Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men. (Sydney J. Harris, 20th century American journalist)

The lure of money and wealth is deceitful in their promise of security and happiness. They are counterfeits of what is really of true value. People who seek after them often lose their sense of worth. In pursuing prosperity, they achieve only temporary satisfaction and develop an insatiable appetite for more—never achieving happiness or contentment.

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income (Ecclesiastes 5:10). For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10).