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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1201
AUTHOR: Russell Herman Conwell (1843–1925)
QUOTATION: Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it.
ATTRIBUTION: RUSSELL H. CONWELL, Acres of Diamonds, p. 20 (1915).

Conwell, founder and first president of Temple University, delivered this address more than 6,000 times from 1877 until his death in 1925.