If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
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- Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
- Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.
- Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich –that one word contradicts everything you can say against him.
- Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
- What’s vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
- He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.