Wealth Quotes by Arthur H. Vandenberg, John Ruskin, John Kenneth Galbraith, Michael Milken, Maurice Strong, J. Paul Getty and many others.
It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity.
We are, after all, only trustees of the wealth we possess. Without the community and its resources… there would be little wealth for anyone.
The ideas by which people . . . interpret their existence and in measure guide their behavior, were not forged in a world of wealth.
My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.
Rumors of my wealth are greatly exaggerated. I have never been interested in money.
I have no complex about wealth. I have worked very hard for my money; producing things people need.
I used to work for an SOE. The wealth I created didn’t belong to me. In other words, I was only managing money for the country and the people.
Money is the sign of liberty. To curse money is to curse liberty- to curse life, which is nothing, if it be not free.
My plight has given me a strange kind of wealth, the most important kind. I value each moment that is not spent in pain, desperation, hunger, thirst, or loneliness.
We have entered the cell, the Mansion of our birth, and started the inventory of our acquired wealth.
Both poverty and wealth are excellent things, because they are extremes, but the middle ground is damaging to the soul.
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only.
When I got my statement in January, I was worth $2.2 billion. Then I got another statement in August that said I was worth $3.2 billion. So I figure it’s only nine months’ earnings, who cares?
Life is short. The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better.
The world designed by God cannot be a world in which some hoard immoderate wealth in their hands, while others suffer from destitution and poverty, and die of hunger. Love must inspire justice and the struggle for justice
In this, of all the countries in the world, possession of inordinate wealth by individuals should be held as a crime against Indian humanity.
Self-love is, in almost all men, such an over-weight that they are incredulous of a man’s habitual preference of the general good to his own; but when they see it proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life itself, there is no limit to their admiration.
I decided to leave most of my wealth to my charitable foundation, which is not to be confused with my charity. My charity helps children directly. The charitable foundation will receive most of my legacy when I die.
That is what capitalism is: a system that brings wealth to the many, not just the few.
Beauty is spoiled by an immoral nature; noble birth by bad conduct; learning, without being perfected; and wealth by not being properly utilised.
It is a shame for a man to be a millionaire in possessions if he is not also a millionaire in beneficence.
What can prevent the coming of totalitarian socialism is only a thorough change in ideologies. What we need is an open positive endorsement of that system to which we owe all the wealth that distinguished our age from the conditions of ages gone by.
The vast majority of the rich in this country did not inherit their wealth; they earned it. They are the country’s achievers, producers, and job creators.
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
… wealth and female softness equally tend to debase mankind!
The only people who become wealthy by being concerned with the future are insurance companies.
True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.
Planet Earth thought it had ВЈ10. But it turns out we only had ВЈ2. Which means everyone must lose 80% of their wealth
Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.
Indeed it is the protean ability of Western civilization to be self-critical and self-correcting – not only in producing wealth but over the whole range of human activities – that constitutes its most decisive superiority over any of its rivals.
Wherever desirable superfluities are imported, industry is excited, and thereby plenty is produced. Were only necessaries permitted to be purchased, men would work no more than was necessary for that purpose.
No profit grows where no pleasure is taken.
If you review the commercial history, you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade will get hold of global wealth.
Majestic mighty Wealth is the holiest of our gods.
Having a decent share of the national wealth for the middle class is not bad for growth. It is actually useful both for equity and efficiency reasons.
Wealth is power. With wealth many things are possible.
I lay back and tried not to think of the minutes passing. Just yesterday we had a wealth of them. Now each was a drop of heartsblood lost.
I don’t like Communism because it hands out wealth through rationing books.
People exiled in past and disowning present may build wealth but not future in life
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
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.
Henry Ford, who despite his immense wealth never owned a Cadillac. Never got a dinner!
CapitalismвЂ™s concept of competitive man who seeks only to maximize wealth and power, who subjects himself to market relationships, to exploitation and external authority, is anti-human and intolerable in the deepest sense
There are eight or nine leading varieties of rice grown in Japan, all of which, except an upland species, require mud, water, and much puddling and nasty work. Rice is the staple food and the wealth of Japan. Its revenues were estimated in rice. Rice is grown almost wherever irrigation is possible.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
The days of looking the other way while despotic regimes trample human rights, rob their nations’ wealth, and then excuse their failings by feeding their people a steady diet of anti-Western hatred are over.
This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
If in a country, most of the wealth is concentrated in the hands of the few, then this country can hardly witness harmony and stability.
Some people are foolish enough to imagine that wealth and power and fame satisfy our hearts: but they never do, unless they are used to create and distribute happiness in the world.
There is a wealth of knowledge to be understood from others’ work, don’t get me wrong, and when I do stumble upon others’ work, it’s not lost on me.
No one in the modern world controls the wealth or territory that Cleopatra did.
I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste.
We could live like counts. … If all that money is out there, I might as well hack a little on the side and put the novel off.
You, who are ashamed of your poverty, and blush for your calling, are a snob; as are you who boast of your wealth.
Not understanding the process of a spontaneously-ordered economy goes hand-in-hand with not understanding the creation of resources and wealth.
You can see that a city is prosperous by the wealth of goods for sale in the market. Land too we call prosperous if it bears rich fruit. And so also the soul may be counted prosperous if it is full of good works of every kind.
A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
His [Gough Whitlam’s] effect on the geo-cultural-political map of Australia is so vast that wherever you stick the pin in you get a wealth of Gough’s legacy.
The growing wealth aquired by them corporations never fails to be a source of abuses.
The siren song of redistribution of wealth by centralized government never ceases for those who seek irreversible and unusurpable control over the lives and liberties of private citizens.
The first, or theoretic branch, that which explains the nature, production, and distribution of wealth, will be found to rest on a very few general propositions, which are the result of observation, or consciousness.
Leave your excuses behind, and you will begin to attract wealth.
Commerce is the equalizer of the wealth of nations.
I believe that science is the engine of prosperity, that if you look around at the wealth of civilization today, it’s the wealth that comes from science.
The surplus wealth we have gained to some extent at least belongs to our fellow beings; we are only the temporary custodians of our fortunes, and let us be careful that no just complaint can be made against our stewardship.
Jesus tended to honor the losers of this world, not the winners. Our modern culture extravagantly rewards beauty, athletic skill, wealth, and artistic achievement, qualities which seemed to impress Jesus not at all.
We have a presidential nominee in Hillary Clinton who knows that, in a time of stunningly wide disparities of wealth in our nation, America’s greatness must not be measured by how many millionaires and billionaires we have, but by how few people we have living in poverty.
Americans took a great deal too much credit for creating wealth, when most of the time they had really just been living off natural bounty unprecedented in the history of the world.
But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation.
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave.
Stop wanting wealth and fame and start wanting instead to do something well about which you are passionate
In a system of capitalism, as people’s wealth rises, the financial incentive to serve them rises. As their wealth falls, the financial incentive to serve them falls, until it becomes zero. We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
There’s always been a nasty strain of class prejudice ingrained in the condemnation of football’s ‘undeserving rich,’ as if the working class is uniquely susceptible to being corrupted by money, and as if they deserve their wealth less than those born to it.
We propose in the following Treatise to give an outline of the Science which treats of the Nature, the Production, and the Distribution of Wealth. To that Science we give the name of Political Economy.
No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they’re promising to divorce their wives for.
Black love is black wealth
All privileges based on wealth, and all emnity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American.
The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position.
The smell of profit is clean and sweet, whatever the source.
Liberty is more precious than money or office; and we should be vigilant lest we purchase wealth or place at the price of inner freedom.
Money for me has only one sound: liberty.
The wealth of the soul is the only true wealth.
I found that people had all kinds of levels of consciousness, all kinds of levels of education, but that Cubans in general were very educated politically. I could go sit in a bus and get into a conversation with someone and that person had a wealth of knowledge. And energy!
Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.
There’s a wealth gap that is happening, and that is all over the world, you know? The rich are getting richer and holding a higher percentage of money or wealth that’s out there.
A manufacturing resurgence is what will give local communities and small towns across America a fighting chance for survival. Many of today’s American entrepreneurs come from those very places but make their wealth elsewhere. We need to change that.
I have always felt intuitively that somehow such wealth cannot be the privy of any one person or any one family.
When I was born, my father wanted to drown me, but my mother persuaded him to let me live in disguise, to see if I could bring any wealth to the household.
In life, as in Chess, ones own Pawns block ones way. A mans very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him
It is, however, not to the museum, or the lecture-room, or the drawing- school, but to the library, that we must go for the completion of our humanity. It is books that bear from age to age the intellectual wealth of the world.
There are about a dozen of these gardens, more or less extensive, according to the business or wealth of the proprietor; but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
By wisdom wealth is won; but riches purchased wisdom yet for none.
I don’t need to be a radical to think that who a dragon is counts more than birth or wealth,” Selendra said, with what dignity she could.”Why, that’s the very definition of a radical,” he retorted.
We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody.
I learned that peace is prosperity and health is true wealth, and it is never too late to love yourself again.
The key thing about wealth in a capitalist economy is that it reproduces itself and usually earns a positive net return.
I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance, says Jesus. This is where true wealth is found, not in material things!
Many a beggar at the crossway, or gray-haired shepherd on the plain, hath more of the end of all wealth than hundreds who multiply the means.
When blessed with wealth, let them withdraw from the competition of vanity and be modest, retiring from ostentation, and not be the slaves of fashion.
Infinitely more important than sharing one’s material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves-our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.
God is rich in mercy. I know this wealth of his with the certainty of experience, I have touched it.
I think Matt Yglesias is wrong to declare that the world of ‘This Town’ is dying, unless he thinks publicly financed elections, strict lobbying bans and Scandinavian-style wealth distribution are imminent.
Rich people are almost always excellent promoters. They can are willing to promote their products, their services, and their ideas with passion and enthusiasm.
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.
I have always admired teachers because teaching, like the priesthood, medicine and writing, is a vocation. You don’t become a teacher because you want wealth. It is the same with writing.
I donвЂ™t believe it is possible to transcend race in this country. Race is a factor in this society. The legacy of Jim Crow and slavery has not gone away. It is not an accident that African-Americans experience high crime rates, are poor, and have less wealth. It is a direct result of our racial history.
Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That’s because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.
We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals – opportunity, democracy, liberty and hope.
We’ve created more wealth in the past 30 years than the rest of human of human history combined. But half of Americans make less than $17 an hour.
I never have felt that people should feel that they are better than others, simply because they just happen to possess a larger share of material items and monetary wealth than others less fortunate. I believe in sharing, assisting, and just lending a helping hand to people.
Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.
Your economic security does not lie in your job; it lies in your own power to produce – to think, to learn, to create, to adapt. That’s true financial independence. It’s not having wealth; it’s having the power to produce wealth.
Low class men desire wealth;middle class men both wealth and respect; but the noble, honour only; hence honour is the noble man’s true wealth.
People who have drawn wealth into their lives used The Secret, whether consciously or unconsciously. They think thoughts of abundance and wealth, and they do allow any contradictory thoughts to take root in their minds.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.
The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.
Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.
It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Never use money to measure wealth, son.
WEALTH AND HOW TO ACHIEVE IT:
Let us define the wealthy man as he who has everything he desires. How to reach that happy condition? Two ways
Let us define the wealthy man as he who has everything he desires. How to reach that happy condition? Two ways
You never find people laboring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful income.
People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned.
Becoming wealthy is not a matter of how much you earn, who your parents are, or what you do.. it is a matter of managing your money properly.
Including everyone in the economic, wealth-creating life of the nation is today the best way for Labor (Australian Labor Party) to meet its twin goals of raising national prosperity and creating a fair and decent society.
Jars neither of wine nor of water shall fail in the houses of the rich.
What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
Theres a wealth of information on James Dean, and everybody has an opinion on him. James Dean made some kind of impression on everybody.
Then know, that I have little wealth to lose. A man I am, crossed with adversity; My riches are these poor habiliments, Of which if you should here disfurnish me, You take the sum and substance that I have.
There’s no comparison between the most precious parts of one’s personal life and success and wealth. If you lost someone near and dear to you, you can’t relate it to any amount of fame, fortune and luxury. You just have to go on living.
A wealthy man can preserve his wealth only by continuing to serve the consumers in the most efficient way.
In this world, the greatest rewards of success, wealth and happiness are usually obtained not through the exercise of special powers such a genius or intellect but through one’s energetic use of simple means and ordinary qualities.
Books are still the main yardstick by which I measure true wealth.
Thanks to modern medicine we are no longer forced to endure prolonged pain, disease, discomfort and wealth.
Wealth and riches, that is, an estate above what sufficeth our real occasions and necessities, is in no other sense a ‘blessing’ than as it is an opportunity put into our hands, by the providence of God, of doing more good.
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.
Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible-from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius [of] our scientists.
