Quotes about money

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Pablo Picasso photo

„I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Jacque Fresco photo

„Whenever money is involved, there is elitism.“

—  Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017
6. The inhumanity of a monetary-based system.

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„Fresh out the bank, it's the Birdman Junior, money too long. Teachers, put away your rulers.“

—  Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982
Fireman, written with Bigram Zayas and Matthew DelGiorno.

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„All those things [meaning works of art] have given me the greatest satisfaction and contentment because they are not only for the honor of God but are likewise for my own remembrance. For fifty years, I have done nothing else but earn money and spend money; and it became clear that spending money gives me greater pleasure than earning it.“

—  Cosimo de' Medici First ruler of the Medici political dynasty 1389 - 1464
Attributed to Cosimo de' Medici by Salviati; as cited in Taylor, F.H. (1948). The taste of angels, a history of art collecting from Rameses to Napoleon. Boston: Little, Brown. pp. 65–66.

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„Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion“

—  Wilhelm Reich Austrian-American psychoanalyst 1897 - 1957
Context: You beg for happiness in life, but security is more important to you, even if it costs you your spine or your life. Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion; when your thinking will be in harmony with your feelings; when the teachers of your children will be better paid than the politicians; when you will have more respect for the love between man and woman than for a marriage license.

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„Making money ain't nothing exciting to me…. You might be able to buy a little better booze than some wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat, and when you die you're just as graveyard dead as he is.“

—  Louis Armstrong American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer 1901 - 1971
Ebony magazine, November 1964 http://books.google.com/books?id=G98DAAAAMBAJ&q=%22making+money+ain't+nothing+exciting+to+me%22+%22You+might+be+able+to+buy+a+little+better+booze+than+some+wino+on+the+corner+But+you+get+sick+just+like+the+next+cat+and+when+you+die+you're+just+as+graveyard+dead+as+he+is%22&pg=PA138#v=onepage

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„There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Context: Let us never forget this fundamental truth: the State has no source of money other than money which people earn themselves. If the State wishes to spend more it can do so only by borrowing your savings or by taxing you more. It is no good thinking that someone else will pay – that ‘someone else’ is you. There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money. Speech to Conservative Party Conference (14 October 1983) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105454

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva photo

„Look, my friend. I don't speak the language here, I've got no money, the food stinks, there's no rice, no beans. I'd rather be arrested in Brazil than stay in this dump of a country.“

—  Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Brazilian politician, 35th president of Brazil 1945
Lula da Silva (1975), Cited in: Emir Sader, ‎Ken Silverstein (1991) Without Fear of Being Happy. p. 41 After being advised to stay in the United States when his brother was arrested in Brazil as a communist subversive.

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„Gettin' to the cake now All the hate don't faze me All the money that I make now I'll never let it change me“

—  Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017
Song Benz Truck (Гелик), Album: Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1

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Thornton Wilder photo

„Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.“

—  Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker
Dolly Levi, in Act 4 http://books.google.com/books?id=MAEJ8VP0rMYC&q=%22Money+is+like+manure+it's+not+worth+a+thing+unless+it's+spread+around+encouraging+young+things+to+grow%22&pg=PA110#v=onepage

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