A Quote by Samuel Butler on gold, lies, value, and wisdom

Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can it be gotten without it. Gold, or the value of what's equivalent to gold, lies at the root of wisdom, and enters so largely into the very essence of the Holy Ghost that 'no gold, no Holy Ghost' may pass as an axiom.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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