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The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we've forgotten there’s any other way.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, This Side of Paradise

All that glitters is not gold.

ENGLISH PROVERB

Gold? Yellow, glittering, precious gold?...
This yellow slave
Will knit and break religions, bless th’ accursed,
Make the hoar leprosy adored, place thieves,
And give them title, knee and approbation
With senators on the bench.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Timon of Athens

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.

CONFUCIUS, The Wisdom of Confucius

He who wakes up early finds gold.

HUNGARIAN PROVERB

O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper,
Which makes bank credit like a bark of vapour.

LORD BYRON, Don Juan

Gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal.

CHARLES DICKENS, Nicholas Nickleby

Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired.

AURELIUS CLEMENS PRUDENTIUS, Hamartigenia

Gold often commends the unworthy.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

True gold fears no fire.

CHINESE PROVERB

When every blessed thing you hold
Is made of silver, or of gold,
You long for simple pewter.

W.S. GILBERT, The Gondoliers

Gold and iron are good
To buy iron and gold.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Politics

To what do you not drive human hearts, cursed for craving gold!

ARIANA FRANKLIN, Mistress of the Art of Death

Time will run back and fetch the Age of Gold.

JOHN MILTON, On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

Gold is so heavy it settles down upon the lowest souls.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Those who whorship Gold in a world so corrupt as this we live in, have at least one thing to plead in defence of their idolatry--the power of their Idol. It is true, that like other Idols, it can neither move, see, hear, feel, or understand; but, unlike other Idols, it has often communicated all these powers to those who had them not, and annihilated them in those who had. This Idol can boast of two peculiarities; it is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Poor is the man who can boast of nothing more than gold.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

Let us rejoice that we are poor,
And have no gold to keep:
We do not need to bar the door
Ere we can go to sleep.

ROBERT LEIGHTON, "Let Us Rejoice That We Are Poor"

Society established gold and silver as a circulating medium and as a legal tender in order that exchanges of commodities might be facilitated; but society blundered in so doing; for, by this very act, it gave to a certain class of men the power of saying what exchanges shall, and what exchanges shall not, be facilitated by means of this very circulating medium. The monopolizers of othe precious metals have an undue power over the community: they can say whether money shall, or shall not, be permitted to exercise its legitimate functions.

WILLIAM BATCHELDER GREENE, Socialistic, Communistic, Mutualistic, and Financial Fragments

Gold gathers more than a shovel.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Whose gold is double with a careful hand,
His cares are double.

FRANCIS QUARLES, Emblems

If a man could make gold, he would incur a double danger, first, from his own avarice, and secondly from the avarice of other men. The first would make him a slave, or the second a prisoner; for princes and potentates would think a goldmaker a very convenient member of their exchequer.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

A prize fighter in a corner is told
Hit where it hurts - For Silver and Gold
You can stop the world from turning around
You just gotta pay a penny in the pound.

U2, "Silver & Gold"

Gold is a living god and rules in scorn,
All earthly things but virtue.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, Queen Mab

A mask of gold hides all deformities.

THOMAS DEKKER, Old Fortunatus

Because silver and gold have their value from the matter itself, they have first this privilege, that the value of them cannot be altered by the power of one, nor of a few commonwealths, as being a common measure of the commodities of all places. But base money may easily be enhanced or abased.

THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan

When Gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS, The Moral Sayings of Publilius Syrus

The dead spend no gold.

ROY THOMAS & CLARA NOTO, Red Sonja, vol. 1, no. 4

Gold thou mayst safely touch; but if it stick
Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick.

GEORGE HERBERT, The Church-Porch

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