08/23/2022 “GREED”   Leave a comment

Unfortunately, the word “Greed” is used to describe our country by many foreigners and also from many of our own citizens. I can’t say that I disagree because in too many cases it’s absolutely true. “Money is the root of all evil” immediately comes to mind when I hear that word. It’s not something we should be proud of but “It is what it is.” I thought today I would examine the statements made by an assortment of well-off persons who are well enough known to be quoted in publications. For those of you out there who are not rich let me inform you.

  • “People will swim through shit if you put a few bob in it.” Peter Sellers
  • “Time is money.” Ben Franklin
  • “Money isn’t everything as long as you have enough.” Malcolm Forbes
  • “It isn’t enough for you to love money – it’s also necessary that money should love you”. Baron James D Rothschild
  • “If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a $30 a week librarian.” Andrew Carnegie

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  • “In some ways, a millionaire just can’t win. If he spends too freely, he is criticized for being extravagant and ostentatious. If, on the other hand, he lives quietly and thriftily, the same people who would have criticized him for being profligate will call him a miser.” J. Paul Getty
  • “There is always the question. You wonder if people like you for you or the inevitable disturbing question: Are they after something?” Mary Leah Johnson (heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune)
  • “The best reason to read about the very rich, of course, is to be reassured that money cannot buy happiness and indeed, often seems to buy trouble.” Maureen Dowd
  • “As a cousin of mine once said about money, money is always there but the pockets change; it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.” Gertrude Stein
  • “Money talks. The more money, the louder it talks.” Arnold Rothstein

One final thought, a quote from my late down-to-earth father concerning money. It’s as true today as it was fifty years ago when I first heard him say it:

“MONEY TALKS AND BULLSHIT WALKS!”

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