are saving for a rainy day is somebody else's umbrella. (Caroline Clark)

Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws which govern its acquisition. (George S. Clason)

It is true that money cannot buy happiness but it does make it possible for you to enjoy the best that the world has to offer. (George S. Clason)

Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off... it is the economic equivalent of a force of nature - like wind or water. (Bill Clinton)

All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money. (Robert Collier)

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. (E. Joseph Cossman)

I just hope we keep in our minds that an effort like this can never be too expensive. (Elvis Costello)

Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream. (William Cowper)

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as 'SoHo' poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent. (Quentin Crisp)

Whether one has wealth or not, no treasure exceeds the one called life. (Nichiren Daishonin)

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich. (Marlene Dietrich)

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. (Phyllis Diller)

There's so little money in my bank account, my scenic checks show a ghetto. (Phyllis Diller)

We don't make these pictures to make money. We make money so that we can make more pictures. (Walt Disney)

Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole. (John Dryden)

I would sooner look for figs on thistles than for the higher attributes of art from one whose ruling motive... is money. (Asher B. Durand)

Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard. (Will Durant)

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. (Sam Ewing)

-Canadian sculptor on re-sale of work...
Five percent seems very little to ask when you consider that the artist, through his or her efforts over many years, is largely responsible for the increased value of their work. (Joe Fafard)

The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor. (William Feather)

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it. (William Feather)

One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute. (William Feather)

-The 4-Hour Workweek...
Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W's you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it. I call this the freedom multiplier. (Timothy Ferriss)

The blind quest for cash is a fool's errand. (Timothy Ferriss)

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. (W. C. Fields)

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure. (B. C. Forbes)

One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys. (E. M. Forster)

If you'd know the value of money, go and borrow some. (Benjamin Franklin)

-scorning modern art in 1954...
I have plenty of enemies... among artists who resent my earning a living. They think I should go off and starve while painting something 'significant.' (Arnold Friberg)

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. (Erich Fromm)

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. (Robert Frost)

Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status. (Northrop Frye)

I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test. (Robert Fulghum)

You either make sense or you make money. (Buckminster Fuller)

-The Age of Uncertainty
Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. (John Kenneth Galbraith)

For money you can have everything, it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. (Arne Garborg)

I was late once and cost me $50,000. I figure it was cheaper to wear two watches. (Chris Gardner)

My God! How terrible these money questions are for an artist! (Paul Gauguin)

You have to build up a credibility before the support comes to you. (Frank Gehry)

-experience of sales during economic downturn...
Seems those with money who don't worry about money have big walls. (Robert Genn)

Most of my contemporary grant-getters are now doing something other than painting. (Robert Genn)

-honorary consul of Cyprus in The Hague on stolen art...
Money should not be allowed to buy everything. (Tasoula L. Georgiou-Hadjitofi)

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. (J. Paul Getty)

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes. (Edward Gibbon)

-letter to Vincent van Gogh, October 27, 1888...
You speak of money which you owe me, and which you want to give back to me. I won't hear of it. The condition I want you to arrive at is that you should not have any worries. I must work for the money. (Theo van Gogh, art dealer)

Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible. (Samuel Goldwyn)

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either. (Robert Graves)

I feel sick if I have to do something for the money. I can't breathe. I'm not proud of myself. (Eva Green)

Spend less than you earn. (Irwin Greenberg)

Money is OK, but it isn't what life is about. (Irwin Greenberg)

-interview with David Armstrong...
I had no idea what to expect moving to New York. It's embarrassing to say, but I didn't even realize that people bought contemporary art... that people actually paid for it... I know that's really dumb. I was really naive. I had no idea artists made money. (Wade Guyton)

If you look at the size of the art world in terms of the money that is being transacted compared to other parts of the 'consciousness industry,' it is minuscule. But if you look at what happens in this small sector, how it rubs off on the rest of it, it is astonishing. (Hans Haacke)

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income. (Robert Half)

So when I made some money, I didn't have any idea how one handled such a situation because no one in our family ever had any money. (Jim Harrison)

When your outgo exceeds your income, the upshot may be your downfall. (Paul Harvey)

Not all artists will see riches from their art, but their art is the riches they leave behind. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

Be thrifty, but not covetous. (George Herbert)

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. (George Herbert)

It's all about money, not freedom, ya'll, okay? Nothing to do with... freedom. If you think you're free, try going somewhere without... money, okay? (Bill Hicks)

Money without brains is always dangerous. (Napoleon Hill)

It'd be nice to make lots of money but it's quite difficult, because every time I make lots of money I make a bigger piece that costs lots of money. (Damien Hirst)

Money is important but it is not everything... Think about everything you already have that money can't buy. (Robert Holden)

-in a fallow period...
I will paint for money any time. (Winslow Homer)

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it. (Bob Hope)

I have too much money invested in sweaters. (Bob Hope)

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. (Horace)

Money isn't everything but it does buy peace of mind. When the bills are paid, with enough left over for a relatively comfortable life, almost anyone can apply themselves to paint! (Marvin Humphrey)

Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely. (Thomas H. Huxley)

