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Quotes of the Day for 10 June 2001 – Coins and Currency

John Hull and Robert Saunderson were made masters of the mint in the American colonies on this day in 1652, authorized by the Massachusetts General Court. Here are some thoughts on coins, currency, and the love of money.

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The quotes:

The most popular labor-saving device is still money.
     - Phyllis George

A chest of gold coins or a fat wallet of bills is of no use whatsoever to a wrecked sailor alone on a raft.
     - Alan Watts

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
     - Margaret Thatcher

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
     - Dorothy Rothschild Parker

This planet has or rather had a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasnt the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
     - Douglas Noel Adams, 1952 - 2001

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