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Gold is a precious metal and so are a few words which make a lot of sense to humans.

Gold as a metal and as a commodity, is accepted across the globe. There are a few interesting questions about gold worth answering.

Why is gold precious? Why do we attribute gold to quotes? What makes it different from other metals found on the Earth?

Gold is a valuable metal due to three reasons. One, it is rarely found. Two, there is a lot of hard work that goes into extracting it from the Earth. Three, gold is found to be in its purest forms and gold does not rust. These make gold a valuable metal. Throughout the world, we have different currencies, but gold is accepted as the only commodity that can be exchanged anywhere in the world. Usage of gold as currency first started in 700 BC. Many civilizations recognized gold as a measurable parameter in exchange for goods and services. Perhaps that was the birth of the world economy. Today, though the gold costs fluctuate, it is a fascinating commodity worth investing in. It yields long term returns.

Why do we attribute gold to quotes? The rarety of gold is similar to the golden words that influence the lives of many people. Though said ages ago, these words are relevant to any age, culture, and civilization. Here are some amazing glittering gold saying and quotes that continue to be relevant at present and in the future. If you are interested in our latest collection of quotes, you may also want to check our [vintage quotes] and be bold quotes.

Gold was initially introduced as a measure of work and was exchanged for services. Later as machines developed, gold started taking different shapes like jewelry, ornaments etc., Here are some interesting quotes worth noting.

Quotes About The Value Of Gold

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Gold is valuable because of its rarity and difficulty to extract. Here we bring some interesting quotes from great men who saw the value of gold in several aspects.

1."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.

2.“The desire for gold is the most universal and deeply rooted commercial instinct of the human race.”

-Gerald M. Loeb.

3.“Because gold is honest money it is disliked by dishonest men.”

-Ron Paul.

4."Gold is money, everything else is credit."

-J P Morgan.

5."Gold opens all locks, No lock will hold against the power of Gold."

-George Herbert.

6."Gold is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite."

-Charles Caleb Colton.

7."Gold and silver and sunshine is rising up."

-Noel Gallagher.

8."Truth like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold."

-Leo Tolstoy.

9."The desire of gold is not for gold. It is not the love of much wheat, and wool and household stuff. It is the means of freedom and benefit."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

10.“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard to find alloy called guts.”

– Dan Gable.

11."It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?"

-Mahatma Gandhi.

12."Pure gold does not fear furnace."

-Chinese Proverb.

13."Gold is tested by fire, man by gold."

-Chinese Proverb.

14."There isn’t a sword that would cut off a golden hand"

-Turkish Proverb.

15."Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver."

-Karl Marx.

16.“The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold”

-Kahlil Gibran.

17."He who has the gold makes the rules."

-Tyler Perry.

18."I believe the world economy will crash when Russia or China moves to a gold-backed currency. They know that when this thing blows, the old law returns: he with most gold makes the rules."

-Max Keiser.

19."A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture."

-Abraham Joshua Heschel.

20."Gold and Silver have always had value, never gone to zero. Can you say the same for stocks and bonds?"

-Mark Skousen.

Interesting Sayings About Gold

Gold is precious. And here are some beautiful sayings and quotes about gold that tell us its importance and why precious things are likened to gold. These include some inspirational quotes and rose gold quotes too.

21.“But all these are golden dreams.”

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

22."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.

23."I love rose gold - it's just beautiful and classy and timeless."

-Madelaine Petsch.

24."The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words."

-William H. Gass (A Temple of Texts).

25.“The desire for gold is the most universal and deeply rooted commercial instinct of the human race”

-Gerald M. Loeb.

26."In the interchange of thought use no coin but gold and silver."

-Joseph Joubert.

27."Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold."

-Mark Twain.

28."Wisdom is better than silver and gold."

-Lauryn Hill.

29."There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."

-Karen Black.

30."Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man."


31."The Church of the Apostles was a Church of the poor; of silver and gold it had none."

-Henry Parry Liddon.

32.“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.

33."I love to mix colors. For me, I don't have a rule, like 'you can't wear silver and gold.' You can mix it."

-Olivia Palermo.

34."I would think it a greater happiness to gain one soul to Christ than mountains of silver and gold to myself."

-Matthew Henry.

35."More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth."

-Napoleon Hill.

36."As the touchstone tries gold, so gold tries men."

-Chilon of Sparta.

37."All that is gold does not glitter"

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'.

38."Love is the soul’s electric flame, And gold its best conductor.”

-Robert Burns.

39."Persecution, in short, is like the goldsmith's stamp on real silver and gold - it is one of the marks of a converted man."

-J. C. Ryle.

