Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Famous people on how to handle money---this is one true secret to flourishing success!

This is one of my favorite quotes about money, and my personal philosophy as well as ideal, from a great painter Pablo Picasso: "I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."

(Image of the great painter Pablo Picasso)

This superstar 20th century Hollywood actor Errol Flynn once said a quote, which we should avoid in life and which betrayed a lack of financial discipline. He said: "My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income."

(Below is a picture of Errol Flynn in his prime as photographed by George Hurrell) 

(Another photo of Errol Flynn)

Writer Henrik Ibsen's thought-provoking words about money vis-a-vis important aspects of life should remind us about our priorities. He once said: "Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel.  It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness."

(Images of Henrik Ibsen)

Last, but definitely not the least of the good quotes about money which I want to share, are these 1857 wise words of advice on saving up money from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust."

(A portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, source: Supreme Court Historical Society)

(Another image of Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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