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The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
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Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
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There are two things needed in these days; first, for rich men to find out how poor men live; and second, for poor men to know how rich men work.
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Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
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Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
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Have you never been moved by poor men's fidelity, the image of you they form in their simple minds? Why should you always talk of their envy, without understanding that what they ask of you is not so much your worldly goods, as something very hard to define, which they themselves can put no name to; yet at times it consoles their loneliness; a dream of splendor, of magnificence, a tawdry dream, a poor man's dream --and yet God blesses it!
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He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. [Proverbs 28:20]
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Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
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Of all the riches that we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out of a dream.
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Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
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A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
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This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.
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The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
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Among the very rich you will never find a really generous man, even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egoistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
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Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
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In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
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Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players.
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Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
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Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
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If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with to the other world?
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He who multiplies riches, multiplies cares.
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Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
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Riches enlarge rather than satisfy appetites.
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Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.
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The jests of the rich are ever successful.
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There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
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Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
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The rich were dull and they drank too much or they played too much backgammon. They were dull and they were repetitious. He remembered poor Julian and his romantic awe of them and how he had started a story once that began, The very rich are different from you and me. And how someone had said to Julian, Yes, they have more money.
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A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath. And dainty is his repast; but remember that luxury's prodigal hand keeps the furnace of toil in blast.
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Think and grow rich.
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It is better to live rich, than to die rich.
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One cause, which is not always observed, of the insufficiency of riches, is that they very seldom make their owner rich.
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It is wonderful to think how men of very large estates not only spend their yearly income, but are often actually in want of money. It is clear, they have not value for what they spend.
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Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
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The bottom line is in heaven.
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He who is contented is rich.
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He who knows he has enough is rich.
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Among all the emotions, the rich have the least talent for love. It is possible to love one's dog, dress or duck-shooting hat, but a human being presents a more difficult problem. The rich might wish to experience feelings of affection, but it is almost impossible to chip away the enamel of their narcissism. They take up all the space in all the mirrors in the house. Their children, who represent the most present and therefore the most annoying claim on their attention, usually receive the brunt of their irritation.
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A certain kind of rich man afflicted with the symptoms of moral dandyism sooner or later comes to the conclusion that it isn't enough merely to make money. He feels obliged to hold views, to espouse causes and elect Presidents, to explain to a trembling world how and why the world went wrong. The spectacle is nearly always comic.
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So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.
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No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
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The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
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He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
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Of rich men it telleth, and strange is the story how they have, and they hanker, and grip far and wide; And they live and they die, and the earth and its glory has been but a burden they scarce might abide.
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The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don't really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it's because they do not know them.
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Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
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No one has ever said it, but how painfully true it is that the poor have us always with them.
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I don't mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, but I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it.
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For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself, there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
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For just as poets love their own works, and fathers their own children, in the same way those who have created a fortune value their money, not merely for its uses, like other persons, but because it is their own production. This makes them moreover disagreeable companions, because they will praise nothing but riches.
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Riches have wings.
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The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.
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O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults, looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year!
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What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
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The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
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About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
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With the great part of rich people, the chief employment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
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The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people. To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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Riches are a stronghold in the imagination of a rich man.
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Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
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If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
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That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
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The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
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Her voice is full of money.
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If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
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To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
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The rich aren't like us; they pay less taxes.
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To value riches is not to be covetous. They are the gift of God, and, like every gift of his, good in themselves, and capable of a good use. But to overvalue riches, to give them a place in the heart which God did not design them to fill, this is covetous
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He rides in the row at ten o clock in the morning, goes to the Opera three times a week, changes his clothes at least five times a day, and dines out every night of the season. You don't call that leading an idle life, do you?
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