The decision is I’m going to do everything I can to fight for the working class of this country, the low-income people against income and wealth inequality, do everything we can about climate change.
The mining industry might make wealth and power for a few men and women, but the many would always be smashed and battered beneath its giant treads.
The fundamental difference is that conservatives think man is created in God’s image. Liberals think they [themselves] are gods – they want to create utopia on Earth with wealth redistribution, breaking the bonds of marriage and ties between parents and a child.
There was a sorry judge who lived at the Swan by himself. He got but little honor, and he got but little pelf [i.e. wealth], He drudged and judged from morn to night, no ass drudged more than he, And the more he drudged, and the more he judged, the sorrier judge was he.
I learned my values. It’s better to be poor than to be beholden. Wealth is not the object of life. You should be polite as long as possible, and when you can’t be polite anymore, don’t run.
Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise.
The world has been busy for some centuries in shutting and locking every door through which a woman could step into wealth, except the door of marriage.
For people who live in the suburbs and must commute long distances to work, their wealth will sink as energy prices rise.
I think the basis – the foundation – has already been laid for a society where people will work together and enjoy the wealth of the whole nation together. I think this will be accomplished because this is the theme of the revolutionary government’s program.
Even if we lose the wealth of thousands, and our life is sacrificed, we…should keep smiling and be cheerful keeping our faith in God and Truth.
Money without wisdom diminishes the pleasure and enjoyment of wealth.
Rich people in poor places want to show off their wealth. And their less affluent counterparts feel pressure to fake it, at least in public. Nobody wants the stigma of being thought poor.
If we cannot provide excellent educational opportunities to all children, safe communities, quality health coverage, or robust and fair avenues towards wealth creation, then our nation will increasingly be in peril.
I think a lot of us are not on a path; we’re in a rut. We have confused comfort with peace, belief with faith, safety with wisdom, wealth with blessing, and existence with life.
The fool is his own enemy. Seeking wealth, he destroys himself. Seek rather the other shore.
Only the poor can know all the disadvantages of poverty. Only the rich can know all the disadvantages of wealth.
There is no real wealth but the labour of man.
Verily, affluence brings anxiety!
When will the left learn that if you confiscate wealth it doesn’t create more of it.
In the free market, a man born into wealth or who has otherwise acquired great riches can lose his fortune depending on how he chooses to behave. Conversely, a man born into poverty or who has lost wealth once obtained can acquire a fortune, depending, again, on how he chooses to behave.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
ItвЂ™s easier to accumulate wealth if you donвЂ™t live in a high-status neighborhood.
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.
My personal taxes are 53% of my taxable income. That’s 36% on the federal level and 17% for state and local.
Good hearts carry weighing balance that measures others’ values based on the character merely than ever with their attire, wealth, rank or position.
If you want to conquer lust for wealth, love selflessness and sparing way of life.
The flowers are Nature’s jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty.
I believe it is wrong, in a country of such wealth and prosperity, to have 36 million Americans living in poverty.
Believe in poverty and you will be poor.
Believe in wealth and you will be rich.
Believe in love and you will have love.
Believe in health and you will be healthy.
Believe in wealth and you will be rich.
Believe in love and you will have love.
Believe in health and you will be healthy.
I asked certain rich men if they felt embittered. ‘How could we not?’ they said. So I asked them what caused this anguish. They blamed their wealth.
It’s easier to get rich than it is to explain not getting rich.
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
It can be argued that the U.S. brokerage and investment banking industry has transformed the modern American stock market into nothing more than a mechanism for transferring wealth from shareholders to management.
I wish the city of San Francisco, bastion of liberalism, were more innovative when it comes to how to spread the wealth.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it
Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth . . . thereby [secures] virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly. . . .
On his Giving Pledge philanthropy: The way I got the message out was to get a copy of FORBES, look down that 400 list and start making phone calls! Bill and Melinda [Gates] did the same thing. So keep publishing
the list so I can milk it.
the list so I can milk it.
Real wealth consists in things of utility and beauty, in things that help to create strong, beautiful bodies and surroundings inspiring to live in.
Religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes India will die, in spite of politics, in spite of social reforms, in spite of Kubera’s wealth poured upon the head of every one of her children.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
The wealth of society is its stock of productive labor.
Wealth inequality has increased.
Nothing else matters much…not wealth, nor learning, nor even health…without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.
It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.
Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions.
Could there be anything resembling a free enterprise economy, if wealth and property were concentrated in the hands of a few, while the great majority owned little more than the shirts on their backs?
Riches may enable us to confer favors, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
This is an impressive crowd: the Have’s and Have-more’s. Some people call you the elites. I call you my base.
It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality.
To get wealth and security by guile
Is like one who pours water into a pot of unbaked clay.
Is like one who pours water into a pot of unbaked clay.
What immigration really does is redistribute wealth away from workers toward employers.
My premise is not to tax to destroy the wealth of the wealthy; it’s to increase the wealth of the bottom and the middle class.
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
America does not seem to remember that it derived its wealth, its values, its food, much of its medicine, and a large part of its “dream” from Native Americans.
Each one of us is responsible for the whole of humankind. We need to think of each other really as brothers and sisters and to be concerned for each otherвЂ™s welfare. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something directed seriously towards the welfare of humanity as a whole.
We know too little about global wealth dynamics, so we need international transmission of bank information.
You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
It has always been incomprehensible for me: people are ashamed of the poverty but aren’t ashamed of the wealth.
The gaps in power, the gaps in wealth, the gaps in ideology which hold the nations apart also make up the abyss into which mankind can fall to annihilation.
The Bible is not a book of magic. It’s a book of mystery. You can’t just quote verses that support your prejudices or guarantee your health, wealth, and happiness and demand that God ‘follow through’ as promised. God is not limited to the words of Scripture. God is still speaking.
A man may have the best of wealth, cars and fame. But there is nothing more precious in life that he will get than a woman’s heart.
I think if you look back through time, the history of income, wealth and taxation is full of surprise. So I am not terribly impressed by those who know in advance what will or will not happen.
The Wealth of Nations may not be an original book, but it is unquestionably a masterpiece.
I’m not a communist – I believe in the free market and that entrepreneurs should be allowed to take risks because it creates wealth and jobs, but I draw the line at people risking other people’s money. That’s deplorable.
I don’t think there’s a conflation between somebody’s personal wealth and whether they should run for office or not, assuming that they’re not actually pursuing policies that help them make a lot of money.
A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good he has done to his fellowmen.
An elite group of less than a billion people now take more than 80 per cent of the world’s wealth.
I don’t know the taxpayer has perhaps much of an understanding of just how much wealth has been and is being and can be created that flows through the economy and just how many jobs depend upon it.
True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire.
If you sacrifice your art because of some woman, or some man, or for some color, or for some wealth, you can’t be trusted.
He is a poor man who can only measure his wealth in dollars.
We live in a world where economic positions – income and wealth – are very unevenly distributed, and this leads to the widespread persistence of poverty.
If we call ourselves the preeminent wealth management firm globally, then it would be impossible not to be a strong player in the biggest market in the world, the Americas.
All wealth comes from adding value, from producing more, better, cheaper, faster, and easier than someone else.
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Abetted by misguided or co-opted intellectuals, the rulers weave a cloak of legitimacy to disguise their theft and hence to ease their extraction of wealth from the rightful owners.
Dreadful is the mysterious power of fate; there is no deliverance from it by wealth or by war, by walled city or dark, seabeaten ships.
the wealthy … live in marble mausoleums surrounded by the suspicions and neuroses that have replaced the medieval moats which once isolated so-called aristocrats from reality.
Socialism is the democratisation of every level of society, or it is nothing. It is based on an understanding that the concentration of wealth and power leaves democracy hollowed out, and that simply trooping to a polling station every few years is an insufficient counterweight to the behemoths of global capital.
The man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was his to administer during his life, will pass away unwept, unhonoured and insung no matter to what uses he leaves the dross which he cannot take with him.
Wealth is a relational barrier. It keeps us from having open relationships.
No piled-up wealth, no social station, no throne, reaches as high as that spiritual plane upon which every human being stands by virtue of his humanity.
Wealth breeds satiety, satiety outrage.
Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.
Schooling should not be left to the whim or wealth of village elders. I believe that we should fund all schools in the U.S. with our national resources. All these kids are being educated to be Americans, not citizens of Minneapolis or San Francisco.
The slave states of Western world are an outgrowth of monopolistic capitalism – an economic system which is opposed to the wide distribution of private property in many hands. Instead, monopolistic capitalism concentrates productive wealth among a few men, allowing the rest to become a vast proletariat.
If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.
I have worked and earned all my life and have found that divorce is an expensive process. Whichever way you look at it, you are going to halve your wealth. If you can avoid it, do. It is an awful process.
Wealth cannot make a life, but Love.
I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.
Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it.
there was nothing in the whole world so dreadful as the power of riches wrongly used.
There is a war going on. All talk of a Christian’s right to live luxuriously “as a child of the King” in this atmosphere sounds hollow – especially since the King himself is stripped for battle.
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
He who attempts to draw any conclusion whatever as to the nation’s wealth or poverty from the mere fact of a favorable or unfavorable Balance of Trade, has not grasped the first fundamental principle of Political Economy.
Finance went from being a small business, effectively, to being a big business. In part, that’s the growth of the world’s wealth. That’s called savings.
Heap up great wealth in your house, if you wish, and live as a tyrant, but, if the enjoyment of these things be lacking, I would not buy the rest for the shadow of smoke as against happiness.
Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in: Say I’m weary, say I’m sad, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I’m growing old, but add– Jenny kissed me!
I was not the son of a worker or lacking in material or social resources for a relatively comfortable existence; I could say I miraculously escaped wealth.
But we can do nothing for the human future that we will not do for the human present. For the amelioration of the future condition of our kind we must look, not to the wealth or the genius of the coming generations, but to the quality of the disciplines and attitudes that we are preparing now for their use.
Man is a luxury-loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, sluggish creature, barely energetic enough to obtain a bare subsistence. A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles.
In Canada, there’s a surprising worship of managerialism versus ownership and wealth creation. There’s a real problem in this country with believing that management is the answer to our problems.
Liberals say they are for civil liberties and personal freedom, but they continue to advocate government regulation of business, redistribution of wealth, and various forms of social engineering to manipulate human relationships and attitudes.
How can I be secure? Through amassing wealth beyond all measure? No. And what’s beyond measure? That’s a sickness. That’s a trap. There is no measure. Only greed.
Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend.
If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win.
Any society that values wealth above freedom will lose its freedom, and will ultimately lose its wealth as well
Most of us aren’t that interested in getting rich- we just don’t want to get poor.
To know people is wisdom, but to know yourself is enlightenment. to master people takes force, but to master yourself takes strength. to know contentment is wealth, and to live with strength resolve. to never leave whatever you are is to abide, and to die without getting lost- that is to live on and on.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
I feel that India lacks a level of philanthropy that is proportional to the wealth that is here, particularly among the top 5,000 industrialists and entrepreneurs.
[Donald] Trump faces the perhaps accumulation of all the wealth in the world on the head of [Marco] Rubio, because Rubio’s the last gasp of hawks and establishment Republicans.
Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour? What tho’ we wade in Wealth, or soar in Fame? Earth’s highest station ends in ‘Here he lies;’ and ‘Dust to dust’ concludes the noblest songs.
Punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.
Intimacy with God is to be preferred above material wealth.
Man makes one journey all his living days, Down through the realms of music and of art; Down through the halls of fame and glorious praise; Down through the tears and triumphs of the heart To some sweet woman waiting some place there. For her he builds his cities and makes war, Seeks gold and glorious wealth to store.
Conservatism is affluent and openhanded, but there is a cunning juggle in riches. I observe that they take somewhat for everythingthey give. I look bigger, but am less; I have more clothes, but am nit so warm; more armor, but less courage; more books, but less wit.
While the path to wealth is clearly marked, few are willing to adapt themselves to the modest discipline that the journey requires. Instead, most choose the shinier track of debt-driven consumption, which they find further along is covered in vines and thorns.
It’s clear that he was incredibly courageous in his critique of white supremacy, wealth inequality, and imperial power as it relates to war in particular. But it’s easy to deodorize Martin King, to sanitize or sterilize him. And I simply want to reveal his radical love and his radical analysis as what they really were.
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
Wealth, my son, should never be your goal in life. Your words are eloquent but they are mere words. True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse.
I don’t play golf or all those things people normally do for business. I do parties. That’s where I bring people in, showcase ideas and, in the end, do deals.
The Puritans were obsessed with the dangers of wealth.
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.
Wealth is the number of things one can do without.
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.
I prefer to take the view of businesspeople who are actually generating jobs and creating wealth.
