Gold Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gold quotes, gold sayings, and gold proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Gold gathers more than a shovel.     

Edward Counsel

Gold does not rust on the ground, and rocks don't get soaked in the rain.     

Turkish Proverb

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, you become a 'gold alloy' and what that means is that you can rust at any time!     

Israelmore Ayivor

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

Napoleon Hill

Are you looking for gold, friend? Look around you; anything useful to you is pure gold, pure silver!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls.     

Antoine Rivarol

Gold opens all locks, no lock will hold against the power of gold.     

George Herbert

Gold may shine; but it has no true light.     

Kristian Goldmund Aumann

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

English Proverb

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.     

Plato

Gold is so heavy it settles down upon the lowest souls.     

Austin O'Malley

If a man has gold, he lives with the terror that someone will take it away from him, so he builds walls around it. Then everyone knows where the gold is, so they come and take it. That's the way it always goes, brother. Fools and gold, together.     

Conn Iggulden

Second-hand gold is as good as new.     

Ken Alstad

Because gold is honest money it is disliked by dishonest men.     

Ron Paul

A mask of gold hides all deformities.     

Thomas Dekker

Gold often commends the unworthy.     

Edward Counsel

Gold authenticity can only be tested under maximum fire. The same holds true with regard to manhood.     

Moutasem Algharati

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

Gerald M. Loeb

We must learn who is gold, and who is gold plated.     

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If gold rusts, what then can iron do?     

Geoffrey Chaucer

There is gold everywhere, most people are not trained to see it.     

Robert Kiyosaki

Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired.     

Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Gold makes monsters of men.     

Erin Bowman

Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse.     

Matthew Henry

Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, For that without it were else a miserable affair.      

Jean Baptiste Moliere

No gold glitters like that which is our own.     

Eliza Cook

Gold is money. Everything else is credit.     

J. P. Morgan

Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.     

Abraham Cowley

Do not hold everything as gold that shines like gold.     

Alain de Lille

Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.     

Proverb

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To have gold is to be in fear, and to want it to be sorrow.     

Samuel Johnson

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

Yiddish Proverb

It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart.     

Thomas Fuller

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

Charles Caleb Colton

Gold makes the ugly beautiful.     

Moliere

That is gold which is worth gold.     

George Herbert

All that glitters is not gold.     

English Proverb

Gold will be slave or master.     

Horace

True gold fears no fire.     

Chinese Proverb

"Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends."     

Aberjhani

What glitters may not be gold; and even wolves may smile; and fools will be led by promises to their deaths.     

Lauren Oliver

But what's worth more than gold? Practically everything. You, for example. Gold is heavy. Your weight in gold is not very much gold at all. Aren't you worth more than that?     

Terry Pratchett

Gold is the corpse of value.     

Neal Stephenson

[Gold] gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.     

Warren Buffett

There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.     

William Shakespeare

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.     

Charles Dickens

I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that it is very malleable, but not so malleable as wit. A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.     

Henry David Thoreau

Let truth be told. The more we allow water to be controlled, bottled and sold — the more we sell the security of our sons, daughters and souls. He who controls the water, controls us all. Water is the true gold.     

Suzy Kassem

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

Dan Gable

I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that it is very malleable, but not so malleable as wit. A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.     

Henry David Thoreau

Let truth be told. The more we allow water to be controlled, bottled and sold — the more we sell the security of our sons, daughters and souls. He who controls the water, controls us all. Water is the true gold.     

Suzy Kassem

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

Dan Gable

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.     

J. R. Tolkien

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

Leo Tolstoy

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

Mark Twain

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

Gold / Always believe in your soul / You've got the power to know / You're indestructible / always believe in.     

Gary Kemp

Gold and I've been told / It's too hot to hold you can get it sold / In the summer heat in the winter cold / Fourteen karat gold won't mold.     

Daryl Barnes

As we are looking back / And then we'll Understand / We held gold dust / In our hands.     

Tori Ellen Amos

My search for gold is leading nowhere / Whichever lonely road I take / It seems to go nowhere.     

Eddie Seago

Your hair streaked with sun-light / your lips red as flame / your face with a luster / That puts gold to shame.     

