Great Thinkers On Money, Part Two - Live Like a Mensch
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Great Thinkers On Money, Part Two

Subtitled: Facebook is inexplicably down right now, and some of the information I was going to include in today's post was in my message folder on Facebook.

Sub-subtitled: Apparently, funny money quotes is my Plan B.

As I've mentioned before, I love pithy quotations. And of course, money, like love, is something about which everyone has an interesting opinion. So, here are some more of the best quotes about money that I have come across:

On spending money:

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." --Oscar Wilde (This is very funny, but thankfully it's not true.)

On the unfair distribution of wealth:

“If you want to know what G-d thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”  --Dorothy Parker (There's a reason why I love her.)

On the surest way to build wealth:

“I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?”  --Jarod Kintz (Who clearly shares my sick sense of humor).

On choices:

 “As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”--J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

On the correlation between money and happiness:

 “While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” --Groucho Marx

On earning a living:

 “Making money isn't hard in itself... What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one's life to.” --Carlos Ruiz Zafón in The Shadow of the Wind (which, by the way, is a fantastic novel.)


Tomorrow, Facebook should be back up (or else you will hear the primal scream of millions of teenagers [and twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings and everyone's parents, if you want to be honest] who are frustrated at their lack of social media). At that point, we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming.




haverwench said:

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." --Oscar Wilde (This is very funny, but thankfully it's not true.)

Here's an even better one, from Saki: "All respectable people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's."

December 17, 2012 5:07 PM

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