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Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. Will Rogers, actor
  • possession

When you are young, work to learn, not to earn. Robert Kiyosaki, investor
  • learn

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. Susan B. Anthony, activist
  • able

He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • earns

We have seen economic growth. But we have not seen earnings growth. Mike Farrell, actor
  • earnings

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent. Steve Irwin, scientist
  • cent

No one can hand you anything as a dancer. You have to earn it. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
  • anything

The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living. Owen D. Young, businessman
  • business

Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them. Anna Magnani, actress
  • earn

If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away. Edith Piaf, musician
  • money

To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view. James Mcneill Whistler,
  • earnest

It's not fair to say that people who work with their head or with their hands ought to pay taxes, but people who earn their living with capital ought not to. Phil Gramm, politician
  • capital

PAYE means pay as you earn but it could also mean Pretty Accurate Yet Estimated. John Whiting,
  • accurate

The U.S. and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi resources from unproductive subsidies to productive uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods. Zalmay Khalilzad,
  • earn

Success in the United States is not an entitlement in China. You have to go there and earn it, and earn it the right way. Howard Schultz, businessman
  • china

A boy or girl who has gone through the eight grades should possess a complete, practical education and should have received special training in some specific line of work, fitting him or her to earn a livelihood. Arthur Capper, politician
  • boy

Tax what you burn not what you earn. Christine Pelosi, writer
  • burn

I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it. Zac Efron, actor
  • attention

I mean, the Obama position has been, 'We think government ought to be spending this money, not the people who earn it.' Eric Cantor, politician
  • earn

Our main task is not to see that people of great wealth add to it, but that those without much money have a greater chance to earn some. Mitch Daniels, politician
  • add

I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning 10 pounds a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15. Robert Pattinson, actor
  • earning

It's getting better but men still earn more and there are more jobs for them. Ageism is a big thing. Parts for women disappear as you get older. Julie Walters, actress
  • ageism

People can also change the timing of when they earn and receive their income in response to government policies. Arthur Laffer, economist
  • change

The grand old lady of bluegrass? Well, wouldn't that be a wonderful title to have? I hope I do enough to earn it some day. Alison Krauss, musician
  • bluegrass

You worked every day to earn what's on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing. And I wouldn't change it. I would not change it for anything. Scott Brooks, coach
  • anything

I am an actress, I earn money, I am well-known. I don't think it is altruism to become engaged in humanitarian work. It's the least one can do. Emmanuelle Beart, actress
  • actress

The next time someone uses denial of citizenship as a weapon or brandishes the special status conferred upon him by the accident of birth, ask him this: What have you done lately to earn it? Eric Liu, writer
  • accident

The Boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay forever young or to stop aging. But it is possible, by committing to show up for others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality. Eric Liu, writer
  • accept

I got a telegraph from my mother who said that my step-father had had a heart attack, come home and earn a living. So I went back to England and the only thing I knew to earn any cash was through hairdressing. Vidal Sassoon, businessman
  • attack

There's a lot of guys that just get comfortable with their positions and rest on their laurels. I had to earn my way. Paul Walker, actor
  • comfortable

I never felt hard done by and never wanted for anything, but I grew up in a wealthy area where I saw people being handed things on a plate. So it made me want to earn some money and be able to buy things for myself. Holly Valance, musician
  • able

I try not to push myself too hard, but I also need to perform and earn the results. Im Dong-Hyun, athlete
  • earn

Children with obesity and diabetes live harder poorer lives, they often don't finish school and earn much less than their healthy counterparts. Mark Hyman,
  • children

If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet. Theodore White, journalist
  • money

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice... I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard. William Lloyd Garrison, journalist
  • earnest

It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • earnestly

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning. Christopher Morley, author
  • earning

Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor. Barber Conable, politician
  • among

We will never have real safety and security for wage earners unless we provide for safety and security for the wage payers and wage savers. William J. H. Boetcker, clergyman
  • earners

A penny saved is a penny earned. Benjamin Franklin, politician
  • earned

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. Ayn Rand, writer
  • achieved

We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
  • ability

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. W. H. Auden, poet
  • art

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • earn

I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - and I will be heard! William Lloyd Garrison, journalist
  • earnest

I, Joan Crawford, I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend. Joan Crawford, actress
  • believe

In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given. Robert Hunter, musician
  • earned

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. Ginger Rogers, actress
  • anything

Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life. Brad Henry, politician
  • earning

If a man or a woman puts in an honest day's work, they should to be able to earn a living wage. Richard J. Codey, politician
  • able

A penny saved is not a penny earned if at the end of the day you still owe a quarter. Mary Landrieu, politician
  • earned

It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living. Lamar Alexander, politician
  • american

In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average. William J. Clinton, president
  • average

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. Jeff Bezos, businessman
  • brand

Managers, regardless of salary, should not be allowed to earn or use comp time. They are expected to work as many hours as needed to get the job done - especially at these salary levels. Jodi Rell, politician
  • allowed

Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected an increase in the minimum wage. They support tax breaks for multi-millionaires, but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income. Mark Dayton, politician
  • again

