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Queen Isabella: Pawn My Jewels

Posted by admin on Saturday, June 29, 2019

Queen Isabella Money Quote saying she was willing to literally sell the family jewels to pay for Christopher Columbus to explore the globe. Queen Isabella said:
 
I will assume the undertaking for my own crown of Castile, and am ready to pawn my jewels to defray the expenses of it, if the funds in the treasury should be found inadequate Quote
 

“I will assume the undertaking for my own crown of Castile, and am ready to pawn my jewels to defray the expenses of it, if the funds in the treasury should be found inadequate” — Queen Isabella

 
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J.R.R. Tolkien: Heart Wakened by Gold

Posted by admin on Thursday, June 4, 2015

J.R.R. Tolkien Money Quotation saying those who allow the sight of riches to awaken desire to possess may lose good character. J.R.R. Tolkien said:

The mere fleeting glimpses of treasure which they had caught as they went along had rekindled all the fire of their dwarvish hearts; and when the heart of a dwarf, even the most respectable, is wakened by gold and by jewels, he grows suddenly bold, and he may become fierce
— J.R.R. Tolkien

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