A gentleman in all his relations and under all circumstances, even his cold scientific abstraction was provocative; rich men envied his lofty ignorance of the smaller details of money-making
, even while they mistrusted his judgment.
Hereby perhaps Stubb indirectly hinted, that though man loved his fellow, yet man is a money-making
animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
To hold them as tools for money-making
, I could not;--have them to help spend money, you know, didn't look quite so ugly to me.
I cared for money-making
, but I never cared particularly for the money.
Though it was supposed to be proper for them to have an occupation, the crude fact of money-making
was still regarded as derogatory, and the law, being a profession, was accounted a more gentlemanly pursuit than business.
Now money-making, as we say, being twofold, it may be applied to two purposes, the service of the house or retail trade; of which the first is necessary and commendable, the other justly censurable; for it has not its origin in [1258b] nature, but by it men gain from each other; for usury is most reasonably detested, as it is increasing our fortune by money itself, and not employing it for the purpose it was originally intended, namely exchange.
Whence of all forms of money-making it is most against nature.
You'd soon have thrown up all this rowdyism that you indulge in now, and you'd have settled down to quiet, steady money-making
, because you have little education; and here you'd have stayed just like your father before you.
All this money-making
and working ten hours a day in an office, what's it FOR?
You're terribly keen on money-making
for an old 'un," he remarked, after a somewhat lengthy pause.
For Harry Del Mar, who was base, and who had been further abased by his money-making
desire for the possession of Michael, had had his baseness sensed by Michael from the beginning.
Keep the latter before you as your one object, and you will be right, whether you make a living or not; but if you dwell on the other, you'll very likely drop into mere money-making
, and let the world take care of itself for good or evil.