I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer
  • certainly

I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it. Bill Mauldin, cartoonist
  • born

I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science. Donald Knuth, scientist
  • ways

My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country. Wolfman Jack, entertainer
  • country

I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me. Evan Hunter, author
  • being

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it. Phillips Brooks, clergyman
  • earnestly

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings. Kenneth Grahame, novelist
  • earn

Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play. Sam Shepard, playwright
  • acting

I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned. Lucy Stone, activist
  • earned

In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it. Shakira, musician
  • earn

Currently, not only are Americans taxed on what they earn, but those assets are taxed again when they are passed on to a loved one. Mary Bono, politician
  • again

The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind. Dennis Prager, journalist
  • anathema

A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible. Frederick W. Smith, businessman
  • concept

Because of the fashion, the young people don't have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can't earn any money doing it. Bill Wyman, musician
  • access

Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can. Anne Bancroft, actress
  • best

The principal purpose of the Democratic Party is to use the force of government to take property away from the people who earn it and give it to people who do not. Neal Boortz, journalist
  • democratic

Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality. John Tyler, president
  • earnings

Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy. Alexis Herman, public servant
  • directly

I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table. Paul Auster, author
  • bread

The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as the highest reward a man's work can earn, must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past. Edward M. Purcell, scientist
  • bring

Small businesses provide 75 percent of new U.S. jobs and are the backbone of our economy, and no outdated ban should be keeping small business owners from collecting the same interest their money could earn if it were held by an individual. Sue Kelly, politician
  • backbone

When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy. Dwayne Johnson, actor
  • earnest

Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things? Ken Mehlman, politician
  • able

For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains. Katharine Anthony, writer
  • change

Acting is easy and fun. You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls. The profession is given tremendous significance within our society, but it's not really worthy of it. James Spader, actor
  • acting

I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time. Gene Barry, actor
  • actor

I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time. Mike Thompson, politician
  • age

I think sequels should be earned and we won't do it unless the script is better than the first one. Jay Roach, director
  • earned

I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim. I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime. Esther Williams, actress
  • allowed

Now, I am completely independent - I earn my living by speaking and writing. Karen Hughes, politician
  • completely

My training has been going really well these past few days and my goal is to keep it up for the next few weeks and hopefully earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Sasha Cohen, athlete
  • days

I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself. Marilyn Hacker, poet
  • american

I figure when you get married, it doesn't matter how much you earn or how much your husband earns, just as long as everything you do for the house is together, while still reserving some part of yourself to be yourself. Marta Kristen, actress
  • yourself

Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it. Matthew Lesko, entertainer
  • administration

I've been a professional actor now for 38 years. A long time. And it's wonderful to earn your living doing something that you love. To think people actually give you money for it! Derek Jacobi, actor
  • actor

My theory is that I decided to be a writer when I was about seven, but of course it is not as simple as that. Like most writers, I had to work at other things to earn a living and wrote mainly in the evenings, often very late at night, for many years. Margaret Mahy, author
  • course

I was surprised I won the award because I've always been a very aggressive player and I earn my share of fouls on the court. I play rough, and because I'm an older player, of course I use tricks on the younger players. Sue Wicks, athlete
  • aggressive

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film. Alain Resnais, director
  • answer

I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care. Christopher Darden, lawyer
  • book

Currently, only 70 percent of our high school students earn diplomas with their peers, and less than one-third of our high school students graduate prepared for success in a four-year college. Ruben Hinojosa, politician
  • college

The guiding principle is not to manufacture the goods everyone needs, rather to earn profits for a few capitalists. Walter Ulbricht, politician
  • capitalists

I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today. Dinah Shore, actress
  • earn

I'm very serious; I don't waste my earnings. Eva Herzigova, model
  • earnings

I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way. Alan Hovhaness, composer
  • become

I did all kinds of things in order to earn a living. Alan Hovhaness, composer
  • earn

My mother stopped working when she had my brother. She was a full time mom until I started getting heavily into ice skating lessons, and it got to the point where they really needed my mom to earn an income. Dorothy Hamill, athlete
  • brother

Security was another reason. You never know what can happen to you when you earn a lot of money. Ed O'Neill, actor
  • another

From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't be satisfied with my work. So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust, because you only get a chance like this once. Zhang Ziyi, actress
  • ang

I had an allowance, but I had to do things around the house to earn it. I think I always wanted my own money. Christie Hefner, businessman
  • allowance

I never have to this day, because my money is the money I earn. Christie Hefner, businessman
  • earn

I earned the right to get in the team, and fought every game to be in it. Graham Roberts, actor
  • earned

Believe it or not, most people think of me as a recording artist, but actually the way I think of myself and the way I earn my living is as a performing artist. Helen Reddy, actress
  • artist

Any fool can spend money.But to earn it and save it and defer gratification—then you learn to value it differently. Malcolm Gladwell, author
  • money

You've got to earn it. You can't count on other people to do your job for you. Herm Edwards,
  • count

Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy. Erol Ozan,
  • friend

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