March 21, 2023

Curmudgeon Corner

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.

This month’s subject: MONEY

“Laws go where dollars please.” Portugese Proverb

“Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.” Spike Milligan

“To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.” G. K. Chesterton

“Money is like a sixth sense, and you can’t make use of the other five without it.” W. Somerset Maugham

“I’m so happy to be rich, I’m willing to take all the consequences.” Howard Ahmanson

“Philanthropist: a rich (usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.” Ambrose Bierce

“The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.” William Feather

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

“I don’t like money actually, but it quiets my nerves.” Joe Lewis

“Money isn’t everything–but it’s a long way ahead of what comes next.” Edmund Stockdale

“Money is something you got to make in case you don’t die.” Max Asnas

“Right now I have enough money to last me the rest of my life–unless I buy something.” Jackie Mason

“To make money, buy some good stock, hold it until it goes up, and then sell it. If it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it.” Will Rogers

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