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The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
      - Kin Hubbard

The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
      - Washington Irving,
        Creole Village--In Wolfert's Roost,
        appeared in "Knickerbocker Magazine", Nov., 1836

Money, not morality, is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.
      - Thomas Jefferson

Never spend you money before you have it.
      - Thomas Jefferson

We are all slaves to the shining metal.
      - Douglas William Jerrold

A woman of fortune being used the handling of money, spends it judiciously; but a woman who gets the command of money for the first time upon her marriage, has such a gust in spending it, that she throws it away with great profusion.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Money and time, are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Money confounds subordination.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

The commodiousness of money is indeed great; but there are some advantages which money cannot buy, and which therefore no wise man will by the love of money be tempted to forego.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

That I might live alone once with my gold!
  O, 'tis a sweet companion! kind and true:
    A man may trust it when his father cheats him,
      Brother, or friend, or wife. O wondrous pelf!
        That which makes all men false, is true itself.
      - Ben Jonson

Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold,
  And almost every vice, almighty gold.
      - Ben Jonson,
        Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland

Get money; still get money, boy;
  No matter by what means.
      - Ben Jonson, Every Man in His Humour
         (act II, sc. 3)

The love of money grows as money grows.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

The smell of money is good, come whence it may. [Alluding to Vespasian's tax on ordure.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Every man's credit is proportioned to the money which he has in his chest.
  [Lat., Quantum quisque sua nummorum condit in area,
    Tantum habet et fidei.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (III, 143)

Money lost is bewailed with unfeigned tears.
  [Lat., Ploratur lacrimis amissa pecunia veris.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (XIII, 134)

The love of money grows as the money itself grows.
  [Lat., Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (XIV, 139)

In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic.
      - John Maynard Keynes

Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go,
  Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!
      - Omar Khayyam ("The Tent-Maker"),
        The Rubaiyat (st. 13),
        (FitzGerald's translation)

Money is a bottomless sea, in which honor, conscience, and truth may be drowned.
      - Eugene Arthur Kozlay (f/k/a Jeno Kozlay)

O money, money, how blindly thou hast been worshipped, and how stupidly abused! Thou are health and liberty and strength, and he that has thee may rattle his pockets at the foul fiend!
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)

Plenty of people despise money, but few know how to give it away.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Who can not pay with money, must pay with his body.
  [Lat., Luat in corpore, qui non habet in aere.]
      - Legal Maxim

Money does all things,--for it gives and it takes away; it makes honest men and knaves, fools and philosophers; and so forward, mutatis mutandis, to the end of the chapter.
      - Sir Roger L'Estrange

The plainest print cannot be read through a gold eagle.
      - Abraham Lincoln

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