40."Tracking the shiny is so much easier than digging for gold!"

-Laura Miller.

Cool Quotes About Gold

Here are a few wise sayings from wise men that are worth noting at all times. Check out what great men, cultures, and civilizations said about gold.

41."You have to beat the king to be the king. No one is going to hand you a gold medal."

-Donovan Bailey.

42."You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach. "

-Jim Steinman.

43."All that glitters is sold as gold."

- Ogden Nash.

44."Knowledge could be more valuable than gold, more deadly than a dagger."

-George R.R. Martin, 'A Feast for Crows 'A Song of Ice and Fire, #4''.

45."As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time. "    

-English Proverb.

46."Gold makes the ugly beautiful."    


47."Gold makes monsters of men."    

-Erin Bowman.

48."If you drop a gold coin in mud, it does not lose its value."

— Matshona Dhliwayo.

49."Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold."

-John Keats.

50."When gold speaks, everything else is silent."

-Russian Proverb.

51."Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble."    

-Yiddish Proverb.

52."A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom."    

-Henry David Thoreau.

53."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.

54."Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard."

-Naomi Wolf.

55."Gold will never fill an empty heart."  

-Dorothy Clarke Wilson.

56."Count art by gold, and it fetters the feet it once winged."


57."Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity."

- John Milton.

58."Gold will be slave or master."    


59."You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."

-William Jennings Bryan.

60."My skin is 24 karat gold when a sun hit it."

-Kevin Gates.

61."The bride who brings a golden throne will sit on it herself."

-Turkish Proverb.

62."Labour is priceless, not gold."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

63."Speech is silver, silence is golden."

-Thomas Carlyle.

64."I don't like to have to pan for gold when I read."

-Jonathan Carroll.

65."A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine."

-Benjamin Franklin.

66."Love is the only gold."

-Alfred Lord Tennyson.

67."It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way."

-Antonio Davis.

68."Every gold you save is a slave for you. Every copper it earns is its child that also can earn for


-George S. Clason.

Gold Sayings And Quotes

Because of its purity and preciousness, this yellow metal has always attracted human attention. As the value of the metal grew many great thinkers have attributed wise sayings and knowledge to gold. Here are a few for you!

69."Advice given at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time."

-Chinese proverb.

70."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."

-Friedrich August von Hayek.

71."During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit."

-Peter Lynch.

72."Rich men without wisdom and learning are called sheep with golden fleeces."


73."I'm a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don't trust diamonds and gold."

-Eartha Kitt.

74."Avoid people with gold teeth who want to play cards."

-George Carlin.

75."Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold."

-Lord Chesterfield.

76."Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate."

-Johnny Depp.

77."True gold fears no fire."

-Chinese Proverb.

78."If you dress in gold or silk, you are still the same greengrocer."

-Arabic proverb.

79. "Gold’s value as currency is an abstract social construct."

— Paul Vigna.

80."Gold doesn't represent anything; its value is inherent in its glitter."

-Colin MacLaughlin.

81."A spot in gold and a fault in wise man are soon visible."

-Finnish proverb.

82."In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic."

-John Maynard Keynes.

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

-Wesam Fawzi.

84."If gold was as plentiful as sand, it would not be as valuable."

-Matshona Dhliwayo

85."I think gold is made for kings and pharaohs - that's what I am."

-Big Sean.

86."Gold is proved in the fire, friendship in need."

-Danish proverb.

87."Gold often commends the unworthy."    

-Edward Counsel.

88."If gold must be gold, it must pass through the furnace."

-T. B. Joshua.

89."A great smile is a wonderful asset, but a good heart is pure gold."

-Dolly Parton.

90."Nothing Gold Can Stay."

-Robert Frost.

91."Grace is valuable as gold."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

92."Wisdom is more valuable than gold. Not receiving it is like letting priceless coins pass through your fingers."

-Alex Kendrick.

93."Gold is valuable because of its naturally occurring properties."

-Ben Mezrich.

94."The reason gold itself had been used as money was not that it was valuable; it had become valuable because it was used as money."

-Nathaniel Popper .

95."Good repute is better than a golden belt."

-French proverb.

96."Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold."

-Joseph Parry.

97."Best not to mix the past with the present. The present paints the past with gold. The past paints the present with lead."

-Henry Rollins.

98."Never buy gold, simply earn it."

-Mary Kom.

99."The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value."

-Arthur Schopenhauer.

100."Gold is a way of going long on fear, and it has been a pretty good way of going long on fear from time to time."

-Warren Buffet.

101. "A mask of gold hides all deformities."

-Thomas Dekker.

102."Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold."

-Abraham Lincoln.

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