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Nothing stings us so bitterly as the loss of money.
- Titus Livy
Nothing stings more deeply then the loss of money.
[Lat., Nec quicquam acrius quam pecuniae damnum stimulat.]
- Titus Livy, Annales (XXX, 44)
I don't like money actually, but it quiets my nerves.
- Joe Louis
Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.
- William Lowndes
A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce
The god of this world is riches, pleasure, and pride, wherewith it abuses all the creatures and gift's of God.
- Martin Luther
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air, and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up, and it cankers and breeds worms.
- George MacDonald
What can money do to console a man with a headache?
- George MacDonald
Up and down the City Road,
In and out the Eagle,
That's the way the money goes--
Pop goes the weasel!
- attributed to W.R. Mandale,
popular street song in England in the late 1850's, sung at the Grecian Theatre
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
- Groucho Marx
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
- Jackie Mason
The picklock that never fails.
- Philip Massinger
There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them.
- Mignon McLaughlin
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
- Henry Louis Mencken
Money can't buy friends but it can get you a better class of enemy.
- Spike Milligan
Money brings honor, friends, conquest, and realms.
- John Milton, Paradise Regained
(bk. II, l. 422)
The beautiful eyes of my money-box!
He speaks of it as a lover of his mistress.
[Fr., Les beaux veux de ma cassette!
Il parle d'elle comme un amant d'une maitresse.]
- Moliere (pseudonym of Jean Baptiste Poquelin),
L'Avare (V, 3)
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben
Genius scorns the power of gold: it is wrong. Gold is the war-scythe on its chariot, which mows down the millions of its foes, and gives free passage to the sun-coursers with which it leaves those heavenly fields of light for the gross battlefields of earth.
- Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Money nowadays is money; money brings office; money gains friends; everywhere the poor man is down.
[Lat., In pretio pretium nunc est; dat census honores,
Census amicitias; pauper ubique jacet.]
- Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Fasti
Covetous men need money least, yet most affect it; and prodigals, who need it most, do least regard it.
- Theodore Parker
Expenditure rises to meet income.
- C. Northcote Parkinson,
The Law and the Profits (ch. 1)
The Romans worshipped their standard; and the Roman standard happened to be an eagle. Our standard is only one tenth of an eagle,--a dollar, but we make all even by adoring it with tenfold devotion.
- Edgar Allan Poe
"Get Money, money still!
And then let virtue follow, if she will."
This, this the saving doctrine preach'd to all,
From low St. James' up to high St. Paul.
- Alexander Pope, First Book of Horace
(ep. I, l. 79)
Trade it may help, society extend,
But lures the Pirate, ant corrupts the friend:
It raises armies in a nation's aid,
But bribes a senate, and the land's betray'd.
- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
(ep. III, l. 29)
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