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Wallets are the fabricated items into which we put our fabricated money, which most people believe to be their possession of the realest value. Terri Guillemets

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober. Logan Pearsall Smith

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw

If the nation’s economists were laid end to end, they would point in all directions. Arthur H. Motley

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. Andy Warhol

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. Margaret Walker

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. Kinky Friedman

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. From a Washington Post word contest

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

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

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Satchel Paige

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Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head. A. R. Rahman

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham

By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. Author Unknown

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When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. Wayne Dyer

Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness. Muhammad Yunus

Allah says in the Qur’an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It’s who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I’m a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He’s better than me. It’s about knowledge. Hakeem Olajuwon

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will benefit about 28 million workers across the country. And it will help businesses, too – raising the wage will put more money in people’s pockets, which they will pump back into the economy by spending it on goods and services in their communities. Thomas Perez

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. Moliere

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The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. Mad Magazine

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

No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back. Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Money is a needful and precious thing—and, when well used, a noble thing—but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace. Louisa May Alcott

There are no pockets in a shroud. Author Unknown

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My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. Steve Jobs

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. Warren Buffett

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. Albert Einstein

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. Barack Obama

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Money doesn’t talk, it swears. Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. Author Unknown

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi Berra

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

Do not value money for any more nor any less than its worth; it is a good servant but a bad master. Alexandre Dumas fils, Camille, 1852

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Greed is not a financial issue. It’s a heart issue. Andy Stanley

My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don’t be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA. David Suzuki

My motivation has always been to do technology apps and companies, not making money. Just because the money’s come, nothing’s changed. Nick D’Aloisio

I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense. Coretta Scott King

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. Will Rogers

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Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. Michael Leboeuf

There are people who have money and people who are rich. Coco Chanel

This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. Douglas Adams

I would fulfill my wildest dream of material possessions, that I might hear my soul wailing through marble halls. Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912

The “line of beauty” is a curve something like the letter S, but it attracts more attention when it has a parallel line drawn through it, thus—$. Mary Wilson Little, Reveries of a Paragrapher, 1897

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Never spend your money before you have earned it. Thomas Jefferson

We have the best government that money can buy. Mark Twain

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. Walt Disney

Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal… I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up. Christopher McCandless

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. Moliere

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We all know how the size of sums of money appears to vary in a remarkable way according as they are being paid in or paid out. Julian Huxley

A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to you than the ninety and nine which you had to work for, and money won at faro or in stocks snuggles into your heart in the same way. Mark Twain

It is natural that affluence should be followed by influence. Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. Logan Pearsall Smith

A woman’s mink coat represents the sacrifice of a lot of little animals, including her husband. Mignon McLaughlin

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

Money coming in says I’ve made the right marketing decisions. Adam Osborne

Words are the money of fools. Thomas Hobbes

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. Richard M. DeVos

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. Mother Teresa

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Life shouldn’t be printed on dollar bills. Clifford Odets

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

A full purse makes disagreeable men, and even knaves, tolerable in society. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915)

Mammon, n.: The god of the world’s leading religion. Ambrose Bierce

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. George Horace Lorimer

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Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that. Imran Khan

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money. Margaret Thatcher

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial. Frank Dane

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets. John D. Rockefeller

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. Donald Trump

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Those who believe money can do everything are frequently prepared to do everything for money. Author Unknown

I hire tea by the tea bag. Martin Amis, on renting the essentials of life after breaking up with a lover, Money: A Suicide Note (Thanks to for verifying the details of the source.)

Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1857

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Henry Ford

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The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination. Alan Watts

It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be. Richard Branson

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. Thomas Jefferson

It’s impossible to change the social without changing the personal – you have to put your money where your mouth is. And if you’re not making those challenges at home, it’s unlikely you’ll make them in a larger setting. Carrie Mae Weems

In Britain, the idea one could go from blue-collar beginnings to the university was so far out, it was quite unthinkable. I took a variety of jobs to pay for tuition – from ice-cream salesman to night-club bouncer. Whatever earned the most money in the least time. Norman Foster

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People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage. Doug Larson

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

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another. Voltaire

Try paying the bills with love. The idea I am trying to espouse is that you can have both love and money, and be rich and generous. T. Harv Eker

Few are aware that they want any thing, except pounds schillings and pence. Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

I wish I’d said it first, and I don’t even know who did: The only problems that money can solve are money problems. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

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He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends. William Shakespeare

Every one, even the richest and most munificent of men, pays much by cheque more light-heartedly than he pays little in specie. Max Beerbohm

If inflation continues to soar, you’re going to have to work like a dog just to live like one. George Gobel

I once met an economist who believed that everything was fungible for money, so I suggested he enclose himself in a large bell-jar with as much money as he wanted and see how long he lasted. Amory Lovins

Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with goods and services. Albert Jay Nock

Money is nothing more than arrogance on paper. Hunter Brinkmeier

I’ve had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money. Joseph P. Kennedy

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing. Joseph de Maistre

I don’t blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to ’em? More power to ’em. Yogi Berra