291 Inspiring Quotes about Gold

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about gold? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 291 most beautiful gold quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Gold quotes

We must get into the picture business. This is a new industry and a gold mine. it looks like another telephone industry.

— Joseph P. Kennedy

Yet gold all is not, that doth gold seem, Nor all good knights, that shake well spear and shield:The worth of all men by their end esteem, And then praise, or due reproach them yield.

— Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book Two

she would have got a gold medal in social climbing if it was an Olympic sport

— Marlene Perez

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

— Mahatma Gandhi

True leadership is about pulling forth the gold in everyone and believing in people before they deserve it.

— Michael Brodeur, Destiny Finder: A Practical Approach to Unlocking Your Destiny

Tragedy is like strong acid – it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

— D. H. Lawrence

The quest of the alchemists to turn lead into gold is a metaphor for our attempts to turn the base metal of ourselves, that person hooked on consumerism, filled with angst and ambition, into the gold of what we can be and really are.

— Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

The gold lamp, Xerxes, is probably the most important thing in your life.

— Nishi Singh, The Pearl of Immortality

In tombs of gold and lapis lazuliBodies of holy men and women exudeMiraculous oil, odour of violet.But under heavy loads of trampled clayLie bodies of the vampires full of blood;Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet(“Oil and Blood”)

— W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

Fossil fuels and mining is a short-term gambit. If we develop those resources at the expense of the environmental gold mine that is the Great Barrier Reef, we will all lose in the long run.

— Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

— John Burroughs

As the yellow gold is tried in fire so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.

— Ovid

It is a good thing to make a bridge of gold to a flying enemy

— Robert Louis Stevenson, The Master of Ballantrae

So long as there is gold underneath, who cares about the dust on top? Literature! That old whore! We must try to dose her with mercury and pills and clean her out from top to bottom, she has been so ultra-screwed by filthy pricks!

— Gustave Flaubert, Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour

If his drunkenness had legs, it would be Alexander the Great and conquer the known world. Then it would puke for a week into a solid gold toilet it stole from Zeus’s guest room.

— Richard Kadrey, Kill the Dead

Now I had won the gold medal. But it didn’t mean anything, because I didn’t have the right color skin.

— Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

Today a man discovered gold and fame Another flew the stormy seas Another set an unarmed world aflame One found the germ of a disease. But what high fates my path attend: For I-today-I found a friend.

— Helen Barker Parker

Marriage is the gold standard of all relationships. It’s the currency by which everything is valued.

— Frank Delaney, The Matchmaker of Kenmare

My Solitude is my Treasure, the best thing I have. I hesitate to go out. If you opened the little gate, I would not hop away—but oh how I sing in my gold cage.

— A.S. Byatt, Possession

She doesn’t give directions but there is a pot of gold at the end of her rainbow…Find it. If you can.

— Donna Lynn Hope

The newly-minted captain admits the irony between the gold on his shoulders and the lack of gold in his pockets.

— Patrick O’Brian, Master and Commander

And off in the far distance, the gold on the wings of the angel atop the bell tower of San Marco flashed in the sun, bathing the entire city in its glistening benediction.

— Donna Leon, Death in a Strange Country

Save the trees! Return to the gold standard!

— Ron Brackin

Grandparents are extremely rich folks with silver in their hair and gold in their hearts.

— Mamur Mustapha

She hadn’t seen gold since she’d lastbeen to her father’s home, when she would sneak off to meet him.Smiling at the brief memory of, as her mother called him, “the onewho gave me the seed which allowed for your presence.

— G.A. Aiken, About a Dragon

Fire tries gold misfortune men.

— Anonymous

I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card.

— Victoria Beckham

After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympic, it doesn’t work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, provide education about nutrition and health.

— Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. Fanatics will never learn that, though it be written in letters of gold across the sky. It is the prohibition that makes anything precious

— Mark Twain

All that is gold does not glitter.Not all those who wander are lost:The old that is strong does not wither.Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.

— Mia Kirshner, I Live Here

There is so much to say about a past. It’s a vein of gold through a mountain, leading to an incontrovertible stone heart of truth. But the future is a horizon – a faintly visible line that will promise much, and always remain to far away to touch.

— Aliya Whiteley, The Beauty

you can find all the gold and silver you will ever need at christhebusman

— christhebusman

Kitsch is the most pernicious of all prisons. The bars are covered with the gold of simplistic, unreal feelings, so that you take them for the pillars of a palace.

— Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

And he who wields white, wild magic gold is a paradoxFor he is everything and nothingHero and foolPotent, helplessAnd with one word of truth or treacheryHe will save or damn the earthBecause he is mad and saneCold and passionateLost and found

— Stephen R. Donaldson, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever

The morning has gold in its mouth.

— German proverb

He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Pure gold does not rust. Only gold alloys do so. You may have golden dreams. But if you go in the company of toxic people, your become “a gold alloy” and what that means is that you can rust at any time!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.

— Samuel Johnson

We will continue to chase rainbows unless we recognize that they are rainbows and there is no pot of gold at the end of them.

— Diane Ravitch

The rain could turn to gold and still your thirst would not be slaked. Desire is unquenchable or it ends in tears, even in heaven.

— Anonymous

Your mind is the biggest uninvented gold mine. Dig it

— you will find the gold.

Then the hard, dry Spaniards came exploring through, greedy and realistic, and their greed was for gold or God. They collected souls as they collected jewels.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.

— Jean Paul

Apollinaire said a poet should be ‘of his time.’ I say objects of the Digital Age belong in newspapers, not literature. When I read a novel, I don’t want credit cards; I want cash in ducats and gold doubloons.

— Roman Payne

The possession of gold has ruined fewer men than the lack of it.

— Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Of course, you were crowned with laurel in the beginning, your gold hair was wreathed with laurel, but the gold is thinning and the laurel has withered. Face it – pitiful monster.

— Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth

By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.

— Sextus Propertius

Marcus and Ellie exchanged a worried look and examined the bag again. Sure enough, the gold was gone.

— Justin Swapp, The Magic Shop

We need to take things personally. We need to stop putting profits above people. We need to stop putting greed above need. We need to stop putting the rule of gold above the golden rule. We need to treat people as people and not as problems.

— Sharad Vivek Sagar

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.

— Roman Payne

You are a gold mine of potential power. You have to dig to find it and make it real.

— Debasish Mridha

With the aid of a minute correction – that of the dispersing lens – in a gold frame perched on her nose, Miranda can see into hell.

— Ingeborg Bachmann, Simultan: Erzählungen

Perhaps she just needed to remind herself more often how that gold was still floating above her head, it’s minuscule particles visible only when pierced by a certain light.

— Francesca Marciano, The Other Language

She hands me an ornament of The Virgin Mary. “Pray to the Holy Mary, Mother of God!” I notice she has a gold chain round her neck. It has the holy cross and a shamrock

— Suzy Davies, Johari’s Window

So this was where lust was satisfied. If I’d been an old-time miner I’d have asked for my gold nugget back.

— Ava Gardner, Ava: My Story

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie, My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;The flame shall not hurt thee; I only designThy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

— John Rippon

The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.

— Claiborne Pell

The gold of life is for those bold and brave in life.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets, but gold that’s put to use more gold begets.

— William Shakespeare

The Valkyrie’s heart was wrought of dazzling gold full of the most finest and firmest of loves, this being the secret of her many moods and akimbo inspirangular mercies. —On Kari, Ch. Fifteen Valley of the Damned

— douglas m laurent

I remember the will said, ‘May God thy gold refine.’ That must be from the Bible.””Shakespeare, ” Turtle said. All quotations were either from the Bible or Shakespeare.

— Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game

The amount of gold someone has is never the issue, but rather the love of it and the want of more for personal gain that consumes the hearts of many good people.

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Looking at flowers, simple things in life. I don’t need to look at gold and a castle; sometimes its very simple things that are very beautiful. I am keeping my eyes fresh to find beauty in many places, and in gold, too, sometimes!

— Francois Nars

My mother used to say that sometimes if you turn a tragedy over in your hand, you can see a miracle running through it, like fool’s gold in the hardest shard of rock.

— Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.

— Confucius, The Ethics of Confucius

Bitcoin is not an actual physical coin, and if computers are shut down, you can’t buy or sell them. That’s why nothing will ever replace gold and silver coins themselves, and all investors should have them at home or in a safe deposit box.

— Mark Skousen

I went into boxing, and I’m bisexual, and I still achieved and performed at the highest level, and I came away with gold and made history, so with that said, anything is possible.

— Nicola Adams

LADY BRACKNELLI had some crumpets with Lady Harbury, who seems to me to be living entirely for pleasure now.ALGERNONI hear her hair has turned quite gold from grief.

— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

A gold cage is still a cage.-King David IOh, go cry in a bag of money.-Queen Christina

— MaryJanice Davidson, The Royal Treatment

Well, I go wherever the ring takes me. Not because I’m a gold digger or anything; it’s more of a Lord of the Rings thing. This ring gives me powers. Though I’m totally going to lose it when my hair falls out and I start calling it ‘my precious.

