Comes from latin "Pecunia non olet ".
Titus, son of the Roman emperor Vespasian, had criticized a tax on public lavatories. Vespasian held a coin from the first payment to his son's nose and asked him whether the smell was offensive. Titus said no. Vespasian replied ‘And yet it comes from urine’
Works in Spanish as well. But this bit of wisdom is downright untrue. According to some reliable studies, up to 94% of bank notes in Spain have traces of cocaine.
I think that's exactly why it's true... Did you not read the origin story? How do you think anyone gets rich (short of being born that way)? Trickle down economics? Faith in the church? Some other myth made up by rich people? You have to charge people to pee and sell them whatever their misguided noses desire.
There are two ways to get rich. Get others people money and/or get their workforce...
If it is an expression, i've never heard before... it sounds just a random sentence...
It's a well known expression in English and other languages like my native Norwegian :-)
L'argent n'a pas d'odeur. Money is always good to take, it does not matter where it comes from. (As long as it comes from a legal source). 2015-05-06