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                         Cash, Wealth and Riches

                               1. Essence

    1994       Money is just what we use to keep tally.                    

                                                       Henry Ford (1863-1947)

    1995       Money is the god of our time.                               

                                                            Heine (1797-1856)

    1996       Money is human happiness in the abstract.                   

                                                     Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

    1997       Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.            

                                                         Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

    1998       Riches are the savings of many in the hands of one.         

                                                      Eugene Debs (1855-1926)

    1999       A foundation is a large body of money                       
               completely surrounded by people who want some.              

                                                 Dwight MacDonald (1906-1982)

    2000       Money is the poor people's credit card.                     

                                                 Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

                             2. Opposites

    2001       A light purse is a heavy curse.                             

                                                         Franklin (1706-1790)
                                                       Poor Richard's Almanac

    2002       Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.        

                                                     P. T. Barnum (1810-1891)

    2003       With money one may command devils;                          
               without it one cannot even summon a man.                    

                                                              Chinese Proverb

    2004       If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free;        
               if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.              

                                                            Burke (1729-1797)

    2005       To have money is to be virtuous, honest, beautiful and      
               witty.  And to be without it is to be ugly, boring, stupid  
               and useless.                                                

                                                   Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944)

    2006       Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil,   
               the sum of blessings.                                       

                                                    Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

    2007       Money is a singular thing.  It ranks with love as man's     
               greatest source of joy.  And with death as his greatest     
               source of anxiety.                                          

                                             John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    2008       Rich people are just poor people with money.                

                                                           Sister Mary Tricky

    2009       You can live well if you're rich and you can live well if   
               you're poor, but if you're poor, it's much cheaper.         

                                                      Andrew Tobias (b. 1947)

    2010       If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace,  
               no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you  
               dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant  

                                                              Chinese Proverb
                                "Quotable Business," edited by Louis E. Boone

    2011       Poor people have more fun than rich people, they say.       
               But I notice it's the rich people who keep saying it.       

                                                          Jack Paar (b. 1918)

    2012       Not he who has little, but he who wishes more, is poor.     

                                                      Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)

    2013       It isn't enough for you to love money - it's also necessary 
               that money should love you.                                 

                                                 Baron Rothschild (1840-1915)

    2014       Money is like promises - easier made than kept.             

                                                    Josh Billings (1815-1885)
                                                     Josh Billings:  His Book

    2015       Getting money is like digging with a needle.                
               Spending it is like water soaking into sand.                

                                                             Japanese Proverb

    2016       To acquire wealth is not easy, yet to keep it is even more  
               difficult... It is said that wealth is like a viper which is
               harmless if a man know how to take hold of it; but, if he   
               does not, it will twine around his hand and bite him.       

                                                             Frank K. Houston

    2017       Money - in its absence we are coarse;                       
                       in its presence we are vulgar.                      

                                                  Mignon McLaughlin (b. 1918)

    2018       The trouble with today's economy is that when a man is rich,
               it's all on paper.  When he's broke, it's cash.             

                                                                  Sam Marconi

    2019       Gresham's Law:  Bad money drives out good money.            

                                                   Thomas Gresham (1519-1579)

    2020       Money is always there but the pockets change;               
               it is not in the same pockets after a change,               
               and that is all there is to say about money.                

                                                   Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

                               3. Insight

    2021       Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.      

                                                         Franklin (1706-1790)

    2022       A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.       

                                                      Mohammed (570-632 A.D.)

    2023       People's wealth and worth are very rarely related.          

                                                   Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990)

    2024       Money has little value to its possessor unless it also has  
               value to others.                                            

                                                  Leland Stanford (1824-1893)

    2025       The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in 
               a world in which it is overestimated.                       

                                                    H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

    2026       The only people who claim that money is not important are   
               people who have enough money so that they are relieved of   
               the ugly burden of thinking about it.                       

                                                  Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    2027       Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex.  You thought of 
               nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other     
               things if you did.                                          

                                                    James Baldwin (1924-1987)

    2028       To rail at money, to wax indignant against it, is silly.    
               Money is nothing; its power is purely symbolical.  Money is 
               the sign of liberty.  To curse money is to curse liberty -  
               to curse life, which is nothing, if it be not free.         

