"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

"Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them."
David Ricardo

"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value." 
Alan Greenspan