Money, one of the earliest and most significant inventions of civilization, is essential to the development of trade. Money is anything that is commonly accepted by a group of people for the exchange of goods, services, or resources and repayment of debts.
Many of us are just too uptight when we think about money. Money is a reality, a permanent feature of our everyday lives. It gives our lives a particular rhythm, a particular «charm», a particular perception of the world and our place in it.
Money is capable of invoking the whole range of emotions. Money has been lauded and cursed, it has been dreamed of and disdained. What is money – good or evil? It brings stability and instability and makes people looking for and running away from it. Money is capable of creating and destroying, of uniting and disuniting. It makes people partners and rivals and can influence the fate of individuals and whole nations. But what does money bring – freedom or dependence? People obtain money working hard and playing and spend it with joy and sadness. Man makes money, and money makes man: it forms his way of living and his way of thinking.
“Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” – Rebecca Johnson
“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like” – Will Smith
“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” – Spike Milligan
“The rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.” – Katherine Whitehorn
“There are two ways to really know people. One is to live with them; the other is to handle their money” – John D. Spooner
“Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back.”— Author Unknown
“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.” – Benjamin Franklin
One must choose, in life, between making money and spending it. There’s no time to do both – Edouard Bourdet.
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand
“My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.” – Errol Flynn
“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money.” – Owen Laughlin
Money is always there but the pockets change. – Gertrude Stein
There are people who have money and people who are rich. – Coco Chanel