Mark Twain Quotes on Money & Wealth (17 Quotes)


    The Bible has noble poetry in it and some clever fables and some blood-drenched history and a wealth of obscenity and upwards of a thousand lies.

    Some men worship rank, some men worship heroes, some men worship power, some men worship God, and over these ideals they dispute -- but they all worship money.

    The lack of money is the root of all evil.

    The Ganges front is the supreme showplace of Benares. Its tall bluffs are solidly caked from water to summit, along a stretch of three miles, with a splendid jumble of massive and picturesque masonry, a bewildering and beautiful confusion of stone platforms, temples, stair flights, rich and stately palaces....soaring stairways, sculptured temples, majestic palaces, softening away into the distances and there is movement, motion, human life everywhere, and brilliantly costumed - streaming in rainbows up and down the lofty stairways, and massed in metaphorical gardens on the mile of great platforms at the river's edge.

    We have the best government that money can buy.


    Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.

    The law of work does seem utterly unfair but there it is, and nothing can change it the higher the pay in enjoyment the worker gets out of it, the higher shall be his pay in money also.

    When you ascend the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend.

    The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

    Virtue has never been as respectable as money.

    On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.

    Prosperity is the best protector of principle.

    The offspring of riches Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny

    It is at our mother's knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them

    After a few months' acquaintance with European coffee, one's mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all . . .

    There was worlds of reputation in it, but no money.

    His money is twice tainted 'taint yours and 'taint mine


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