Quote by Ambrose Bierce
The money-getter who pleads his love of work has a lame defense, for love of work at money-getting is a lower taste than love of money.
This quote suggests that those who claim to love their work primarily for the money it brings are offering a weak defense. It argues that having a love for money itself is a stronger motive than merely enjoying work for financial gain. The quote implies that prioritizing the pursuit of money over genuine passion for one's work diminishes the value of the work itself and infers that a love for money reflects a lower taste or desire.
The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore... Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible... It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors... to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.