January 21: U.S. Presidents

January 21
U.S. Presidents

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
~President Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is . . . an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents . . . . The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy.
~President Thomas Jefferson (1762–1826), primary author of the Declaration of Independence; American 3rd U.S. President (1801–09).

I don’t take a dime of their [lobbyists’] money, and when I am President, they won’t find a job in my White House.
~Barack Obama

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January 20: Napoleon Hill

January 20
Napoleon Hill

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
~Napoleon Hill

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
~Napoleon Hill

First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
~Napoleon Hill

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
~Napoleon Hill

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
~Napoleon Hill

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January 19: Benjamin Franklin

January 19
Benjamin Franklin


One today is worth two tomorrows.

~Benjamin Franklin



Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

~Benjamin Franklin


54.          Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

~Benjamin Franklin


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January 18: From the Movies

January 18
From the Movies



Paula Abagnale: Just tell me how much he owes and I’ll pay you back.

Carl Hanratty: So far, it’s about 1.3 million dollars.

~Catch Me If You Can (2002)


Molly: That could be your savings account.

Bridget Cardigan: I don’t think so. It has money in it.

~Mad Money (2008)



Bridget Cardigan: Every woman should keep a little mad money tucked away, just in case.

Jackie Truman: Do you use mad money when you go mad, or when you get mad?

~Mad Money (2008)Money Matters.05b

January 17: Holy Bible

January 17
Holy Bible


For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.

~Jeremiah 17:8


For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”

~1 Timothy 5:18


Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

~Philippians 4:8 (ESV)Money Matters.05b

January 16: Goals

January 16

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (ESV)

My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.
~Michael Robert Milken (born 1946), American business magnate, financier, and philanthropist noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds.

I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life: make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.
~Jack Canfield (born 1944), American motivational speaker and author best known as the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series

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January 16: Goals

January 16


And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 (ESV)



My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.

~Michael Robert Milken (born 1946), American business magnate, financier, and philanthropist noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds.



I teach something called The Law of Probabilities, which says the more things you try, the more likely one of them will work. The more books you read, the more likely one of them will have an answer to a question that could solve the major problems of your life: make you wealthier, solve a health problem, whatever it might be.

~Jack Canfield (born 1944), American motivational speaker and author best known as the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series

January 15: Risk

January 15

That will be $1.5 million, please. I’ll take it in cash, check or a transfer. I’m not greedy. I just want my half.
~Charlie Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

Rich people, they’re different from you and me. Well, for one thing, they’ve got a lot more money.
~Bobby Fain, A Perfect Murder (1998)

You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
~Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)

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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 13: Celebrities

January 13

When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.
~Nick Arnette

Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won’t be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.
~Henny Youngman (originally German surname Junggman) (1906 – 1998), British-born American comedian and violinist famous for “one-liners,” short, simple jokes usually delivered rapid-fire. His best known one-liner was “Take my wife—please.”

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
~Lane Kirkland (1922 – 1999), United States labor union leader who served as President of the AFL-CIO for more than 16 years

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