A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heaven, money, pleasure, senses, suffering, craving, elimination, desire, and buddhas

There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. "The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering." When a wise man has realised this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada Gautama Buddha / Translated by John Richards. verses 186, 187

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A Quote by Brigid Brophy on cruelty, money, people, and sentimentality

Whenever people say "we mustn't be sentimental", you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, "we must be realistic," they mean they are going to make money out of it.

Brigid Brophy (1929 -)

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A Quote by Brad Darrach on generations, money, and uncertainty

The hair was a Vaseline cathedral, the mouth a touchingly uncertain sneer of allure. One, two-wham! Like a berserk blender the lusty young pelvis whirred and the notorious git-tar slammed forward with a jolt that symbolically deflowered a generation of teenagers and knocked chips off 90 million older shoulders. Then out of the half-melted vanilla face a wild black baritone came bawling in orgasmic lurches. Whu-huh-huh-huh f'the money! Two f'the show! Three t'git riddy naa GO CAAT GO!

Brad Darrach

Source: on Elvis Presley, Life, Winter, 1977

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A Quote by Bob Thaves on money


Money talks - but credit has an echo.

Bob Thaves

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A Quote by Bob Dylan on money


Money doesn't talk, it swears.

Bob Dylan (1941 -)

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A Quote by William Ashley (Billy) Sunday on good, hell, money, and preachers

If there is not Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses.

Billy Sunday (1862 - 1935)

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A Quote by Billy Graham on attitude, life, and money

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.

Billy Graham (1918 - 1995)

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A Quote by Billie Holiday on belief, jobs, money, and play

So I asked him to play "Trav'lin' All Alone." That came closer than anything to the way I felt. And some part of it must have come across. The whole joint quieted down. If someone had dropped a pin, it would have sounded like a bomb. When I finished, everybody in the joint was crying in their beer, and I picked thirty-eight bucks up off the floor. . . . When I showed Mom the money for the rent and told her I had a regular job singing for eighteen dollars a week, she could hardly believe it.

Billie Holiday (1915 - 1959)

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A Quote by Bill Vaughan on money, niceness, and study

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.

Bill Vaughan

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A Quote by Bette Davis on chance, dreams, fulfillment, labor, life, loneliness, and money

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

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