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Money is the best rule of commerce. ...
by William Petty

Money is the best rule of commerce.
- William Petty

Related topics: Finance

Every seaman is not only a navigator,
but a merchant and also a soldier.
- William Petty

That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be:
And that many are naturally querulous and envious,
is an Evil as old as the World.
- William Petty

A thousand acres that can feed a thousand souls is
better than ten thousand acres of no more effect.
- William Petty

 

I hope no man takes what I said about the living and
dieing of men for mathematical demonstration.
- William Petty

An house is of a double nature, viz.,
one, wherein it is a way and means of expence,
the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain.
- William Petty

No man pays double or twice for the same thing,
forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once.
- William Petty

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The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange.
- William Petty

Here we are to remember that in consequence of our
opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth,
as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing,
mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves.
- William Petty

Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the
Nation is in too few mens hands,
and that no certain means are provided to keep all
men from a necessity either to beg,
or steal, or be Souldiers.
- William Petty

Wherefore the race being not to the swift,
etc.
but time and chance happening to all men,
I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid,
of whose correction I shall never be impatient.
- William Petty

Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition
that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come,
he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience
which he admits against himself.
- William Petty

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Do what you love and the money will follow.
- Marsha Sinetar

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I have enough money to eat I'm good.
- Shia LaBeouf

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong,
but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher

Everyone needs a certain amount of money.
Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it.
We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism.
Money is a glory.
- Salvador Dali

Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single want -
the want of money.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

The importance of money flows from it being a link
between the present and the future.
- John Maynard Keynes

It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want.
It makes more money.
- Merle Haggard

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
- George Burns

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser

I've got all the money I'll ever need,
if I die by four o'clock.
- Henny Youngman

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Money is a mechanism for control.
- David Korten

If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being
equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser

I have no money, no resources, no hopes.
I am the happiest man alive.
- Henry Miller

I think everything depends on money.
- Alan Bean

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases,
money makes counterfeit men.
- Sydney J. Harris

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

If you make a living, if you earn your own money,
you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
- Theodore White

If saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!
- William Shatner

I don't mind that I'm fat.
You still get the same money.
- Marlon Brando

So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
- Ayn Rand

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Marrying into money was not a good thing for me.
- Anna Nicole Smith

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
- Henry James

I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
- Paul Harvey

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world
than watch it accumulate.
- Gloria Steinem

Fame, I have already.
Now I need the money.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

It's all about the money.
- Joseph Jackson

It doesn't matter about money; having it,
not having it.
Or having clothes, or not having them.
You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
- Billy Idol

My goal wasn't to make a ton of money.
It was to build good computers.
- Steve Wozniak

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
- J. Paul Getty


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