Don’t be alarmed, but tax day is coming! That sad and inevitable fact has got me reviewing my budget and thinking about money.
“Money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry, in this world. How much money did the devil make by gulling Eve?” ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville
“Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.” ~ Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
“Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!” ~ Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. ~ Erewhon by Samuel Butler
I have learned one thing, my friend ‘one can get nearly everything with money. It is the hidden machinery which makes the world of success go round. With brains, you say? Yes, money and brains, but without the money brains seldom win alone. ~ No Defense by Gilbert Parker
More Quotes About Money From Literature
Today I added new quotes to the database. This brings the collection to 2,259, sourced quotes from literature. Will 2013 be the year that the collection grows to 3,000 quotes? Here’s hoping! If you’d like to help make that happen, feel free to contribute a quote. In the meantime, here are my favorite quotes from the new batch.
Scattered wits take a long time picking up. ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
That which is loved may pass, but love hath no end. ~ Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker
Wit is always at the elbow of want. ~ No Defense by Gilbert Parker