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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Dollar Day: Show Me the Money!

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Aug. 8 celebrates one of the most sought-after items in the world – money. It’s National Dollar Day in the U.S.A, , an annual event that celebrates the wonderful and sometimes elusive, dollar.

Ever since the Continental Congress established the monetary system on this day back in 1786, folks have tried every trick in the book to make and keep a buck.

While a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to, it’s still a valuable commodity and prized possession. In honor of National Dollar Day, enjoy the following quotes and sayings about the almighty dollar.

Famous and Not-so-Famous Quotes about Money

  • "The buck stops here." ~ United States President Harry S. Truman

  • "Money talks." ~ Unknown

  • "Show me the money!" ~ Memorable quote from the 1996 film, Jerry Maguire

  • "Money doesn’t talk: it swears obscenity." ~ Bob Dylan

  • "Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand." ~ Aphra Behn

  • "When money talks, nobody cares what kind of grammar it uses." ~ Robert Elliott Gonzales

  • "Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • "Money doesn’t grow on trees." ~ English Proverb

  • "Money is the root of all evil." ~ English Proverb

  • "A fool and his money are soon parted." ~ English Proverb

  • "Republicans are for both the man and the dollar but in case of conflict the man before the dollar!" ~ Abraham Lincoln

  • "Another day, another dollar." ~ English Proverb

  • "If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing." ~ Benjamin Franklin

  • "I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend!" ~ Actress Joan Crawford

  • "A penny saved is a penny earned." ~ English Proverb

  • "A nickel ain’t work a dime anymore." ~ Yogi Berra

  • "Money is like a sixth sense – you can’t make use of the other five without it." ~ William Somerset Maugham

  • "Inflation is when you pay $15 for the $10 haircut you used to get for $5 when you had hair!" ~ Sam Ewing

  • "Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort." ~ Helen Gurley Brown

  • "Money often costs too much." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned." ~ Paul Newman

  • "Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money." ~ Jackie Mason

  • "If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning." ~ Aristotle Onassis

  • "Love and money should properly have nothing to do with each other." ~ John Saul

  • "Focusing your life solely on making a buck sows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled." ~ United States President Barack Obama

  • "If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments." ~ Earl Wilson

  • "The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket." ~ Kin Hubbard

  • "Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1!" ~ Warren Buffet

Enjoy! Aug. 8 is also National Zucchini Day, World Cat Day and International Female Orgasm Day!


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