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It costs a lot of money to be rich.

—Peter Boyle, 2002

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

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

—Jonathan Swift, 1702

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

—Alexandre Dumas, 1857

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

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

—Aristotle, c. 322 BC

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

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

—James J. Cramer, 2006

The populace may hiss me, but when I go home and think of my money, I applaud myself.

—Horace, c. 25 BC

Nobody works as hard for his money as the man who marries it.

—Kin Hubbard

Money is mourned with deeper sorrow than friends or kindred.

—Juvenal, 128