Is Money Everything?

"Money isn't everything. It's just most everything." --Nica Clark


I'm afraid of everything. But maybe when you're afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you're scared of nothing. - Natalie Portman


Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone's personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them. - Natalie Portman


I was definitely different from the other kids... I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid. - Natalie Portman


Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself. - Natalie Portman

Money Quotes

"Money is the sign of liberty. To curse money is to curse liberty--to curse life, which is nothing, if it be not free." --de Gourmont

"In societies of low civilization, there is no money." --Herbert Spencer

"Money for me has only one sound: liberty." --Gabrielle Chanel

"Lack of money is the root of all evil." --George Bernard Shaw

"A little, justly gained, is better than thousands secured by stealth, or at the expense of another's rights and interests." --from Money for the Millions

"It is an elementary and vital courtesy when you are using people's own money against them that you do it with some grace." --Richard Neely WV Supreme Court

"More people are bribed by their own money than anybody else's." --Jonathan Daniels

"Experience, however, shows that neither a state nor a bank ever have [sic] had the unrestricted power of issuing paper money without abusing that power; in all states, therefore, the issue of paper money ought to be under some check and control; and none seems so proper for that purpose as that of subjecting the issuers of paper money to the obligation of paying their notes either in gold coin or bullion." --David Ricardo

"We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money." --David Crockett, Member of Congress, 1827-31, 1832-35

"The way to get things done is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel." --Charles Schwab

"Money is power, & you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it." --Russell H. Conwell, Temple Univ, 1877

"For the folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money but on the results of productive labour, which is what gives money its value." --Adolf Hitler to Reichstag, 30 Jan 1937, as translated by Norman H. Baynes

"God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . . . to be developed & used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money & still more money & to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience." --John D. Rockefeller, 1905

"He who tampers with the currency robs labor of its bread." --Daniel Webster, 15 Mar 1837

"At least 25% of the money Americans spend on health care is wasted." --Joseph A. Califano, "Billions Blown on Health", New York Times, 12 Apr 1989

"Money is like muck, not good except it be spread." --Francis Bacon, The Essays or Counsels

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." --Samuel Butler

"It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly." --Samuel Butler

"I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike." --Emile Henry Gauvreay

"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy." --Steve Martin

"Money can't buy friends. But you can afford a better class of enemy." --Lord Mancroft

"When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money." --Kin Hubbard

"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy."

"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery."

"While money doesn't buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position."

"Money's only important when you don't have any." --Sting

"Stop wasting my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't
Do I have to come right flat out
And tell you everything?
Gimme Some Money
Gimme Some Money" --Spinal Tap

Life Quotes

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese Proverb

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Dalai Lama

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
Joan Baez

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
Ralph Ellison

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.
Raymond Charles Barker

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson

These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.
William James

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more . . . And all good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward [people], but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical.
Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world -- that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me -- is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.
Albert Schweitzer

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.
Corita Kent

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Henry James

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine


Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein


“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.” 


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein


Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein


“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” -   Douglas MacArthur 


True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. - Albert Einstein

Today and Tomorrow

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


Love understands all language. - Romanian Proverb


Perfect love cannot be without equality.   - Scottish Proverb


“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” -  Charles R. Swindoll 

Made for Loving

We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.
       - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner


“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -  Gail Devers


He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.   - Japanese Proverb


Are we to love only those who deserve our love? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.- Matthew 5:43-45

Victories and Failures

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

Life Without Love

No fate is worse than a life without a love. - Mexican Proverb


In love beggar and king are equal.- Indian Proverb