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The father of this pleasant grandfather, of the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, was a horny-skinned, two-legged, money-getting species of spider who spun webs to catch unwary flies and retired into holes until they were entrapped. The name of this old pagan's god was Compound Interest. ~ Bleak House

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The education of Mr. Jonas had been conducted from his cradle on the strictest principles of the main chance. The very first word he learnt to spell was "gain" and the second (when he got into two syllables), "money". But for two results, which were not ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. ~ David Copperfield

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So now, as an infallible way of making little ease great ease, I began to contract a quantity of debt. ~ Great Expectations

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"Here's the rule for bargains. 'Do other men, for they would do you.' That's the true business precept." ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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. . . for gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal . . . ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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"It was as true . . . as turnips is. It was as true . . . as taxes is. And nothing's truer than them." ~ David Copperfield

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"Well!" observed R. Wilfer, cheerfully, "money and goods are certainly the best of references." ~ Our Mutual Friend

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Gold, for the instant, lost its lustre in his eyes, for there were countless treasures of the heart which it could never purchase. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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A bill, by the bye, is the most extraordinary locomotive engine that the genius of man ever produced. It would keep on running during the longest lifetime, without ever once stopping of its own accord. ~ The Pickwick Papers

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