"Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
In the rich man's world"
, "Money, Money, Money"
"Everybody's got a price
Everybody's gonna pay
'Cause the Million Dollar Man
Always gets his way!
Some may cost a little
Some may cost a lot
But I'm the Million Dollar Man
And you will be bought!
I follow the Golden Rule
How can a man resist?
When the gold in his hand
Lets him rule the land
With an iron fist!
— The Golden Rule (Dark Reprise)
"And it's very very funny
When you've lots and lots of money
To be horrible to those with none"
— The Chorus of the New York Upper Crust, How to Make your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera
When I think of the good things that life has to give,
I'm reluctantly forced to agree
That the number of people who know how to live
Is restricted, quite simply, to me.
For life is like cricket: we play by the rules
But the secret which few people know,
Which keep men of class well apart from the fools
Is to think up the rules as you go.
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."
"Control the cash-box, and you control the world."
"I'm rich! I can do anything!"
"The very rich can afford to give offense wherever they go."
"They're telling me I oughta stop making these pre-recorded messages. That gave me an idea: make more' pre-recorded messages! I pay the bills around here, I can talk about the control group all damn day!"
"I'm incredibly rich, so no one will think of pressing charges."
"It's a shame rich megalomaniacs are immune from the law. Otherwise, we could just call the police."
— Yugi, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
"It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
"You've heard of the Golden Rule, haven't you? 'Whoever has the gold makes the rules.'"
: (accepts change)
Makes the world go round. Bobby Blane
: What's that? Joe
: Gold. Bobby:
Some people say 'love.' Joe
Well, they're right, too. It is
love. Love of gold.
Tony Hoyle: Let the law take these guys down. You know, sometimes the law works.
: And sometimes it doesn't! These people, they steal, they murder, they destroy people's lives and get away with it! They have alibis, money, lawyers, power. They have everything.
King of Id: Remember the Golden Rule.
Peasant: What's the Golden Rule, sire?
: Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
— The Wizard of Id
"See, if he was poor, we'd call him crazy. But since he was rich, we just called him sir."
: What are you gonna do when you get two hundred million dollars in the bank? Commander Krill
: Buy the presidency!
"There are many things you'll never understand. This is one of them.
[Holding a stack of dollars while looking at Frank's drawn gun] You see, Frank, there are many kinds of weapons. And the only one that can stop that is this. Now, shall we get back to our little problem?"
I'm quite happy to finish my time and pay my debt to society. Peggy Peabody:
Helena, for God's sake, pull yourself together. You're a Peabody. Helena:
What difference does that make? Peggy Peabody:
Peabodys don't have debts, darling. Not to anyone. And certainly not to society.
"Your Holiness," said a Sentry quietly and respectfully, "A diplomat from the Scottish Empire requests an audience."
"Send him in, please," smiled Alferius, looking forward to this. The Scots had been mad enough to have their Cardinal vote against his predecessor, and then him! Now would come the grovelling, as their barely reconciled Empire desperately tried to keep clear of excommunication once more. Well, Alferius had plans for them, and he didn't think the Scots were going to like any of them. Now that he was Pope, there was no force short of God that could prevent him from having his own way, and HE was the one who decided what God "thought".
The doors closed behind the Scottish Diplomat as he entered, and Alferius recognised Gille Calline The Balleol, a well known and well liked Diplomat who had dined with and maintained good relationships with Pope Stephanus. What he didn't recognize was the fixed expression of determination on the Diplomat's face, or the large sack he carried with him. Gille strode purposefully across the length of the office to the massive desk behind which sat the Pope, cursing himself for not standing earlier and now placing himself in a weak looking position. But he needn't have bothered, the normally subtle and careful Gille was acting under Prince Edmund's orders today, and he was anything but subtle.
"Your Holiness," he grunted, upending the sack he held and pouring a massive pile of florins onto the desk, "You have no problem with the Scottish Empire."
And Alferius, well known for his rather "uncatholic" tastes, stared at the money for only a few seconds before saying, "I have no problem with the Scottish Empire."
The laws for the rich are different. Jack McCoy: What
laws for the rich?
"Fuck you! I shoot money!"
"Like they say, you can't be too rich, or too evil!"
"Crime is for poor people. You don't have to rob a bank when you own it."
Rich men don't go to jail. Horatio Caine: You're not rich
, Gordon. (arrests him)
But you'd have to buy out the entire cabin. And
the first class flight attendant... Saito:
I bought the airline. [Everyone looks at Saito incredulously] Saito:
(awkward) It seemed neater
"No! I never lose! I'm too rich to lose!"
"Whose peace do the Goldcloaks enforce when the Hand proclaims one king and the Queen other? [Laughs] The man who pays them."
"You and I both know the real power in this world ain't magic - it's MONEY!
Buckets of it."
"Why do humans keep thinking that minimum wage buys undying loyalty?"
"Ian rolled his eyes. Laws were for poor people."
Those of you I haven’t been in contact with, please hear me out. I’m paying twice what Calvert is for a year’s salary, and I’m paying it all upfront. Look to the other team captains if you don’t believe me. Fish, Minor, Richards, Meck, I’ve talked to them, and they’ve agreed.
"I am no gentleman, no, but I have money."
"Objection! The jury will note that my client is a wealthy celebrity!"
"I'm famous! FUCK YOU! I can do whatever I want! Those are the rules, civilian!"
"The thing is that where I'm from, laws favored the rich and business savvy. The Corporate Dispute Zone don't favor the lower class that much."
"I have the greatest power of all, Mister Miracle. I am so rich, I can do anything."