Monday, August 22, 2011

Money, money, money, money, money

I’m a simple man without a great amount of money, nor a great desire for money, but even a cursed fool such as myself recognizes the far reaching power of money into every part of society…  And so here are some thoughts on this whole money matter from other more notable minds than myself.

“If a man runs after money, he’s money mad; if he keeps it, he’s a capitalist; if he spends it, he’s a playboy; if he doesn’t get it, he’s a never-do-well; if he doesn’t try to get it he lacks ambition.  If he gets it without working for it, he’s a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a lifetime of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.”
            -Vic Oliver

“Money is coined liberty, and so it is ten times dearer to a man who is deprived of freedom.  If money is jingling in his pocket, he is half consoled, even though he cannot spend it.”
            -Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”
            -Mark Twain

“There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.  The poor can think of nothing else.”
            -Oscar Wilde


  1. should have looked for a thoreau quote to balance things.

  2. Or a quote from Charlie Brown Christmas by Lucy.

    "If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: just send money. How about tens and twenties?"

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  4. Here's a quote from a man who was never poor,so I guess he was talking through his hat.

    "After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts"
    -Aristotle Onassis

  5. -E-, you're right I should have included Thoreau, especially since I'm currently reading Walden. (Shame on me!) So here's this from Thoreau, "Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."

    Ben and Glebe, thanks for including money quotes from other viewpoints... And Lola, you're too kind.

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