The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Speech at Virginia Convention, June 20, 1788. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 11, p. 164, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
(Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 99 (1903), eds. Paul and Stanley (1909).
The epigram reappeared in Rowland, A Guide to Men, "Cymbals and Kettle-Drums" (1922).)