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MONEY
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Dollar Diplomacy.
      - Unattributed Author,
        term applied to Secretary Knox's activities in securing opportunities for the investment of American capital abroad, particularly in Latin America and China

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

Try to save money. Someday it may be valuable again.
      - Anonymous

Money makes the man.
      - Aristodemus,
        see Alcaeus, "Fragment--Miscellaneous--Songs"

Money is like manure, it should be spread around.
      - Brooke Astor (Brooke Russell Kuser Marshall Astor)

Money is a good servant but a bad master.
  [Fr., L'argent est un bon serviteur, mais un mechant maitre."
      - quoted by Francis Bacon,
        (French proverb), in "Menegiana", II, 296 (1695)

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
      - Francis Bacon, Of Sedition

Money is economic power.
      - Walter Bagehot

Rich women need not fear old age; their gold can always create about them any feelings necessary to their happiness.
      - Honore de Balzac

To lese-majeste and contempt of court, we must add the crime of lese-million, that fearful indignity we visit on the rich when we expose the impotence of gold.
      - Honore de Balzac

True lovers know how trifling a thing is money yet how difficult to blend with love!
      - Honore de Balzac

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.
      - P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum

We must learn that competence is better than extravagance, that worth is better than wealth, that the golden calf we have worshiped has no more brains than that one of old which the Hebrews worshiped. So beware of money and of money's worth as the supreme passion of the mind. Beware of the craving for enormous acquisition.
      - Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
      - Mrs. Aphra (Afra or Aphara or Ayfara) Johnson Behn

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
      - Arnold Bennett (Enoch Arnold Bennett)

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. VII, v. 12)

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. X, v. 19)

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach:
  Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
    One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
      (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
      - Bible, I Timothy (ch. III, v. 2-5)

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
      - Bible, I Timothy (ch. VI, v. 10)

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
      - Josh Billings (pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw)

The sinews of business (or state).
      - Bion of Smyrna,
        in "Life of Bion" by Diogenes Laertius, bk. IV, ch. VII, sec. 3

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

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
      - Humphrey Bogart

Money is a good servant, but a dangerous master.
      - Dominique Bouhours

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known--that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
      - Norman O. Brown


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