Quotations About / On: MONEY

  • 71.
    We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1936). Epifania, in The Millionairess, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 6, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1973).)
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  • 72.
    The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sketches by Boz, ch. 5, p. 29 (1836).)
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  • 73.
    Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
    (John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), British economist. "The Future," Essays in Persuasion (1931).)
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  • 74.
    People will no more advance their civility to a bear, than their money to a bankrupt.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 25, 1753, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 36, London (1774).)
  • 75.
    Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
    (Martin Amis (b. 1949), British author. Einstein's Monsters, introduction (1987).)
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  • 76.
    ...Fielding lived when the days were longer (for time, like money, is measured by our needs).
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 15, 1871-1872. Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was an important British novelist.)
  • 77.
    The American Dream is really money.
    (Jill Robinson (b. 1936), U.S. novelist. As quoted in American Dreams, part 1, by Studs Terkel (1980). The daughter of movie producer Dore Schary, Robinson had grown up rich in Hollywood.)
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  • 78.
    Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
    (Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Gilbert Osmond, in The Portrait of a Lady, ch. 35 (1881). Speaking of Isabel Archer's fortune.)
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  • 79.
    ... money trials are not the hardest, and somehow or other, they are always overcome.
    (Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 15 (1913). Recalling a period of severe economic stress when she had six young children; serious illnesses were afflicting the family; her husband's employment was uncertain; and Texas, where they were living, was being rent by the Civil War.)
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  • 80.
    Books are the money of literature, but only the counters of Science.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #102, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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