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