Gold quotes and sayings

Gold gives an appearance of beauty even to ugliness.
Nicholas Boileau

Like Liberty, gold never stays where it is undervalued.
J.S. Morrill

With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people.
F.A. von Hayak

Nothing beats a little cash in a bear market, of course, and the oldest form of cash is gold.
James Grant

Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
Christopher Columbus

How rare is gold? If you could gather together all the gold mined in recorded history, melt it down, and pour it into one giant cube, it would measure only about eighteen yards across! That’s all the gold owned by every government on earth, plus all the gold in private hands, all the gold in rings, necklaces, chains, and gold art. That’s all the gold used in tooth fillings, in electronics, in coins and bars. It’s everything that exists above ground now, or since man learned to extract the metal from the earth. All of it can fit into one block the size of a single house. It would weigh about 91,000 tons – less than the amount of steel made around the world in an hour. That’s rare.
Daniel M. Kehrer

Even during the period when Rome lost much of her ancient prestige, an Indian traveler observed that trade all over the world was operated with the aid of Roman gold coins which were accepted and admired everywhere.
Paul Einzig

As good as gold.
Charles Dickens

To prefer paper to gold is to prefer high risk to lower risk, instability to stability, inflation to steady long term values, a system of very low grade performance to a system of higher, though not perfect performance.
William Rees-Mogg

And all is not golden that glitters, And not all that glitters is gold.
Aloysius Charles Swinburne

The modern mind dislikes gold because it blurts out unpleasant truths.
Joseph Schumpeter

Gold is the soul of all civil life, that can resolve all things into itself, and turn itself into all things.
Samuel Butler

Gold were as good as twenty orators.
William Shakespeare

Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.

The gold standard, in one form or another, will prevail long after the present rash of national fiats is forgotten or remembered only in currency museums.
Hans F. Sennholz

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

Chains of gold make stronger bonds than chains of iron.

To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.
Bhagavad Gita

Buy gold and sit on it. That is the key to success.
Dr. Franz Pick

The gold standard sooner or later will return with the force and inevitability of natural law, for it is the money of freedom and honesty.
Hans F. Sennholz

Pure gold does not fear furnace.
Chinese Proverbs

Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver.
Karl Marx

Gold is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite.
Caleb C. Colton

Betting against gold is the same as betting on governments. He who bets on governments and government money bets against 6,000 years of recorded human history.
Gary North

Gold’s father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble.
Yiddish Proverb

Gold is proved by touch.
French Proverb

Every individual is a potential gold buyer, although he may not need the gold. It may be added to the store of personal wealth, and passed from generation to generation as an object of family wealth. There is no other economic good as marketable as gold.
Hans F. Sennholz

Gold is not necessary. I have no interest in gold. We’ll build a solid state, without an ounce of gold behind it. Anyone who sells above the set prices, let him be marched off to a concentration. That’s the bastion of money.
Adolf Hitler

The history of fiat money is little more than a register of monetary follies and inflations. Our present age merely affords another entry in this dismal register.
Hans F. Sennholz

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
Chinese Proverb

The history of paper money is an account of abuse, mismanagement, and financial disaster.
Richard M. Ebeling

There can be no other criterion, no other standard than gold. Yes, gold which never changes, which can be shaped into ingots, bars, coins, which has no nationality and which is eternally and universally accepted as the unalterable fiduciary value par excellence.
Charles De Gaulle

I see a great future for gold and silver coins as the currency people may increasingly turn to when paper currencies begin to disintegrate.
Murray M. Rothbard

The proper and limited use of government is to invoke a common justice and keep the peace – and that is all.
Leonard Read

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

The great merit of gold is precisely that it is scarce; that its quantity is limited by nature; that it is costly to discover, to mine, and to process; and that it cannot be created by political fiat or caprice.
Henry Hazlitt

Night’s darkness is the bag that bursts with the gold of the dawn.
Rabindranath Tagore

Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other’s gold.

Gold is a deep-persuading orator.
Richard Barnfield

Gold is not less but more rational than paper money. Money holds value so long as it is in limited supply; gold will always be in limited supply, and would require real resources to produce even from the sea; paper and printing ink are not in limited supply. The gold system is much closer to a modern automatic scientific control system than the crude and relatively unstable system of paper.
William Rees-Mogg

Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
Mark Twain

One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.
Claude M. Bristol

In the long run, the gold price has to go up in relation to paper money. There is no other way. To what price, that depends on the scale of the inflation – and we know that inflation will continue.
Nicholas L. Dea

Start now buying gold coins, any kind, and hoarding them.
Dr. John L. King

Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can it be gotten without it.
Samuel Butler

Loose words are picked up like gold coin.
Russian Proverb

Whenever an overall breakdown of a monetary or financial system occurs, return to gold always restores order, revives confidence and brings back prosperity.
Donald Hoppe

Early morning hath gold in its mouth.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.

Gold can a path through hosts of warders clear. And walls of stone more swiftly can displace than ever lightening could.

Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.

Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

From a strictly economic point of view, buying gold in a major inflation and holding it probably presents the least risk of capital loss of any investment or speculation.
Henry Hazlitt

There are about three hundred economists in the world who are against gold, and they think that gold is a barbarous relic – and they might be right. Unfortunately, there are three billion inhabitants of the world who believe in gold.
Janos Fekete

Put forth thy hand, reach at the glorious gold.
William Shakespeare

When gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent.
Publilius Syrus

No gold-digging for me… I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.
Mae West

Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money.
Daniel Webster

Man prates, but gold speaks.