Great Throughts Treasury

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Walt Whitman, fully Walter "Walt" Whitman

The melancholy prudence of the abandonment of such a great being as a man is to the toss and pallor of years of money making with all their scorching days and icy nights... is the great fraud upon modern civilization.

Character | Civilization | Fraud | Man | Melancholy | Money | Prudence | Prudence |

Franklin Pierce Adams, pen name F.P.A.

Money isn’t everything, but lack of money isn’t anything.

Money | Wisdom |

Babylonian Talmud

Let every man divide his money into three parts, and invest a third in land, a third in business, and a third let him keep in reserve.

Business | Land | Man | Money | Reserve | Wisdom |

William Blake

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is far more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way. As a man is, so he sees.

Joy | Man | Money | Tears | Wisdom |

Harvey A. Blodgett

Thrift is not, as many suppose, a self repression. It is self expression, the demonstration of a will and ability to raise one's self to a higher plane of living. No depression was ever caused by people having too much money in reserve. No human being ever became a social drifter through the practice of sensible thrift.

Ability | Depression | Money | People | Practice | Reserve | Self | Thrift | Will | Wisdom |

Clive Barnes, fully Clive Alexander Barnes

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everyone and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.

Culture | People | Television | Wisdom |

Bible or The Bible or Holy Bible NULL

Love of money is the root of all evil.

Evil | Love of money | Love | Money | Wisdom |

Phillips Brooks

Go and try to save a soul, and you will see how well it is worth saving, how capable it is of the most complete salvation. Not by pondering about it, nor by talking of it, but by saving it, you learn its preciousness.

Salvation | Soul | Talking | Will | Wisdom | Worth | Learn |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

Money never can be well managed if sought solely through the greed of money for its own sake. In all meanness there is a defect of intellect as well as of heart. And event he cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility.

Avarice | Cunning | Greed | Heart | Meanness | Money | Wisdom | Intellect |

Ludwig Börne, fully Karl Ludwig Börne

Many a scholar is like a cashier: he has the key to much money, but the money is not his.

Money | Scholar | Wisdom |

Christian Nestell Bovee

Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.

Culture | Extreme | Simplicity | Wisdom |

Elizabeth Bowen, Full name Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen

There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.

Children | Talking | Wisdom |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

Character is money; and according as the man earns or spends the money, money in turn becomes character. As money is the most evident power in the world’s uses, so the use that he makes of money is often all that the world knows about a man.

Character | Man | Money | Power | Wisdom | World |

William Cecil, Lord Burghley, 1st Baron Burghley, also Lord William Cecil Burleigh

Beware of suretyship for thy best friend. He that payeth another man’s debt seeketh his own decay. But if thou canst not otherwise choose, rather lend the money thyself upon good bonds, although thou borrow it; so shalt thou secure thyself, and pleasure thy friend.

Debt | Friend | Good | Man | Money | Pleasure | Wisdom |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

Whatever you lend let it be your money, and not your name. Money you may get again, and, if not, you may contrive to do without it; name once lost cannot get again, and, if you cannot contrive to do without it, you had better never have been born.

Better | Money | Wisdom |