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).)
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).)
... 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.)