A Quote by DancinDaughter on money, greed, and morals

When money talks, morals walk.


Contributed by: DancinDaughter

A Quote by Hermann Melville on money


"The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that  we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills...."

Hermann Melville

Source: Moby Dick

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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on work, service, and money

Pay me for my work but I don't do it for the money.

Vanna Bonta

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A Quote by E.F. Schumacher on corporatism, being a cog, corporate life, corporate, mass production, mass marketing, human herd behavior, capitalisms shadow, factory, factories, money, making money, and love of money

That soul-destroying, meaningless, mechanical, moronic work is an insult to human nature which must necessarily and inevitably produce either escapism or aggression, and that no amount of 'bread and circuses' can compensate for the damage done--these are facts which are neither denied nor acknowledged but are met with an unbreakable conspiracy of silence--because to deny them would be too obviously absurd and to acknowledge them would condemn the central preoccupation of modern society as a crime against humanity.

E.F. Schumacher (1911 - 1977)

Source: Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

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A Quote by John Updike on sex and money


Sex is like money; only too much is enough.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: James Brown

A Quote by Walter Russell on credit, debit, money, balance, electricity, bank, and banking

Our zero universe of equilibrium demands two opposed conditions in order to simulate that which our senses interpret for motion and change. These to needed conditions are plus and minus equilibrium; positive and negative electricity.
Plus zero means a credit of pressure borrowed from the universal equilibrium to compress a large volume into a small volume. Minus zero means an equal expansion to balance the borrowed compression.
A thousand dollars borrowed from a bank is a plus condition of credit which is balanced by an equal debit of one thousand dollars. The central zero represents the bank. The extended zeros represent credit and debit. Both are equal but opposite. A credit of one thousand dollars equals zero [for the bank]. When the credit is paid in part or in full the debit is proportionately voided simultaneously with the credit. [Terms of interest disturb this system inevitably.]
These two opposite conditions of credit and debit correspond with the two opposite conditions of compression and expansion in Nature upon which motion is dependent. When an equilibrium pressure is divided into opposite conditions from the zero from which both are extended, motion between the two becomes imperative. They must interchange with each other to void their unbalanced conditions. This is the principle of the electric current.

Walter Russell

Source: The Secret of Light

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A Quote by Walter Russell on wealth, business, money, balance, universe, nationality, universal, law, goodwill, love, world, personal, relationship, disaster, and might

In the business world, unwise men take more that they give. They do not realize that they are breaking the Universal Law which will eventually break them to an equal extent. It may not be balanced in the form of dollars and cents but in the loss of good-will upon which their future business depends.
Man’s ignorance of the Law of Love in personal and world relationships will not serve as an excuse to save him from disaster. Wealth cannot be acquired from others by might, for wealth thus taken will impoverish him who takes anything which is not given. Nor can power be thus acquired, for the weakness of the despoiled will prevail against the might of the despoiler.
Everywhere in the world this law is seen working out its inexorable certainty. Empires built by might are dissolving. Rich world treasuries are disgorging their gold and piling up debt. The blood of every man killed by the sword has been paid for by ten – perchance ten times ten – of those who killed. Nations which have fattened on the food taken from others are starving amid the ruins of palaces in which they feasted.
A new world – one world – cannot grow out of a universe built on the foundations of hate and fear by unbalanced taking.
A new world must have new foundations. An eternal foundation is not built as one whole – it is built lovingly stone by stone. Thus must man rebuild his world.

Walter Russell

Source: The Message of the Divine Iliad (Vol. 1) (Divine Iliad)

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on job, employment, instinct, corporate, slavery, nausea, shopping, life, life is short, society, imagination, imaginal, fantasy, money, luke soloman, vagabond, homeless, comedy, and humor

My first instinct was to get a job—an idea immediately followed by a crippling wave of nausea. I literally vomited in a trashcan on the sidewalk where I’d been pleasantly window-shopping. I found the idea of a job repulsive. Life was too short to waste being a productive member of society. My job was my imaginary life, and I felt deeply I should be paid to live it.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 30

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on happiness, happiness formula, money, social life, and meaning

Happiness = health + money + social life + meaning


To make the Happiness Formulas extra useful, the highest priorities would appear first (leftmost) in the formula. For example, in the top Happiness Formula (Happiness = health + money + social life + meaning), health is a higher priority than money, which is a higher priority than social life, etc.

I realize you’ll argue with my ranking of priorities and point out all the exceptions. For example, if you have no money, you can’t afford to be healthy. But the formula only shows priorities, not absolutes. Obviously you always need a source of money, but the priority list shows that you shouldn’t take a job with high pay that will significantly affect your health. It makes more sense to get healthy and then leverage your health to get the best job. (Healthy looking people land better jobs and are more highly paid. Their brains work better too, and they have more energy.)

I rank money higher than social life or meaning because once you have money, those other things are easier to get. For example, you won’t have much of a social life if you can’t afford to do anything. And you can’t make money if your health is a mess.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: The Dilbert Blog: Happiness Formula:

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A Quote by george soros on profit, money, business efficiency, and profit-making

...The market is a hard task master: It does not allow either self-indulgence or consideration for others. What others think of you matters, but the results--measured by and objective criterion, money--matters more. Having an objective criterion encourages objective performance. That is what makes financial markets so efficient.: they turn people into profit-making machines. That has its merits, but a society dominated by financial markets could easily become inhuman. this is not a flight of fancy but a present danger.

george soros

Source: Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, Pages: 36

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