Quotations About / On:
What's worth doing is worth doing for money.
(Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter, and Oliver Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987).)
The passion for money is never fickle.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Well, they hired the money, didn't they?
(Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Comment, 1925. Quoted in The Wit and Wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, ed. John H. McKee (1933).
On a proposal to restructure European war debts. In They Never Said It (Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George, 1989), it is noted that Coolidge's biographer, Claud M. Fuess, failed to find any evidence that Coolidge spoke these words, though his wife observed, "I don't know whether he said it, but it is just what he might have said.")
Geological time is not money.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 942, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
There were few who preferred honor to money.
(Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, XVI.)
Without money honor is merely a disease.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French dramatist. Petit Jean, in Les Plaideurs, act 1, sc. 1 (1669).)
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
(Claus, Sir Moser (b. 1922), German-born-British academic, Warden of Wadham College, Oxford. Daily Telegraph (London, August 21, 1990).)
Greedy of praise, lavish of money.
(Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, VII.)
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.)