Proverbs and quotes about money, gold and silver; about economics, capitalism and greed.

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'I assure you, my good friend, I have more money than I can ever need; far more than a man at my age can ever live to spend,' said Mr. Pickwick.
'No man knows how much he can spend, till he tries,' observed Mr. Weller.

The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens

The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure:
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the glooming,
Than gold won by mining,
So why go a-roaming?

O! Tra-la-la-lally
Come back to the valley.

The Hobbit - Chapter 19 - The Last Stage
J.R.R. Tolkien
Part of a song by the elves.

A drop of wisdom is better than a sea of gold.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

A foolish person usually spends money without thinking.

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

Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

W.C. Fields

All that glitters is not gold.

You can be deceived by appearances. What look good on the outside may acyally be bad.

An ant may work its heart out, but it can't make money.

An empty purse frightens away friends.

If you get poor, your 'friends' will disappear.

As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn't sport, it's work.

Avery Brundage

Ashes or diamonds, foe or friend, we're all equal in the end.

Roger Waters

But I'm tired of this bustle. Everybody rushing over everybody, in their hurry to get rich.

North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell

But I'm tired of this bustle. Everybody rushing over everybody, in their hurry to get rich.

North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell

Butterflies store no money.

Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.

John Clapham

Every man has his price.

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.

The Hobbit - Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Party
J.R.R. Tolkien
Part of a song by the dwarves

Fast food may appear to be cheap food and, in the literal sense it often is, but that is because huge social and environmental costs are being excluded from the calculations.

Prince Charles

Gold is tested by fire, man by gold.

Chinese proverb

Great economic success doesn't produce national happiness. It produces Republicans and Switzerland.

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson

Health is better than wealth.

It's better to be in good health than to be rich.

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes? Only two things that money can't buy. That's true love and home grown tomatoes.

John Denver

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

Mae West

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