Gold Quotes

The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man. - Samuel Johnson


Truth and the knowledge of the ages are often the hardest and most intangible thing to learn in life. But, once comprehended and fully understood, they will provide the possessor with a wealth of wisdom and insight more valuable than both gold and diamonds combined. - Joseph P. Martino


So delicate yesterday, the night singing birds by the creek. Their words were: You may make a jewellery flower out of gold and rubies and emeralds, but it will have not fragrance. - Jalal-Uddin Rumi


We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be as useless to the world as gold in the mine. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


I give not gold for mere expectations. - Lord Alfred Tennyson


Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owner a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. - Ayn Rand


It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi


Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend, and no weight of gold and silver is able to countervail the goodness of his fidelity. - Apocrypha


To shipbrokers, coal was black gold.-Roald Dahl


Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.-David Herbert Lawrence


Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.-Leo Tolstoy


Two hundred and fifty mummies covered in gold. Something like this cannot be explained - mummy after mummy covered in shining gold.-Zahi Hawass


Unless we do things in this country to slow down our population, slow down our birth control, provide better water for people, provide power for people, we're gonna find out that the next wars are not going to be fought over diamonds, gold and political things.-Evel Knievel


We have relegated the saints to a pink and blue and gold world of plaster statuary that belongs to the past; it is a hangover, a relic, of the Dark Ages when men were the children of fantasy's magic.-C. Kilmer Myers


We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be.-Denis Kearney


We must get into the picture business. This is a new industry and a gold mine. it looks like another telephone industry.-Joseph P. Kennedy


We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.-Hernando Cortez


We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.-Vivienne Westwood


Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.-Euripides


Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.-Alvin Adams


Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching.-Mark Spitz


What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble.-James Grainger


When goods are exchanged between countries, they must be paid for by commodities or gold. They cannot be paid for by the notes, certificates, and checks of the purchaser's country, since these are of value only in the country of issue.-Carroll Quigley


When not only gold but all commodities are available for the redemption of the paper currency, its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country, and it can never become insecure up to this limit.-John Buchanan Robinson


When we were on the road, I found out that my greatest hits album went Gold. They freaked out. Things really came to a head when we started arguing about a Van Halen greatest hits package.-Sammy Hagar


When you're expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence.-Scott Hamilton


Winning Commonwealth gold was just totally unbelievable.-Michael East


Yeah, that's what kind of, we get the idea a little bit yeah, because other people from different countries also try as hard as they can to get a medal or a gold medal in the Olympic Games. And you know, if they can work hard, we can work hard as well.-Inge de Bruijn


Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.-William Moulton Marston


Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.-Ludwig van Beethoven


Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.-Euripides


Silver and gold the Gods have denied them, whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine.-Germanicus


So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.-Eli Wallach


Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It's a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff.-Gary Gygax


That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.-Angela Ruggiero


The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top two economies were an aberration and that will change. The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think. I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar.-Tom Winnifrith


The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.-Arthur Schopenhauer


The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.-Jesse Owens


The blue of my eyes is extinguished in this night, the red gold of my heart.-Georg Trakl


The construction of extensive railways, however, and particularly the consolidation of small, experimental lines into large systems, dates from the days of the discovery of gold in California.-John Moody


The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.-Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold.-Carlos Santana


The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.-Wilma Rudolph


The first treasure California began to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land.-John Jakes


The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.-Mitch Gaylord


The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.-F. Scott Fitzgerald


The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself.-Marjorie Holmes


The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.-Khalil Gibran


If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.-Sophocles


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.-J. R. R. Tolkien


If we did go into a recession, something that's always possible for the U.S. or Europe, we could lower interest rates and expand the money supply without worrying about the price of gold.-Jeffrey Sachs


If you hit a midget on the head with a stick, he turns into 40 gold coins.-Patton Oswalt


If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.-Matthew Modine


In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong.-Ed Balls


In a private room he showed me the first specimens of gold, that is he was not certain if it was gold or not, but he thought it might be; immediately I made the proof and found that it was gold.-John Sutter


In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not.-Samuel E. Morison


In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.-Alan Greenspan


Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe.-A. B. Yehoshua


It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.-Boris Yeltsin


It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.-Mohandas Gandhi


It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not.-Jonathan Swift


It really means a lot that I won the gold medal - but I woke up the next morning expecting to feel different. I felt the same.-Dan O'Brien


It seems that almost every time a valuable natural resource is discovered in the world-whether it be diamonds, rubber, gold, oil, whatever-often what results is a tragedy for the country in which they are found. Making matters worse, the resulting riches from these resources rarely benefit the people of the country from which they come.-Edward Zwick


It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.-Dan O'Brien


It turned out in the long run that Lincoln's credit and the popular confidence that supported it were as valuable both to his creditors and himself as if the sums which stood over his signature had been gold coin in a solvent bank.-John George Nicolay


It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.-Cory Doctorow


It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.-Antonio Davis


Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.-Adam Smith


Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration.-David Ricardo


Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.-R. Buckminster Fuller


Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.-David Ricardo


Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.-Christopher Columbus


Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls.-Antoine Rivarol


Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.-Dan Gable


Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods.-David Ricardo


Gold's was the first bodybuilding gym made for bodybuilders.-Joe Gold


Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.-Democritus


He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.-Jeremy Taylor


Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?-Eric Heiden


Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.-Charles Perrault


Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and going on to the Olympic Gold Medal. To me, that's the greatest upset of all time in any sport that I can think of.-Jim McKay


Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired.-Aurelius Clemens Prudentius


I don't like to have to pan for gold when I read.-Jonathan Carroll


I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love, but admire.-Ellis Peters


I graduated a the top of my class in the '84 Olympic Games; I won a gold medal.-Scott Hamilton


I had been with the label since I was 21. The label wanted shiny pop but I didn't. I found a little independent and we've got all these great reviews in England and now it has gone gold.-Alison Moyet


I hate gold. I'm sort of a sterling-silver guy.-Michael Vartan


I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.-Hedy Lamarr