Being paid — what will compare with it? The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvelous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and on no account can a monied man enter heaven. Ah! how cheerfully we consign ourself to perdition!

Herman Melville (1819-1891) American writer
Moby-Dick, ch. 1 [Ishmael] (1851)
Added on 15-Dec-11 | Last updated 15-Dec-11
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