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49 Gold Quotes

Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold

Aristotle Quotes

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For gold in phisik is a cordial; Therefore he lovede gold in special.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 443)

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The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Irene (act I, sc. 1)

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Not Philip, but Phillip's gold, took the cities of Greece.

Plutarch Quotes , Source: Life of Paulus Aemilius, quoted as a common saying, referring to Philip II of Macedon

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The man who works for the gold in the job rather than for the money in the pay envelope, is the fellow who gets on.

Joseph French Johnson Quotes

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Gold will be slave or master.

Horace Quotes

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Gold has worked down from Alexander's time ... When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.

Bernard M. Baruch Quotes

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Speech is silver; silence is golden.

Swiss Proverb Quotes

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Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.

Vergil Quotes

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More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.

Napoleon Hill Quotes

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You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns--you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!

William Jennings Bryan Quotes , Source: at the Democratic Convention

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What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to fish?

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: On the Death of a Favorite Cat

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That is gold which is worth gold.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, For that without it were else a miserable affair. [Fr., L'or donne aux plus laids certain charme pour plaire, Et que sans lui le reste est une triste affaire.]

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes , Source: Sganarelle (I)

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Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold; by gold love is procured. [Lat., Aurea nunc vere sunt saecula; plurimus auto Venit honos; auro concilatur amor.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Ars Amatoria (bk. II, 277)

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What nature wants, commodious gold bestows; 'Tis thus we cut the bread another sows.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essay (ep. III, l. 21)

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How quickly nature falls into revolt When gold becomes her object! For this the foolish overcareful fathers Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their brains with care. Their bones with industry. For this they have engrossed and piled up The cankered heaps of strange-achieved gold; For this they have been thoughtful to invest Their sons with arts and martial exercises.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (King Henry at IV, v)

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A mask of gold hides all deformities.

Thomas Dekker Quotes

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An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.

Romanian Proverb Quotes

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Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.

R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes

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It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart.

Thomas Fuller Quotes

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Though wisdom cannot be gotten with gold, still less can it be gotten without it.

Samuel Butler Quotes

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Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.

Thomas Hood Quotes

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There is thy gold; worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murther in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell:.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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