"I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven." 
Harriet Tubman


"Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold."
 Abraham Lincoln


"Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all."
 John Greenleaf Whittier


"The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold." 
Evel Knievel