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Money and Class in America / The Nobleness of Work / Owning Property:

The following quotes illustrate the topic's ambiguity.  Use these to establish the scope of your topic--to begin to specify the subtopics that verbalize various differing opinions on the same issue--to begin to develop a guide to your reading.

"Money is like a sixth sense, and you can't make use of the other five without it."    W. Somerset Maugham

"The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated."    H. L. Mencken

"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."    Henry David Thoreau

"Money does all things for reward. Some are pious and honest as long as they thrive upon it, but if the devil himself gives better wages, they soon change their party."    Seneca

"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money."    Benjamin Franklin

         Never ask of money spent
         Where the spender thinks it went.
         Nobody was ever meant
         To remember or invent
         What he did with every cent.     Robert Frost

"Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust."    Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Money often costs too much."    Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Autobiographical excerpt from a Woman Pilot."  The College Board English Language and Composition Advanced Placement  Examination.  1990.
Bacon, Francis.  "Of Riches." The Essays of Francis Bacon.  Ed.  Clark
 Sutherland Northrup, Ph. D.  Boston, Massachusetts:  Houghton
Mifflin Company, 1936.  Pages 70-75.
Bly, Carol.  "The Dignity of Life."  The Best American Short Stories 1983.
Ed. Anne Tyler.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.  Pages 25-48.
Bradley, Bill.  "An Economic Security Platform." Representative American Speeches 1994-1995.  Ed.  Owen Peterson.  NY:  H.W. Wilson Company,  1994. Pages 18-31.
Carlyle, Thomas.  "For There is a Perrenial Nobleness, even Sacredness, in Work." From Past and Present (1843).  The College Board Advanced
Placement Examination.  1983.
Downs, Hugh.  "A Pocket Full of Money." Perspectives.  Atlanta, GA:
 Turner Publishing, 1995.  Pages 257-261.
Gingrich, Newt.  "What's With America?" Representative American Speeches 1994-1995. Ed.  Owen Peterson.  NY:  Dublin, 1995. 
Lewis, David.  W. E. B. DuBois:  Biography of a Race.  New York:  Henry, Holt,
and Co., 1993.
McCourt, Frank.  Angela's Ashes.  New York:  Scribner, 1996.
McPhee, John.  "Heirs of General Practice." Table of Contents.  Ed.  Fred Morcellino.  New York: Farrah, Straus and Giroux, 1985.  Pages 76-176.
_ _ _   "Minihydro." Table of Contents.  Ed.  Fred Morcellino.  New York:
 Farrah, Straus and Giroux, 1985.  Pages 203-249.
_ _ _   "Riding the Boom Extension." Table of Contents.  Ed.  Fred  Morcellino. New YorkFarrah, Straus and Giroux, 1985. Pages     57-76.
Rooney, Andrew.  "Chairs."  A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.  Ed. Andrew RooneyNew York, NY:  Warner Books, Inc., 1981.  Pages 1-14.
_ _ _  "On the House."  A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.  Ed. Andrew RooneyNew York, NY:  Warner Books, Inc., 1981.  Pages 83-105.
_ _ _  "Who Owns What in America?."  A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney. Ed. Andrew Rooney.  New York, NY:  Warner Books, Inc., 1981.  Pages  17-35.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Civil Disobedience.  New York:
New American Library, 1980.
Twain, Mark.  "The  $1,000 Bank Note." East of the Web U-Books.  Online.
_ _ _   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Updike, John.  "A Sandstone Farmhouse."  The Best American Short Stories1991. Ed. William Abrahams.  Boston, MA:  Houghton Mifflin
Company, 1991.  1-30.