                                                 Remy de Gourmont (1858-1915)

    2029       Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.    

                                                       Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
                                                                    The Rover

    2030       Money is an article which may be used as a universal        
               passport to everywhere except Heaven, and as a universal    
               provider of everything but happiness.                       

                                                          Wall Street Journal

    2031       Money can't buy happiness but it will get you a better class
               of memories.                                                

                                                    Ronald Reagan (born 1911)

    2032       Just pretending to be rich keeps some people poor.          


    2033       If you can actually count your money, then you are not      
               really a rich man.                                          

                                                    J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

    2034       Life is short and so is money.                              

                                                   Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

    2035       The injury of prodigality leads to this, that he that will  
               not economize will have to agonize.                         

                                                     Confucius (B.C. 551-479)

    2036       Money is round.  It rolls away.                             

                                                  Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)

    2037       Money is flat and meant to be piled up.                     

                                                             Scottish Proverb

    2038       I've never been poor, only broke.  Being poor is a frame of 
               mind.  Being broke is only a temporary situation.           

                                                        Mike Todd (1907-1958)

    2039       It is not the volume of money but the activity of money that

                                                            W. Bourke Cockran

    2040       I do everything for a reason, most of the time the reason is

                                                        Suzy Parker (b. 1933)

    2041       Money is of no value; it cannot spend itself.               
               All depends on the skill of the spender.                    

                                                          Emerson (1803-1882)
                                                           The Young American

    2042       Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a
               large research staff to study the problem.                  

                                                     Bill Vaughan (1915-1977)

    2043       Whoever said money can't buy happiness                      
               didn't know where to shop.                                  

                                                   Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

    2044       Money alone is only a means; it presupposes a man to use it.
               The rich man can go where he pleases, but perhaps please    
               himself nowhere.  He can buy a library or visit the whole   
               world, but perhaps has neither patience to read nor         
               intelligence to see... The purse may be full and the heart  
               empty.  He may have gained the world and lost himself; and  
               with all his wealth around him... he may live as blank a    
               life as any tattered ditcher.                               

                                           Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

    2045       Where money talks, there are few interruptions.             

                                                Herbert V. Prochnow (b. 1897)

    2046       That money talks                                            
               I'll not deny,                                              
               I heard it once:                                            
               It said, "Goodbye."                                         

                                                   Richard Armour (1906-1989)

    2047       Lampis the shipowner, on being asked how he acquired his    
               great wealth, replied, "My great wealth was acquired with no
               difficulty, but my small wealth, my first gains, with much  

                                                   Epictetus (c. 55-135 A.D.)

                              4. Positive

    2048       There is no fortress so strong that money cannot take it.   

                                                          Cicero (B.C. 106-4)

    2049       No man will take counsel, but every man will take money;    
               therefore, money is better than counsel.                    

                                                            Swift (1667-1745)

    2050       Money alone sets all the world in motion.                   

                                                Publilius Syrus (fl. B.C. 42)

    2051       The sovereign queen of all delights -                       
               for her the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.              

                                                Richard Barnfield (1574-1627)

    2052       Bing Crosby was asked by a TV interviewer why he had such a 
               calm, unruffled demeanor.  Reaching into his pocket, Bing   
               pulled out a tremendous wad of bills.  "That helps!" he     

                                                      Bing Crosby (1903-1977)

    2053       With money in your pocket, you are wise, and you are        
               handsome, and you sing well too.                            

                                                               Jewish Proverb

    2054       Saving is a very fine thing.  Especially when your parents  
               have done it for you.                                       

                                            Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

    2055       You never find people laboring to convince you that you may 
               live very happily upon a plentiful income.                  

                                                          Johnson (1709-1784)

    2056       Money can't buy happiness... But then, happiness can't buy  
               government-insured C.D.'s                                   

                                                                David Addison

    2057       I'm tired of Love,                                          
               I'm still more tired of Rhyme,                              
               But money gives me pleasure                                 
               all the time.                                               

                                                   Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

    2058       I've been rich and I've been poor; rich is better.          

                                                   Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) 

    2059       Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which     
               millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.    

