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Charles Caleb ColtonMoney is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

Somerset MaughamMoney is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Bob DylanAll the money you made will never buy back your soul.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

Aristotle OnassisIf women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

Marilyn MonroeI don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

Alan GreenspanAmateurs want to be right. Professionals want to make money.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

Groucho MarxMoney will not make you happy, and happy will not make you money.

—  Groucho Marx, 1890-1977, American comedian

Albert CamusHaving money is a way of being free of money.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Francis BaconMoney is like muck, not good except it be spread.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Aristotle OnassisAfter a point, and so on, money stops to matter, it stops being the goal, the game is all that matters.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

Francis BaconMoney is a good servant but a bad master.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Zig ZiglarMoney will buy you a bed, but not a good night's sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Dorothy ParkerSalary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and soul apart.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Pablo PicassoI’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Benjamin FranklinIf you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Karl MarxMoney is not only the object but also the fountainhead of greed.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerMoney is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete, devotes his heart entirely to money.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

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

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

H.L. MenckenWhen somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Laurence J PeterI inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Andy WarholMaking money is art. And working is art. And good business is the best art.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Oscar WildeIt is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Benjamin FranklinTime is money.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Oscar WildeWhen I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

George OrwellWithin certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

Somerset MaughamHe had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Somerset MaughamIt is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Ayn RandSo you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Ayn RandWealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Samuel JohnsonMoney 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, 1709-1784, English writer

Charles Caleb ColtonOur income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

VoltaireWhen it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

G. K. ChestertonTo be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

Robert W. SarnofFinance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

—  Robert W. Sarnof, 1918-1997, American business executive

Calvin CoolidgeProsperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Calvin CoolidgeWealth comes from industry and from the hard experience of human toil. To dissipate it in waste and extravagance is disloyalty to humanity.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Zig ZiglarMoney isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Franklin RooseveltWe know now that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

Margaret ThatcherThe problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Margaret ThatcherNo-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Karl MarxMoney is itself a product of circulation.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Bible Quotes

Epistles of PaulFor the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

—  Epistles of Paul ‐  1 Timothy 6:10

Latin Quotes

CiceroMoneys is the soul of war.

Pecunia nervus belli.

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman


Funny Quotes

Spike MilliganAll I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

—  Spike Milligan, 1918-2002, Irish comedian

Henry YoungmanI've got all the money I'll ever need. If I die by four o'clock.

—  Henry Youngman, 1906-1998, American comedian

Woody AllenMoney is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Woody AllenIf only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Yogi BerraA nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

—  Yogi Berra, 1925-2015, American baseball player & humorist

Jules RenardIf money does not make you happy, give it to me.

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

Eugene O’NeillIf dat ghost have money, I tells him never to haunt you less'n he wants to lose it!

—  Eugene O’Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright, Nobel 1936

Ancient Greek

ThucydidesWar is a matter not so much of arms as of expenditure.

Έστιν ο πόλεμος ουχ όπλων το πλέον, αλλά δαπάνης.

—  Thucydides, 460-394 BC, Ancient Greek historian

IsokratesYou cannont buy glory with money.

Δόξα δε χρημάτων ουκ ωνητή.

—  Isokrates, 436-338 BC, Ancient Greek rhetorician

MenanderIf we have money, we shall have friends.

Εάν δ’ έχωμεν χρήμαθ’, έξομεν φίλους

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)

PindarGold is the nerves of the war.

Νεύρα πολέμου χρυσός.

—  Pindar, 522-438 BC, Ancient Greek lyric poet



International proverbShrouds have no pockets.

—  International proverb

English proverbA fool and his money are soon parted.

—  English proverb

German proverbGod reigns in heaven and money on earth.

—  German proverb

English proverbHe who pays the piper calls the tune.

—  English proverb

Movie Quotes

All the PresidentFollow the money....Just follow the money.

—  from the film All the President's Men (1976)

Jerry Maguire (1996)Show me the money.

—  from the film Jerry Maguire (1996)


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