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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

It costs a lot of money to be rich.

—Peter Boyle, 2002

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

—Norman O. Brown, 1959

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

—James J. Cramer, 2006

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

—Alexandre Dumas, 1857

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

—J. Paul Getty

Only the little people pay taxes.

—Leona Helmsley, 1989

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

—George Herbert, 1640

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, not morality, is the principle of commercial nations.

—Thomas Jefferson

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

—Samuel Johnson, 1776