                                                        Rex Stout (1866-1975)

    2060       Money is the only substance which can keep a cold world from
               nicknaming a citizen "Hey, you!"                            

                                                    Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

    2061       Nouveau is Better than No Riche at All.                     

                                                                Monsieur Marc

    2062       Riches cover a multitude of woes.                           

                                                      Menander (B.C. 342-291)
                                                                  Fragment 90

    2063       The use of money is all the advantage there is in having    

                                                         Franklin (1706-1790)

    2064       Nothing links man to man like the frequent passage from hand
               to hand of cash.                                            

                                                   Walter Sickert (1860-1942)

    2065       If all the rich men in the world divided up their money     
               amongst themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go round.   

                                                              Christina Stead
                                    Quoted in "Money Talks" by Robert W. Kent

    2066       Most of the rich people I've known have been fairly         

                                                  Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

    2067       There is a burden of care in getting riches;                
               fear in keeping them; temptation in using them;             
               guilt in abusing them, sorrow in losing them;               
               and a burden of account at last to be given concerning them.

                                                    Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

                               5. Negative

    2068       If a man runs after money, he's money-mad; if he keeps it,  
               he's a capitalist; if he spends it, he's a playboy; if he   
               doesn't get it, he's a ne'er-do-well; if he doesn't try to  
               get it, he lacks ambition.  If he gets it without working   
               for it, he's a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a   
               lifetime of hard work, people call him a fool who never got 
               anything out of life.                                       

                                                       Vic Oliver (1898-1964)

    2069       Worldly riches are like nuts; many clothes are torn getting 
               them, many a tooth broke in cracking them, but never a belly
               filled with eating them.                                    

                                                                Ralph Venning

    2070       A man without money is like a wolf without teeth.           

                                                               French Proverb
                     "A Treasury of Business Quotations," by Michael Thomsett

    2071       The lack of money is the root of all evil.                  

                                              George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

    2072       I got what no millionaire's got, I got no money.            

                                              Gerald F. Lieberman (1923-1986)

    2073       I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by four      

                                                     Henny Youngman (b. 1906)

    2074       The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.   

                                                      John Foster (1770-1843)

    2075       One of the penalties of wealth is that the older you grow,  
               the more people there are in the world who would rather have
               you dead than alive.                                        

                                                               C.H.B. Kitchin

    2076       If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you  
               to the other world?                                         

                                                         Franklin (1706-1790)

    2077       True, you can't take it with you, but then that's not the   
               place where it comes in so handy.                           

                                                              Brendon Francis

    2078       The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them  
               worry about losing it.                                      

                                              Antoine de Rivaroli (1753-1801)

    2079       Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches,
               but they mean the riches possessed by other men.            

                                          Charles Caleb Colton (c. 1780-1832)

    2080       Money swore an oath that nobody who did not love it should  
               ever have it.                                               

                                                                Irish Proverb

    2081       Money is not an aphrodisiac; the desire it may kindle in the
               female eye is more for the cash than the carrier.           

                                                       Marya Mannes (b. 1904)

    2082       What's money?  A man is a success if he gets up in the      
               morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does    
               what he wants to.                                           

                                                          Bob Dylan (b. 1941)

    2083       It's possible to own too much.  A man with one watch knows  
               what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.

                                                         Lee Segall (b. 1905)

    2084       Many people take no care of their money till they come      
               nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with   
               their time.                                                 

                                                           Goethe (1749-1832)

    2085       Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single  
               want - the want of money.                                   

