"If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Marya Mannes on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Marya Mannes on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Marya Mannes on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Marya Mannes on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Marya Mannes on Mark Twain
"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."