— Cindi Madsen, Falling for Her Fiance

This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils — that has been more than any baggins deserves.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

For all of my life, I am digging deep in my heart to find the liquid gold of love to share.

— Debasish Mridha

When every blessed thing you have is made of silver or of gold you long for simple pewter.

— W. S. Gilbert

Polishing the gold in others is easy to do and a valuable habit to develop to transform your relationship results. People will usually rise to the occasion and live up to your positive expectations.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Action: 8 Ways to Initiate & Activate Forward Momentum for Positive Impact

What if winning the gold medal at the Olympics wasn’t the end?What if… it was only the beginning?

— Amanda Dubin, Universe Olympics: Chapter 1

It is of the dubious inevitable side of human nature—like gold teeth and tinned salmon and bastard lacy valentines

— Mary MacLane, I, Mary MacLane: A Diary of Human Days

Dare to love yourselfas if you were a rainbowwith gold at both ends.

— Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

He felt the comfort of being part of an eternal cycle symbolized by the gold strips on either side of the black mourning band he wore. Light, dark, light. The dark was just an interval.

— Jack Campbell, Relentless

To thee, to thee, my fire! Thou hast been burning in my heart all these futile years. If my life were a piece of gold it would come out of its trial brighter, but it is a trodden turf of grass, and nothing remains of it but this handful of ashes.

— Rabindranath Tagore, The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

Writing is beautiful, like putting on a gold suit and going to sleep in it.

— Mark Leidner, The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover

A rat in its stealing behavior may manage to steal gold jewelry and to make a nest with it but that does not in anyway qualify the rat to be a millionaire though it’s gold pieces be worth that much.

— Newton Gatambia

And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.

— Heinrich Heine

Actually, I always dreamed about getting a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Olympic swimming. I always thought that would be the epic award in sports to get.

— Chris Klein

You doan go diggin’ for gold in an outhouse.

— Sandra Hill, Tall, Dark, and Cajun

Fire is the test of gold adversity of strong men.

— Marcus Annaeus Seneca

uh, yeah, I love…worms” Classic. Someone should record the gold that flows from my mouth.

— Rachel Van Dyken, Elite

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.

— Jim Bishop

The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top two economies were an aberration and that will change. The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think. I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar.

— Tom Winnifrith

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

We are all of lifewho stepped from the seatrading weightless journeys of the currentsWe are all of lifewho build and tear down and build againto find gold and silverto find scars that weep and bleedto step from the seato stay with the sea

— Tamara Rendell, Mystical Tides

Hearts of gold are heavy.

— Jenim Dibie

During the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business

— Mark Twain

The car was some kind of Porsche and the door stood open and beckoning, like a gold embossed invitation to sinIf she could survive a ride with angel-lips in his penis car then surely she’d be immune to him in any situation?

— Amy Andrews, Playing the Player

Hill tops like hot iron glitter bright in the sun, And the rivers we’re eying burn to gold as they run; Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air; Whoever looks round sees Eternity there.

— John Clare, Poems Chiefly from Manuscript

If fretting was an Olympic sport, I’d own the gold medal

— Lori Hatcher

Of course boredom may lead you to anything. It is boredom sets one sticking golden pins into people, but all that would not matter. What is bad (this is my comment again) is that I dare say people will be thankful for the gold pins then.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

Your highness, when I said that you are like a stream of bat’s piss, I only mean that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around it is dark

— Graham Chapman

Not sorry, not calling, not cryingAll will pass like smoke of white apple treesSeized by the gold of autumn, I will no longer be young.

— Sergei Yesenin

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

— Martin Luther

Heaven is spectacular, some would say paradise. A magnificent city surrounded by walls of gold and rainbow paths all dazzling in Gods light. There is no fear in Heaven, nor is there pain, and most really have found serenity there

— Stacey Field, The Life and Afterlife of Charlie Brackwood

Smile, my beloved, like the gold smiles from my father’s coffers.

— Kahlil Gibran

. . . Like ashes of gold in a cinnamon-flame, My youthful desires have been burnt with the years– And tonight in the chilling sunset-windA cicada, singing, weighs on my heart.

— Haoran Meng

A word drops into the mistlike a child’s ball into high grasswhere it remains seductivelyflashing and glinting untilthe gold bursts are revealed to besimply field buttercups.Word/mist, word/mist: thus it was with me.

— Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night

The west is broken into bars Of orange gold and gray Gone is the sun come are the stars And night infolds the day.

