Quotes about money

He had always disliked the people who encored a favourite air in an opera—’That just spoils it’ had been his comment. But this now appeared to him as a principle of far wider application and deeper moment. This itch to have things over again, as if life were a film that could be unrolled twice or even to be made to work backwards … w... read more


By giving us the ability to buy and sell, God has given us a wonderful mechanism through which we can do good for each other. We should be thankful for this process every time we buy or sell something. We can honestly see buying and selling as one means of loving our neighbour as ourself.

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Don’t allow me to fall to temptations that would take me out of the game. If fame or fortune would undermine my integrity, then keep me from it—or take it from me—before any damage is done to me or to others. You are more important to me than any star rating. I love You.

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The strength to risk losing face for the sake of Christ is the faith that God’s love will lift up your face in the end and vindicate your cause. The strength to risk losing money for the cause of the gospel is the faith that we have a treasure in the heavens that cannot fail. The strength to risk losing life in this world is faith in the promi... read more


I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities [giving habits] do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are to... read more


An $80,000 or a $180,000 salary does not have to be accompanied by an $80,000 or a $180,000 lifestyle. God is calling us to be conduits of his grace, not cul-de-sacs. Our great danger today is thinking that the conduit should be lined with gold. It shouldn’t. Copper will do. No matter how grateful we are, gold will not make the world think... read more


It is not possible for affluent Christians to “stay rich”, in the sense of accepting no modification of economic lifestyle. We cannot maintain a “good life” (of extravagance) and a “good conscience” simultaneously. One or other has to be sacrificed. Either we keep our conscience and reduce our affluence, or we keep our affluence and ... read more


Money paid to a church or missionary society may be for the giver money wasted unless he makes sure that his heart is in the gift. Gifts that do not carry the heart with them may do the receiver some good, but it is certain that they will bring the giver no reward. “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor … and have not charity... read more


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