“Money is the root of all evil”
Is keeping a fiver in your pocket inherently sinful? According to the Bible, where this oft-quoted condemnation originates, it’s not the concept of legal tender that’s evil, but the lust for money that drives people away from virtue and toward greed. The exact quote, from 1 Timothy 6:10 (King James version): “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.” Here are 12 quotes and phrases that are also from the Bible.
“Winning isn’t everything.”
This motivational quote, wrongly attributed to Vince Lombardi, isn’t as feel-good when you hear the original version. The real quote, spoken by former UCLA Bruins football coach “Red” Sanders, was uttered to a group of students at a physical education workshop in 1950: “Men, I’ll be honest,” Sanders said. “Winning isn’t everything. [long pause]. Men, it’s the only thing!” (Take that, “trying your best” and “having a good time”!)