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  • I have made many millions, but they have brought me no happiness-John W. Rockefeller.
  • The care of $200,000,000 is enough to kill anyone. There is no pleasure in it-W. H. Vanderbilt.
  • I am the most miserable man on earth-John Jacob Astor.
  • I was happier when doing a mechanic's job-Henry Ford.
  • Millionaires seldom smile-Andrew Carnegie.
  • Whoever says money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop. - Donald Trump, January 9, 1989, U.S. News and World Report
  • Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money.
  • The average charitable giving in the United States is 1.7 percent of adjusted gross income. The average among Christians is 2.5 percent. - Ron Blue, quoted in Discipleship Journal, Issue 53, 1989, p. 20
  • In the United States in 1950, 10 percent of all income was spent for luxuries ($50 billion). By 1980, 30 percent of all income went to luxuries ($350 billion).
  • The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money. - J. H. Jowett
  • If you had your life to live over again-you'd need more money. - Construction Digest
  • According to a Gallup survey, almost half the total charitable contributions in the US come from households with incomes of less than $30,000. - Reported in The Other Side, quoted in Discipleship Journal, Issue 53, 1989, p. 20.
  • According to Social Security records, 85 out of 100 Americans have less than $250 when they reach age 65. - Reported in Master Your Money, Ron Blue
  • Almost half of Americans report having less than $5,000 in savings and investments, including 1 out of 10 who have none at all. Significantly, more than one-fourth of Americans did not save or invest any of their income in the past year. - Dr. Seymour Lieberman, in Homemade, January, 1985
  • There are two ways in which a Christian may view his money"?How much of my money shall I use for God"? or "How much of God's money shall I use for myself"? - W. Graham Scroggie
  • Money is s lousy means of keeping score.
  • The futility of riches is stated very plainly in two places: The Bible and the Income Tax form.
  • Billing's Law: Live within your income even if you have to borrow to do so. - Official Rules, p. 14
  • When the Fellow says it's not the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money.
  • Percentage of all paper money in the U.S. that contains traces of cocaine: 97% - Source: What Counts: The Complete Harper's Index, edited by Charis Conn
  • Every time you lend money to a friend you damage his memory.
  • Someone asked Willie Sutton, the notorious bank robber why he robbed so many banks. "Because,? replied Sutton, 'that's where the money is.?
  • Every person in the U.S.A. today has an average of $12,000 of debt. - Rick Beggs, Ronald Blue & Co., 1997
  • Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more. - Addison H. Hallock
  • When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with experience will get the money. And the person with the money will get experience. - Leonard Lauder, president of Estee Lauder
  • Research indicates that most households tend to spend 10 percent more than their income, no matter what the income level.