If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
~Henry Ford (1863–1947), American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy.
We all know how the size of sums of money appears to vary in a remarkable way according as they are being paid in or paid out.
~Julian Huxley, Essays of a Biologist (1923)
Wealth is the product of energy times intelligence: energy turned into artifacts that advantage human life.
~Richard Buckminster Fuller. Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895–1983) was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.
The basic principle of turning ideas into big money is to seize every money-building idea and work with it until the idea fits your purpose, decide on the steps needed to make it work, and then proceed to do it as soon as possible.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. They imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though they weren’t rich, because in a generous America you don’t have to be rich to achieve your potential.
We have profoundly forgotten everywhere that Cash-payment is not the sole relation of human beings.
There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
~Robert Graves. Robert von Ranke Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves and most commonly Robert Graves) (1895–1985) was an English poet, scholar / translator / writer of antiquity specializing in Classical Greece and Rome, and novelist.
Women prefer men who have something tender about them–especially the legal kind.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
I learned to embrace risk, as long as it was well thought out and, in a worst-case scenario, I’d still land on my feet.
You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.
~Michael LeBoeuf, American business author and former management professor at the University of New Orleans.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
~Coco Chanel. Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel (1883–1971) was an influential French fashion designer, founder of the famous brand Chanel.
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 Arthur Baldwin (1924 – 1987), American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Baldwin’s essays, such as the collection Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions with personal identity, assumptions, uncertainties, yearning, and questing. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976).
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
~Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran, 1883–1931), Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.
He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
~Horace. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 B.C.–8 B.C.), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.
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.