Quotations About / On: MONEY

  • 41.
    Time is waste of money.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young," Chameleon (London, Dec. 1894).)
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  • 42.
    Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).)
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  • 43.
    Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 93, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).)
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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    ...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.)
  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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).)
  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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