Truth creates money, lies destroy it.
— Suze Orman
The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
— George Bernard Shaw
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
— Honoré de Balzac
It is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money.
— "Canada Bill" Jones
He without benefit of scuples.
His fun and money soon quadruples.
— Ogden Nash
The wages of sin are unreported.
— Unknown wise person
What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells?
— Mohandas K. Gandhi
We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private
conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his
talent or his friends, variations on the answer "Yes, but I did it for the money," satisfy all but the most
— Lewis H. Lapham
All the honesty in the world ain't legal tender for a loaf of bread.
— Josh Billings
Honor before profit; where practical.
— Gerald Barzan
Profit and morality are a hard combination to beat.
— Hubert H. Humphrey
But without money, honor is nothing by a malady.
— Jean Racine
Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business.
— Ambrose Bierce
Ill-gotten gains seldom prosper.
— French proverb
A good name is better than riches.
— French proverb
When I want a peerage, I shall buy it like an honest man.
— Lord Northcliffe
Do not seek dishonest gains: dishonest gains are losses.
The rich man . . . is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more
money, the less virtue.
— Henry David Thoreau
Money dishonestly acquired is never worth its cost, while a good conscience never costs as much as it is
— Jean Petit Senn