Money will never make you happy and happy will never make you money. That may be a wise crack, but I doubt it.
(Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, as the Florida hotel owner explains value of money to bellboys he is trying not to pay (1929).
Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.)
The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.
(Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886), U.S. president. Ed. James D. Richardson, Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. 8 (1897); veto message of Rivers and Harbor Bill (1882). Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur, ch. 15, Thomas C. Reeves (1975).)
Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as luxury, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.
(Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935), U.S. essayist, editor. Money and Class in America, ch. 4 (1988).)