— George Macdonald

The stars are far brighterThan gems without measure, The moon is far whiterThan silver in treasure;The fire is more shiningOn hearth in the gloamingThan gold won by mining, So why go a-roaming?

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

We may not have sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, but we do have democracy.

— Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

Literature is a mountain made of gold in this poor world!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

There was a party of well-dressed people with Gilt, and as they progressed accoss the room the whole place began to revolve around the big man, gold being very dense and having a gravity all of its own.

— Terry Pratchett

I believe in steel swords, gold coins, and man’s wits. (…) And I believe there once were dragons. I’ve seen their skulls, after all.

— George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Neither gold nor diamonds mine themselves.

— Johnnie Dent Jr.

Enchantment and fulfillment were on the gold and garnet horizon – autumn’s breath, a dormant dream reawakened, a yearning nearly satiated, a tender thank you with a brush of the lips, and a connection as fingers touch and go hand in hand.

— Donna Lynn Hope

New media is the modern day gold rush.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating: Your Enlightened Path to Love, Sex, & Soul Mates

If there are difficulties on your way, be thankful for them because they will test and refine you as fire does to gold and if you will overcome, you will come out a winner, wizard and overcomer.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Overcoming challenges purifies you like gold to become bold.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling of reckless extravagance.

— Tove Jansson

I told God, ‘I don’t want a man. I don’t want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.’ And God gave it to me.

— La India

Don’t interfere with false gods, you’ll get the gold paint all over your hands.

— Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

‘Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

— Naomi Wolf

A hot lust for glory, gems, gold or mates, Leads reckless young drakes to the blackest of fates.

— E.E. Knight, Dragon Champion

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Beauty’ is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.

— Naomi Wolf

I heard wordOf bellied sailcloth, Creak of oars, And gold in Eastland.Then I smelledA smell remembered:Salt of sprayAnd black-pitched boat’s keel.

— Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships

The best and biggest gold mine is in between your ears. To find the gold, think deeply and think better.

— Debasish Mridha

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Attianus had been right in his conjectures: the virgin gold of respect would be too soft without some alloy of fear.

— Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

If you give up on a big dream too early, you have probably stepped on gold and mistook it for a rock.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

Talent, just like gold or any other precious commodity is subject to the same demand & supply economics

— Gyan Nagpal, Talent Economics: The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent

And the young Fisherman said to himself: “How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.

— Oscar Wilde, The Fisherman and His Soul

Sellswords put gold before honor.

— George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

In the furnace of fire, gold and silver are refined.In the furnace of affliction, we are refined and purified.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

With fire we test gold, and with gold we test women, and with women we test men.

— Eyden I., Woman’s Book: Only For Men

Sunlight streamed in a steady flow, casting flecks of gold onto the floor, bathing my skin. I inhaled deeply. Already, the air inside my bedroom had been perfumed with nature. A breeze whispered softly and breathed carefully onto my skin.

— Erica Sehyun Song, Thorns in the Shadow

He would never admit it, but he did have a heart of gold under all that crud.Solid, hard, impenetrable gold, but still gold, nonetheless.

— Jessiqua Wittman, A Memoir of Love

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.J.R.R. Tolkien

— J.R.R. Tolkien

A virtue to be serviceable must like gold be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.

— Samuel Butler

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.

— Alan Greenspan

The world is sitting on a gold mine but knows it not.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

He would give every penny he has (such is the malignity of the germ) to write one little book and become famous yet all the gold in Peru will not buy him the treasure of a well-turned line.

— Virginia Woolf, Orlando

I shall ne’er chase rainbows again, Knowing no pot o’ gold awaits at the end. My Irish treasure is not there. For ye, my love, abide with me here.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Eduardo Galeano notes that America was conquered, but not discovered, that the men who arrived with a religion to impose and dreams of gold never really knew where they were, and that this discovery is still taking place in our time.

— Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

It’s written that learning is more precious than rubies, more lasting than gold. Rubies may be lost and gold stolen, but that which you learn is yours forever.

— Erica Silverman, Raisel’s Riddle

Great Britain be proud, be blessed, be bold! Show the world what are you made of; show them you are made of gold not bronze. Be proud, be blessed, be bold!

— Euginia Herlihy, The Experiences of Life & Prayers

I graduated a the top of my class in the ’84 Olympic Games I won a gold medal.

— Scott Hamilton

Rare and precious gifts, gold and myrrh and frankincense, to offer a king.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.

— Dorothy Bryant

We are weary of being without gold in the midst of plenty. We wish to become men of means.

