Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quote – In short, the way to wealth …

In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything. He that gets all he can honestly, and saves all the gets (necessary expense expected), will certainly become rich, if that Being who governs the world, to whom all should look for a blessing on their honest endeavors, doth not, in His wise providence, otherwise determine.

- Benjamin Franklin1

  1. Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748) []

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quote – The most trifling actions that …

The most trifling actions that affect a man’s credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but, if he sees you at a billiard table, or hears your voice at at tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day, demands it, before he can receive it, in a lump.

It shows, besides, that you are mindful of what you owe; it makes you appear a careful as well as an honest man, and that still increases your credit.

- Benjamin Franklin1

  1. Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748) []

Kin Hubbard

Kin Hubbard Quote – Don’t spend your money at home …

Don’t spend your money at home.  Bring it down town.

- Kin Hubbard1

  1. Abe Martin’s Almanack []

Kin Hubbard

Kin Hubbard Quote – Th’ hard times is puttin’ …

Th’ hard times is puttin’ hoarded money in circulation.  A feller up in Hartford City wants t’ sell a fifty-cent piece that wuz made in 1810.

- Kin Hubbard1

  1. Abe Martin’s Almanack, pg. 15 []

John Wesley

John Wesley Quote – When I have money, I …

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.

- Attributed to John Wesley

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quote – Remember that money is of the prolific …

Remember that money is of the prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five shillings turned is six, turned again it is seven and three-pence, and so on till it become an hundred pounds. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker, he that kills a breeding sow, destroy all her offspring to the thousandth generation. He that murders a crown, destroys all that it might have produced, even scores of pounds.

- Benjamin Franklin1

  1. Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748) []

Sir George Savile

Sir George Savile Quote – They who are of the opinion …

Of Money

If men considered how many things there are that riches cannot buy, they would not be so fond of them.

The things to be bought with money are such as least deserve the giving a price for them.

Wit and money are so apt to be abused that men generally make a shift to be the worse for them.

Money in a fool’s hand exposeth him worse than a pied coat.

Money hath too great a preference given to it by States as well as by particular men.

Men are more the sinews of war than money.

The third part of an army must be destroyed before a good one can be made out of it.

They who are of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected to do everything for money.

- Sir George Savile1

  1. The Life and Letters of Sir George Savile, Bart., First Marquis of Halifax &c, Political, Moral and Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections, pg. 517 []

Kin Hubbard

Kin Hubbard Quote – Th’ safe way t’ double your money …

Th’ safe way t’ double your money is t’ fold it over once an’ put it in your pocket.

- Kin Hubbard1

  1. Abe Martin’s Almanack []

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quote – Time is waste of money

Time is waste of money.

- Oscar Wilde1

  1. From Phrases and Philosophies For The Use Of The Young in The Prose of Oscar Wilde, pg. 307 []

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quote – Every man of ambition has to fight …

Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The god of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.

- Oscar Wilde1

  1. From Sebastian Melmoth in The Prose of Oscar Wilde, pg. 663 []