William Makepeace Thackeray Money Quotation saying possessing lots of dough turns a cranky old woman into a dignified and respected woman of means. Thackeray said:
What a dignity it gives an old lady, that balance at the bankers! How tenderly we look at her faults if she is a relative; what a kind, good-natured old creature we find her!
— William Makepeace Thackeray