— George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

— Proverbs

Sunset encroached upon daylight like a powder burst from the mouth of a crimson cannon—orange and gold ribbons shot forth to wage a battle against the clouds. The western horizon was obscured by a glow like a living thing.

— Marsha Ward, Ride to Raton

We have gold because we cannot trust governments

— Herbert Hoover

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

— Jonathan Swift

This man has talent, that man geniusAnd here’s the strange and cruel difference:Talent gives pence and his reward is gold, Genius gives gold and gets no more than pence.

— W.H. Davies

The air moved slowly around his body, somehow tangible, gold flaked, every dust mote a lantern.

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Today a man discovered gold and fame Another flew the stormy seas Another set an unarmed world aflame One found the germ of a disease. But what high fates my path attend for I-today-I found a friend.

— Helen Barker Parker

Fine gold is recognized when it is tested.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find, because it isn’t the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

In the furnace of fire, gold and silver are refined.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

At a time India was known as golden bird because of its huge amount of gold assets. Let’s make India once again the same golden bird full of innovation and technology.

— Prakhar Srivastav

You can go a hundred miles a second Don’t have to drive no lousy cab Got everything you want and more man And the King picks up the tab You walk around on streets of gold all day And you never have to listen To what these customers say and I know…

— Marc Cohn

If there was a little shine of gold on the moon, the mankind would have been to the moon even in the 19th century!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Talent alone can’t give you a gold medal.There is practise, there is hard work and there is a will to succeed.

— Keith Peters

Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wantingSo much as just finding the gold.It’s the great, big, broad land ‘way up yonder, It’s the forests where silence has lease;It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder, It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.

— Robert W. Service

A heart of gold is more precious than a necklace of diamonds.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This is a problem, how can we have a body of knowledge and understanding and resist the temptation to misread the interest of the people because we’re looking for an opportunity to unload this great load of gold that we have stored up?

— Myles Horton, We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

I have flown with British Airways since I was a very little child, so it feels quite special to have gone from family holidays flying around Europe to become a gold card holder and be spoiled enough to travel more than not in first class.

— Orlando Bloom

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.

— Christopher Columbus

He won’t be one of those girlishly pretty men with curly gold hair…He’ll be dark, dangerous, too. Brave, certainly, but not without flaws. I like my heroes human.

— Nora Roberts, Enchanted

When it came to portraying couples who never directly connected, the Newmans were the Olympic gold champions

— Jeanine Basinger, I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies

i knew his heart was yours but i wanted to become an alchemist to make gold of the pieces i receivedbecause all i ever felt was the dark side of his leaded heart.

— K.Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing

Water is gold in the desert.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Excellence is a high quality, that delivers the gold nugget of success.

— Mark LaMoure

People who postpone happiness are like children who try chasing rainbows in an effort to find the pot of gold at the rainbow’s end. … Your life will never be fulfilled until you are happy here and now.

— Ken Keyes

I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that it is very malleable, but not so malleable as wit. A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.

— Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle

Shakespeare opens a mine which contains gold and diamonds in unexhaustible plenty, though clouded by incrustations, debased by impurities, and mingled with a mass of meaner minerales.

— Samuel Johnson, Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare

Pure truth like pure gold has been found unfit for circulation because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth than to refine themselves.

— Charles Caleb Colton

When you’re dying, even your unhappiest memories can induce a sort of fondness, as if delight is not confined to the good times, but is woven through your days like a skein of gold thread.

— Cory Taylor

Value of gold is understood in crisis than on a occasion. But the gold plays both the role reminding its significance. We yet times need to value and de-value to understand and appreciate significance of several things.

— Santosh Avvannavar, Umbilical Cord: A cord that remains, always, in many ways…

Tears have the value of gold on the scales of the human heart’ and the weights do not ask whether it is found or stolen gold, or whether you had to sweat in the digging.

— Ferenc Molnár, Prisoners

A woman was counting her grams of gold in Sorrow while another, who had nothing, still counted her Blessings in Joy. Happiness is not what you HAVE, but how you FEEL.


Best to distrust this retrospective radiance: gold dust settles over memory and makes it shine.

— Lauren Groff, Arcadia

October turned my maple’s leaves to gold The most are gone now here and there one lingers Soon these will slip from out the twig’s weak hold Like coins between a dying miser’s fingers.

— T. B. Aldrich

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.

— Alfred Marshall

Even if false gold makes a man happy:At the mint it will be identified.

— Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe

I tell you, money can’t build your spire for you. Build it of gold and it would simply sink deeper.