I have a carpool with a corrections officer and a construction worker. My kids get to see that we’re not segregated based on wealth or standing. It’s very cool.
There’s a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters.
I’m someone who believes that making things creates wealth.
If we find ourselves increasing beyond example in numbers, in strength, in wealth, in knowledge, in everything which promotes human and social happiness, let us ever remember our dependence for all these on the protection and merciful dispensations of Divine Providence.
We need to have the social investments by which to quote unquote distribute some of that wealth.
When I was growing up I used to think that the best thing about coming from Des Moines was that it meant you didn’t come from anywhere else in Iowa. By Iowa standards, Des Moines is a mecca of cosmopolitanism, a dynamic hub of wealth and education, where people wear three-piece suits and dark socks, often simultaneously.
Stealing has always been a way of redistributing wealth.
The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge.
Riches and the things that are necessary in life are not evil in themselves. And all of us face cares and troubles in this life. The sin comes in the time and energy we spend in pursuing these things, at the expense of neglecting Christ.
If you do not find peace within, you will not find it anywhere else. The Goal of Life is the attainment of Peace and not the achievement of power, name, fame and wealth.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
The social world is transforming the way we create wealth, work, learn, play, raise our children, and probably the way we think.
Fellow citizens, why do you burn and scrape every stone to gather wealth and take so little care of your children to whom you must one day relinquish all?
All the money in the world doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t have time to enjoy it.
We live in a highly competitive society, each of us trying to outdo the other in wealth, in popularity or social prestige, in dress, in scholastic grades or golf scores. One is often tempted to say that conflict, rather than cooperation, is the great governing principle of human life.
We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy. Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people’s wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor.
The possession of wealth leads almost inevitably to its abuse. It is the chief, if not the only, cause of evils which desolate this world below. The thirst for gold is responsible for the most regrettable lapses into sin.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
I have not drawn a very rosy picture of the magician. I did not intend to do so. To the novice entering the life and promising himself ease, indolence, and wealth, I should say, Don’t!
It is Enterprise which build and improves the world’s possessions…If Enterprise is afoot, Wealth accumulates whatever may be happening to Thrift; and if Enterprise is asleep, Wealth decays, whatever Thrift may be doing.
The solid wealth of insurance companies and the success of those who organsie gambling are some indication of the profits to be derived from the efficient use of chance.
In democratic countries as well as elsewhere most of the branches of productive industry are carried on at a small cost by men little removed by their wealth or education above the level of those whom they employ.
Time is wealth, and unlike money when it is gone you cannot replace it.
What you keep for yourself, you lose. What you give away, you keep forever
… a bad attitude, that the love of money is the root of all evil and the rich are evil and greedy and all that stuff. ItвЂ™s basically socialism and communism.
Rather than assume that the wealthy are a monolithic, selfish and unfeeling lot who must be subjugated by the force of the state, set a tone that encourages people of good will to meet in the middle.
There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.
It would be a considerable consolation to the poor and discontented could they but see the means whereby the wealth they covet has been acquired, or the misery that it entails.
We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create from – from a physicist’s viewpoint, entropy, meaning all of those bad things that we feel are engulfing us.
Wealth flows from energy and ideas.
Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.
Indeed we do have an entitlement problem: some feel so entitled to power & wealth that they’re willing to undermine our economy and our democracy.
What is wealth to me if I cannot enjoy it?
It’s morally wrong, and economically self-defeating, that so much wealth flows upwards towards the richest of Americans, while millions work full time but still can’t provide for their families.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
Wealth is not a matter of intelligence, it’s a matter of inspiration.
According to an old French motto, Noblesse oblige – one must live up to one’s name. The Rothschilds’ condition of life has imposed on them a second motto: Richesse oblige – one must live up to one’s fortune.
TheyвЂ™re a nasty bunch of people. The Riot ClubвЂ™s sole purpose is to celebrate wealth, elitism, hedonism, and excess – just random acts of destruction and chauvinism, which is interesting because our Prime Minister, our Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Mayor of London were are a part of this club.
Such power I gave the people as might do,
Abridged not what they had, now lavished new,
Those that were great in wealth and high in place
My counsel likewise kept from all disgrace.
Before them both I held my shield of might,
And let not either touch the other’s right.
Abridged not what they had, now lavished new,
Those that were great in wealth and high in place
My counsel likewise kept from all disgrace.
Before them both I held my shield of might,
And let not either touch the other’s right.
Accumulated wealth is saved by spending just as incoming fresh water is saved by letting out stagnant water.
Stocks of companies selling commodity-like products should come with a warning label: “Competition may prove hazardous to human wealth”.
History reveals no civilized people among whom there was not a highly educated class and large aggregations of wealth. Large profits mean large payrolls.
Whoever prefers the material comforts of life over intellectual wealth is like the owner of a palace who moves into the servantsвЂ™ quarters and leaves the sumptuous rooms empty.
Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish. They’ve got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side. But no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.
Cherish your mistakes, and you won’t keep making them over and over again. It’s the same with heartbreaks and girls and everything else. Cherish them, and they’ll put some wealth in you.
Americans assume that we never go to war to sustain our wealth, because war must be understood as a moral enterprise commensurate with our being a democracy.
Helping the poor doesn’t mean redistributing the wealth. It means removing the breaks that give the wealthy an advantage so huge that big chunks of the nation’s income are automatically removed from individual economic competition.
I want to bring wealth back to our country so we can afford them.
Small things are best: Grief and unrest To rank and wealth are given; But little things On little wings Bear little souls to Heaven.
Time was when genius was more precious than gold, but
now to have nothing is monstrous barbarism.
now to have nothing is monstrous barbarism.
Raising interest rates might lead to some initial reductions in wealth by lowering asset prices, but it could also take a bite out of your paycheck and dampen your prospects of finding a job. It’s a bit of damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Under neoliberalism, you have a political-financial class that doesn’t care about whether people are suffering. They float above politics. They have power and they don’t care. They’ll do anything to simply increase their wealth.
I learned that the interior of life was as rewarding as the exterior of life, and that my richest moments occurred when I was absolutely still.
We have an energy policy – we’re transferring our wealth to overseas to a bunch of countries that don’t have the same values as us. In some cases, they’re using our money to finance terrorism against us.
In the same way that we today think that the slave trade and colonial exploitation were inhuman and inconceivably bestial ways of acquiring riches, there is no doubt that coming generations will think that our form of world trade and distribution of the world’s benefits were just as inconceivable and inhuman.
The consequences of inflation are malinvestment, waste, a wanton redistribution of wealth and income, the growth of speculation and gambling, immorality and corruption, disillusionment, social resentment, discontent, upheaval and riots, bankruptcy, increased government controls, and eventual collapse.
Wealth is knowledge and its origin is evolution
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.
Fortunately, there’s another handy driver that has manifested itself throughout the history of cultures. The urge to want to gain wealth. That is almost as potent a driver as the urge to maintain your security. And that is how I view NASA going forward – as an investment in our economy.
A good example is a better legacy for children than wealth or honor.
The majority work to make a living; some work to acquire wealth or fame, while a few work because there is something within them which demands expression…Only a few truly love it.
Life is very sweet to me, and there is no position of power or wealth that could tempt me from the throne God has given me.
Engineers, medical people, scientific people, have an obsession with solving the problems of reality, when actually … once you reach a basic level of wealth in society, most problems are actually problems of perception.
But if the 1 percent and the 0.1 percent are respected and allowed to risk their wealth – and new rebels are allowed to rise up and challenge them – America will continue to be the land where the last regularly become the first by serving others.
I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide and separate – it’s not a new philosophy I’m sharing – more than hardship, hardship tends to unify.
Man is the weak being who, in spite of all his self-importance and pride of wealth and capital, is vanquished by the smallest microbe.
Private Property, the Law of Accumulation of Wealth, and the Law of Competition… these are the highest results of human experience, the soil in which society so far has produced the best fruit.
Wherever you may find the inventor, you may give him wealth or you may take from him all that he has; and he will go on inventing. He can no more help inventing that he can help thinking or breathing.
The wealth of information now available at the click of a finger amazes me.
Cries of despair, misery, sobbing grief are a kind of wealth.
It has always been more difficult for a man to keep than to get; for, in the one case, fortune aids, which often assists injustice; but, in the other case, sense is required. Therefore, we often see a person deficient in cleverness rise to wealth; and then, from want of sense, roll head over heels to the bottom.
We didn’t create all this wealth; we capitalized on an environment that permitted us to create it.
The more a man desirous to pass at a value above his worth can contrast, by dignified silence, the garrulity of trivial minds, the more the world will give him credit for the wealth which he does not possess.
A wife, domestic, good, and pure,
Like snail, should keep within her door;
But not, like snail, with silver track,
Place all her wealth upon her back.
Like snail, should keep within her door;
But not, like snail, with silver track,
Place all her wealth upon her back.
In a condition of society and under an industrial organization which places labor completely at the mercy of capital, the accumulations of capital will necessarily be rapid, and an unequal distribution of wealth is at once to be observed.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Subsidies are a shell game, not a net addition to national wealth.
I’ve got my whole life. There’s a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life.
I think there are people in this Congress who actually believe that government does not have a benign role in the lives of the people, except as an engine to redistribute the wealth of the Nation upwards.
The people shall further be graded according to wealth, andвЂ”humorous touch thisвЂ”the more obviously a man labor, the more stinting shall be his reward; the more he work in the out-of-doors, the thinner his clothing shall be; the more his labor filthy him, the less water shall he have to wash
Politicians cannot create jobs or wealth. Such is axiomatic to straight thinkers.
We have seen… that, although England is by far the richest nation of Europe, we have already outstripped her in the race after wealth, and we have only begun the development of our vast resources.
There is a limit to enjoyment, though the sources of wealth be boundlessAnd the choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
Capitalism is in crisis both morally, due to widening disparities of income and wealth and disclosures of abusive practices, and ecologically, due to its refusal to make business adjustments in accounting procedures that pass the consequences of emissions to the public and the future.
Of course, the accumulation of wealth cannot be justified as the chief end of existence.
Don’t use all your health to chase after wealth, only to spend all your wealth later to get back your health.
This is a win for the 4-year-olds who require pre-K, the low-wealth counties that need assistance with school construction and the disadvantaged students trying to go college.
Physical wealth has not necessarily been very secure.
Small business is crucial. I think we talk so much about large businesses, they’re well represented; they talk well for themselves. But most people work for small businesses; most wealth that stays in a community gets generated from them.
To accumulate wealth, power or land beyond one’s needs in a limited world is to be truly immoral, be it as an individual, an institution, or a nation-state.
Millions of men give all their energies, as well as their very souls, for the acquisition of gold. And this will continue as long as society is ignorant enough and hypocritical enough to hold in high esteem the man of wealth without the slightest regard to the character of the man.
He who by an exertion of mind or body, adds to the aggregate of enjoyable wealth, increases the sum of human knowledge, or gives to human life higher elevation or greater fullness – he is, in the larger meaning of the words, a ” producer,” a ” working man,” a ” laborer,” and is honestly earning honest wages.
The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we’ve realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
I trust no rich man who is officiously kind to a poor man.
A man or a ruler should always take up a task after thoroughly considering its consequences. Otherwise fate also cannot protect his wealth.
People look at fame and feel deprived if they haven’t got it, feeling that this is a basic, almost a human right, a civil right. And also feel the same way about wealth, I suppose – why haven’t I got it?
I lost 80 percent of my wealth and then gave away over half of the rest. So I’m a man of modest means now. But if you budget carefully and watch your expenditures, you can get by on a couple billion dollars.
It is investment, i.e. the increased production of material wealth in the shape of capital goods, which alone increases national wealth.
The measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure of its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty of a nation is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons the care of its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action of foreign powers.
The fuel in the earth will be exhausted in a thousand or more years, and its mineral wealth, but man will find substitutes for these in the winds, the waves, the sun’s heat, and so forth.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
The philosophy underlying the system of progressive taxation is that the income and wealth of the well-to-do classes can be freely tapped. What the advocates of these tax rates fail to realize is that the greater part of the incomes taxed away would not have been consumed but saved and invested.
One of the glaring failures of capitalism is the continuing widespread existence of poverty – often extreme poverty. Even in the advanced economies, many millions of people endure terrible economic and social deprivation, despite the incredible wealth all around them.
Who could deny that our Austria is richer than any other country? As the saying goes: “We have money like manure.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Money is only unused power. The real purpose of wealth, after food, clothing and shelter, is philanthropy.
God ought to be given the choice portion of our wealth and not its dregs.
Whatever else it was, Adolf Hitler’s short-lived regime was also a colossal industrial process by which the wealth and productive power of much of Europe was wrenched from its normal purposes and converted into a machine for killing.
