100+ Best Gold Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational gold quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Gold Quotes

I think directors can become overly infatuated by gilt and gold, and the word ‘lavish’ and everything being magnificent. – Tom Hooper

On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom. – Adelbert von Chamisso

Winning a gold medal is not easy but I believed in myself, especially over the last four years. – Sally Pearson

I work with gold that holds history, diamonds that see the future, and rubies that long for love. – Waris Ahluwalia

The Olympic Gold medal in 1968 was definitely the highest moment of my career. It was a dream come true. I was a 19-year-old boy, and it was just amazing to be standing on top of the podium and hearing the National Anthem in the background. – George Foreman

Opting for gold shoes could have been considered downright cocky, but I was confident and never doubted my ability to deliver gold medals to match my shimmering footwear. – Michael Johnson

Gold is a great thing to sew into your garments if you’re a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939, but I think civilized people don’t buy gold, they invest in productive businesses. – Charlie Munger

We see women who go out and want to look like Jennifer Aniston, and they’re wearing an ill-fitting red dress and ugly gold shoes, and they’ve got flat hair and they can’t walk. – Kelly Cutrone

I am called a gold digger all the time. I don’t care. There is nothing you can do about what other people say. – Anna Benson

We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be. – Denis Kearney

One thing I always tell people. If you want to be gold medalist, you partner one. – Howard Bach

To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I’d done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act. – Amisha Patel

I live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold. – George Linnaeus Banks

Gold, on the contrary, though of little use compared with air or water, will exchange for a great quantity of other goods. – David Ricardo

Experiences are like hoarded gold. Whenever I dole out a piece of my private suffering, that is when I get letters from all over the world. – Greg Iles

I knew that life isn’t always just about the Olympic gold medals and the sponsors. – Nastia Liukin

Stars are rare creatures, and not everyone can be one. But there isn’t anyone on earth – not you, not me, not the girl next door – who wouldn’t like to be a movie star holding up that gold statuette on Academy Award night. – Sue Mengers

Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them. – David Ricardo

One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself. – Claude M. Bristol

You do not boo an Olympic Gold Medalist. I’m the best in the world. I came here for you. You don’t boo me. – Kurt Angle

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money. – Alfred Marshall

By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint. – Sextus Propertius

I will try to win the Olympics gold in London. – Ryoko Tani

The euro is a hybrid of a fixed exchange-rate regime, like the 1980s ERM or the 1930s gold standard, and a state currency. – Yanis Varoufakis

The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself. – Marjorie Holmes

Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold. – William Moulton Marston

The ability to manage large assets well – it’s like being Michael Jordan or winning the gold in the Olympics; it’s what you aspire to. – Louis Bacon

I have a lot of bitter memories from Beijing. Hopefully, we can erase those memories and bring the gold back to Japan. – Kohei Uchimura

I believe in the gold standard. I like solid lumps of things. You can always melt them down. – Suzy Parker

They wonder much to hear that gold, which in itself is so useless a thing, should be everywhere so much esteemed, that even men for whom it was made, and by whom it has its value, should yet be thought of less value than it is. – Thomas More

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

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

If you worry about financial Armageddon, it is indeed metaphorically the time to stock your bunker with guns, ammunition, canned food and gold bars. – Nouriel Roubini

Ferdinand was a gold trader. He was a lawyer for mining companies. When he entered politics in l949, he had tons and tons of gold. When Bill Gates was a college dropout, Ferdinand already possessed billions of dollars and tons of gold. It wasn’t stolen. – Imelda Marcos

I think gold is made for kings and pharaohs – that’s what I am. – Big Sean

Gold has intrinsic value. The problem with the dollar is it has no intrinsic value. And if the Federal Reserve is going to spend trillions of them to buy up all these bad mortgages and all other kinds of bad debt, the dollar is going to lose all of its value. Gold will store its value, and you’ll always be able to buy more food with your gold. – Peter Schiff

As far as the Russians were concerned, I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold, if they wanted to buy, and they weren’t dependent upon international trade. I felt they were more self-sufficient. – W. Averell Harriman

I’ve always liked simple. Growing up, I wore corduroys and Lacoste shirts, Maraolo flats, and maybe one gold bracelet. – Aerin Lauder

I like a lot of metal music. So that’s really what I listen to a lot. Or I listen to a lot of kind of off the cuff, like I love artists like Santigold, or Gold Frapp. Yeah. Pelican. Yeah. – Jada Pinkett Smith

The Gold Rush and the Pony Express made Sacramento a substantial place in terms of enterprise. – Wayne Thiebaud

There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – Karen Black

It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not. – Jonathan Swift

Gold all is not that doth golden seem. – Edmund Spenser

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

Coming in as a veteran, I’d like to finish with a gold medal. – Howard Bach

Winning an Olympic gold medal is like nothing else. – Rebecca Lobo

Shaped like Texas, but twice as big, Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. It exports almost nothing – mostly just cotton, gold and livestock – and doesnt have enough money to import much of anything, either. – Richard Engel

The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world. – Garet Garrett

When goods are exchanged between countries, they must be paid for by commodities or gold. They cannot be paid for by the notes, certificates, and checks of the purchaser’s country, since these are of value only in the country of issue. – Carroll Quigley

I definitely want to win a gold medal, that should be everybody’s goal. – Laura Wilkinson

We Spaniards know a sickness of the heart that only gold can cure. – Hernando Cortes

