It had been justly stated by a British writer that the power to make a small piece of paper, not worth one cent, by the inscribing of a few names, to be worth a thousand dollars, was a power too high to be entrusted to the hands of mortal man.
~John C. Calhoun, speech, U.S. Senate, December 29, 1841
Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
~Sir Winston Churchill. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (1874–1965) was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for leading the United Kingdom during World War II.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1857
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
~Oscar Wilde. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.
Money can‘t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
~Spike Milligan. Terence Alan Patrick Seán “Spike” Milligan (1918−2002), comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor
Money couldn’t buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.
When you’ve got them by their wallets, their hearts and minds will follow.
If inflation continues to soar, you’re going to have to work like a dog just to live like one.
~George Gobel. George Leslie Gobel (1919–1991) was an American comedian and actor. He was best known as the star of his own weekly NBC television show, The George Gobel Show, which ran from 1954 to 1960 (the last season on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program).
I once met an economist who believed that everything was fungible for money, so I suggested he enclose himself in a large bell-jar with as much money as he wanted and see how long he lasted.
~Amory Lovins. Amory Bloch Lovins (born 1947) is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has worked in the field of energy policy and related areas for four decades. Harvard University-educated, he was named in 2009 by Time magazine one of the World’s 100 most influential people.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists and the hopes of its children.
~President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944 – 45, from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation then by deflation, the banks and the corporations will grow up around them, will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
~President Thomas Jefferson, The Debate Over The Recharter Of The Bank Bill (1809)
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.
~President James Madison