„Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep.“
— Robert T. Kiyosaki, livro Rich Dad Poor Dad
Fonte: Rich Dad, Poor Dad
— L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986
"Principles of Money Management" (9 March 1972).
Scientology Policy Letters
„Money talk tends to be confusing. When people talk money, they usually think “wealth”, “costs”, “profit”, “income”, “gold”, “greed”, “time” (as in “time is money”), or something like that. In everyday discourse money symbolises capitalism, for better or worse: money as the life or evil force of the economy. As sings to us in the classical musical Cabaret: “Money makes the world go round… ”. The tune resonates when people exclaim “money” in response to the question what they are after in life, or when they say that everything people do ultimately revolves around money. All this talk is clear enough. The confusion enters when we observe the very same people who are so enthused about money, stubbornly suppress any reference to money when it comes to goods like the love for their partner, parents and children, friendship, science (truth!) and art (beauty!).“
— Arjo Klamer Dutch columnist, economist and politician 1953
Arjo Klamer, and Harry van Dalen. "The double-sidedness of money." Etnofoor 13.2 (2000): 89-103.
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Fonte: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter IX, p. 111.
Contexto: A great stock, though with small profits, generally increases faster than a small stock with great profits. Money, says the proverb, makes money. When you have a little, it is often easier to get more. The great difficulty is to get that little.
„Yes, I'm sure it makes people more money, and money is nice, but it has very little to do with telling good and true and useful stories.“
— Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964
(22 January 2005)
Unfit for Mass Consumption (blog entries), 2005
Contexto: [On test audiences and alternate endings on DVDs] Seeing these two endings, knowing that the studio most likely chose the one that would close the film after polling test audiences, makes me a little ill. What if I did that with my novels? What would you think of me, if I were to so subvert the act of storytelling and mythmaking in an effort to make more money (by, I might add, perverting democracy)? Okay, at the end of Low Red Moon, I can kill Chance, or I can let her live. Which ending do you prefer? Check the box, and let us know. Should Orpheus make it back to the surface without looking to see if Eurydice is truly following him, or should he look? Should the mouse pull the thorn from the lion's paw, or should he mind his own damned business? I can only hope that it is self-evident that this process is as alien and destructive to art as anything ever could be. Yes, I'm sure it makes people more money, and money is nice, but it has very little to do with telling good and true and useful stories.
— Gene Simmons Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor 1949
That's not the right order.
What I've Learned (July 2002)
„It's absolutely ugly, but unfortunately quite true of the world today; the more money you make, the more people tend to listen to you. If you're not quoted in Fortune or Forbes or the Wall Street Journal, then nobody listens. If you say something that makes a lot of money, whether what you said is true or not, people listen.“
— Jef Raskin American computer scientist 1943 - 2005
Programmers At Work (1986)
„What is unbelievable is that I am in a position where people reproach me for making a profit. The people who lose money – nobody says a word. Reproach the people who lose money. I do business by managing in a safe way in a healthy way and on top of that you reproach me for making money. It looks like we are in a business where the quality is to lose money.“
— Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
"Conversations with Gordon Roper".
„Some people have low susceptibility to advertising and marketing techniques. These are the people who aren't interested in money. Material acquisition does not serve their need for the power process.“
— Theodore Kaczynski, livro Industrial Society and Its Future
"How Some People Adjust", item 81
Industrial Society and Its Future (1995)
„If I was obsessed with making money off of my music, I wouldn't have released it for free on the internet for the last 5 years.“
— Andrew Sega musician from America 1975
Static Line interview, 1998
„To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don't have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money?“
— Henry Miller, livro Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn (1939)
„We don't claim that there is plenty of money. Greek people are not asking for money. They are asking for work and the ability to make a living.“
— Alexis Tsipras Greek politician 1974
As quoted in "Debt debate veers with Greek polls close" (UPI), 2 June 2012. http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2012/06/02/Debt-debate-veers-with-Greek-polls-close/UPI-30991338654675/
„The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.“
— Chester A. Arthur American politician, 21st President of the United States (in office from 1881 to 1885) 1829 - 1886
Veto message of Rivers and Harbor Bill (1882).
„People who advocate simplicity have money in the bank; the money came first, not the simplicity. (from inside the cover)“
— Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief
Fonte: The Gum Thief
— Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014
Interview with Michael Moore in the movie Sicko (2007).
„I think [women] should be armed but should not vote … women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it … it's always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.“
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
Remarks on Politically Incorrect (26 February 2001).