— William Golding, The Spire

If a man has gold, he lives with the terror that someone will take it away from him, so he builds walls around it. Then everyone knows where the gold is, so they come and take it. That’s the way it always goes, brother. Fools and gold, together.

— Conn Iggulden, Khan: Empire of Silver

Everyone can get the gold of the Sun. (Tout le monde cueille – L’or du soleil)

— Charles de Leusse

A magic came out of your smileGold thread of gold threadStars illuminating the skyThereWhere in the mountain streamHealing waterTears of ice as a gift to me

— Kristian Goldmund Aumann

So dawn goes down today… Nothing gold can stay.– Robert Frost

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

All that is gold does not glitter…

— J.R.R. Tolkien

I try to do the right thing with money. Save a dollar here and there, clip some coupons. Buy ten gold chains instead of 20. Four summer homes instead of eight.

— LL Cool J

It just seems like overkill when you already have a dagger and I have superpowerful magic at my disposal.”“‘Superpowerful?’”He stood up, a gold chain dangling from his fingers. “Let me remind you of two words, Mercer: Bad. Dog.

— Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

Settling for fool’s gold instead of the real treasure?

— Steven Chopade

Perhaps we’ll never know how far the path can go, how much a human being can truly achieve, until we realize that the ultimate reward is not a gold medal but the path itself.

— George Leonard, Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

— Adam Smith

Remove your blindfold-you can see bread or gold where others see stone

— Ikechukwu Joseph, Unlocking Closed Doors

If silver is used and gold is hoarded than how can gold be of higher monetary value.

— Willi Way

Rumi himself once said that counterfeit gold is only to be found because there is such a thing as real gold to be copied.

— Idries Shah, A Perfumed Scorpion

In a petty theft you steal money, gold etc.; in an electoral theft you steal the future of a country! The second crime can be committed only by the meanest people! Such a heavy crime results in a heavy price!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

You can see the people who thought they could come to London, bend over and pick gold off the streets. They’re all lying on benches in Trafalgar Square with hernias and cans of Special Brew.

— Garry Crystal, Leaving London

Fire tries gold misery tries brave men.

— Seneca

Warner. A white bird with streaks of gold like a crown atop its head. A fair – skinned boy with gold hair, the leader of Sector 45. It was always him. All along . The link.

— Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

As gold and silver are weighed in pure water, so does the soul test its weight in silence, and the words that we let fall have no meaning apart from the silence that wraps them round.

— Maurice Maeterlinck, The Treasure of the humble

By the Lord, Reule better bed that Wench soon! Mara is going to start thinking her p***y is made of gold if I keep frequenting her bed like this! -Rye “Drink of Me

— Jacquelyn Frank, Drink of Me

Good folk, I have no coin, To take were to purloin:I have no copper in my purse, I have no silver either, And all my gold is on the furzeThat shakes in windy weatherAbove the rusy heather.

— Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems

But if Smith was right, and gold and silver became money through the natural workings of the market completely independently of governments, then wouldn’t the obvious thing be to just grab control of the gold and silver mines?

— David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Because a spoon is made of gold does not change the soup’s taste.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I don’t want all the silver and gold of the world, Dillon said. What I’m seeking is to know. I want to understand God and I want to know His wisdom.

— Pat Patrick, Taellywood Treasure Hunt

I do not have silver nor gold to give you, but i have a heart of gold to keep you.

— Fabulous Godwin

I beseech you, little brothers, that you be as wise as brother Daisy and brother dandelion; for never do they lie awake thinking of tomorrow, yet they have gold crowns like kings and emperors or like Charlemagne in all his glory.

— G.K. Chesterton, Saint Francis of Assisi

Most great accomplishments do not look promising in the beginning. If you give up on a big dream too early, you have probably stepped on gold and mistook it for a rock.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

Suddenly, she burst out, “I want to punch her evil, lying face.”Liam caught a flash of hot gold as Dad looked at them, narrow-eyed, in the rearview mirror. Dad said, completely seriously, “I can make that happen.

— Thea Harrison, Peanut Goes to School

While parchment may burn and gold may be stained or melted down, the things that are truly important to us will never lose their value.

— Evan Meekins, The Black Banner

Seek the gold in any situation.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Once upon a time in a basement library nook, I stumbled upon my first favorite book.Pulled into adventure as the pages unfurled, I found treasures greater than gold or pearls.

