If you’d lose a troublesome visitor, lend him money.
~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
Plough deep, while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
~Donald Trump, The Art of the Deal (1987)
Money won’t make you happy . . . but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
~Zig Ziglar. Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (1926–2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
The second vice is lying; the first is running in debt.
Lying rides upon debt’s back.
Seven Deadly Sins
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.
Making money isn’t hard in itself. What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.
~Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
Drama and Television
Carmichael: The laws for the rich are different.
McCoy: What laws for the rich?
~Law and Order, “Merger”
Couldn’t keep a dollar if it was tied to him.
~Adam, about Joe, Bonanza
Constant dripping wears away stones.
By diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable.
From the Movies
Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.
~Fast Eddie Felson, The Color of Money (1986)
You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder–for money.
~Don Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
~Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; 1935), American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over half a century.
Be ashamed to catch yourself idle.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.