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Quotations: Wealth

Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.
Douglas Adams

for the majority of instances where money is desired for the admitted object of blessing others, the real underlying motive is a love of popularity, and a desire to pose as a philanthropist or reformer....If your real desire is to do good, there is no need to wait for money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are.
James Allen

No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time
Margaret Bonnano

This is an impressive crowd: the Have's and Have-more's. Some people call you the elites. I call you my base.
George W. Bush

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
G. K. Chesterton

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Confucius

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
Princess Diana

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Henry Ford

Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
Benjamin Franklin

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Benjamin Franklin

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
Ernest Hemingway

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Ernest Hemingway

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
Soren Kierkegaard

All wealth is the product of labor.
John Locke

The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
Hamilton Wright Mabie

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth
Alfred Marshall

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
A. J. Reb Materi

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
Evita Perón

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Pablo Picasso

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Plato

In wealth, many friends; in poverty, not even relatives.
Japanese Proverb

A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds, And a word more lasting than the wealth of the world.
Irish Proverb

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Ayn Rand

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
Ayn Rand

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.
Jim Rohn

Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.
Rita Rudner

There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
Colonel Harlan Sanders

If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Socrates

Naked a man comes from his mother’s womb, and as he comes, so he departs. He takes nothing from his labor that he can carry in his hand.
King Solomon

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Margaret Thatcher

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau

Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.
Oscar Wilde

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Oscar Wilde

Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal
Don Williams

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
John Wooden

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