Famous Money Quotes

"Money is the most important subject intellectual persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it is widely understood and its defects remedied very soon."
--Robert H. Hemphill, former credit manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."
--John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson

"Lenin is certainly right. There is no subtler or more severe means of overturning the existing basis of society (destroy capitalism) than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."
-- John Marnard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1920, page 235ff

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
-- Proverbs 3:13-14

"It's not what you know; it's what you think you know that just isn't so."
--"Baseball's greatest philosopher," Satchel Paige.

"The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it." Money: Whence it came, where it went - 1975, p15
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

"Although millionaires have much more experience in making investment decisions, they allocate significantly more hours than do non millionaires in an effort to become even better investors. That is one of the reasons that millionaires remain wealthy." (8.4 hours a month for prodigious accumulators of wealth vs. 4.6 hours for under accumulators of wealth)
--"The Millionaire Next Door" by Stanley & Danko, p. 48

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
-- Proverbs 1:5

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
-- Proverbs 4:7

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
-- Proverbs 4:13

"Be not deceived."
-- Jesus and Paul in the New Testament

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
-- Revelation 19:20

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
-- Revelation 13:16-18

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
-- Luke 6:35