Posts Tagged ‘honest’
Anthony Trollope Money Quote saying if good people didn’t pick fights over money with dishonest people, we’d see the bad guys carry away the bulk of the dough.
If honest men did not squabble for money in this wicked world of ours, the dishonest men would get it all and I do not see that the cause of virtue would be much improved
— Anthony Trollope
19th Century politician Simon Cameron in a Money Quote saying he is more honest with those who’ve bribed him than to constituents who haven’t paid for his loyalty – forgetting the salary as a source of honesty. Cameron was Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War. Simon Cameron said:
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought
— Simon Cameron
Seneca Money Quote saying people will be upright and honest if they do well by that stance, but may turn evil if that pays better. Seneca said:
Some are pious and honest as long as they thrive upon it, but if the devil himself gives better wages, they soon change their party
Paul McCracken Money Quote saying Although he was an economic advisor, he didn’t want to be called an economist because they seemed to have a bit less honesty than he felt necessary. Paul McCracken said:
I am not an Economist. I am an honest man!
— Paul McCracken