I am absolutely a free marketeer and I believe the creation of wealth is a good thing and anyone who doesn’t really needs to have their head examined – otherwise where are we going to get the schools, the roads, the universities, the third runway, dare I say it?
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.
We need to build on the success of Social Security by developing bold and innovative ways for Americans to build wealth and save for retirement. I believe we can work together in a bipartisan manner to accomplish these goals.
I’m making a case against how money managers are handling customers’ money. The objective of the customer is not being met if the fund managers are diversifying their assets into hundreds of businesses. If they do this, they are typically performing close to the indexes. But that’s not the way wealth is created.
Diligent accumulation of personal wealth is not inherently ungodly so long as it is complemented by equally diligent distribution of personal wealth.
We women don’t care too much about getting our pictures on money as long as we can get our hands on it.
If our economic system is to survive, there has to be a better distribution of wealth … we can’t have a system where some people live in superfluous, inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.
Network marketing gives people the opportunity, with very low risk and very low financial commitment, to build their own income-generating asset and acquire great wealth.
But the golden-rod is one of the fairy, magical flowers; it grows not up to seek human love amid the light of day, but to mark to the discerning what wealth lies hid in the secret caves of earth.
As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it.
I think that of all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it’s not gluttony, it’s not cancer, it’s not any of those things. It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us.
One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
Science has helped us to understand and master ourselves, creating an elevated new form of human life, the wealth and beauty of which cannot be pictured today by the keenest imagination.
In this world of ours, a world of powerful centers and subjugated outposts, there is no wealth that must not be held in some suspicion.
The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income.
There seems to be three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: the first is by war…this is robbery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way.
But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.
From toil he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven’s best treasures, peace and health.
My uncle, Mr. Stephen Maple, had been at the same time the most successful and the least respectable of our family, so that we hardly knew whether to take credit for his wealth or to feel ashamed of his position.
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
With knowledge now the key raw material for creating all economic wealth, the new power struggles will reach deep into our minds and our personal lives. That’s why we believe the only empire that will survive in the 21st century will be the empire you build within your own mind.
I never felt I could give up my life of freedom to become a man’s housekeeper. When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll. Had I married at twenty-one, I would have been either a drudge or a doll for fifty-five years. Think of it!
Anybody can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth, are the only dependable means of accumulating wealth
This glorious union shall not perish! Precious legacy of our fathers, it shall go down honored and cherished to our children. Generations unborn shall enjoy its privileges as we have done; and if we leave them poor in all besides, we will transmit to them the boundless wealth of its blessings!
We need a wealth tax that on a one-time basis is going to take back at least some small fraction of the great windfall that the upper 1 percent, or 5 percent and pay down the government debt, pay back the federal debt because we can’t put this on the next generation or they’re going to be buried paying taxes.
In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
The source of wealth is from individuals with little or no history of interest in the game, who have happened upon football as a means of serving some hidden agenda.
Spring’s first conviction is a wealth beyond its whole experience.
If I should say the sweetest speech with the eloquentest tongue that ever was in man, I were not able to express that restless care which I have ever bent to govern for the greatest wealth.
There is no way to create wealth without ideas. Most new ideas are created by newcomers. So anyone who thinks the world is safe for incumbents is dead wrong.
Status based on wealth is an old-fashioned idea; I find it repugnant, actually.
Our energy future is choice, not fate. Oil dependence is a problem we need no longer have-and it’s cheaper not to. U.S. oil dependence can be eliminated by proven and attractive technologies that create wealth, enhance choice, and strengthen common security.
What are the moral implications? What do these people do when they have tremendous amounts of money? They use that money to perpetuate their own wealth and their own power. Every day, Congress works on behalf of big-money interests.
It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped America of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.
In these times of the ‘Great Recession’, we shouldn’t be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don’t. I find it patriotic.
Tax bills create wealth. They help people live better.
Misers are neither relations, nor friends, nor citizens, nor Christians, nor perhaps even human beings.
We may lack riches, but the greatest fortune is what lies in our hearts.
Sit peacefully in a church and think of church history: witchburning perhaps, or child abuse, genocide, the amassing of disgusting wealth, the repression of women, inquisitions, castrating child choir singers, the denial of Santa Claus and the support of fascists in power.
Climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the worldвЂ™s wealth.
I love creating things, and as an entrepreneur, I’ve taken on quite a lot of major corporations and done well. Capitalism is the only system that works, but it has its flaws; for one, it brings great wealth to only a few people. That wealth obviously brings extreme responsibility.
He that is rich is wise.
For a moment man is a boy, for a moment a lovesick youth, for a moment bereft of wealth, for a moment in the height of prosperity; then at life’s end with limbs worn out by old age and wrinkles adorning his face, like an actor he retires behind the curtain of death.
Hatred of producers of wealth still flourishes and has become, in fact, the racism of the intelligentsia.
Since 1978 for the bottom half of the wealth distribution male median wages have actually gone down. And I think that’s a crucial reason. If you are a male worker, your median wage since 1979 has gone down.
No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
Whether one has wealth or not, no treasure exceeds the one called life.
What does competency in the long run mean? It means to all reasonable beings, cleanliness of person, decency of dress, courtesy of manners, opportunities for education, the delights of leisure, and the bliss of giving.
Wealth is not necessarily a bad thing when it has been earned in an honest manner and neither other individuals nor the environment suffered for it.
A man’s wealth must be determined by the relation of his desires and expenditures to his income. If he feels rich on ten dollars, and has everything else he desires, he really is rich.
It is true, there was no public-school system, and the reason for it was very plain. The wealth of the upper classes enabled them to have private tutors.
It [concentration of wealth and power] has been a menace to . . . American democracy.
Either wealth is much increased, or moderation is much decayed.
Monks transgress the Laws of the Buddha, stir up the common people, store wealth and weapons, and spread rumors; under the guise of religion, they are nothing more than self-serving agitators.
O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
Everyone should own a piece of the wealth-producing capital of this country, but not everyone can be a manager. Or should be.
The possession of wealth is not a mark of Heavenly favor and their absence is not evidence of Heavenly disfavor.
Liberty produces wealth, and wealth destroys liberty.
I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can develop all the regional economies, lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth and share it more evenly.
The human spirit is itself the most wonderful fairy tale that can possibly be. What a magnificent world lies enclosed within our bosoms! No solar orbit hems it in, the inexhaustible wealth of the total visible creation is outweighed by its riches!
Modern government has become a universal transfer agency that utilizes the political process for distributing vast measures of income and wealth. It preys on millions of victims in order to allocate valuable goods and services to its beneficiaries.
That the powers of labour, and of the other instruments which produce wealth, may be indefinitely increased by using their products as the means of further production.
We tend to admire the people in our society who have accumulated such wealth as to seem somehow great. But we shouldn’t forget that it was the everyday working class man who made this country great.
As I have been arguing for a long time now, there is a real need not simply for a political economy of wealth but also for a political economy of speed.
The more each nation contributes to world society from the wealth of its own aptitudes, its own race, and its own traditions, the greater the future development and happiness of mankind will be.
Riches … don’t consist in having things, but in not having to do something you don’t want to do. … Riches is being able to thumb your nose.
Companies are missing out on phenomenal skills and capabilities of experienced older job hunters: wealth of knowledge, expertise, seasoning, maturity. Companies need to be reminded of that.
Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts.
The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.
When you help someone through a health issue, positively impact someone’s personal wealth, or take a sincere interest in their children, you engender life-bonding loyalty.
While generosity may be the antidote for the dizzying effects of wealth, your appetite for more may function as an antidote against God-honoring generosity. Your appetite for more stuff, status, and security has the potential to quash your efforts to be generous. And that’s a problem.
One destitute of wealth is not destitute, he is indeed rich, but the man devoid of learning is destitute in every way.
All wars are fought for the acquisition of wealth
Wealth and poverty; one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
The true wealth of a community is measured by how carefully it listens to its women and how sincerely it values their wisdom. Empowering women empowers us all.
Character – not wealth, power, or position – is the supreme word.
‘Brave New World’ dealt with a kind of proto-genetic engineering of the unborn, through really, as many dystopias do, it dealt with totalitarianism. The 1997 film ‘Gattaca’ updated ‘Brave New World,’ bringing us to a future where genetic testing determined your job, your wealth, your status in life.
Scatter abroad what you have already amassed rather than pile up new wealth.
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
Let us watch against PRIDE in every shapepride of intellect, pride of wealth, pride in our own goodness.
A miser is sometimes a grand personification of fear. He has a fine horror of poverty; and he is not content to keep want from the door, or at arm’s length, but he places it, by heaping wealth upon wealth, at a sublime distance!
The fact that global savers accommodate U.S. consumers by keeping U.S. interest rates lower than they otherwise would be and the dollar stronger than it otherwise would be is simply a manifestation of America’s comparative advantage at supplying wealth storage facilities.
Under our plan you can build wealth, even if you don’t have a dollar to spare.
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
Never be ruled by possessions, and never, ever make wealth more important to you than your self-respect and your dignity.” – Lady Taylor
The heart of a Christian, like the moon, commonly suffers an eclipse when it is at the full, and that by the interposition of the earth.
I believe in two things: One, Andrew Carnegie said, ‘He who dies with wealth dies in shame.’ And someone once said, ‘He who gives while he lives also knows where it goes.’
Frugality includes all the other virtues.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Not evil, but good, has come to the race from the accumulation of wealth by those who have the ability and energy that produce it.
To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
The growth of equalityвЂ¦ calls for decisions, mechanisms and processes directed to a better distribution of wealth, the creation of sources of employment and an integral promotion of the poor, which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality.
Wealth accumulates, and men decay.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
[On Sitting Bull:] The contents of his pockets were often emptied into the hands of small, ragged little boys, nor could he understand how so much wealth should go brushing by, unmindful of the poor.
Anybody that lives in America and has parents with a moderate amount of wealth can be spoiled. I see it every day – kids who are just running their parents over to get what they want because kids are smart, and they know they can manipulate their parents.
I always encourage over-tipping if you can afford it because… share the wealth.
History has shown that a government’s redistribution of shrinking wealth, in preference to a private sector’s creation of new sources of it, can prove more destructive than even the most deadly enemy.
Poor people make a very poor business of it when they try to seem rich.
Ultimate prosperity is one’s value within. It takes a man of depth, morality, and charm to be envied yet without a sign of wealth or romance. A passion to prove such inner worth is his permission to achieve whatever he desires.
The Reagan-Bush years have exalted private gain over public obligation, special interests over the common good, wealth and fame over work and family. The 1980s ushered in a Gilded Age of greed and selfishness, of irresponsibility and excess, and of neglect.
To be wealthy you must develop a burning desire for wealth and financial independence.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
The lack of wealth is easily repaired but the poverty of the soul is irreplaceable.
I think when my parents were together, my family was too prosperous for our psychological health. Not that they were that rich, but I feel that usually inherited wealth causes psychological problems.
The man is mechanically turned, and made for getting. . . . It was verily prettily said that we may learn the little value of fortune by the persons on whom Heaven is pleased to bestow it.
It is an embarrassment that the United States, the wealthiest nation, has people that go hungry.
I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
When we work with our thinking, then to have great wealth is the same as to have nothing. That’s the only freedom.
Our Puritan forefathers, though bitterly denouncing all forms and ceremonies, were great respecters of persons; and in nothing was the regard for wealth and position more fully shown than in designating the seat in which each person should sit during public worship.
If you give your soul up to anything earthly, whether it be the wealth, or the honours, or the pleasures of this world, you might as well hunt after the mirage of the desert or try to collect the mists of the morning, or to store up for yourself the clouds of the sky, for all these things are passing away.
Give, give, give – what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.
The only true equalisers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.
I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn’d.
You have increasing poverty and increasing wealth. Fine food is one way to dispense with a lot of money… It’s understanding that our daily choices about food connect us to a worldwide economic system. And that economic system – not scarcity – creates worldwide hunger for millions of people.
Superfluous money buys wasted time, propelling desires that otherwise lay buried beneath the feet of honest toil.
Recommend virtue to your children, that alone – not wealth – can give happiness. It upholds in adversity and the thought of it and my art prevents me from putting an end to my life.
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don’t.
There’s some people who say big philanthropy is not such a good idea, meaning that somehow you have enormous power and you’re not elected and that that may not be such a good idea to have people with enormous wealth to have so much influence.
Success is not rightly measured by the worldly standards of wealth, prestige and power. None of these bestow happiness unless they are rightly used. To use them rightly one must possess wisdom and love for God and man.
I am a big believer that orderliness begets wealth. A pile of bills and statements – whether paid or not – is a sign that someone is clueless about what’s coming in and going out. When you consciously open, read, and file away your bills and statements, you are connecting with your money and taking control of your life.
