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

—Samuel Johnson, 1776

Money is mourned with deeper sorrow than friends or kindred.

—Juvenal, 128

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

—Dorothy Parker

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

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

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

—J. Paul Getty

Money, not morality, is the principle of commercial nations.

—Thomas Jefferson

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

—George Herbert, 1640

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

—Roger L’Estrange, 1692

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

It costs a lot of money to be rich.

—Peter Boyle, 2002