It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
~Groucho Marx. Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (1890–1977) was an American comedian and film star famed as a master of wit.
Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.
~Frank Dane, British actor of the silent era
Money is a headache, and money is the cure.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
~Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1973). Robert Anson Heinlein (1907 – 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of science fiction of the 20th Century.
Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
~Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1973)
The future is called perhaps, which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
~Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957
Knew where they went—
They went to God’s Right Hand—
That Hand is amputated now
And God cannot be found—
The abdication of Belief
Makes the Behavior small—
Better an ignis fatuus
Than no illume at all—
(Feb. 12, 1809–April 15, 1865)
Obedient to Father God’s command,
Aware that I am dust and ashes borne
Through space at speeds I cannot comprehend,
I ask the Holy Spirit to relate
Through me, a sinner saved by grace not works,
How God has moved through history in men
And women who were individuals
With courage and resolve to follow Him.
For wisdom is to let God lead and love,
As Dante welcomed God’s control and grace,
And Milton called the Spirit as his guide,
And if another has a higher art
In any language known on Planet Earth
Or in the voids that humans overcome,
Let there be light upon his worth and works,
Let him reflect the glory of the Lord,
Who made the heavens and the earth, produced
The man from dust of ground, and made a soul
That lived by breathing in his nostrils breath
Of life, that he could be a friend of God.
How character is formed is mystery
To us who look from outside in, at acts
Instead of soul and spirit, though by words
And actions men express their inner springs.
With outward signs historians must be
Content, and poets may surmise the words
And thoughts which records fail to show, until
The day when all’s revealed, the veil’s removed,
The Bride of Christ is face to face with God.
For wisdom is to know the will of God
And follow it in truth and holiness,
In love that sacrifices selfish gain,
As character is formed in that pursuit.
The Denver Post may have been on to more than it realized when it reported, “the former Deputy Attorney General said the bar has never been so successful in serving the poor.”
A lawyer and a physician had a dispute over precedence. They referred it to Diogenes, who gave it in favor of the lawyer as follows: “Let the thief go first, and the executioner follow.”
Diogenes went to look for an honest lawyer. “How’s it going?” someone asked. “Not too bad,” answered Diogenes. “I still have my lantern.”