Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
I’ve never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the power of gold.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
To measure prices by a currency that is called by the same names as gold, but that is really inferior in value to gold, and then – because those prices are nominally higher than gold prices – to say that they are inflated, relatively to gold, is a perfect absurdity.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
Do not consider that to be wealth which is hoarded away, for how is it better than sand gathered from the nearest heap? Nor that which comes in from men who groan at their taxes: for the gold that is wrung from tears is of base alloy and black.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Love is the only gold.
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.