Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson Quote – It is better to live …

It is better to live rich, than to die rich.

- Samuel Johnson1

  1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol III, April 17, 1778 []

Fight Club

Movie Quote – Fight Club – You’re not your job. You’re …

You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your [...] khakis. We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

- Tyler Durden in Fight Club

Fight Club

Movie Quote – Fight Club – It’s just, when you buy furniture …

It’s just, when you buy furniture, you tell yourself: that’s it, that’s the last sofa I’m gonna need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got that sofa problem handled. I had it all. I had a stereo that was very decent, a wardrobe that was getting very respectable. I was so close to being complete.

- Narrator in Fight Club

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Quote – When I go to my office …

When I go to my office every morning, I feel like I’m going to the Sistine Chapel to paint.

-Warren Buffett (“Eye” Women’s Wear Daily, October 10, 1985, p. 10)

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes Quote – The importance of money flows …

The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.

- John Maynard Keynes1

  1. As quoted in What Every Principal Would Like to Say… …and What to Say Next Time: Quotations for Leading, Learning, and Living (2000) by Noah benShea []

The Koran

Koran Quote – The Children of Israel, 17.31

And do not kill your children for fear of poverty; We give them sustenance and yourselves (too); surely to kill them is a great wrong.

- The Koran, The Children of Israel, 17.31

Claudian, Latin

Claudian Quote – Semper inops quicumque cupit

Semper inops quicumque cupit.

Translates to: Whoever desires is always poor.

- Claudian1

  1. Claudian: in two volumes, p. 40, line 200 []

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Quote – As Jesse Owens’ child, your …

As Jesse Owens’ child, your development would not be facilitated by letting you start 100-yard dashes at the 50-yard line.

- Warren Buffett1

  1. Andrew Kilpatrick, Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett, (Birmingham: APKE, 1994) p. 98 []

The Koran

Koran Quote – The Cow 2.117

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, but righteousness is this that one should believe in Allah and the last day and the angels and the Book and the prophets, and give away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for (the emancipation of) the captives, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflicts– these are they who are {rue (to themselves) and these are they who guard (against evil).

- The Koran, The Cow 2.117

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson Quote – A decent provision for the …

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.

- Samuel Johnson1

  1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol II by James Boswell []