Money and Art are in NYC, Berlin, Paris or London. Painting is in your head, wherever you are... You cannot think about money and art; it's a modern myth. (Joseph Jahn)

I was worth about over a million dollars when I was twenty-three and over ten million dollars when I was twenty-four, and over a hundred million dollars when I was twenty-five and it wasn't that important because I never did it for the money. (Steve Jobs)

You want to give people a reason to hate my guts more? I'm making more money. (Billy Joel)

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been. (Benjamin Jowett)

The brain scientists are the wave of the future in the financial world. If you seek to maximize understanding, whether you're in academia or in the investment community, you'd better pay serious attention to them. (Daniel Kahneman)

If you make money, you might not make meaning. (Guy Kawasaki)

I've never had to turn my hand to anything for monetary gain, other than pretending to be somebody else. I'm deeply fortunate. (Ben Kingsley)

Anything you can do to protect the public and allow it to have the confidence that our financial controls are good is very, very positive. (Jeff Koons)

It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer. (Dalai Lama)

As often as not it isn't the money itself that means anything; it is the use of money as the currency of the soul. (Lewis H. Lapham)

I believe that the artist's involvement in the capitalist structure is disadvantageous to the artist and forces him to produce objects in order to live. (Sol LeWitt)

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave. (James Russell Lowell)

-when his nephew told him that a group of 17 of his paintings shown in the Venice Biennale might sell for as much as one million lire...
We'll all end up in prison! What a fine lot of trouble you've got me into! (Antonio Mancini)

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. (Nelson Mandela)

Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier. (Marya Mannes)

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. (Orison Swett Marden)

If I could make millions of dollars being a softball player, I would quit acting in a second. (Danny Masterson)

-Of Human Bondage...
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. (W. Somerset Maugham)

If you're trying to get out of debt, you have to be willing to treat everything as expendable. (Phil McGraw)

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them. (Mignon McLaughlin)

Money is a poor man's credit card. (Marshall McLuhan)

In abundance prepare for scarcity. (Mencius)

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. (H. L. Mencken)

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. (Spike Milligan)

I'm going to get down to a still life on a size 50 canvas of rayfish and dogfish with old fishermen's baskets. Then I'm going to turn out a few pictures to send wherever possible, given that now, first and foremost - unfortunately - I have to earn some money. (Claude Monet)

I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful. (Marilyn Monroe)

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. (Marilyn Monroe)

I paint to make money for a double-wide mobile home I have been eyein' for about three years now. It's got a bath and a half in it. (Kelly Moore)

I'm a millionaire, I'm a multi-millionaire, I'm filthy rich. You know why I'm a multi-millionaire? 'Cause multi-millions like what I do. That's pretty good, isn't it? There's millions that believe in what I do. Pretty cool, huh? (Michael Moore)

Poverty is my pride. (Muhammad)

Creativity is not a concern of the business world. Profits rule the day. (Alfred Muma)

While there may have once been a stigma to making money, high-earning women actually have an advantage in the dating-and-marriage market. (Liza Mundy)

Of two men looking at a green field, one estimates its yield in bushels and calculates the price of the bushels in silver and in gold. The other drinks the greenness of the field with his eye, and kisses every blade with his thought, and fraternizes in his soul with every rootlet and pebble, and every clod of earth. (Mikhail Naimy)

You don't go into art to make money. Sure, you can try to make money from it, but in my experience that's not the initial impetus. For instance, Renaissance Florence was an incredible Mecca of artistic energy, but that was a different day and time. You don't find many patrons of the arts these days. (Catherine Nash)

Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying them without money? (Ogden Nash)

I'd have a whole lot more money if I lied, but I wouldn't enjoy spending it. (Martina Navratilova)

People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition. (Bob Nelson)

Financially, I've lost money and made money, but I know my way around financially. (Jack Nicholson)

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled. (Barack Obama)

It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock. (Ovid)

-b.43 BC d.AD 17/18...
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low. (Ovid)

The more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric - and there will always be someone with more. Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. (Randy Pausch)

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Money does not appear in my mental landscape. It is as invisible and remote to me as one of Jupiter's moons. (Melanie Peter)

All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury. (Prince Philip)

I'd like to live like a poor man with lots of money. (Pablo Picasso)

Money doesn't talk, it swears. (Chris Pig)

In my early life I made two very important discoveries. In the first place I discovered that making money was easy. And in the second place I discovered that making money and spending it foolishly was completely meaningless. (Peace Pilgrim)

Money can extinguish intrinsic motivation, diminish performance, crush creativity, encourage unethical behavior, foster short-term thinking, and become addictive. (Daniel H. Pink)

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter. (Plato)

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money. (Plautus)

Money has no moral opinions. (Abraham Polonsky)

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries. (Ezra Pound)

Playing for money, or adopting the attitude of one who plays for money, lowers the fever. (Steven Pressfield)

We need to make a game out of earning money. There is so much good we can do with money. Without it, we are bound and shackled and our choices become limited. (Bob Proctor)

