• April 2015

What Makes the World Go Around: Quotes on the Art of Earning Money

Money makes the world go around
The world go around,
The world go around.
Money makes the world go around, it makes the world go ‘round.
A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound,
A buck or a pound,
A buck or a pound.
Is all that makes the world go around,
That clinking clanking sound,
Can make the world go ‘round.”

That song rings in my ears as we publish the April 2015 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine. For inspiration on the art of earning money, the gift of knowing what to do with it, and the business of being successful in business — scroll down for a month’s worth of wisdom.

  • April 1: “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” — Henry Ford
  • April 2: “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” — Andy Warhol
  • April 3: “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” — Vince Lombardi
  • April 4: “To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.” — David Bailey
  • April 5: “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” — William Durant
  • April 6: “You want to buy cars and houses and castles, all of that’s on you and how America has systematized your mind to be into materialism. Hip-hop ain’t got nothing to do with that. I’m glad that anybody making money has picked themselves up – I just want them to give some of it back to the community.” — Afrika Bambaataa
  • April 7: “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” — Richard Branson
  • April 8: “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” — David Rockefeller
  • April 9: “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” — Steve Jobs
  • April 10: “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.” — Kim Garst
  • April 11: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller
  • April 12: “People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.” — Norman Vincent Peale
  • * April 13:* “Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” — Frederick B Wilcox
  • * April 14:* “The essential question is not, ‘How busy are you?’ but ‘What are you busy at?’” — Oprah Winfrey
  • * April 15:* “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ― Dave Barry
  • * April 16:* “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ― Steve Jobs
  • * April 17:* “Advertising is legalized lying.” ― H.G. Wells
  • * April 18:* “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
  • * April 19:* “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” ― Warren Buffett
  • * April 20:* “Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.” — Will Rogers
  • * April 21:* “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” — Jonathan Swift
  • * April 22:* “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” — Epictetus
  • * April 23:* “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson
  • * April 24:* “Frugality includes all the other virtues.” — Cicero
  • * April 25:* “I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.” — Steve Martin
  • * April 26:* “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin
  • * April 27:* “Money often costs too much.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • * April 28:* “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” ― Peter F. Drucker
  • * April 29:* “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” — John Wayne
  • * April 30:* “If you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

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