"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money." ~ Benjamin Franklin.
It's perceived by some as a scorecard, an evil, a necessity and a luxury. The pursuit of it alone can drive and destroy those who see its acquisition as an accomplishment in itself. But to deny it's power to influence people and events is naive. Each of us looks at money, it's role, and how much it drives our behavior differently. It's neither good nor bad but how we perceive the role it plays in our lives can be.
With money ~
You can buy a house but not a home.
You can buy a clock but not time.
You can buy a bed but not sleep.
You can buy a book, but not knowledge.
You can buy medicine but not health.
You can buy position but not respect.
You can buy leisure but not life.