Essay: OF TRUTH AND MONEY

OSWALD SPENGLER called money "a form of thought." Tolstoy condemned it as "a new form of slavery." While Thoreau figured that "the more money, the less virtue," Schopenhauer argued that "money alone is absolutely good" and Samuel Johnson declared: "There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed than in getting money." The New Testament holds that love of money is the root of all evil, but Mark Twain reversed that adage into "lack of money is the root of all evil." Socrates said: "Virtue does not come from money,...

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