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 []

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quote – Industry is the root of all ugliness

Industry is the root of all ugliness.

- Oscar Wilde1

  1. From Phrases and Philosophies For The Use Of The Young in The Prose of Oscar Wilde, pg. 308 []

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quote – A woman ought to consider it …

The character of girls must depend upon their reading as much as upon the company they keep. Besides the intrinsic pleasure to be derived from solid knowledge, a woman ought to consider it as her best resource against poverty.

- Mrs. Taylor as quoted by Oscar Wilde1

  1. From Three Remarkable Women in The Prose of Oscar Wilde, pg. 493 []

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quote – If the poor only had profiles …

If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty.

- Oscar Wilde1

  1. From Phrases and Philosophies For The Use Of The Young in The Prose of Oscar Wilde, pg. 305 []