114 quotes about Wealth
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Wealth unused might as well not exist.
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A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if her were rich.
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The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
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The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
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But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. [Matthew 6:20]
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Wealth maketh many friends. [Proverbs 19:4]
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Wealth acquired by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathers it by labor shall increase.
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It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.
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The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
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The reason why we see that people of the greatest capacity are not rich, is either they despise wealth in comparison to something else, or, they are not content in getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, while at the same time enjoying all the pleasures and gratitude's of life.
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It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
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If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
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For Wealth are all things that conduce, to one's destruction or their use. A standard both to buy and sell, all things from heaven down to hell.
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The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away unwept, unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced. Such, in my opinion, is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the rich and the poor.
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Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
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The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
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A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
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The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
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To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
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If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.
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There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich; the only instinct I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as the sin of avarice.
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We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
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Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.
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If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
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It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
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Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
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Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
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He that is rich is wise.
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The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules.
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There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
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The first wealth is health.
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Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
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Wealth is in applications of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.
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Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
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The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.
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Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
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He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.
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The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
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Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
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Controlled time is our true wealth.
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Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
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The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
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Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
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No one should be rich except those who understand it.
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The wealth that cannot be administered is a burden.
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Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
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The smell of profit is clean and sweet, whatever the source.
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It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
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This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
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That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
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I've been more bossed by my fortune than it has been bossed by me.
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It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
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Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.
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You may have tangible wealth untold, caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you could never be; I know someone who told stories to me.
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Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.
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No just person ever became quickly rich.
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Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane.
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There's nothing so comfortable as a small bankroll. A big one is always in danger.
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A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.
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'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.
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The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.
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There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
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Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
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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.
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Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
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You can never be too rich or too thin.
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Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
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Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?
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Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
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Where there are friends there is wealth.
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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
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A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
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As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich.
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You can't take it with you when you go.
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After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.
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A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
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It is a wise man who lives with money in the bank, it is a fool who dies that way.
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Of the wealth of the world each has as much as they take.
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Plenty makes dainty!
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A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.
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A penny is a lot of money, if you have not got a penny.
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Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
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The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
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The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
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Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.
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Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.
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Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
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As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
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What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant well-being, and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.
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What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
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The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.
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What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
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Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
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He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
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A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
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Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
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Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
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What is the most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
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This is the law of prosperity. When apparent adversity comes, be not cast down by it, but make the best of it., and always look forward for better things, for conditions more prosperous.
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A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
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Adulation is the ever ready attendant to great wealth.
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How much money is enough?
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Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
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Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.
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Wealth is what gives you the right to preach about the virtues of poverty.
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Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.
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Whether you wind up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends on the kind of chick you married
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Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making money.
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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.
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Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
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He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
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I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
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Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, the mind annihilates and calls for more.
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