Alan Jay Lerner

I've been wrong before / But now I know / I've made mistakes in the past / But now I know the difference / From gold and brass.     

Ben Harper

Some shine when the day is new / But fade when the day is through / But you look like gold.     

Ben Harper

But gold is the snare of the soul. Gold is the root of all evil.     

Jon Reeves

Not all treasure is silver and gold.     

Ted Elliott

Gold will never fill an empty heart     

Dorothy Clarke Wilson

That's the beauty of gold. It never tarnishes. Lasts forever, too. You can twist it, pound it, even piss on it but it's always the same gold.     

Bob Gale

If the clouds showered gold instead of rain; marriages round the globe would occur in chambers of impeccable silk.     

Nikhil Parekh

If the clouds showered gold instead of rain; man would incorporate his house with gigantic slabs of the same.     

Nikhil Parekh

If the clouds showered gold instead of rain; people would be saved from the tyranny of monotonous work.     

Nikhil Parekh

Gold in the mountain / And gold in the glen / And greed in the heart / Heaven having no part / And unsatisfied men.     

Herman Melville

Lo! I am come to autumn / When all the leaves are gold / Grey hairs and golden leaves cry out / The year and I are old.     

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Though / You are like an old / But I see you as a gold / Like an inspiring lamp.     

Ehsan Sehgal

O brother, purer than pure gold / Is the soil of my land / Her soil and water / Her fruits and flowers / Quench our thirst and hunger.     

Kazi Nazrul Islam

But gold defiles with frequent touch / There's nothing fouls the hand so much / And scholars give it for the cause / Of British Midas' dirty paws.     

Jonathan Swift

Midas, we are in story told / Turn'd every thing he touch'd to gold / He chipp'd his bread; the pieces round / Glitter'd like spangles on the ground.     

Jonathan Swift

Old hay is equal to old gold / And hence a critic deep maintains / We learn'd to weigh our gold by grains.     

Jonathan Swift

THERE were seventy pillars around the hall / Of wreathed gold was each capital / And the roof was fretted with amber and gems / Such as light kingly diadems.     

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Gold on her head, and gold on her feet / And gold where the hems of her kirtle meet / And a golden girdle round my sweet / Ah! qu'elle est belle La Marguerite.     

William Morris

If I were rich I would kiss her feet / I would kiss the place where the gold hems meet / And the golden kirtle round my sweet / Ah! qu'elle est belle La Marguerite.     

William Morris

When every blessed thing you hold / Is made of silver, or of gold / You long for simple pewter. / When you have nothing else to wear But cloth of gold and satins rare.     

William Schwenck Gilbert

Few environments are more totally regimented than those of black migrant workers on the South African gold mines. These men sign up at the recruiting stations in their home territories and are then conducted great distances, usually hundreds of miles, to work on the mines.     

Dunbar Moodie

The grade of South African gold ore is poor. What makes mine controllers and investors rich is the huge quantity of ore deep beneath the this South African soil, so that colossal capital investment brings forth dividends as long as costs can be kept down.     

Dunbar Moodie

Unlike any other commodity, gold has a guaranteed international market, but until the early 1970s the price was fixed.     

Dunbar Moodie

New Guinea is a land of much gold, of which the natives make chains and bracelets which the men and women wear on necks and arms, and the men on pommels of their swords.     

Iain McCalman

Gold was the lure that took travellers beyond the beaches of New Guinea. Until world wars came to the region it was the maine reason for mass movements.     

Iain McCalman

Gold digging seemed an addiction, provoking a level of excitement which meant that men lost any sense of other goals or values.     

Iain McCalman

Gold generated capital for other industries and the population boom created markets for other produce, fostering the development of whole sectors of the Australian economy.     

Iain McCalman

Champions of the gold culture claimed that it fostered independence, ingenuity and manliness and praised an envirorment in which the advantages of inherited privilege meant nothing to an individual's chances of success.     

Iain McCalman

The gold rushes have attained an iconic status in the pantheon of epic nation-making events.     

Iain McCalman

Land of the gold where wealth is spread / Around our feet wher'ver tread / Where gold is scarce to labor wed.     

Iain McCalman

Gold illuminated a vision of the future based on liberal democracy, industrialisation and commercial prosperity.     

Iain McCalman