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise. – Gwendolyn Brooks

Now I know the difference between a rousing reception and a pat on the back. Now I know the difference between a gold in Commonwealth Games and a bronze in Olympics. – Gagan Narang

A currency serves three functions: providing a means of payment, a unit of account and a store of value. Gold may be a store of value for wealth, but it is not a means of payment. You cannot pay for your groceries with it. Nor is it a unit of account. Prices of goods and services, and of financial assets, are not denominated in gold terms. – Nouriel Roubini

The ‘Robben Island Bible’ has arrived at the British Museum. It’s a garish thing, its cover plastered with pink and gold Hindu images, designed to hide its contents. Within is the finest collection of words generated by human intelligence: the complete works of William Shakespeare. – Daniel Hannan

Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds. – Rene Daumal

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe. – A. B. Yehoshua

It’s absolutely critical that we audit the Fed so the American people can see what’s going on over there. Do it from top to bottom so that we can have transparency in this entity called the Federal Reserve. Hopefully, the American people will see that we need to go back to the gold standard, which I’ve introduced, and get rid of the Fed. – Paul Broun

The first treasure California began to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land. – John Jakes

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future. – Lord Acton

Ambition devours gold and drinks blood and climbs so high by other men’s heads, that at the length in the fall, it breaks its own neck; therefore, it is better to live in humble content than in high care and trouble. – Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

I am a freestyle mogul skier who, on February 13, became the first American to win a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. – Hannah Kearney

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. – Alan Greenspan

In army, I went to Kashmir and did well, which was a challenge. In sports, I went to Olympics at a time when no one believed that we can actually win. Coming into politics was also a challenge as I wanted to push the youth to achieve gold in various fields of life. – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Even when I was very depressed, I could hold on to something. It seems that I have always had that streak of gold that I could hold on to. – Michael Schenker

But even gold is not everything: and only a fanatic, and a rather foolish fanatic, would say that this style of fiction summed up and exhausted all the good that fiction could give and do. – George Saintsbury

I love both real and fake jewelry. My kids make me necklaces, and I wear those, too. Every day, I wear my gold wedding band and the Cartier watch my husband gave me. – Aerin Lauder

In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong. – Ed Balls

Say a piece of pottery is broken, and it’s fixed, and they use gold in the adhesive and in the sealant. It becomes more precious than it was before it was broken in the first place. – Rose McIver

There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from. – Bernard de Mandeville

Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling of reckless extravagance. – Tove Jansson

Going to the Olympics as a Maasai I want to make them proud because, after the warm welcome they gave me when I went back and being their leader, I want to also be the warrior in the Olympics. That will be something good because that will be the first Olympic gold medal for the Maasai. – David Rudisha

I want to win a gold medal in London. – Kerri Walsh

Silver, gold – I don’t discriminate! I like sparkly things. – Charlaine Harris

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity. – Allan Sloan

I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love, but admire. – Ellis Peters

When I decided to go for four gold medals I planned it out over a few years. It was in four different events and there was a lot to it. – Carl Lewis

I hoped to win a medal and hoped it would be gold. I knew I was good but didn’t know I would be the one to score something that had never been done before. – Nadia Comaneci

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. – Richard Burton

I love ’30 Rock.’ It’s one of my favorite shows. It’s certainly the gold standard of comedy writing. – Dan Harmon

I had already been into my professional career for six years and had not won an individual gold medal at the Olympics. There was a tremendous amount of pressure going into 1996 to get it done. – Michael Johnson

As per the age-old Customs and Central Excise Rules 1967, a person is allowed to carry only Rs 20,000 worth of gold. – Vayalar Ravi

I figured my wife was about to start law school. If that whole baseball pitching thing didn’t work out, I had something to fall back on. I figure I’d put a ring on her finger. Turns out she was the smart one. Turns out she was the gold digger, not me. – Tim Hudson

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines. – Paracelsus

Love is the only gold. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

You know, my uncle wore a lot of jewelry, a lot of gold chains. – Two Chainz

For some reason, we stopped getting gold stars at some age. It’s time to bring them back. – Ze Frank

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable. – Alan Greenspan

I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold. – Eartha Kitt

I believe in the Golden Rule – The Man with the Gold… Rules. – Mr. T

It is a great rush to come up with a joke that gets a good response from the audience. It’s gold! – Kevin Nealon

Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world. – Esther Williams

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them. – Christopher Columbus

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing. – Tim Cahill

My salvation was a free gift. I didn’t have to work for it and it’s better than any gold medal that I’ve ever won – Betty Cuthbert

While starving refugees in Homs were providing target practice for government snipers, Bashar al-Assad’s strongest international backer was in Sochi, at the Iceberg Skating Palace, visibly moved, smiling with deep satisfaction, as the Russians beautifully glided and leaped their way to the gold medal in the team event. – George Packer

Gold has an almost atavistic lure. People feel it has a panacea effect. – Howard Blum

Joe Morgan was the one guy that absolutely put our team really over the top. … Then we had George Foster come in; Ken Griffey Sr. was as good a two-place hitter as there has ever been in the game, and Cesar Geronimo won four Gold Glove awards. I mean, how could you ask for a better team? – Johnny Bench

When hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world went to the Yukon to look for gold, the original prospectors had already claimed most of it. – Howard Blum

After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it. – Carl Perkins

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