In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
~Book of Acts 20:35
Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it. Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.
All day long he is gracious and lends, and his descendants are blessed.
You see, a legitimate government can both spend and lend money into circulation, while banks can only lend significant amounts of their promissory bank notes, for they can neither give away nor spend but a tiny fraction of the money the people need. Thus, when your bankers here in England place money in circulation, there is always a debt principal to be returned and usury to be paid. The result is that you have always too little credit in circulation to give the workers full employment. You do not have too many workers, you have too little money in circulation, and that which circulates, all bears the endless burden of unpayable debt and usury.
~Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography
Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
He that by the plough would thrive,
Himself must either hold or drive.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
~Luke 14:28 (ESV)
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs.
The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
The only place “success“ comes before “work” is in the dictionary.
Money does not change men, it only unmasks them.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
~Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression
With great wealth comes great responsibility.
~Bill Gates. William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born 1955 in Seattle, Washington), American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former chief executive officer (CEO) and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen.
Money was made, not to command our will,
But all our lawful pleasure to fulfill.
Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey;
The horse doth with the horseman run away.
A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon it’s real money.
~Attributed to Sen. Everett Dirksen (1896−1969)
You reach a point where you don’t work for money.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
~Jim Rohn, American speaker and author who was famous for motivational audio programs for business and life.
Money is a poor man’s credit card.
~Marshall McLuhan (1911−1980), Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar − a professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist.
Yes! Ready money is Aladdin’s lamp.
Money, which is of very uncertain value, and sometimes has no value at all and even less.
I’ve rendered the Holy Bible in blank verse. All the books are on Kindle. I’ve written books of poetry, a children’s story, compiled a law book, and compiled books of quotations. The royalties go directly to my local church, The Bridge Church, in Carson City, Nevada.
Besides my books on amazon and kindle, I have art and photographs for sale at fineartamerica.com and zazzle.com/daysrays, and on display on flickr.