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Gold Quotes


These are some of the best 'Gold' quotations and sayings.

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A mask of gold hides all deformities.

Accursed thirst for gold! what dost thou not compel mortals to do?

As the touchstone tries gold, so gold tries men.

Give him gold enough, and marry him to a puppet, or an aglet-baby, or an old trot with ne'er a tooth in her head, though she have as many diseases as two and fifty horses; why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal.

Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.

Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.

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

Gold! in all ages the curse of mankind! - To gain thee, men yield honor, affection, and lasting renown, and for thee barter the crown of eternity.

Gold, like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls and contracts bad hearts.

How quickly nature falls to revolt when gold becomes her object.

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

It is observed of gold, in an old epigram, that to have it is to be in fear, and to want it is to be in sorrow.

Mammon has enriched his thousands, and has damned his ten thousands.

Midas longed for gold.-He got it, so that whatever he touched became gold, and he, with his long ears, was little the better for it.

O cursed lust of gold! when, for thy sake, the fool throws up his interest in both worlds, first starved in this, then damned in that to come!

The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless, the last corruption of degenerate man.

There are two metals, one of which is omnipotent in the cabinet, and the other in the camp, - gold and iron. He that knows how to apply them both, may indeed attain the highest station, but he must know something more to keep it.

There is no place so high that an ass laden with gold cannot reach it.

They who worship gold in a world so corrupt as this, have at least one thing to plead in defence of their idolatry - the power of their idol. - This idol can boast of two peculiarities; it is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite.

To purchase heaven has gold the power? can gold remove the mortal hour? in life can love be bought with gold? are friendship's pleasures to be sold? no - all that's worth a wish - a thought, fair virtue gives unbribed, unbought. Cease then on trash thy hopes to bind, let nobler views engage thy mind.


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