I would gladly chastise those who represent things as different from what they are. Those who steal property or make counterfeit money are punished, and those ought to be still more severely dealt with who steal away or falsify the good name of a prince.
Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.
The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money.
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
If you want to get rid of counterfeit money, put it in the collection plate at church.
Flattery is counterfeit, and like counterfeit money, it will eventually get you into trouble if you pass it to someone else.
Our universities should produce good criticism; they do not or, at best, they do so only as federal prisons produce counterfeit money: a few hardened prisoners are more or less surreptitiously continuing their real vocations.
Oaths are the counterfeit money with which we pay the sacrifice of love.
Taking somebody's sacrifices is like taking counterfeit money. You're only the poorer.
Calumny is like counterfeit money; many people who would not coin it circulate it without qualms.
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