Securing, not prohibiting, the orderly transfer of wealth from A to B, based on wealth differentials, is the raison d’ГЄtre of the [New Deal programs]. The contrast between the modern progressive and classical liberal agendas could not be more explicit.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a person dull, boring, and despised.
Today we are raised with the notion that to be secure is to be financially autonomous. Amassing wealth is viewed as the primary rite of passage to a secure, autonomous existence.
There are three kinds of power,–wealth, strength, and talent; but as old age always weakens, often destroys, the two latter, the aged are induced to cling with the greater avidity to the former.
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn’t be enough to go around.
Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it.
If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it’s that I’ve never been a kept woman.
If you aim for only wealth, beauty, fame, & power, you aim too low. Humility, gentleness, gratitude, & service is aiming high.
It is good manners, not rank, wealth, or beauty, that constitute the real lay.
The least grace is a better security for heaven than the greatest gifts or privileges whatsoever.
A good spouse and health is a person’s best wealth.
Anybody who seeks wealth as an end in itself is always going to be disappointed. What you really should be doing is seeking excellence in achievement.
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile.
The shimmering night does not stay for mortals, not misfortunes, nor wealth, but in a moment it is gone, and to the turn of another comes joy and loss.
On the whole it may be observed, that the specific use of a body of unproductive consumers, is to give encouragement to wealth by maintaining such a balance between produce and consumption as will give the greatest exchangeable value to the results of the national industry.
Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irrespective of size or wealth.
Poverty didn’t necessarily engender an envy of wealth; sometimes it might beget a passion for decency.
Hence it is a mistake to think, that the supreme or legislative power of any common-wealth, can do what it will, and dispose of the estates of the subject arbitrarily, or take any part of them at pleasure.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.
When your creative expressions match the needs of you fellow humans, then wealth will spontaneously manifest.
Even in our democratic New England towns the accidental possession of wealth, and its manifestation in dress and equipage alone, obtain for the possessor almost universal respect.
Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example. This means getting rid of the bad apples and declining opportunities that bring instant wealth at the cost of selling one’s soul.
A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.
I’m not really picky. Just as long as it’s not the harder style of rap – anything that’s about being on the come-up or your wealth doesn’t go that well with marimbas.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.
This dilettante notion that the global economy is evil because big corporate leaders make too much money… they do make too much money, but the only way we’ve figured out how to generate wealth in this world is through the market economy.
He that will not give some portion of his ease, his blood, his wealth, for other’s good, is a poor, frozen churl.
The Chinese, whom it might be well to disparage less and imitate more, seem almost the only people among whom learning and merit have the ascendency, and wealth is not the standard of estimation.
I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness; once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.
The concentration of wealth is a natural result of this concentration of ability, and regularly recurs in history. The rate of concentration varies (other factors being equal) with the economic freedom permitted by morals and laws.
You will make some mistakes but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy.
We are determined not to take as the aim of our life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure, nor to accumulate wealth while millions are hungry and dying. We are committed to living simply and sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Wealth is the means, and people are the ends. All our material riches will avail us little if we do not use them to expand the opportunities of our people.
I believe in returning the nation’s wealth to its rightful owners.
In tough times, some of us see protecting the climate as a luxury, but that’s an outdated 20th-century worldview from a time when we thought industrialization was the end goal, waste was growth, and wealth meant a thick haze of air pollution.
In the last recession, 99 percent of us have lost wealth, but did you know that the top 1 percent increased their wealth five times? It tells you they create recessions so they get wealthier.
The true wealth of a nation lies not in it’s gold or silver but in it’s learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons.
Lay down true principles and adhere to them inflexibly. Do not be frightened into their surrender by the alarms of the timid, or the croakings of wealth against the ascendency of the people.
Beneath all the wealth of detail in a geological map lies an elegant, orderly simplicity.
I am a big believer that orderliness begets wealth.
I read slave narratives, books like Bullwhip Days, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. [The Root’s chairman] Henry Louis Gates has an amazing documentary called Many Rivers to Cross – really, his whole writings; he’s such a wealth of knowledge.
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
When great causes are on the move in the world, stirring all men’s souls, drawing them from their firesides, casting aside comfort, wealth and the pursuit of happiness in response to impulses at once awe-striking and irresistible, we learn that we are spirits, not animals.
The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit in all that.
Death is teacher enough, true faith is wealth enough, and worship is action enough.
Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most of all, self-discipline.
I was born into it and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there, like air or food, or any other element. The only question with wealth is what you do with it.
Wealth is an engine that can be used for power, if you are an engineer; but to be tied to the fly wheel of an engine is rather a misfortune.
Within you is the kingdom of serenity that can create all the prosperity you could ever want.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
It is better to pay court to a queen … than to worship, as we too often do, some unworthy person whose wealth is his sole passport into society. I believe that a habit of respect is good for the human race.
While government clearly plays the major role in fighting poverty through policies on things such as education, tax, and trade, business creates the wealth that matters.
A file-sharing service and a hedge fund are essentially the same things. In both cases, there’s this idea that whoever has the biggest computer can analyze everyone else to their advantage and concentrate wealth and power. It’s shrinking the overall economy. I think it’s the mistake of our age.
Lack of wealth cannot take away genuine contentment.
What an ironic tragedy that an affluent, вЂњChristianвЂќ minority in the world continues to hoard its wealth while hundreds of millions of people hover on the edge of starvation!
The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of economic life, the family
Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.
Infinitely more important than sharing one’s material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves – our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.
To exist as an advertisement of her husband’s income, or her father’s generosity, has become a second nature to many a woman who must have undergone, one would say, some long and subtle process of degradation before she sunk [sic] so low, or grovelled so serenely.
Choice dependent on wealth; those are the Tory words.
It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave, than to expend it, like a gentleman.
Nothing is more important for the public wealth than to form and train youth in wisdom and virtue. Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
The wealth cure is looking at your life step by step – making a diagnosis and saying, ‘Am I using money or is money using me?’
Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house.
I dislike wealth and prosperity, especially that of other men.
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
Wouldn’t have no knowledge of wealth, without no knowledge of self.
The liberal reward of labour, therefore, as it is the affect of increasing wealth, so it is the cause of increasing population. To complain of it, is to lament over the necessary effect and cause of the greatest public prosperity.
I don’t take investment advice from wealth managers. I have grown several businesses from scratch and amassed many millions from my publishing empire – why would I take advice from someone who has never experienced that?
More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.
It is not in everyone’s power to secure wealth, office, or honors; but everyone may be good, generous, and wise.
Last I checked, Bill Gates was worth $50 billion. If the average employed adult, who is walking in a hurry, will pick up a quarter from the sidewalk, but not a dime, then the corresponding amount of money given their relative wealth that Bill Gates would ignore if he saw it lying on the street is $25,000.
In the midst of prosperity, the challenge for believers is to handle wealth in such a way that it acts as a blessing, not a curse.
So they, who climb to wealth, forget
The friends in darker fortunes tried.
I copied them–but I regret
That I should ape the ways of pride.
The friends in darker fortunes tried.
I copied them–but I regret
That I should ape the ways of pride.
I desire … to leave this one great fact clearly stated. THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE.
Whatever happened to Warren Buffett, the world’s their-richest man? Guilt, a feeling of being blessed by luck, forgotten lessons – who knows? In any case, Buffett now believe that government should redistribute the wealth earned by others to those who did not earn it.
The energy available for each individual man is his income, and the philosophy which can teach him to be content with penury should be capable of teaching him also the uses of wealth.
I tend to have a long con when it comes to romance, in part because I like the build-up as much as the payoff, and in part because I think there are a wealth of relationships out there (friend, sibling, rival, etc.), and straight-up romance interests me less than tension.
A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.
A man’s wealth can…also be measured by what he doesn’t have and doesn’t want. When he wants little, he is a rich man.
It requires more than a day’s devotion to know and to possess the wealth of a day.
New Zealand is not used to wealth. In America wealth is kind of a thing of pride. Here it’s the opposite. The more you’ve got, the bigger the target you are.
It is not great wealth in a few individuals that proves a country is prosperous, but great general wealth evenly distributed among the people. . .
Let the wealth of remembrances past be the link of friendship treasured.
Thought is the source of all wealth, all success, all achievement. Our dominant thoughts determine our individuality, our career, our daily life.
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
Perseverance gives power to weakness, and opens to poverty the world’s wealth. It spreads fertility over the barren landscape, and buds the choicest flowers and fruits spring up and flourish in the desert abode of thorns and briars.
I felt there’s a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I’d be a jerk not to take advantage of it.
Let us wage a moral and political war against the gross wealth and income inequality… …let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win.
The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain.
No one who had once learned to identify happiness with wealth ever felt that he had wealth enough.
The tragedy of Eliot Spitzer is almost Greek: Ascendant son of wealth and privilege dedicates his life to social justice, warns of the corruption lurking among us, and falls victim to his inner demons at the very moment of vindication.
The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
The highest price we can pay for anything; is to ask it.
An honest public servant can’t become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.
I’ve often said that I wished people could realize all their dreams of wealth and fame so they could see that it’s not where you’ll find your sense of completion.
Look at a gown of gold, and you will at least get a sleeve of it.
A lack of money is never, ever, ever a problem. A lack of money is merely a symptom of what is going on underneath.
In the early stages of wealth, up to 10 years after individuals became very rich, they display a bit of reluctance to spend money. It’s a lot easier rationalizing spending a lot for a house.
Nothing keeps longer than a middling fortune, and nothing melts away sooner than a large one.
While the banks got big bailouts, a sizeable chunk of African-American wealth evaporated because so many people lost homes.
More precious is want with honesty than wealth with infamy.
Go forth today, by the help of God’s Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life – come poverty, come wealth, in death – come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord’s. For this is written on your heart, ‘We love Him because He first loved us.’
Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew.
Had there not been five bad qualities, all the people would have been righteous. Contentment with ignorance; love for worldly life; miserliness inspite of much wealth; ostentation in (good) deeds; and pride in their own intelligence.
Wealth, if not a mere flash in the pan, compels the wealthy to become wealthier.
Those who start in business with too little money are more likely to succeed than those who start with too much. Energy and imagination are the springboards to wealth creation.
Networking is an essential part of building wealth.
By its very nature and design, Network Marketing is a strikingly Fair, Democratic, Socially Responsible system of generating wealth.
If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame.
The government doesn’t create wealth of its own; it can only take it from some and distribute it to others or dictate particular public uses of private resources.
Where writers are from is one of the world’ s most boring topics. Where we’re born, gender or race, wealth or poverty – those are the things we spend time talking about. Stop trying to label me. I’m a writer. Worry about whether I’m any good!
The accumulation of great wealth is, in many instances, the effect of paying too little for the labor that produced it, the consequence of which is that the working people perish in old age and the employer abounds in affluence.
All my life, Americans have been accustomed to thinking of theirs as ‘the richest, freest’ country in the world. By most measurements, it was long a contender for that honor, and – among the larger countries, if equal weight were given to wealth and indices of freedom – probably did deserve to be so described.
As water collected in a tank gets pure by filtration, so accumulated wealth is preserved by being employed in charity.
I had the notion that, OK, so now we have all of this wealth, we could buy not only one expensive car, we could buy all of them. As soon as you realize that you could buy all of them, then none of them are particularly interesting or satisfying.
Investing is the biggest driver of wealth in our country.
You know what the Quran teaches me? The Quran teaches me that an incredibly wealthy man can be a failure (Firaun) and a homeless man can be successful (Prophet Ibrahim). It teaches me that success has nothing to do with wealth and failure has nothing to do with poverty.
I account the office of benefactor, or almoner, to which God appoints all those whom he has favored with wealth, one of the most honorable and delightful in the world. He never institutes a channel for the passage of His bounties that those bounties do not enrich and beautify.
I believe wealth should be in the hands of those who know how to create more wealth.
Hope roves in a future of fame and wealth.
Socialism is about claims of justice, and it is also about money: about wealth, income, physical and financial capital. It is an ideology based on allocating economic resources. It may try to achieve that goal by nationalizing assets, by command-and-control regulation, or by taxation and redistribution.
I cannot think of a more personally rewarding and appropriate use of wealth than to give while one is living.
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress.
The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
My wealth is reflected in the price of Severstal, and the number of shares I have in my possession doesn’t have any impact on the company.
Don’t accumulate if you do not need. The excess of wealth in your hands is for the society, and you are the trustee for the same.
People complain of the unequal distribution of wealth [but it is a far greater] injustice that any one man should have the power to write so many brilliant essays… There is no one who writes like [Thomas Huxley].
My wealth is measured not in money but in photographs, not in quantity but creativity.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust to be managed for the good of others.
When businesspeople take credit for creating jobs, it’s a little like squirrels taking credit for creating evolution. In fact, it’s the other way around.
Wars are caused by unprotected wealth.
But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation.
Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love?