— Tyrean Martinson, Light Reflections

As a man, I instantly became aware of the gold in her hair, her height measured against mine, and how easily she’d fit in my arms. ~Ren

— Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse

Testing trading ideas is like digging for gold or looking for crude oil in deep waters. The more trading ideas you test, the better your chances of finding patterns that can be traded profitably.

— Henrique M. Simões, Trading Course: How to Become a Consistently Winning Trader

All the stuff our fathers took for granted as long as you worked hard, the great safety net and the fair wage and the gold watch at the end of it all? That’s all gone around here, my friend.

— Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile

An inch of gold can’t buy an inch of time

— Nicole Mones, Night in Shanghai

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf’s a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay.

— Robert Frost

Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold.–Johnny quoting Robert Frost

— S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

If you don’t try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody’s back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best.

— Jesse Owens

If the shining sun blinds the eye, it makes sense. But to be blinded by gold and silver!

— I.R. Shankar

Silver surfers … nah, that’s old hat. Retire a gold surfer with Cosmic Ordering.

— Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

Tragedy is like a strong acid – it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

— D H Lawwrence

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies.And be it gash or gold it will not comeAgain in this identical disguise.

— Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen

Believe in gold and thou shalt never settle for silver.

— S.R. Crawford, No Secrets: Eternity series

You’re talking about gold and silver, cash and securities. I’m talking about the sheer beauty of the land, the value of unpolluted parkland made wild and staying wild forever.

— Jasper Fforde

Love in your heart is better than gold in your hands.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Above us, outlined against the brilliant sky, dragons crowded every available perching space on the Rim. And the sun made a gold of every one of them.

— Anne McCaffrey, Nerilka’s Story

All that is gold does not glitterNot all those who wander are lostThe old that is strong does not witherDeep roots are not reached by the frost

— Bilbo Baggins

Mr. Bird flung his food away and leaped to his feet, glaring around at no one in particular. ‘I am not a dog!’ he shouted agrily, his gold earrings flashing in the firelight.

— Tim Powers, On Stranger Tides

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.

— Og Mandino

As every thread of gold is valuable so is every moment of time.

— John Mason

The fact that you are true child of God doesn’t mean you will find gold on the floor when sweeping. You got to dig up the gold!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

You’ve learned the lessons well. You first learned to live on less than you earn. Next you learned to seek advice from those who are competent. Lastly, you’ve learned to make gold work for you.

— George S. Clason

Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire.

— Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

There are a countless variety of hardships in any life, ” Kedean answered, “…only the most basic of which can be solved with mansions, gold pieces, and titles of nobility.

— Anihyr Moonstar

After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it.

— Carl Perkins

(About the magic bathroom).If knowledge is money, and money is gold, then this is modern day Alchemy. Feces (wasted time) is turned into gold (knowledge).

— Peter Rogers

He slid his hands to the back of her neck, fumbling for the necklace’s clasp. He undid it and held the chain of rubies up, red and gold in the flickering candlelight. “No shackles for us, ” he said, “no matter how rich.

— Susanna Fraser, A Dream Defiant

Thane Ealdian prowls the earth once more. Shutter your houses. Bar your doors. Offer him gold and women to satisfy his cravings. A black dragon is like the very devil himself.

— Erin Kellison, Tempted by Fire

I’m proud of them, in a way. My little gold stars for surviving. For thriving. They aren’t just mistakes.

— A.R. Kahler

She wanted to return to her dream. Perhaps it was still somewhere there behind her closed eyelids. Perhaps a little of its happiness still clung like gold dust to her lashes. Don’t dreams in fairy tales sometimes leave a token behind?

— Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

‘The Amazing Race’ has always been the gold standard of reality television to me. It’s smart, it’s funny, and it’s entertaining as hell.

— Burnie Burns

At dawn the waves looked like mountain ranges tipped with gold as sunbeams slanted low under burgundy clouds.

— David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

It is very rare for a child of God to find gold and crude oil on the floor to fetch. He/she must dig and dig deeply well!!!

— Israelmore Ayivor

Find the gold in every moment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

All my joys resemble more a momentary intoxication than the real gold of happiness. It was all but an illusion.

— Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis: The Case Histories

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, Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

Chains of gold are still chains.

— Robert Thier, Storm and Silence

If you’ve raced home after working ten-hour days to get dinner on the table every night for twenty years…you deserve more than absolution from guilt and the kindness you’d give freely to anyone else. You deserve a gold medal.

— Linda Gray, The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction

They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.

— Kahlil Gibran

They don’t give gold bracelets for regrets.

— Colson Whitehead, The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

My perfect day is sitting in a room with some blank paper. That’s heaven. That’s gold and anything else is just a waste of time.