                       "Forbes Scrapbook of Thoughts on the Business of Life"

    2086       Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money 
               not scarce?                                                 

                                                          Emerson (1803-1882)
                                                                Work and Days

    2087       When a man says money can do anything, that settles it;     
               he hasn't any.                                              

                                                    Edgar W. Howe (1853-1937)

    2088       Organized crime inevitably gravitates to cash.              

                                                              Daniel Seligman

    2089       Why rob banks?  That's where the money is.                  

                                                    Willie Sutton (1901-1980)

    2090       The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your    

                                                 William De Kooning (b. 1904)

                               6. Advice

    2091       Remember, that TIME is money...Remember, that CREDIT is     
               money...Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating 
               nature...Remember this saying, THE GOOD PAYER IS LORD OF    
               ANOTHER MAN'S PURSE.  He that is known to pay punctually and
               exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any
               occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare...In    
               short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as  
               the way to market.  It depends chiefly on two words,        
               INDUSTRY and FRUGALITY; that is, waste neither TIME nor     
               MONEY, but make the best use of both.                       

                                                         Franklin (1706-1790)

    2092       Little to little added, if oft done,                        
               In small time makes a good possession.                      

                                                           Hesiod (B.C. 800?)
                                                               Works and Days

    2093       It is simple, although not easy, to become a millionaire.   
               Get a part-time job on Saturdays and do it for 10 years.    
               Then take that money and invest it at 12 percent, wait 10   
               years, and you're a millionaire.  However, most people don't
               want to give up their free time for 10 years.  I've been    
               working Saturdays since I was 16.                           

                                                     Dr. Jerry Buss (b. 1933)

    2094       Save a part of your income and begin now, for the man with a
               surplus controls circumstances and the man without a surplus
               is controlled by circumstances.                             

                                                             Henry H. Buckley

    2095       It's good to have money and the things that money can buy,  
               but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make    
               sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. 

                                                George H. Lorimer (1867-1937)

    2096       It is better to live rich than to die rich.                 

                                                          Johnson (1709-1784)

    2097       Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in     
               having few wants.                                           

                                                      Epicurus (B.C. 341-270)

    2098       Dollars do better if they are accompanied by sense.         

                                                       Earl Riney (1885-1955)

    2099       Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to 
               trust nobody.                                               

                                                  Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

    2100       Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.   

                                            Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

                           7. Poetry & Prose

    2101       Money was made not to command our will,                     
               But all our lawful pleasures to fulfill.                    
               Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey;                 
               The horse doth with the horseman run away.                  

                                                   Abraham Cowley (1618-1667)
                                         Imitations - Tenth Epistle of Horace

    2102       Can wealth give happiness?  Look round and see              
               What gay distress!  What splendid misery!                   
               Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour,                        
               The mind annihilates, and calls for more.                   

                                                            Young (1683-1765)
                                                       Love of Fame, Satire V

    2103       If happiness on wealth were built,                          
               Rich rogues might comfort find in guilt.                    
               As grows the miser's hoarded store,                         
               His fears, his wants, increase the more.                    

                                                              Gay (1688-1732)

    2104       Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never     
               large enough to cover.                                      

                                                          Emerson (1803-1882)

    2105       Why lose we life in anxious cares,                          
               To lay in hoards for future years?                          
               Can these, when tortur'd by disease,                        
               Cheer our sick hearts, or purchase ease?                    
               Can these prolong one gasp of breath,                       
               Or calm the troubled hour of death?                         

                                                              Gay (1688-1732)

    2106       To purchase heaven has gold the power?                      
               Can gold remove the mortal hour?                            
               In life can love be bought with gold?                       
               Are friendship's pleasures to be sold?                      
               No - all that's worth a wish - a thought -                  
               Fair virtue gives, unbrib'd, unbought.                      
               Cease then on trash thy hopes to bind                       
               Let nobler views engage thy mind.                           

                                                          Johnson (1709-1784)

    2107       Ill fares the land                                          
               To hastening ills a prey                                    
               When wealth accumulates                                     
               But men decay.                                              

                                                        Goldsmith (1728-1774)

    2108       Trade it may help, society extend,                          
               But lures the Pirate, and corrupts the friend:              
               It raises armies in a nation's aid,                         
               But bribes a senate, and the land's betray'd.               

                                                             Pope (1688-1744)
                                                                 Moral Essays

    2109                  If thou are rich, thou art poor;                 
               For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows,               
               Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey,                
               And death unloads thee.                                     