Power, wealth and immortality–they don’t bring happiness. You will never know what the word means.
Man acquires wealth in proportion as he puts his labor to better account.
Where you find the attraction for lust and wealth considerably diminished, to whatever creed he may belong, know that his inner spirit is awakening.
Only that which lasts forever is real. That which is done in the temple lasts forever; therefore, the temple is the real world. Most of what we experience “out there,” such as sickness, wealth, poverty, fame, etc., lasts for only a short period of time, so it is not the real world.
The honour of parents is a fair and noble treasure to their posterity, but to have the use of a treasure of wealth and honour, and to leave none to your successors, because you have neither money nor reputation of your own, is alike base and dishonourable.
High descent and meritorious deeds, unless united to wealth, are as useless as seaweed.
We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth.
Our greatest gain is to lose the wealth that is of such brief duration and, by comparison with eternal things, of such little worth; yet we get upset about it and our gain turns to loss.
The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you.
Conventional economic theory… counts the depletion of resources as the accumulation of wealth.
The value of three things is justly appreciated by all classes of men: youth, by the old; health, by the diseased; and wealth, by the needy.
Riches may not bring happiness, but neither does poverty.
Peace is a fruit of the Spirit, not the byproduct of accumulated wealth.
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes.
Think more like the rich if you want to create more wealth.
Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color
The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of their political cares.
A gold standard is the ideal monetary system for those who create wealth through ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and hard work. Gold standards are disfavored by those who do not create wealth but instead seek to extract wealth from others through inflation, inside information, and market manipulation.
Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators. Your wealth has been stripped of you by unjust men… The people of Baghdad shall flourish under institutions which are in consonance with their sacred laws.
Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
The more I study the wealthy.. in an effort to learn how to help more people around the world become one of them.. I’m stunned by how many people are actually not rich.
The truth is that a lost empire, lost power and lost wealth provide perfect circumstances for living happily and contentedly in our enchanted island.
He despised causeless affection, just as he despised unearned wealth. They professed to love him for some unknown reason and they ignored all the things for which he could wish to be loved.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.
Success is not a process of accumulating wealth, building mass relationship or collecting things in excess, but developing, excelling, fostering and growing the happiness for self and others without recess to treat it as the life’s progress.
You want everything for your kids that you didn’t have, but that that very desire can pollute and corrupt the good, basic American pluckiness, resourcefulness and down-to-earthness that we like to pride ourselves with, and result in aspirations of wealth and high culture.
The wealth of society is created by the workers, peasants and working intellectuals. If they take their destiny into their own hands, follow a Marxist-Leninist line and take an active attitude in solving problems instead of evading them, there will be no difficulty in the world which they cannot overcome.
The thief steals from himself. The swindler swindles himself. For the real price is knowledge and virtue, whereof wealth and credit are signs. These signs, like paper money, may be counterfeited or stolen, but that which they represent, namely, knowledge and virtue, cannot be counterfeited or stolen.
To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.
Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment. The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises, such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt.
I always encourage over-tipping if you can afford it because share the wealth.
A successful business is a good way to create significant wealth, but not every business will grow into a News Corporation or a McDonalds.
Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things, and has little care for life.
I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
I do not believe that the present flowering of science is due in the least to a real appreciation of the beauty and intellectual discipline of the subject. It is due simply to the fact that power, wealth and prestige can only be obtained by the correct application of science.
We honor the rich because they have externally the freedom, power, and grace which we feel to be proper to man, proper to us.
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
God owns all the wealth in the world!
Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level.
A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.
Thanks to a deal finalized in 2008, Chicago’s parking meters will be operated for the next 75 years by a group of investors put together by Morgan Stanley, including the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi.
Could there be anything but widespread misery, where a privileged few controlled a nation’s wealth, while millions labored for a pittance, and millions more were desperate for want of employment?
Don’t confuse wealth with success.
When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given.
Wealth is not a hindrance, but rather a help towards attaining a proper standing in a chosen field of activity. I confess that as far as I am concerned, it has done me some service as it preserved my character from many a crookedness poverty might have exposed it to.
In just 20 years terrorism, communications, the jet plane and the increase of wealth and knowledge have forced, to varying degrees, world leaders into a haunted and secret peerage whose links with the people they guide are meticulously cleansed and staged.
The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth.
It’s time to end the hypocrisy of those who accumulate wealth through the global economy, and then siphon funds to those who teach children to tear it down.
One of the main reasons wealth makes people unhappy is that it gives them too much control over what they experience. They try to translate their own fantasies into reality instead of tasting what reality itself has to offer.
We have become dangerously comfortable- believers ooze with wealth and let their addictions to comfort and security numb the radical urgency of the gospel.
Knowledge has always been important, of course. The ancient Egyptians did not raise the stones for the pyramids relying on the incantations of their gods. The waters in the irrigation canals of the great Indus Civilisation did not flow according to the laws of ignorance. Knowledge has always been power and wealth.
Family is the only real wealth.
I was so spoiled in a way. I worked very hard, but there was just a wealth of great roles.
True patriots believe that we should measure a citizen’s worth by contribution to country and community, not by wealth or power-that those whom America has benefited most should contribute in proportion to their good fortune-and that serving others should be esteemed more highly than serving self.
There are lots of things about millionaires that make them pretty ordinary, but what’s not ordinary is their ability to accumulate wealth, how hard they work, and what they do for a living.
For millennia, men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance, and war mongering.
In this world it is possible to achieve great material wealth, to live an opulent life. But a life built upon those things alone leaves a shallow legacy. In the end, we will be judged by other standards.
You’ve got the top 400 Americans owning more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans. Most folks do not think that is right.
a great deal of the wealth at the top is built on the low-wage labor of the poor. Take Wal-Mart, our largest private employer and premiere exploiter of the working class. … You think it’s a coincidence that this union-busting low-wage retail empire happens to have generated a $65 billion family fortune?
I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.
The great thing about having been poor is how liberated it makes you if you eventually become rich. There’s nothing like the knowledge that you don’t need money to survive. That the money cushion you lie on every night doesn’t have to be three feet thick, and you can still get to sleep.
Profit sharing in the form of stock distributions to workers would help to democratize the ownership of America’s vast corporate wealth which is today appallingly undemocratic and unhealthy.
This country is going to implode, or put another way, it’s going to get crushed under the weight of poverty. You can’t have one percent of the people who own and control more wealth than the other 90 percent of the population.
There is a difference between the inmates of your criminal prisons and the inmates of your cultural prison: The former understand that the distribution of wealth and power inside the prison had nothing to do with justice.
There is an evil which ought to be guarded against in the indefinite accumulation of property from the capacity of holding it in perpetuity by…corporations. The power of all corporations ought to be limited in this respect. The growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and IвЂ™m proud of it.
The biggest sin against the poor and the hungry is perhaps indifference, making believe we do not see, passing by on the other side of the street.
Science really creates wealth and opportunity which did not exist before. Whereas the old order was based on competition, the new order of science makes possible, for the first time, a cooperative creative effort in which every one is the gainer and no one the loser.
A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their caparisons of title, wealth, and place, he considers but as harness.
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
It’s disappointing to see how football, the world’s No. 1 sport, is not No. 1 when it comes to development. It seems to me that a wealth of practical football knowledge is being squandered.
Not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth, but theirs.
If we have wealth, it will be protected from inflation and possibly even enhanced in value.
Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, and it means leisure, it means liberty.
You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
There are many different ways to be poor in the world but increasingly there seems to be one single way to be rich.
Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.
For often evil men are rich, and good men poor; But we will not exchange with them Our virtue for their wealth since one abides always, While riches change their owners every day.
Water is best, but gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of lordly wealth.
I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
I meet a man with a thousand dollars and leave him with two; that’s the meaning of subtraction.
The truth is that economic competition is the very opposite of competition in the animal kingdom. It is not a competition in the grabbing off of scarce nature-given supplies, as it is in the animal kingdom. Rather, it is a competition in the positive creation of new and additional wealth.
North and south must also adopt measures to arrest the growing phenomenon of illegal capital flight and the repatriation of illicit wealth siphoned abroad by corrupt political leaders and their collaborators back to their countries of origin.
But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy…One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy any more.
The global realignment is accelerating the migration of growth and wealth dynamics from the industrial world to the larger emerging economies.
Money. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it.
People understand that the economy is rigged. They’re working longer hours for low wages. All new income and wealth, almost all, is going to the people on top.
All the men of wealth should remember that everybody in a community has got, in some way, to be supported. I want to see them so that they can support themselves by their own labor.
Old systems do not fold willingly, particularly when they control gargantuan amounts of wealth and power. But like empires of old – from the Romans to the Hapsburgs to the colonial British – even the largest do fall.
As a class, Jews give three times as much money to charity as anybody else, but they feel guilty about their wealth anyway. They simply can’t accept the idea of ever being Republicans.
That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the contempt, of which vice and folly are the only proper objects, is most often unjustly bestowed upon poverty and weakness, has been the complaint of moralists in all ages.
Some of God’s noblest sons, I think, will be selected from those that know how to take wealth, with all its temptations, and maintain godliness therewith. It is hard to be a saint standing in a golden niche.
I’m a wealth creator. I’m not interested in saving in the least. While I do spend a lot, I don’t spend money like other billionaires. I’m probably quite unusual, albeit I do have some of the significant trappings. But I always try to make my assets work for a living.
To me, wealth is the peace of mind you have, your family, your friends, your colleagues. Everything else is just money, and it really is funny how people pay so much attention to that.
As they come forth, Lord, to sow, release upon them, Father, the power to get, to create, to receive wealth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Innocent pleasures are got by virtue and well-earned wealth.
Money is the sixth sense that makes it possible to enjoy the other five.
The #1 business opportunity for those who want to create new wealth is educating consumers about products and services that will improve their lives.
Wealth comes from the production and exchange of goods and services. If someone efficiently produces a good that many people willingly trade their money for, he becomes wealthy.
The next great transfer of wealth WILL take place, not by conspiracy but by ignorance.
The real key to wealth is the gradual accumulation, it’s something Jesus talked about I call the law of use and you couple with the exponential curve.
As American productivity, once the exuberant engine of national wealth, has dipped to an embarrassingly uncompetitive low, Americans have shaken their heads: the country’s old work ethic is dead.
Zoroastrianism is about the opposition of good and evil. For the triumph of good, we have to make a choice. We can enlist on the side of good by prospering, making money and using our wealth to help others.
The noblest people are those despising wealth, learning, pleasure and life; esteeming above them poverty, ignorance, hardship and death.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
We are a commercial people. We cannot boast of our arts, our crafts, our cultivation; our boast is in the wealth we produce. As a consequence business success is sanctified, and, practically, any methods which achieve it are justified by a larger and larger class.
If rich, it is easy enough to conceal our wealth; but, if poor, it is not quite so easy to conceal our poverty. We shall find that it is less difficult to hide a thousand guineas, than one hole in our coat.
Upper class to me means you are either born into wealth or you’re Royalty.
Thorough selfishness destroys or paralyzes enjoyment. A heart made selfish by the contest for wealth is like a citadel stormed in war, utterly shattered.
The very first step to building wealth is to spend less than you make.
Music as a whole, in its overwhelming wealth and endlessness, is inaccessible unless we free ourselves from the limitations of our own restricted training.
When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.
The foremost challenge is that of the knowledge revolution. Economic power will depend on creativity and innovation. Creation of wealth will move from traditional resources to the one asset: knowledge.
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
The economy is a ponzi scheme. People are working harder than they ever have for less wages, but we have so many bobbles because manufacturing has come up so quickly over the past hundred years that people have the illusion of wealth.
We are paying for and even submitting to the dictates of an ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all-that the wealth of individuals and of state is being diverted from the development and the progress of human expression and civilization.
I say no wealth is worth my life.
Wealth is not a pizza, where if I have too many slices you have to eat the Domino’s box.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Bitcoin is absolutely the Wild West of finance, and thank goodness. It represents a whole legion of adventurers and entrepreneurs, of risk takers, inventors, and problem solvers. It is the frontier. Huge amounts of wealth will be created and destroyed as this new landscape is mapped out.
If at great things thou would’st arrive, Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap, Not difficult, if thou hearken to me; Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand, They whom I favor thrive in wealth amain, While virtue, valor, wisdom, sit in want.
Competition, founded upon the conflicting interests of individuals, is in reality far less productive of wealth and enterprise than co-operation, involving though it does the constant apparent sacrifice of the individual to the common interests.
The destruction of the inducement to invest by an excessive liquidity-preference was the outstanding evil, the prime impediment to the growth of wealth, in the ancient and medieval worlds.
You can only drink 30 or 40 glasses of beer a day, no matter how rich you are.
Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third. I forget the other two.
Not to be avaricious is money; not to be fond of buying is a revenue; but to be content with our own is the greatest and most certain wealth of all.
