Monday, July 28, 2014

Money Quotes

In line with a project I've been working on, I compiled a bunch of quotes about money, i.e., money quotes:

“Cursed he be above all others who’s enslaved by love of money.” – Anacreon, Greek lyric poet, 500 BC

“Of all the foul growths current in the world, the worst is money.” Sophocles 442 BC

“Love of money is the mother of all evils.” Diogenes the Cynic, 400-325 BC

“By right means if you can, but by any means makes money.” Horace, 13 BC

“Money, it has been said, is the cause of good things to a good man and of evil things to a bad man.” Philo, 20 BC-45 AD

“O cursed lust of gold!” Virgil, 19 BC

“The love of money grows as the money itself grows.” Juvenal, 60-140 AD (Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit)

“He is bound fast by his wealth…his money owns him rather than he owns it.” St. Cyprian, 200-258

“All things obeyen to moneye.” Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 1387-1400