Man & Money

Man, who threw away the treasures of heaven for the treasures of the earth; man, who as he fondly supposed, was seeking reality instead of a shadow, is discovered in pursuit of the shadow of a shadow; an abstraction, a cipher, a symbol, a mere hyphen between the making and obtaining of real wealth — Money.

David G. Peck | “The Function of Finance” in Prospect for Christendom: Essays in Catholic Social Reconstruction.