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

—Samuel Johnson, 1776

It costs a lot of money to be rich.

—Peter Boyle, 2002

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

—J. Paul Getty

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

—Aristotle, c. 322 BC

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

—George Herbert, 1640