Quotations About / On: MONEY

  • 71.
    Beggars beg to get money, not to reproach the passerby.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 72.
    Having money is just the best thing in the world.
    (Madonna [Madonna Louise Ciccione] (b. 1958), U.S. singer and actress. As quoted in People magazine, p. 74 (August 30, 1993). At the time she said this, the popular performer's worth was estimated at $100 million, and she claimed to have taken "only three brief vacations in 10 years.")
  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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).)
  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    ...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.)
  • 80.
    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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