Gold Quote of the Day - QOTD

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  1. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Lifted from Zero Hedge but there are some golden examples! ;)

    Feel free to add more of course.


    “Love is the soul’s electric flame,
    And gold its best conductor.” -Robert Burns

    The quote comes from a poem.

    She asked why wedding rings are made of gold;
    I ventured this to instruct her;
    Why, madam, love and lightning are the same,
    On earth they glance, from Heaven they came.
    Love is the soul’s electric flame,
    And gold its best conductor.


    Gold loves to make its way through guards, and breaks through barriers of stone more easily than the lightning’s bolt.” – Horace

    “Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” – Leo Tolstoy

    “Only as an image of the highest virtue did gold get to be the highest value. The giver’s glance gleams like gold. A golden brilliance concludes the peace between the moon and the sun. Uncommon is the highest virtue and useless, it is gleaming and gentle in its brilliance.” – Nietzsche

    “The return on gold does not depend on the fulfillment of some material condition. It is an ideological problem. It presupposes only one thing: the abandonment of the illusion that increasing the quantity of money creates prosperity.” Ludwig von Mises

    We are often told that the Gold Standard will shackle us to the United States. I will deal with that in a moment. I will tell you what it will shackle us to. It will shackle us to reality. For good or for ill, it will shackle us to reality. – Winston Churchill

    “The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper which makes bank credit like a bark of vapour.” – Lord Byron

    “Because gold is honest money it is disliked by dishonest men.” – Ron Paul

    “O Zeus, why is it you have given men clear ways of testing whether gold is counterfeit but, when it comes to men, the body carries no stamp of nature for distinguishing bad from good?” ― Euripides

    “Everything has its limit- iron ore cannot be educated into gold.” – Mark twain

    “Gold makes the ugly beautiful.” – Moliere

    “Gold is money. Everything else is credit.” – J.P. Morgan

    “Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.” – Queen Elizabeth I

    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.” – Norm Franz

    “Gold — what can it not do, and undo?” — William Shakespeare

    “[Gold] can be made either into bars, ingots, or coins…has no nationality [and] is considered, in all places and at all times, the immutable and fiduciary value par excellence.” – Charles de Gaulle

    “When Gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent.” — Publilius Syrus

    “An inch of time is an inch of gold, but an inch of time cannot be purchased for an inch of gold. Pure gold does not fear furnace. Read critically, and you will find each word worth a thousand ounces of gold. Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold.” – 中国谚语

    “Gold was a gift to Jesus. If it’s good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me!” — Mr. T

    “Gold was not selected arbitrarily by governments to be the monetary standard. Gold had developed for many centuries on the free market as the best money; as the commodity providing the most stable and desirable monetary medium.” -Murray Rothbard

    “Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. The name of the first is Pishon … where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good.” Moses, Genesis 2:10-12

    “Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.” -Seneca

    “Stay gold Ponyboy.” – Johnny Cade in The Outsiders

    “From a strictly economic point of view, buying gold in a major inflation and holding it probably presents the least risk of capital loss of any investment or speculation.” – Henry Hazlitt

    “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” Author-Poet Aberjhan
     
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    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard to find alloy called guts.”

    – Dan Gable
     
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    Silence is Golden
    -The Tremeloes
     
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    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Silver threads and golden needles cannot mend this heart of mine.
    - The Springfields.
     
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    JohnnyBravo300 Well-Known Member

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    Moralizing, I observed, then, that "all that glitters is not gold."
    Mr. Ballou said I could go further than that, and lay it up among my treasures of knowledge, that nothing that glitters is gold. So I learned then, once for all, that gold in its native state is but dull, unornamental stuff, and that only lowborn metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter. However, like the rest of the world, I still go on underrating men of gold and glorifying men of mica. Commonplace human nature cannot rise above that.
    - Roughing It
     
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    Gold
    Always believe in your soul
    You've got the power to know
    You're indestructible
    Always believe in, because you are
    Gold
    - Spandau Ballet
     
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    JohnnyBravo300 Well-Known Member

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    I also like the saying...
    "Theres no problem in the world too big to ponder over, while cooking a hot dog over a campfire."
    By- me!
     

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