It is believe that in today's day and age, we all need a huge amount of money to live. Well, we all know that money is essential to survive in this world. The quote "money is the root of all evil" has been misquoted for many generations.
"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." (1 Timothy 6:10)
It is simply the "love of" money that makes us fall into temptation. Having money isn't in itself a bad thing. But just as it can be used for good, it can be used for bad, like other life materials.
Quotes about money being used for good:
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. -Rev. Billy Graham, Evangelist
Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas, If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed. -Robert H. Schuller, Televangelist
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms. -George Macdonald, Writer and Minister
Get money to live; then live and use it, else it is not true that thou hast gotten. Surely use alone makes money not contemptible. -George Herbert, Poet and Priest
He that rightly understands the reasonableness and excellency of charity will know that it can never be excusable to waste any of our money in pride and folly. -William Law, English Cleric and Theological Writer
Most people fail to realize that money is both a test and trust from God. -Rick Warren, Minister
Quotes showing us that loving money is bad:
Nothing I am sure has such a tendency to quench the fire of religion as the possession of money. ~ J.C. Ryle, Bishop
A dreadful thing is the love of money! It disables both eyes and ears, and makes men worse to deal with than a wild beast, allowing a man to consider neither conscience nor friendship nor fellowship nor salvation. ~ John Chrysostom, Early Church Father
A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Writer
Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart. ~ John Wesley, Cleric and Theologian