There is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court to it, when it does not even benefit themselves.
We are…capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the Universe, and to carry us to the stars.
For the scientific acquisition of knowledge is almost as tedious as the routine acquisition of wealth.
Orville Schell and John Delury have delivered a brilliantly original and essential book: the road map to ChinaвЂ™s quest for national salvation… Vivid, literate, and brimming with insights, Wealth and Power deserves to become a classic.
Fifty years ago wealth was stored and transmitted physically through gold bars, stock certificates, bank notes, and coins.
Westernization, coupled with globalization, has created an affluent and leisured elite that now gravitates to universities, the media, bureaucracies, and world organizations, all places where wealth is not created, but analyzed, critiqued, and lavishly spent.
A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune.
To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.
I strongly believe that those of us who are privileged to have wealth should contribute significantly to try and create a better world for the millions who are far less privileged.
Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
This is the greatest wealth we possess: to know how to direct our labors rightly.
Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination. Images are it’s only wealth. It does not classify objects, it does not pronounce them real or imaginary, does not qualify them does not define them; it feels and presents them.
Oil has become the principal wealth in the hands of the great Yankee transnationals; through this energy source, they had an instrument that considerably expanded their political power in the world.
Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property … He must be taught to amass wealth, but it must be only to increase his power of contributing to the wants and demands of the state… [Education] can be done effectually only by the interference and aid of the Legislature.
The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth-all that is illusion. All that endures is character.
The millionaires are a product of natural selection … the naturally selected agents of society for certain work. They get high wages and live in luxury, but the bargain is a good one for society.
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
Russia’s leaders, rich with oil wealth and corrupt with power, have rejected democratic ideals and the obligations of a responsible power.
The miser is the man who starves himself and everybody else, in order to worship wealth in its dead form, as distinct from its living form.
The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals.
All men feel a habitual gratitude, and something of an honorable bigotry, for the objects which have long continued to please them.
Concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle.
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
I grant men the land, the government, the wealth, all the chances. I accept that you have to hold all the cards, since that’s the only way you know how to play; but I refuse to swallow your disrespect.
I don’t spend any time at all thinking about my personal wealth. I suppose if I had nothing, I might think, ‘I have nothing.’
The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.
The problem with Prosperity Theology is not that it promises too much, but that it aims for so little. What God promises us in Christ is far above anything that can be measured in earthly wealth – and believers are not promised earthly wealth nor the gift of health.
When you follow your heart instead of worrying about how to fatten your bank account, you can attract more ways to do both.
Generosity is more charitable than wealth.
Like the sea itself, the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of creatures, a wealth beyond our fathoming.
The survey findings reflect the growing trend toward incentive compensation programs as a way for employers to share the wealth with workers, … Roughly 80 percent of those surveyed offer bonus programs and 401(k) or profit-sharing plans . . . as they compete for the best and brightest workforce.
No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary.
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
Oh England is a pleasant place for them that’s rich and high,
But England is a cruel place for such poor folks as I
But England is a cruel place for such poor folks as I
I’m consistently asked how I keep a foot in two contrasting worlds – one in the entertainment industry, predicated on wealth and indulgence, and the other in humanitarian work. To me, it’s less of a question of how can you do this, and more a question of how can you not?
The most brilliant fortunes are often not worth the littleness required to gain them.
Toil of science swells the wealth of art.
The key to wealth is to learn how to make money while you sleep
Those that will not permit their wealth to do any good for others. . . cut themselves off from the truest pleasure here and the highest happiness later.
Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
People talk about the redistribution of wealth a lot, which is a very valid topic. But what about the redistribution of health? That’s even more concentrated at the top.
It is in the translation that the innocence lost after the first reading is restored under another guise, since the reader is once again faced with a new text and its attendant mystery. That is the inescapable paradox of translation, and also its wealth.
All wealth is relative; and so is its absence.
Certain rich men, whose lives are evil and corrupt, are the representatives of predatory wealth accumulated by all forms of inequity, from the oppression of wage workers to unfair methods of crushing out competition.
Disciples of Keynes, who focus on aggregate demand, view any increase in household wealth as raising employment because they say it adds to consumer demand.
Never buy at the bottom, and always sell too soon.
The dogs in our lives, the dogs we come to love and who (we fervently believe) love us in return, offer more than fidelity, consolation, and companionship. They offer comedy, irony, wit, and a wealth of anecdotes, the “shaggy dog stories” and “stupid pet tricks” that are commonplace pleasures of life.
The growth of New England was a result of the aggregate efforts of a busy multitude, each in his narrow circle toiling for himself, to gather competence or wealth. The expansion of New France was the achievement of a gigantic ambition striving to grasp a continent. It was a vain attempt.
God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude вЂ” the Secret of Life.
I disagreed with Carnegie’s ideas on how best to distribute his wealth. I spent mine!
Riches seldom make their owners rich.
In the long run we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.
My wealth is very limited. I need to influence other people to give.
Because of new technologies, new wealth, new conditions of domestic life and of international relations, unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision.
I have had wealth, rank and power, but, if these were all I had, how wretched I should be.
Since time immemorial and pre-industrial, ‘greed’ has been the accusation hurled at the rich by the concrete-bound illiterates who were unable to conceive of the source of wealth or of the motivation of those who produce it.
Culture is like wealth; it makes us more ourselves, it enables us to express ourselves
In India, 100 of the richest people own assets worth 25% of the gross domestic product. There’s something terribly wrong. No individual and no corporation should be allowed to amass that kind of unlimited wealth, including bestselling writers like myself, who are showered with royalties.
The world asks, “What does a man own?”; Christ asks, “How does he use it?”
Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
There’s accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they’ve been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they’re going to continue to be so.
When you are 81 years old, you don’t really need a lot of the trappings of wealth.
If it was true that lower taxes for the rich and more wealth to the wealthy leat to job creation, today we would be drowning in jobs.
We have three big shows on Sunday, so there will be pressure to spread the wealth.
Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
The collective income of all these people – the bottom half – is less than three percent of global household income, and so there is a grotesque maldistribution of income and wealth.
Miami, in many ways, is a quintessentially American city. The juxtaposition of showy wealth with dire pennilessness, the tussle of glitz and decay doesnt come any more marked than here.
Learn to be pleased with everything, with wealth so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
While admiring the pleasing evidence of wealth, we become complicit in – or, at the very least, recognize the extent to which we, too, are beneficiaries of – an economic system we routinely deplore.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
Tradition has it that whenever a group of people has tasted the lovely fruits of wealth, security and prestige it begins to find it more comfortable to believe in the obvious lie and accept that it alone is entitled to privilege.
Wealth and poverty do not lie in a man’s estate, but in men’s souls.
Introverts often work more slowly and deliberately. They like to focus on one task at a time and can have mighty powers of concentration . They’re relatively immune to the lures of wealth and fame.
Prosperity is just around the corner.
I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
The objective of the customer is not being met if the fund managers are diversifying their assets into hundreds of businesses. If they do this, they are typically performing close to the indexes. But that’s not the way wealth is created.
Giving is the safety valve that releases the excess pressure of wealth.
Wealth oft-times killeth, where want but hindered the budding.
There is something to be said for jealousy, because it only designs the preservation of some good which we either have or think wehave a right to. But envy is a raging madness that cannot bear the wealth or fortune of others.
When moneys in a purse in my own pocket / It means wealth.
I don’t like inherited wealth.
The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.
I have always liked real estate; farm land, pasture land, timber land and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like вЂthe good Earth,вЂ™ the foundation of all our wealth.
I must have gone through $10 million during my career. Part of the loot went for gambling, part for horses and part for women. The rest I spent foolishly.
It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the State makes the seizure of wealth a matter of legalized privilege, so long will the squabble for that privilege go on.
We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces.
How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.
If you want to get at African American poverty, the income gap, wealth gap, achievement gap, that the most important thing is to make sure that the society as a whole does right by people who are poor, are working class, are aspiring to a better life for their kids.
The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.
You can see it on the Internet now. New society demands that people share their knowledge. It’s asking multimillionaires to share their money and creative people to share their creativity. Whoever doesn’t share their wealth, be it knowledge, money, or creativity, will be dead.
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
Give me yourself, O my God, give yourself back to me. Lo, I love you, but if my love is too mean, let me love more passionately. I cannot gauge my love, nor know how far it fails, how much more love I need for my life to set its course straight into your arms, never swerving until hidden in the covert of your face.
Base wealth preferring to eternal praise.
We need to hear stories from older women. There’s a wealth of wisdom and real resilience there, but they’re silenced.
For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
For rich children, it’d be very easy and convenient never to take any steps to build an identity outside of your association with your family’s wealth.
Jesus teaches the redistribution of wealth – as long as the transfer is voluntary. But he is adamantly opposed to the involuntary redistribution of wealth, because that violates the moral law of God and is profoundly wrong. His words to take care of the poor are not addressed to government, they are addressed to us.
The wealthy seldom possess wealth: oftener they are possessed by it.
If the United States is to produce a nation of investors-as we must if we are to gain financial world-leadership-it is imperative that boards of directors be so constituted as to adequately represent the interests and inspire the complete confidence of investors of moderate substance.
Here’s what income and wealth inequality is about. Last year, the top 25 hedge fund managers made more than 24 billion, enough to pay the salaries of 425,000 public school teachers. This level of inequality is neither moral or sustainable
The goal should be to build a sustainable lifestyle business that does good for employees and customers – and that steadily builds wealth.
Nature still obstinately refuses to co-operate by making the rich people innately superior to the poor people.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
As there can be no causeless wealth, so there can be no causeless love or any sort of causeless emotion.
It will never be possible for any length of time for any group of the American people, either by reason of wealth or learning or inheritance or economic power, to retain any mandate, any permanent authority to arrogate to itself the political control of American public life.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
Wealth is not a material gain, but a state of mind.
Wealth and wisdom are seldom combined, for the person who achieves one no longer desires the other.
Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.
At issue when professional sports teams take the name of Native Americans is the problem of mimicry: having appropriated the land and wealth of America’s vanquished peoples, settler culture then appropriates the supposed values and spirit of the vanquished as well.
Did you know that lack of information is the number one barrier to wealth?
Since much wealth too often proves a snare and an incumbrance in the Christian’s race, let him lighten the weight by ‘dispersing abroad and giving to the poor’; whereby he will both soften the pilgrimage of his fellow travelers, and speed his own way the faster.
Wealth is good, and if it comes our way we will take it; but a gentleman does not sell himself for wealth.
No decision in business provides greater potential for the creation of wealth (or its destruction, come to think of it) than the choice of which innovation to back.
In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed.
Bare-faced covetousness was the moving spirit of civilization from its first dawn to the present day; wealth, and again wealth, and for the third time wealth; wealth, not of society, but of the puny individual, was its only and final aim.
Your outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health will always be a reflection of your inner attitudes of mind.
The most affluent man is he that confronts all the shows he sees by equivalents out of the stronger wealth of himself.
Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence, and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.
The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth – soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife.
Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.
The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
If there is neither excessive wealth nor immoderate poverty in a nation, then justice may be said to prevail.
Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man that iron ones; the sting lies in the fetters, not in the metal.
Bitcoin is getting there. But itвЂ™s not there yet. When it gets there, expect governments to panic and society to be reshaped into something where governments cannot rely on taxing income nor wealth for running their operations.
Will you gather daydreams or will you gather wealth? How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself?
Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.
If you look back to the earliest religions, before they got organized and started building churches and amassing wealth, they all sprang from the same place – they were inspired by nature.
I’ve got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found – the wealth of African culture.
A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our present policies… True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. A true revolution of values will soon look on uneasily upon the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation.
Most men worry about their own bellies and other people’s souls, when we all ought to be worried about our own souls and other people’s bellies.
The distribution of wealth is not determined by nature. It is determined by policy.
An accession of wealth is a dangerous predicament for a man. At first he is stunned if the accession be sudden, and is very humble and very grateful. Then he begins to speak a little louder, people think him more sensible, and soon he thinks himself so.
Good health is true wealth.
Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane.
Compassion is the currency that leads to true wealth.
The issue should not be, we’re going to tax you more to give you the services you want. The issue is, this is the wealthiest country in the world, and we’re going to use that wealth to service human needs and not to service a military industrial corporate surveillance state.
Today, the top one-tenth of 1% owns nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The economic game is rigged, and this level of inequality is unsustainable. We need an economy that works for all, not just the powerful.
This is the even-handed dealing of the world!” he said. “There is noth-ing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes tocondemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!
And who will deny that a world in which the wealthy are powerful is still a better world than one in which only the already powerful can acquire wealth?
If it is well with your belly, chest and feet – the wealth of kings can’t give you more.
Wealth is good when it brings joy to others.
