Quotations About / On: MONEY

  • 11.
    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.)
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  • 12.
    Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2, ch. 26, sct. 320 (1851).)
  • 13.
    When a fellow says, it hain't the money but the principle o' the thing, it's th' money.
    (Kin Hubbard (F. [Frank] Mckinney Hubbard) (1868-1930), U.S. humorist, journalist. Hoss Sense and Nonsense (1926).)
  • 14.
    The house came to be haunted by the unspoken phrase: There must be more money! There must be more money!
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by T. Seltzer (1928). "The Rocking-Horse Winner," The Tales of D. H. Lawrence, M. Secker (1934).)
  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
    (John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. Quoted in Lewis H. Lapham, Money and Class in America, note to ch. 8 (1988).)
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  • 17.
    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).)
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  • 18.
    Most idealistic people are skint. I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money.
    (Captain Rainbow [George Weiss] (b. 1940), British eccentric. Guardian (London, Nov. 3, 1984).)
  • 19.
    My boy ... always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.
    (Damon Runyon (1884-1946), U.S. author. Cosmopolitan (New York, Aug. 1929). Feet Samuels, in "A Very Honourable Guy," Guys and Dolls (1931).)
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  • 20.
    We must have more money, that's all there is to it. There must be more money.
    (Anthony Pélissier. The constant complaint of the spendthrift Mrs. Grahame (1949). From the short story by D.H. Lawrence.)
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