December 13, 2017

Money, Money, Money

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?”
— John Barrymore

“In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known — that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.”
— Norman O. Brown

“The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money — then make money with money — then make lots of money with lots of money.”
— Paul Erdman

“It is said that for money you can have everything, but you cannot. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; knowledge but not wisdom; glitter, but not beauty; fun, but not joy; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; leisure, but not peace. You can have the husk of everything for money, but not the kernel.”
— Arne Garborg

“Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.”
— J. Paul Getty

“The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.”
— Rupert Murdoch

“The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.”
— Roger Starr

“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue.”
— Ayn Rand

“Money talks…but all mine ever says is good-bye.”
— Anonymous

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