— Cormac McCarthy

People who have outrageous skills and abilities are the gold nuggets in the river bed of human history.

— Michael Pryor

A relationship that is truly genuine does not keep changing its colors. Real gold never rusts. If a relationship is really solid and golden, it will be unbreakable. Not even Time can destroy its shine.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

The poems are all wrong. It’s a bang, a really big bang. Not a whimper. And sometimes gold can stay.

— Kami Garcia

Mindfulness is the bedrock of all spiritual practice. With mindfulness, the simple becomes profound, and the common becomes extraordinary. Without mindfulness, even gold and silver will quickly lose their luster.

— Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

I go to de One who says silver n gold is Mine

— Kingsley ofosu-Ampong

Remember the son of whom you are because a good name is better than gold or silver

— Emmanuel Olawale, The Flavor of Favor: Quest for the American Dream. A Memoir

And metaphors like cats behind your smile, Each one wound up to purr, each one a pride, Each one a fine gold beast you’ve hid inside (…)

— Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

The Sussex lanes were very lovely in the autumn . . . spendthrift gold and glory of the year-end . . . earth scents and the sky winds and all the magic of the countryside which is ordained for the healing of the soul.

— Monica Baldwin

My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it.

— John Gardner, Grendel

But what’s worth more than gold?””Practically everything. You, for example. Gold is heavy. Your weight in gold is not very much gold at all. Aren’t you worth more than that?

— Terry Pratchett, Making Money

I will wait for you until the gold from the sun dwindles away.

— H.S. Crow, Lunora and the Monster King

I love both real and fake jewelry. My kids make me necklaces, and I wear those, too. Every day, I wear my gold wedding band and the Cartier watch my husband gave me.

— Aerin Lauder

Sisters define their rivalry in terms of competition for the gold cup of parental love. It is never perceived as a cup which runneth over rather a finite vessel from which the more one sister drinks the less is left over for the others.

— Elizabeth Fishel

Make that cage golden, it’s still a fucking cage.”“Wel , in the absence of other options, gold will have to do.

— Aleksandr Voinov, Counterpunch

Despite their common reputation as agents of God’s will, forces of good, and the gold standard for morality, all the angels Dean had met over the last year had been shifty, manipulative dicks. Except Cas, of course.

— Rebecca Dessertine, War of the Sons

If you were to put all of the world’s pain in one fifty-five gallon drum, it would look silly next to the mountains of gold and silver found in each moment with God. Our problem is that we rarely see past the drum – The Dance of the Dead

— Ted Dekker, When Heaven Weeps

Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.

— Lee Loevinger

If you have a dream as a child, but you let it go cold, you will grow old only to realize that you have sold your gold for no royalty!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness. It is the feet of clay that make the gold of the image precious.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.

— Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

What truly captivated Rachael were her eyes—wide, deer-like, yet hauntingly sinister green with flecks of gold dancing in silent mirth.

— Deidre Huesmann, Howl of the Sequoia

There is more treasure in people than in all the gold and mineral mines of the world.

— Wesam Fawzi

The rainbow is the pot of gold to those who observe.

— Thomas F. Shubnell

Furniture or gold can be taken away from you, but knowledge and a new language can easily be taken from one place to the other, and nobody can take them away from you.

— David Schwarzer, Noa’s Ark: One Child’s Voyage Into Multiliteracy

Secrets are gold and we are the miners.

— Nelo Igboejesi

They’d blame a castoff just for breathing. You could be good as gold and they’d still blame you.

— Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

I have seen flowers come in stony placesAnd kind things done by men with ugly faces, And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races, So I trust, too.

— John Masefield

It’s excellence in leadership when everyone wants to manufacture a black shoe and you manufacture a designer black shoe with gold medal on top. Do something new

— do something better!

We often search for the gold in our life but we fail to understand that all glisters are not gold, When we understand our mistake it’s too late, So never run after anything, Just wait for the right time to get the best in life.

— Debolina Bhawal

Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.

— Robert Kiyosaki

Some elements appear in this picture which would be decisive in Klimt’s subsequent work: for instance, the use of gold and the transformation of anatomy into ornamentation, of ornamentation into anatomy.

— Gilles Néret, Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918

If coffee is for closers, gold is for prospectors.

— Butch Bellah, The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars: Plugging into the Power of Ten

There are great lessons to be learn’t in every trail. Look for the gold in every encounter.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

A gold tooth is to some blacks, what braces are to all whites.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In the middle of nowhere, a trunk heavy with gold is a burden, not treasure.

— A.J. Gallant