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The character which results from wealth is that of a prosperous fool.

—Aristotle, c. 322 BC

Mammon, n. The god of the world’s leading religion. His chief temple is in the holy city of New York. 

—Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Whoever expects to walk peacefully in the world must be money’s guest.

—Norman O. Brown, 1959

Much money makes a country poor, for it sets a dearer price on every thing.

—George Herbert, 1640

Business? Why, it’s very simple; business is other people’s money.

—Alexandre Dumas, 1857

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

—The Bible

He that serves God for money will serve the Devil for better wages.

—Roger L’Estrange, 1692

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

—J. Paul Getty

Only the little people pay taxes.

—Leona Helmsley, 1989

No man will take counsel, but every man will take money: therefore money is better than counsel.

—Jonathan Swift, 1702

Money is mourned with deeper sorrow than friends or kindred.

—Juvenal, 128

No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.

—Samuel Johnson, 1776

Oligopoly, plutocracy, kleptocracy: All things that are good for a shareholder. 

—James J. Cramer, 2006