Selected Quotes about Wealth

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. -- Samuel Adams

The rich man has his motor car, His country and his town estate He smokes a fifty-cent cigar And jeers at fate. Yet though my lamp burn low and dim, Though I must slave for livelihood, Think you that I would change with him? You bet I would! -- Franklin Pierce Adams

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. -- Aeschylus

Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. -- Sarah Bernhardt

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. -- Sarah Bernhardt

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -- Anne Bradstreet

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have. -- Joyce Brothers

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. -- Joseph Brotherton

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous. -- Sir Thomas Browne

Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse. -- Chilo

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable. -- Charles Dickens

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more. -- Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Real riches are the riches possessed inside. -- B. C. Forbes

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

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. -- Benjamin Franklin

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. -- Bonnie Friedman

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars. -- J. Paul Getty

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation. -- Kahlil Gibran

That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen. -- Michael Harrington

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. -- Kin Hubbard

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty an' wealth have both failed. -- Kin Hubbard

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. -- Benjamin Jowett

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves. -- Lane Kirkland

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time. -- Willem de Kooning

The rich are different from you and me because they have more credit. -- John Leonard

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder. -- Maimonides

“Every advance first comes into being as the luxury of a few rich people, only to become, after a time, the indispensable necessity taken for granted by everyone. Luxury consumption provides industry with the stimulus to discover and introduce new things.” -- Ludwig von Mises

I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it. -- Dorothy Parker

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world. -- Cesare Pavese

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. -- Wendell Phillips

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

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. -- Plato

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

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

It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth. -- Seneca

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool. -- Seneca

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. -- Sophocles

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Rex Stout

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. -- Mother Teresa

After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement. -- Norman Thomas

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. -- Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this? -- Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone. -- Henry David Thoreau

A fool and his money are soon parted. -- Thomas Tusser

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. -- Mark Twain

The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes. -- Gore Vidal

Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow. -- Thornton Wilder

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes. -- Oprah Winfrey

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