384 BC – BIRTH OF ARISTOTLE
"The most hated sort of wealth getting is usury, which makes again out
of money itself and not from the natural object of it. For money was
intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And
this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is
applied to the breeding of money...of all modes of getting wealth this
is the most unnatural."
"Money exists not by nature but by law." This is one of the most insightful comments on money of all time.