Money is only used for two things. One, it's to make you comfortable, and the more comfortable you are the more creative you will become. And the other purpose is it enables you to extend the service you provide far beyond your own presence. (Bob Proctor)

Every man has his price. (English proverb)

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue. (Francois Rabelais)

Exposure is what people die of when they get lost in the woods. Artists need to get paid. (Bob Ragland)

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. (Ayn Rand)

If you spoil a painting, turn the paper over and paint on the other side. No need to worry about the cost then as the money has already gone. (Ron Ranson)

Money won't ever make you happy, nor was it ever meant to. Happiness comes from within. Money at best will make you more comfortable. (James Arthur Ray)

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries. (Jules Renard)

Advertising is totally unnecessary. Unless you hope to make money. (Jef I. Richards)

Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others. (David Rockefeller)

I had a couple of million dollars' worth of... stock once. And now it's not worth much more than wallpaper. I guess I just wasn't born to be rich. (Norman Rockwell)

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket. (Will Rogers)

Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value. (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany. (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

Money is usually attracted, not pursued. (Jim Rohn)

I've learned... that money doesn't buy class. (Andy Rooney)

-New York Post...
Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. (Billy Rose)

What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it? (Harold Rosenberg)

-b.1207 d.1273...
Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure. (Rumi)

It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends. (John Ruskin)

I adore the alchemy wherein artists who cast a complex spell make rich people give them their money. But too many artists have been making money without magic. This isn't alchemy; it's cagey gamesmanship and clever complacency. And it's trickled down.These days, newish art can be priced between $10,000 and $25,000. (Jerry Saltz)

Money is like seawater. The more we drink, the thirstier we become. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I didn't have much money, but I had time and a sense of wonder. (Louis Schwartzberg)

I think there's only one or two films where I've had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days. (Martin Scorsese)

Money, amazingly, is losing its power... Our economy is rapidly changing from a money economy to a satisfaction economy. (Martin Seligman)

A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. (William Shakespeare)

Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honour, generosity and beauty as conspicuously as the want of it represents illness, weakness, disgrace, meanness and ugliness. (George Bernard Shaw)

A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. (William Shenstone)

The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last. (William Shenstone)

-speaking about art...
You are lucky if you make 5 cents an hour! (Louis Bassi Siegriest)

-Afterthoughts
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. (Logan Pearsall Smith)

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. (Socrates)

The money is always there, but the pockets change. It is not in the same pocket after a change, and that is all there is to say about money. (Gertrude Stein)

Money is a kind of poetry. (Wallace Stevens)

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody. (Adlai Stevenson)

If you don't give yourself a raise every year nobody else will. (John Stobart)

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. (Jonathan Swift)

It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled. (Paul Theroux)

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. (Henry David Thoreau)

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. (Donald Trump)

People's creativity is very much alive, but when they get paid for their creativity, they often experience that as rather meaningless. Money as the reward for their creative process is very one-dimensional, a tremendous comedown. (Chogyam Trungpa)

We should see money in terms of the expenditure of energy and how we are going to transmute that energy into a proper use. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. (Ted Turner)

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. (Mark Twain)

His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine. (Mark Twain)

-Following the Equator...
OCTOBER: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The other are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February. (Mark Twain)

-Following the Equator...
There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it and when he can. (Mark Twain)

Sex is like money; only too much is enough. (John Updike)

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. (Virgil)

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. (Voltaire)

Money that the buyer pays to an artist is a form of guarantee that the work of art will not, at least for some time, fall to the wrong hands. (Milos Vujasinovic)

Don't ever let economics alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time. (Denis Waitley)

Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did. (Jimmy Wales)

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. (William Arthur Ward)

Money has a certain kind of amnesty. (Andy Warhol)

Money pervades every part of our lifestyle. We think of our time as money. And we only value people according to how much they contribute to the economy. (Matt Watkins)

I've always found it very sanitary to be broke. (Orson Welles)

-Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston by Beaumont Newhall...
When money enters in - then, for a price, I become a liar - and a good one I can be whether with pencil or subtle lighting or viewpoint. I hate it all, but so do I support not only my family, but my own work. (Edward Weston)

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. (Edith Wharton)

When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money. (Oscar Wilde)

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. (Oscar Wilde)

Many plays - certainly mine - are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them. (Thornton Wilder)

You can be young without money but you can't be old without it. (Tennessee Williams)

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. (Edward O. Wilson)

On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? - three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? - had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe. (Tom Wolfe)

Where is the money going to come from? From wherever it is at the moment. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

-referring to Hot Tubs: How to Build and Install and Enjoy Your Own, published in 1973 and written by Young under the pseudonym Leon Elder...
That book earned more than all our literary books put together. (Noel Young)

I've got all the money I'll ever need, if I die by four o'clock. (Henny Youngman)

I have the strong suspicion that when the brain's greed system is in operation, those parts of the brain that regulate ethical conduct are de-activated. Perhaps the greater the amount of money to be made, the greater the deactivation of the system that regulates ethical behaviour. (Semir Zeki)

Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit. If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die. (Xun Zi)

Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale. (Zig Ziglar)

Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves. (Zig Ziglar)


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