And again I say unto you, It
is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a
rich man to enter into the king-
dom of God.
Matthew 19:24, King James Version
For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
For the love of money is
the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have
erred from the faith, and
pierced themselves through
with many sorrows.
Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
A consultant is a person who takes your money and annoys your employees while tirelessly searching for the best way to extend the consulting contract.
Good advertising can make people buy your product even if it sucks ... A dollar spent on brainwashing is more cost-effective than a dollar spent on product improvement.
Nothing defines human beings better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
A stockbroker is someone who takes all your money and invests it until it's gone.
[Accountancy is] a profession whose idea of excitement is sharpening a bundle of No. 2 pencils.
Another day another dollar.
Getting money is like digging with a needle; spending it is like water soaking into sand.
Never marry for money, but marry where money is.
The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
Any one can get angry - that is easy - or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy.
There are two things people want more than sex and money - recognition and praise.
Every banker knows that if he has to prove that he is worthy of credit, however good may be his arguments, in fact his credit is gone.
The largest profits go to those businesses which most devotedly follow a policy of insisting on a competitive advantage, no matter how small, for every product or service they market.
Fame is failure disguised as money.
Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
There is no cure for this disease.
Retirement is an illusion. Not a reward but a mantrap. The bankrupt underside of success. A shortcut to death. Golf courses are too much like cemetries.
The only way many companies can attract and keep the best people is by offering them more than merely money or prestige - they offer them the chance to make history.
Accounting issues did not cause Enron's stock price to fall - its failed business model did.
Under current law, on January 1st, 2013, there is going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
When money talks, few are deaf.
Congratulations offer more potential than cash. The amount of available cash is limited, but managers have an unlimited supply of congratulations. It's important to pay people fairly, but managers also should heap on congratulations and feed people's souls.
Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
He is rich who hath enough to be charitable.
The shortest and the best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.
I don't pay attention to what the stock does. If the business does well, the stock eventually follows.
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
The true investor welcomes volatility ... a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses.
The truly big investment idea can usually be explained in a short paragraph. We like a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people. When these attributes exist, and when we can make purchases at sensible prices, it is hard to go wrong.
Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from people who take the subway.
Your goal as an investor ... to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily-understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher ... years from now. Over time, you will find only a few companies that meet these standards - so when you see one ... buy a meaningful amount of stock.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Money is dead men's bones and dead men's souls. The money that men make lives after them.
Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
The sinews of war: unlimited money.
Too many companies, especially large ones, are driven more and more narrowly by the need to ensure that investors get good quarterly returns and to justify executives' high salaries. Too often, this means that they view most employees as costs.
The art of taxation consists in plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
The more we ask, the more we have.
And, it is fair enough: asking is not always easy.
And it is said to be hard to accept ...
So no wonder we have so little.
Accountants and market researchers may be brilliant at examining and analysing facts about the past, but they have no forward vision.
Not a penny off the pay; not a minute on the day.
Money, it has been said, has two properties. It is flat so that it can be piled up. But it is also round so that it can circulate.
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
A fair day's wage for a fair day's work.
We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home, and the most to institutionalize him.
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
There are many excuses for the persons who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others they mistook the sign for the thing signified.
How easy it is for a man to die rich, if he will but be contented to live miserable.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
There are only two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money away from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Remember that time is money.
Those who invest only to get rich will fail. Those who invest to help others will probably succeed.
The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells.
Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.... And when you realize the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
I buy when other people are selling.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
Money talks, they say. All it ever said to me wasgoodbye.
Greed is even more contagious than fear.
Globalization is an opportunity. Well managed, it will help drive forward efforts to build prosperity and eliminate poverty. Badly managed it will increase the divide between rich and poor.
Accountants are the witch-doctors of the modern world and willing to turn their hands to any kind of magic.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support, and opens the way to wealth, honor, and happiness.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
In civilised society, personal merit will not serve you so much as money will. Sir, you may make the experiment. Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you the most.
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and ... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
Too often our Washington reflex is to discover a problem and then throw money at it, hoping it will somehow go away.
The man who whispers down a well
About the goods he has to sell
Will not make as many dollars
As the man who climbs the tree and hollers!
If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
Except for the con men borrowing money they shouldn't get and the widows who have to visit with the handsome young men in the trust department, no sane person ever enjoyed visiting a bank.
To mistake money for wealth, is the same sort of error as to mistake the highway which may be the easiest way of getting to your house or lands, for the house and lands themselves.
Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Restaurants have this in common with ladies: the best are often not the most enjoyable, nor the grandest the most friendly, and the pleasures of the evening are frequently spoiled by the writing of an exorbitant cheque.
Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
I do not really understand the stock market.
You don't need to interpret the tea leaves stuck in a cup to understand that people who work sitting down get paid more than those people who work standing up.
A credit card is a money tool, not a supplement to money. The failure to make this distinction has 'supplemented' many a poor soul right into bankruptcy.
Better mankind born without mouths and stomachs than always to worry about money to buy, to shop, to fix, to cook, to wash, to clean.
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she's there, but nobody wants to talk about her.
I doubt if there is any occupation which is more consistently and unfairly demeaned, degraded, denounced, and deplored than banking.
There is no fixed road to wealth, and goods do not stay with the same master forever.
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber, and as deadly as a hit man.
A banker is a man who lends another man the money of a third man.
Behind all its global responsibilities and impersonal style banking is still apeople business... it may be the most personal business of all for it always depends on the original concept of credit, meaning trust.
Profits are the lifeblood of the economic system, the magic elixir upon which progress and all good things depend ultimately. But one man's lifeblood is another man's cancer.
The consumer, so it is said, is the king ... each is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done.
Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
You can never be an entrepreneur if you're afraid to lose money. It's like being a pilot who is afraid of bad weather.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; the same is true of fame.
He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.
He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends.
The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth - all that is illusion.
Money isn't what motivates entrepreneurs; it is acknowledgement - a craving for your ideas to be acknowledged.
Financial markets ... resent any kind of government interference but they hold a belief deep down that if conditions get really tough the authorities will step in.
The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right. I take the opposite position. I assume that markets are always wrong.
You see yourself as a good product that sits on a shelf and sells well, and people make a lot of money out of you.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
The accountants have told me that I can have one foot in Jersey, my left earlobe in the Isle of Man, and my right foot in Zurich and pay little or no tax, but ... I will not be running away to the South of France.
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.
Debt is the slavery of the free.
Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.
Money alone sets all the world in motion.
The poor man is ruined as soon as he begins to ape the rich.
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
When reason rules, money is a blessing.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
Pennies don't fall from heaven. They have to be earned on earth.
If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?
No manufacturing company will ever do well if they are concerned only with calculating profits.
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Simple rules for saving money: To save half, when you are fired by an eager impulse to contribute to charity, wait, and count to forty. To save three-quarters, count sixty. To save it all, count sixty-five.
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
It's one of life's ironies that the more you can prove that you don't need a loan, the better your chances usually are of getting one. This is especially true for start-up businesses.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
I give you my love
More precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other
As long as we live?
Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know that it is.
Carpe per diem.
Seize the check.
One man's wage increase is another man's price increase.
The most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family ... It is great to attain wealth, but money is really just one way - and hardly the best way - to keep score.
Money sometimes makes fools of important persons, but it may also make important persons of fools.
If money is your motivation, forget it.
Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.