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Quotes  & Misquotes




Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen



If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch. Bill Anderson from the song "Poor Folks"



 A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Jane Austin



A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.

James Montgomery Bailey



Behind every great fortune, there is a crime. Honore de Balzac



Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.   Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary



No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach. William Cowoer 



It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society. A. Cygni 



Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. Anthony J. D'Angeio: The College Blue Book 



One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones that never have it. Finley Peter Dunne



The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. Anatole France



Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin



In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin



A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.  Robert Frost




If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.  J. Paul Getty  




Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It buys you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. Henrik Ibsen




It is neither wealth nor splendour, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.

Thomas Jefferson




The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. Jean-Paul Kauffmann




He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.  Lao Tsu




Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying. Fran Lebowitz




Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.  Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman




Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If Pm not there, I go to work. Robert Orben 




I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller 




Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs painting. Billy Rose




When the rich make war it's the poor that die. Jean-Paul Sartre 




Having nothing, nothing can he lose. William Shakespeare: Hemy VI




Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation. George Bernard Shaw





What is the matter with the poor is poverty, what is the matter with the rich is uselessness. George Bernard Shaw




I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. Mark Twain




There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde




Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. Nero Wolfe



Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

Frank Lloyd Wright




A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it.





A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.





All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.





All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score. Unknown





Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back.

Change is good, but dollars are better. Unknown





I'd rather be rich than stupid.





Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada  Unknown




Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots. Unknown




The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.





The way to make a small fortune in the commodities market is to start with a large fortune.





While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery. Unknown




Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford




Money is like an arm or leg: use it or lose it. Henry Ford




Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you are usually right .  Henry Ford



You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.  Henry Ford



It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.

Anatole France.


Everything comes to he who hustles while he waits.

Thomas Edison


"Goodness is the only investment which never fails."
-- Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and naturalist


"Tomorrow is the busiest day of the week."
-- Spanish proverb


"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
Samuel Goldwyn


"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."  -- Wayne Gretzky


"In the current market, you should have most of your money
in something fairly conservative, such as a coffee can
buried under your house. If you want to diversify, you might
consider investing in two separate coffee cans."
Dave Barry


"Last week a maître d' at an exclusive restaurant in New
York received a $16,000 tip from a Wall Street customer.
Unfortunately, today the tip was valued at only $4,000."
Conan O'Brien


"You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures."  Charles C. Noble


"You cannot escape the responsibility tomorrow by evading it today." --
Abraham Lincoln


I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told
me to quit going to those places. --
Henny Youngman


It ain't so much the things you don't know that get you
in trouble. It's the things you know that just ain't so.
--Artimus Ward, 1834-1867


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