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Money



  
Money is good,
love is wealth.

Doug Horton

   

Money is like a beautiful thoroughbred horse--very powerful and always in action, but unless this horse is trained when very young, it will be an out-of-control and dangerous animal when it grows to maturity.     -Dave Ramsey

   

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.      -Dan Millman

   
So you think that money is the root of all evil?  Have you ever asked what is the root of money?  Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them.  Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value.  Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force.  Money is made possible only by the men who produce.  Is this what you consider evil?         -Ayn Rand
   

Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.        -Francis Bacon

   
It is true that money cannot buy happiness, but it does make it possible for you to enjoy the best that the world has to offer.       -George S. Clason
    
Money is the last enemy that shall never be subdued.  While there is flesh there is money--or the want of money; but money is always on the brain so long as there is a brain in reasonable order.       -Samuel Butler

Money is a needful and precious thing, and when well used, a noble thing, but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for.  I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.        -Louisa May Alcott
   
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it.  The only real security that a person will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.        -Henry Ford
   
Money is like any other language through which people communicate.  People who speak the same language tend to find each other.  If you are one whose money speaks of protection and hoarding, you will find yourself involved with others whose money speaks the same language.  You will be staring at each other with hooded eyes and closed fists and suspicion will be your common value.
  If your money speaks of sharing, you will find yourself among people who want their money to speak the language of sharing, and your world will be filled with possibility.        -Kent Nerburn
   
Money can buy you the husk of many things, but not the kernel.  It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.        -Henrik Ibsen
    
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.  Don't make money your goal.  Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.        -Maya Angelou
    
When I chased after money, I never had enough.  When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.        -Wayne Dyer
    
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God--the rest will be given.        -Mother Teresa
    
So, after "Save money and money will save you," here's my most important dictum on dollars:  Money is worth only one thing--what you can trade it for.  And you should never--not ever--be afraid to trade it for things that make you happy, things that can make your life fuller, richer, sweeter.
      Money speaks a language everyone understands.  It's a universal provider for most everything but happiness and a universal passport to most any place but heaven.  Spend it accordingly:  Because you sure can't take it with you.  You've never seen a Brink's truck following a hearse.  And I'm willing to bet you never will.        -Patti LaBelle
    
To try to extinguish the drive for riches with money is like trying to quench a fire by pouring butterfat over it.        -Hindu proverb
    
The money you make will only serve you as well as you serve others.        -Duane Alan Hahn
   
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.       -Sophocles
    
Money has never made people happy, nor will it; there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.  The more of it one has the more one wants.      -Benjamin Franklin
    
Money has never yet made anyone rich.       -Seneca

      

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.        -Henry Ford
   
If people get their attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of their lives.        -Billy Graham
  

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Your beliefs about money are the key determinant--more than education or talent or even opportunity--of your level of financial stability.  There are plenty of stories of well-educated and talented people who suffer in poverty, consciously seeking financial support while unconsciously avoiding it--and an equal number of others with les education who seem to attract money like magnets.  The irony of negative beliefs about money is that we did not choose them, but they were programmed by religious and cultural assumptions, and by mass media imagery in films and literature, about the relationships of money and spirituality.     -Dan Millman, Everyday Enlightenment
  
It's a grand thing to be able to take your money in your hand and to think no more of it when it slips away from you than you would a trout that would slip back into the stream.     -Augusta Gregory
  
I have watched people with vast amounts of money who would not give away a nickel out of fear that they would be made poor, and poor people who always seemed to have enough to share with others.  I have seen the gracious rich, the criminal poor, the hustler, and the saint.  All of them have one thing in common:  The way they deal with money is a result of how they think about money, not of how much money they have.     -Kent Nerburn
  
If we have not developed a reservoir of spiritual wealth, no amount of money is likely to make us happy.  Spiritual wealth provides faith.  It gives us love.  It brings and expands wisdom.  Spiritual wealth leads to happiness because it guides us into useful or loving relationships.     -John Marks Templeton, Worldwide Laws of Life
  
So, how to become friends with money?  First, you have to forget everything you've ever been told about it.  And then you have to put in its place a new message:  There's nothing in the universe that isn't God.  And God, and the energy which is God, is found in everything, including money.  It isn't like God is everywhere except in your billfold.  In fact, God is everywhere.     -Neale Donald Walsch, Little Book of Life
  
“The love of money is the root of all evil.”  He who tries to attain unto it too quickly, or dishonestly, will fall into many snares, no doubt about that.  The love of money.  What is that?  It is making an idol of money, and idolatry pure and simple everywhere is condemned by the Holy Scriptures and by man's common sense.  The man that worships the dollar instead of thinking of the purposes for which it ought to be used, the man who idolizes simply money, the miser that hordes his money in the cellar, or hides it in his stocking, or refuses to invest it where it will do the world good, that man who hugs the dollar until the eagle squeals has in him the root of all evil.     -Russell H. Conwell
  
The secret of the difficulties of those people who make a great deal of money, and yet are always in want of it, is this--they throw it away as soon as they get it on the first whim or extravagance that strikes them, and have nothing left to meet ordinary expenses or discharge old debts.     -William Hazlitt, Characteristics
  
Money. . . those who don't have enough of it are only aware of what it can buy them. When you finally have enough of it you become aware--acutely aware--of all the things it can't buy. . . the really important things, like youth, health, love, peace of mind.     -F. Paul Wilson, The Tomb
  
We teach children to save their money. As an attempt to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value.  But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues of self-expression or self-expenditure.  To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him or her to save.     -Henry Ford, My Life and Work
  
I also made two very important discoveries as time went on. In the first place, I discovered that making money was easy. I had been led to believe that money and possessions would insure me a life of happiness and peace of mind. So that was the path I pursued. In the second place, I discovered that making money and spending it foolishly was completely meaningless.  I knew that this was not what I was here for, but at that time I didn't know exactly what I was here for.     -Peace Pilgrim
  
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy; but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.     -George Horace Lorimer
  
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score.  The real excitement is playing the game.     -Dwight D. Eisenhower
  
To possess money is very well; it may be a valuable servant; to be possessed by it is to be possessed by the devil, and one of the meanest and worst kind of devils.     -Tryon Edwards
  

  
Money is human happiness in the abstract:  they, then, who are no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devote their hearts entirely to money.     -Arthur Schopenhauer
  
Money doesn't give you any license to relax.  It gives you an opportunity to use all your abilities, free of financial worries, to go forward, and to use your superior advantages and talents to help others.     -Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  
A person can no more make money suddenly and largely, and be unharmed by it, than one could suddenly grow from a child's stature to an adult's without harm.     -Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
  
No matter how successful a relationship may be, both sexually and emotionally, the lack of money can hamper and undermine, little by little, even the greatest passion.     -Laura Esquivel, Swift as Desire
  
Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.     -Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
  
Money is a sort of instinct.  It's a sort of property of nature in a person to make money.  It's nothing you do.  It's no trick you play. It's a sort of permanent accident of your own nature; once you start, you make money, and you go on. . . But you've got to begin. . . You've got to get in.  You can do nothing if you are kept outside.  You've got to beat your way in.  Once you've done that, you can't help it!     -D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
  

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