Goethe: Possessing Power of Money

Posted by admin on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Money Quote saying those who have money also have that which it can buy – which makes the owner of the funds, the owner of those properties they could potentially purchase. Goethe said:
 
The extent of the power of money is the extent of my power. Money’s properties are my – the possessor’s – properties and essential powers Quote
 

“That which is for me through the medium of money – that for which I can pay (i.e., which money can buy) – that am I myself, the possessor of the money. The extent of the power of money is the extent of my power. Money’s properties are my – the possessor’s – properties and essential powers — Goethe

 

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In this quote, Goethe seems to be saying that one’s identity and capabilities are strongly tied to their possession and use of money. He suggests that what a person can access, obtain or achieve through the medium of money represents who they are as an individual.

Goethe also states that the power conferred by money extends directly to the power of the person who holds it. His view appears to be that money essentially bestows its properties and abilities upon its owner.

So Goethe characterizes wealth as not just a tool, but a determinant and expression of personal identity, potential and influence according to how much monetary value and purchasing power one has at their disposal.

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