Quotable #21: Money


“If a man runs after money, he’s money-mad; if he keeps it, he’s a capitalist; if he spends it, he’s a playboy; if he doesn’t get it, he’s a never-do-well; if he doesn’t try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it, he’s a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a lifetime of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.” β€” Vic Oliver, Reader’s Digest, Vol. 36, 1940

About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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27 Responses to Quotable #21: Money

  1. K E Garland says:

    So true! This is why people’s opinions don’t hold much weight in my world πŸ˜‰

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  3. Wind Kisses says:

    I believe we should all just go back and be hunters and gathers. wink. This is great perspective.

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  4. Haha…love it! ~γƒΎ( $ βˆ‡ $ )

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  5. Heidi Viars says:

    … and if a man gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose he is indeed a wise man. (adapted from a quote from Jim Elliott)

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  6. datmama4 says:

    I love this. It’s all in the perception, and there’s a reason why someone will always be unhappy with the results or the process.

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  7. curioussteph says:

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t seems to be the theme here.
    Please yourself, waiting for approval from the outside world gets one nowhere other than miserable.

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  8. As it says in the book of proverbs…”give me neither poverty nor riches”!

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  9. Garfield Hug says:

    One cannot win!! No matter how you look at itπŸ˜‰

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  10. lorrieirvin says:

    What is a woman called in all of his situations when it come to money. Just curious.

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  11. Wow–powerful! That puts it all into perspective.

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  12. ivors20 says:

    I’m a “never got enough” …..

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  13. Miriam says:

    Hmm, I reckon just go for it.

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  14. alwayssairaj says:

    Absolutely correct…πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  15. Love it Now says:

    πŸ˜ƒ I would call it the irony of human perception

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