Richness and Money

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity in the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

Thomas Jefferson letter to John Taylor
Thomas Jefferson letter to John Taylor

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I sincerely believe [...] that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."

Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor)
Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor)

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One of the most difficult tasks in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The way to stop financial joy-riding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile."

Woodrow T. Wilson
Woodrow T. Wilson "Wit and Wisdom of Woodrow Wilson"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The rich are never as possessed by their riches as the poor are by their poverty."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you stop chasing money, it stops running away."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Money doesn't like fools but fools love money."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 2.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."

Chamfort
Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Money certainly brings out the best in you, doesn't it?"

Mark Hanna
Mark Hanna "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It's not money that brings happiness, it's lots of money."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour."

Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope "The Belton Estate"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die."

Sartre-Jean-Paul
Sartre-Jean-Paul "The Devil and the Good Lord"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher."


Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. "

Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith "Dreamthorp: Essays Written In The Country"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "The Hessian Messenger"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, Second Series"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Israel Potter"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sex is like money; only too much is enough."

John Updike
John Updike "Couples"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money is to give him some."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Heartbreak House"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Collected Letters"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it."


Rating: 5.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Money is a poor man's credit card."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich."

Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich "Marlene Dietrich's ABC"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Moby-Dick"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood."

Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler "A Coffin for Dimitrios"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?"


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is."

Jean Anouilh
Jean Anouilh "The Lark"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)