Quotations on Gold

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The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

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
(Keywords: Life, Gold, Man)

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: American, Fighting, Games, Gold, July, Kids, Will)

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Power, Gold, Sense)

I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold.
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Keywords: Men, Gold, Reason)

And should think freedom more to prize, than all the gold in world that is.
- John Barbour
(Keywords: Freedom, Gold, World)

I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.
- Victoria Beckham
(Keywords: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.
- Sonny Bono
(Keywords: People, Gold, Play, Songs)

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.
- Andreas Capellanus
(Keywords: Earth, Giving, Gold, Sea, Woman)

But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.
- Will Carleton
(Keywords: Wealth, Fate, Gold, Key)

On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom.
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Keywords: First, Gold, Nothing, Senses)

The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort.
- C. J. Cherryh
(Keywords: Home, Family, Society, Fight, Fighting, Gain, Gold, May, Winter)

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
- Christopher Columbus
(Keywords: Truth, Purpose, Gold, Quantity, Quest)

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
(Keywords: Paradise, Gold, Treasure, Wishes, World)

Fifty years ago wealth was stored and transmitted physically through gold bars, stock certificates, bank notes, and coins.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: Wealth, Gold, Years)

We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure.
- Hernando Cortez
(Keywords: Heart, Cure, Gold, Sickness)

My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won.
- Betty Cuthbert
(Keywords: Work, Gold, Salvation)

Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.
- Rene Daumal
(Keywords: Experience, Gold, Value, Words)

It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.
- Antonio Davis
(Keywords: Winning, Fool, Games, Gold, Right)

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Happiness, Soul, Gold, Possessions)

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
(Keywords: Day, Games, Girls, Gold, Shops)

Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
- Euripides
(Keywords: Virtue, Gold, World)

All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. They dress up in these chains of gold, cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.
- Bryan Ferry
(Keywords: Music, People, Dress, Girls, Gold, Now)

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
(Keywords: Work, Idea, Growth, Eyes, Gold, Man)

As far as my solo record, I don't want a gold record or anything, I'm happy to be small and to have the people appreciate the music who really like me for being me.
- John Frusciante
(Keywords: Music, People, Being, Gold, Want)

The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.
- Garet Garrett
(Keywords: Government, Purpose, Gold, Value, Want, World)

Silver and gold the Gods have denied them, whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine.
- Germanicus
(Keywords: Gods, Gold, Mercy, Wrath)

They came from all over the world to work out at Gold's Gym.
- Joe Gold
(Keywords: Work, Gold, World)

What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble.
- James Grainger
(Keywords: Fame, Gold, Trouble)

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
(Keywords: Absence, Gold, Inflation, Value)

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
- Alan Greenspan
(Keywords: Freedom, Gold, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Fire, Gold, Magic)

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
(Keywords: Confidence, Gold, Press, Saying)

You look like gold. I've been fooled before, but now I know I've made the mistake in the past. But now I, now I know the difference from gold and brass.
- Ben Harper
(Keywords: Mistake, Difference, Gold, Now, Past)

The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself.
- Marjorie Holmes
(Keywords: Friends, Gold, Man)

And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.
- Richard Hovey
(Keywords: Men, Wealth, Gold, Nations)

As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God's path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith.
- Kin Hubbard
(Keywords: God, Day, Gold, Hell)

I try to do the right thing with money. Save a dollar here and there, clip some coupons. Buy ten gold chains instead of 20. Four summer homes instead of eight.
- LL Cool J
(Keywords: Money, Gold, Right, Summer)

The first treasure California began to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land.
- John Jakes
(Keywords: First, Gold, Land, Surrender, Treasure)

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Truth, Knowledge, Difference, Falsehood, Gold, Man, Will)

For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.
- Chief Joseph
(Keywords: Men, Time, Gold, Land, Mountains, Water)

As we move towards 8 or 10 billion people on the planet, there's a little less gold per capita. Each one of us will continue to be fighting over an ever smaller percentage of total resources. This is not a happy thought.
- Dean Kamen
(Keywords: Thought, People, Fighting, Gold, Will)

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
(Keywords: Defeat, Defiance, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gold, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, People, Control, Birth control, Country, Gold, Population, Water)

I thought Paulie could jump. I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops. I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove. I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service.
- Billy Koch
(Keywords: Thought, Gold, Service, Trying)

I think it's the people who have no doubt that every word they put down is gold that probably don't write very well.
- Dean Koontz
(Keywords: People, Doubt, Gold, Word)

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
(Keywords: Courtesy, Gold, Key, Man, Visit)

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Truth, Gold, Tragedy)

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