                                                      Shakespeare (1564-1616)
                                                Measure for Measure,  Act III

    2110       O money, money, how blindly thou hast been worshiped,       
               and how stupidly abused!                                    

                                                     Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

    2111       Never ask of money spent                                    
               Where the spender thinks it went.                           
               Nobody was ever meant                                       
               To remember or invent                                       
               What he did with every cent.                                

                                                     Robert Frost (1874-1963)
                                                   The Hardship of Accounting

    2112       I've always wonder why it's so,                             
               That money never lingers.                                   
               Now I know why it's called "dough,"                         
               It sticks to other's fingers.                               

                                                      Rolf B. White (b. 1932)

    2113       Money is honey, my little sonny,                            
               And a rich man's joke is always funny.                      

                                              Thomas Edward Brown (1830-1897)
                                                                   The Doctor

                           8. Jokes & Humor

    2114       Few of us can stand prosperity.  Another man's, I mean.     

                                                       Mark Twain (1835-1910)

    2115       I started out with nothing.  I still have most of it.       

                                                                Michael Davis
                                                               "Tonight Show"

    2116       He was so broke he couldn't even pay attention.             

                                                              American Saying

    2117       It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor,                   
               as long as you've got money.                                

                                                     Joe E. Lewis (1902-1971)

    2118       I have enough money to last me the rest of my life,         
               unless I buy something.                                     

                                                       Jackie Mason (b. 1931)

    2119       I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be    
               said to be living apart.                                    

                                                   e. e. cummings (1894-1962)

    2120       They say "money talks."  Unfortunately, when it hears my    
               name it says, "Who?"                                        


    2121       Money doesn't talk these days.  It goes without saying.     


    2122       "Just burned a hundred dollar bill."                        
               "You must be a millionaire."                                
               "Well, it's easier to burn 'em than to pay 'em."            


    2123       Some people pay their bills when due,                       
               some when they're overdue,                                  
               and some never do.                                          


    2124       Nowadays, people can be divided into three classes - the    
               Haves, the Have-Nots, and the  Have-Not-Paid-for-What-They- 

                                                      Earl Wilson (1907-1987)

    2125       The only thing I like about rich people is their money.     

                                                      Nancy Astor (1879-1964)

    2126       Keep company with the very rich and you'll end up picking up
               the check.                                                  

                                                               Stanley Walker

    2127       Money doesn't always bring happiness.  People with ten      
               million dollars are no happier than people with nine million

                                                                 Hobart Brown

    2128       George Raft earned and disposed of about ten million dollars
               in the course of his career.  "Part of the loot went for    
               gambling," he explained, "part for horses, and part for     
               women.  The rest I spent foolishly."                        

                                                      George Raft (1895-1980)

    2129       I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to   
               offer me the position.                                      

                                                       Mark Twain (1835-1910)

    2130       Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

                                                        Woody Allen (b. 1935)

    2131       A fund raiser tried to persuade Hollywood movie producer    
               Louis B.Mayer to give money to a charity.  "You know you    
               can't take it with you."                                    
                  "If I can't take it with me," said Mayer, "I won't go."  

                                                   Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957)

    2132       If the rich could hire other people to die for them,        
               the poor could make a wonderful living.                     

                                                              Yiddish Proverb

    2133       The only way to survive in today's business world is to have
               an M.B.A. - a Massive Bank Account.                         


    2134       He made his money the really old-fashioned way.             
               He inherited it.                                            

                                                              A. J. Carothers

    2135       My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net  

                                                      Errol Flynn (1909-1959)

    2136       Money isn't everything: usually it isn't even enough.       


    2137       If money is a curse, my wallet is rated G.                  


    2138       There are many in this old world of ours who hold that we   
               all get the same amount of ice.  The rich get it in summer- 
               time and the poor get it in winter.                         


    2139       Americans are getting stronger.  Twenty years ago, it took  
               two people to carry ten dollars worth of groceries.  Today, 
               a five-year-old can do it.                                  

                                                     Henny Youngman (b. 1906)

    2140       Growing up is that slow, painful transition
               from praying that your face will clear
               to praying that your check will clear.

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