The dollar is an unhuman thing, unindividual, unspiritual; it bestows power upon whomsoever has it, without regard to his personal virtues or frailties, gifts or vices; it gives ability to do and get things, but not to enjoy them. It may bring you death or life, and yet nothing could be more material. If we covet it overmuch, we incur a loss which no amount of dollars can liquidate.
(Julian Hawthorne, “Journalism the Destroyer of Literature,” The Critic, Vol. XLVIII, 1906, p. 166).