Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
All over London as one walks, one everywhere, in the season, sees oranges to sell; and they are in general sold tolerably cheap, one and even sometimes two for a halfpenny; or, in our money, threepence.
He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief.
A fool and her money are soon courted.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
America: Where a man can say what he thinks, if he isn’t afraid of his wife, his boss, his customer, his neighbors, or the government.
Here we write well when we expose frauds and hypocrites. We are great at counting warts and blemishes and weighting feet of clay. In expressing love, we belong among the underdeveloped countries.
Saul Bellow, about America
America is a country that doesn’t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
Laurence J. Peter
Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America – that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
Americans like fat books and thin women.
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us. We must get away from the idea that America is to be the leader of the world in everything. She can lead in some things. The old “manifest destiny” idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can – and that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations.
Francis John McConnell
America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Hunter S. Thompson
We will not lose this election for lack of money.
You never suffer from a money problem, you always suffer from an idea problem.
We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
You get money out of acting. You get gray hair out of directing. Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any.