— Henry David Thoreau, Walden ou la vie dans les bois
„Call me a queer. I'd rather hit than make love, money, or friends.“
„Me? I'm loyal and honest, and I'm a good person. I call a spade a spade. Money doesn't make me; I make money. Without money, I'd be the same person.“
— Floyd Mayweather Jr. American boxer 1977
2010s, 2015, Interview with Jim Gray (September 2015)
„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.
„I'd like to have money. And I'd like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that's too adorable, I'd rather have money.“
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
But it don't sing and dance.
And it don't walk.
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I'd much rather be
Forever in blue jeans.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Song lyrics, You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978), Forever in Blue Jeans
„I'd not only be cheating myself, but I'd be cheating my teammates if I continued to make the money that I was making and wasn't producing or putting out to the level of payment that I was receiving. That's just me.“
— Marshall Faulk All-American college football player, professional football player, running back, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1973
The Seattle Times 2005-09-08.
„If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.“
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
Carolyn Warner (1992), page 135
— Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part I, Section 2, member 3, subsection 12, Covetousness, a Cause.
„The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love.“
— Antony Flew British analytic and evidentialist philosopher 1923 - 2010
Antony Flew, "The Terrors of Islam", Atheist Notes No. 6, 2004, ISBN 1856372928
„You're more than another, there could never be another. To make you feel the way you do.
Ohh, we just get closer. I'd fall in love all over. Every time I look at you.
I don't know where I'd be, without you here with me.
Life with you makes perfect sense, my best friend.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
Song lyrics, A Place in the Sun (1999), My Best Friend
„Why then do you occupy me with the words rather than with the works of wisdom? Make me braver, make me calmer, make me the equal of Fortune, make me her superior.“
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter CXVI: On Real Ethics as Superior to Syllogistic Subtleties
„The money-getter who pleads his love of work has a lame defense, for love of work at money-getting is a lower taste than love of money.“
— Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1913
Epigrams, p. 361