money is power

A more worldly alternative to knowledge is power.

1741 N. AMES Almanack 4 Laws bear Name, but Money has the Power.

1789 F. AMES Letter 16 May in Works (1854) I. 39 Money is power, a permanent revenue is permanent power, and the credit which it would give was a safeguard to the government.

1818 M. EDGEWORTH Letter 13 Oct. (1971) 115 Now he had money ‘and money is power’.

1930 MEANS & THACKER Strange Death of President Harding iv. One can do nothing—be nothing, without money, not even in the White House. Money is power.

1980 J. O’FAOLAIN No Country for Young Men i. The lads would have to have..money if they were to get guns... Money was power.


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  • Power — Pow er, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F. pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. See {Possible}, {Potent}, and cf. {Posse comitatus}.] 1. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Power loom — Power Pow er, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F. pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. See {Possible}, {Potent}, and cf. {Posse comitatus}.] 1. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Power of a point — Power Pow er, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F. pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. See {Possible}, {Potent}, and cf. {Posse comitatus}.] 1. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Power of attorney — Power Pow er, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F. pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. See {Possible}, {Potent}, and cf. {Posse comitatus}.] 1. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Power press — Power Pow er, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F. pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. See {Possible}, {Potent}, and cf. {Posse comitatus}.] 1. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • money talks —     Money talks means that people with a lot of money have power and influence.     The owner is a millionaire and he s influential money talks! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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  • money — mon|ey W1S1 [ˈmʌni] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money , from Moneta, name given to Juno, the goddess in whose temple the ancient Romans produced money] 1.) what you earn by working and can use to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • money — see money can’t buy happiness money has no smell money isn’t everything money is power money is the root of all evil money, like manure, does no good till it is spread …   Proverbs new dictionary

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