January 14: Work

January 14

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.
~John Barrymore. John Sidney Blyth (1882 – 1942), better known as John Barrymore, was an American actor of stage and screen.

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
~George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.Money Matters.05b

January 11: Politicians

January 11

Let individuals create real wealth, empower them, create something that they can leave for their children.
~John Henry Sununu (born 1939) served as the 75th Governor of New Hampshire (1983–89) and later White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.

We still have a great amount of work to do in social development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still living on very modest means indeed. But we cannot, of course, adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the riches of some to redistribute among others. We will use completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we will ensure good economic growth.
~Vladimir Putin (born 1952), Russian politician who served as the second President of the Russian Federation. He became the President of Russia on May 7, 2012.

The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt modern civilization.
~Otto von Bismarck, German Chancellor (1815 – 1898), after Lincoln’s assassination


January 7: Songs

January 7

It’s a sacrifice working day to day
for little money just tips for pay
But it’s worth it all
just to hear them say that they care
She works hard for the money
so hard for it honey
she works hard for the money
so you better treat her right.
~Donna Summer (1948 − 2012), “She Works Hard For The Money“ (1983)

I’ve seen the future, I can‘t afford it
Tell me the truth sir, someone just bought it
Say Mr. Whispers! Here come the click of dice
Roulette and blackjacks–
gonna build us a paradise
Larger than life and twice as ugly
If we have to live there, you’ll have to drug me
~ABC, “How to be a Millionaire“ from the album How to Be a…Zillionaire! (1985)

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January 6: Humor

January 6

The trick is to stop thinking of it as “your” money.
~IRS auditor

Money doesn’t make you happy. I have $50 million, but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
~Arnold Schwarzenegger


If you marry for money, you will surely earn it.
~Ezra Bowen


January 3: Benjamin Franklin

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

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Benjamin Franklin

Remember that credit is money.
~Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), a Founding Father of the United States, was a printer, writer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

If you would like to know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
~Benjamin Franklin

Time is money.
~Benjamin Franklin

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December 21: U.S. Presidents

December 21
U.S. Presidents

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
~President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Be assured that it gives much more pain to the mind to be in debt, than to do without any article whatever which we may seem to want.
~President Thomas Jefferson (in a letter to his daughter)

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
~President Abraham Lincoln

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November 19: Benjamin Franklin

November 19
Benjamin Franklin



Women and wine, game and deceit,

Make the wealth small, and the wants great.

~Benjamin Franklin



What maintains one vice, would bring up two children.

~Benjamin Franklin



Many estates are spent in the getting.

~Benjamin Franklin

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November 18: From the Movies

November 18
From the Movies



Magna carta. Master charga.

~Priest, speaking to Johnny (Michael Keaton), Johnny Dangerously (1984)



Mother always said you were greedy.–Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy)

She meant it as a compliment.–Mortimer Duke (Don Ameche)

~Trading Places (1983)



Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million-dollar equipment, back here I can‘t even hold a job parking cars.

~John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), First Blood (1982)


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November 13: Celebrities

November 13

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

~Oprah Winfrey



Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.

~Ernie Banks



The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.

~Mario Puzo. Mario Gianluigi Puzo (1920–1999) was an American author and screenwriter. Puzo was known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969), which he co-adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1972 and 1974.


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October 30: Work

October 30

The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, for his hands refuse to work.
~Proverbs 21:25

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”
~Book of John 4:34 (ESV)

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