I wish you health, and more than wealth, I wish you love
I think the media and the candidates have got to talk about why the middle class is in decline and why we have massive levels of income and wealth inequality.
Social services, not wealth per se, seem to be the key to lower birth rates. The Chinese, although among the poorest peoples of the world, have brought their fertility rate down to 2.4, partly by social coercion, but mostly by broadly available education, health care and family planning.
Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.
A disciple said to him, “I am ready, in the quest for God , to give up anything: wealth, friends, family, country, life itself. What else can a person give up?” The Master calmly replied, “One’s beliefs about God.
He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
If women had better access to the financial system – even so much as a basic deposit account at a bank – it would be a major step in the direction of greater wealth and greater economic empowerment.
The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.
If I have cash and I can’t figure a way to put it into real estate or my business, I hold it in gold and silver.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Happiness is not bought by money, but it can buy circumstances and conditions that improve the chances of a worldly kind of happiness.
And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.
Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must – must – redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.
There are, while human miseries abound, A thousand ways to waste superfluous wealth, Without one fool or flatterer at your board, Without one hour of sickness or disgust.
Even if you must have regard to wealth, in order to secure leisure, yet it is surely a bad thing that the greatest offices, such as those of kings and generals, should be bought. The law which allows this abuse makes wealth of more account than virtue, and the whole state becomes avaricious.
My daily affairs are quite ordinary; but I’m in total harmony with them. I don’t hold on to anything, don’t reject anything; nowhere an obstacle or conflict. Who cares about wealth and honor? Even the poorest thing shines. My miraculous power and spiritual activity: drawing water and carrying wood.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
The mounting burden of taxation not only undermines individual incentives to increased work and earnings, but in a score of ways discourages capital accumulation and distorts, unbalances, and shrinks production.
Most people define greatness through wealth and popularity and position in the corner office. But what I call everyday greatness comes from character and contribution.
To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
The trimmings of wealth are not as important to me and my generation as they were to my parents’ generation.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
It’s important to realize that innovation and growth in itself are not sufficient to moderate inequality of wealth.
Riches are oftener an impediment than a stimulus to action; and in many cases they are quite as much a misfortune as a blessing.
A significant piece of the wealth that the NFL owners garner is a result of the enormous TV revenues they get – and those revenues are supported by a legislatively granted exemption from the antitrust laws that has been made applicable to sports leagues, primarily the NFL.
The marketing of players has created untold wealth for many sports stars. You can’t blame them or the company that covets the relationship with them, but that doesn’t mean the player is good.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
The amazing thing about Trump is that he is so completely predictable. Hillary Clinton knows that if she teases him about either his wealth, his taxes, the women who are coming after him or his preposterous claims of being against the Iraq war, he cannot resist.
Conscience and wealth are not always neighbors.
Exploitation is not exclusively capitalist, but wealth creation is.
The state, by relieving idleness, improvidence, or misconduct from punishment, and depriving abstinence and foresight of the reward, which have been provided for them by nature, may indeed destroy wealth, but most certainly will aggravate poverty.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
The Tenth Commandment sends a message to socialists, to egalitarians, to people obsessed with fairness, to American presidential candidates in the year 2000 – to everyone who believes that wealth should be redistributed. And that message is clear and concise: Go to Hell.
When there’s deflation, it means that although most markets are shrinking and people have less to spend, the 1% that hold the 99% in debt are getting all the growth in wealth and income. Deflation means that income is being transferred to the 1%, that is, to the creditors and property owners.
Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings.
This is my child, this is my wealth: such thoughts are the preoccupations of fools. If we are unable to own even ourselves, why make such claims?
New Jersey was actually a very cold place. There was such an intense concentration of wealth, and such a low concentration of any actual human happiness. A lot of people seem to be similar to the kid in school, which is doing a lot of things with no direct consequence to their joy, or their lives.
Wealth is a weak anchor, and glory cannot support a man; this is the law of God, that virtue only is firm, and cannot be shaken by a tempest.
The brutal history of colonialism is one in which white people literally stole land and people for their own gain and material wealth.
While capitalist countries have more inequality – they also have more wealth overall.
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.
The suppression of civil liberties is too many less a matter for horror than the curtailment of the freedom to profit.
Matters of the heart are important to me. All this materialism and all the money and wealth are things that you don’t take to the grave. One day you have it. The next day you don’t.
The character which results from wealth is that of a prosperous fool.
The majority of the wealth of human knowledge is owned by a few publishing companies that hoard information and make billions off licensing fees, although most scholarly articles and journals are paid for by taxpayers through government grants.
Owning a home is a keystone of wealth – both financial affluence and emotional security.
The first wealth is health.
…and was disposed too often to idealize as a virtue that habit of mean subservience to wealth and social position which, after more than half a century of political democracy, is still the characteristic and odious vice of the Englishman.
China is clearly going to be the number one economic power and it is already full of potential.. with lots of population and the buying power increasing by the day. .
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
The market is the creator of social wealth and the wellspring of self-sustaining economic development.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural.
The redistribution of wealth creates dependence on the people to whom it is redistributed, it doesn’t incentivize them to create their own wealth.
As I have told many, the only goal my dad had for me was to keep me alive to reach the age of reason! He had no aspirations for me vis-a-vis education, wealth, or anything else!
Forget land, buildings, or machines-the real source of wealth today is intelligence, applied intelligence. We talk glibly of “intellectual property” without taking on board what it really means. It isn’t just patent rights and brand names; it is the brains of the place.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Inhibition is no good provider for a needy man, Inhibition, which does men great harm and great good. Inhibition attaches to poverty, boldness to wealth.
Wealth and honours, which most men pursue, easily change masters; they desert to the side which excels in virtue, industry, and endurance of toil, and they abandon the slothful.
It is hard to carry a full cup without spilling, and a full estate without sinning.
The death tax punishes the American dream – making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations.
We have a new class in this country: the deserving rich. … The deserving rich do nice things for each other. Comforting the unafflicted is something that comes naturally to them.
Wealth is thoughts, not things.
We conclude that the concentration of wealth is natural and inevitable, and is periodically alleviated by violent or peaceable partial redistribution. In this view all economic history is the slow heartbeat of the social organism, a vast systole and diastole of concentrating wealth and compulsive redistribution.
…those who are guilty of such sweeping criticisms [of the rich] do not know how many people would be made poor, and how much sufering would result, if wealthy people were to part all at once with any large proportion of their wealth in a way to disorganize and cripple great business enterprises.
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
A man who raises himself by degrees to wealth and power, contracts, in the course of this protracted labor, habits of prudence and restraint which he cannot afterwards shake off. A man cannot gradually enlarge his mind as he does his house.
We hear of the wealth of nations, of the powers of production, of the demand and supply of markets, and we forget that these words mean no more, if they mean any thing, then the happiness, and the labor, and the necessities of men.
If you have good wealth mentality…. you will generate wealth wherever you go. Even if you lose money temporarily, your wealth mentality will attract it again. If you have a lack mentality, no matter how much you receive or what financial opportunities come your way, wealth will evade you or, if it comes, it won’t last.
Wealth is not the fruit of labor but the result of organized protected robbery.
True wealth is having a healthy mind, body, and spirit. True wealth is having the knowledge to maneuver and navigate the mental obstacles that inhibit your ability to soar.
Even to a wicked man a divinity gives wealth, Cyrnus, but to few men comes the gift of excellence.
Let individuals create real wealth, empower them, create something that they can leave for their children.
The rich are like beasts of burden, carrying treasure all day, and at the night of death unladen; they carry to their grave only the bruises and marks of their toil.
This mad rush for wealth must cease and the labourer must be assured not only of a living wage but, also a daily task that is not mere drudgery.
Wealth begins . . . in giving on all sides by tools and auxiliaries the greatest possible extension to our powers; as if it added feet and hands and eyes and blood. . . .
What is wealth? A dream of fools.
Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?
A newspaper is an adviser who does not require to be sought, but who comes of his own accord, and talks to you briefly every day of the common wealth, without distracting you from your private affairs.
If low taxes were the way that people like me created wealth, then we’d be starting our companies in the Congo or Somalia or Afghanistan, but we’re not. We come to places where there are lots and lots of customers.
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character.
I believe the American people have the capacity to create a new movement, which would change the direction of our nation from being a military power to being a peaceful nation, using our enormous wealth for human needs, here and abroad.
Beauty and strength were, both of them, much esteemed; Then wealth was discovered and soon after gold Which quickly became more honoured than strength or beauty. For men, however strong or beautiful, Generally follow the train of a richer man.
Art always used to involve spirit. Painters painted spirit. They painted by commission things to go into churches, and that was painting spirit. Or they would paint people of wealth, and they would try to show how they had power, and again, this is sort of spirit.
Dictators are allergic to reform, and they are cunning survivors. They will do whatever it takes to preserve their power and wealth, no matter how much blood ends up on their hands. They are master deceivers and talented manipulators who cannot be trusted to change.
No man can tell if he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
I saw that a humble man, with the blessing of the Lord, might live on a little; and that where the heart is set on greatness, success in business did not satisfy the craving, but that commonly with an increase of wealth, the desire of wealth increased.
We make children and wealth and amass land and build halls and assemble armies and give great feasts, but only one thing survives us. Reputation.
As the cream abandons the milk from which it took its life, and rises to the top and rides there, so men, because they are richer than those around about them, separate themselves, and all mankind below them they regard as skim milk.
Ask anything of men. Ask them to achieve wealth, fame, love, brutality, murder, self-sacrifice. But donвЂ™t ask them to achieve self-respect. They will hate your soul.
Palestinians have no wealth or power.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
When it came to the division of power, we did not get from the Jews the slice of cake we deserved… the Jews do not share with us control of wealth, broadcasting stations and other centers of power.
The GOP’s policies are not designed to help the middle class. They are designed to help their wealthy, powerful friends and donors under the misguided idea that wealth will one day trickle down.
If you’re only going to give away 50 percent of your wealth… c’mon. I’m going to do much more than that.
Can the level of wealth enjoyed by members of capitalist culture (remembering that it is 25 times greater, on average, than that enjoyed by citizens of two centures ago) be attained by all but a very few? And if it can be attained, what is the cost for everything else that we must sacrifice?
People say to me that I can’t be nervous because I’ve had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before.
Earthly goods are given to be used, not to be collected…. Hoarding is idolatry.
Charity should be self-sustainable. That is, it should create more wealth rather than perpetuating the cycle of poverty and dependence. In this sense, the best form of charity would be providing quality education for children and more importantly, building a good character in them.
When you socially neglect a people, when you economically abandon a people, when you transfer wealth from them to the well-to-do, what are a people going to do? They’re going to respond with very sad forms of despair, and that’s true for everybody – I don’t care what color you are.
Honor, justice, and humanity, call upon us to hold, and to transmit to our posterity, that liberty which we received from our ancestors. It is not our duty to leave wealth to our children, but it is our duty to leave liberty to them.
Wealth is so concentrated that a large segment of society is virtually unaware of its existence.
Wealth should come like manna from heaven, unearned and uncalled for. Money should be like grace — a gift. It is not worth sweating and scheming for.
Wealth is like rheume, it falles on the weakest parts.
I was the child at school in second-hand or handmade clothes and, as I grew older, I craved material wealth, a big house and designer clothes.
It is doubtful if even experience of riches and success is as intense among those who have experienced nothing else as among those who have also experienced poverty and failure. There is little romance in wealth to those who have been born wealthy and whose families have been wealthy for generations.
What I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and in film. That’s what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary.
There is no treasure the which may be compared unto a faithful friend; Gold some decayeth, and worldly wealth consumeth, and wasteth in the winde; But love once planted in a perfect and pure minde indureth weale and woe; The frownes of fortune, come they never so unkinde, cannot the same overthrowe.
The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
The Republican Party is doubling down on this trickle-down theory that says, ‘Thou shalt concentrate wealth at the very top of our society. Thou shalt remove regulation from wherever you find it, even on Wall Street. And thou shalt keep wages low for American workers so that we can be more competitive.’
Wealth and rank are what men desire, but unless they be obtained in the right way they may not be possessed. Poverty and obscurity are what men detest; but unless prosperity be brought about in the right way, they are not to be abandoned.
All but a very few of us are in debt. We exist as entities who borrow money and spend the rest of our lives making interest payments on a debt tally that never seems to budge. Whatever wealth we have, in labor, property or cash, is suctioned to the top.
A poor American feels guilty at being poor, but less guilty than an American rentier who has inherited wealth but is doing nothingto increase it; what can the latter do but take to drink and psychoanalysis?
Equal wealth and equal opportunities of culture have simply made us all members of one class.
We are a country that prides itself on power and wealth, yet there are millions of children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation, but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the street who is in need, remember how lucky you are, and don’t turn away.
Among a democratic people, where there is no hereditary wealth, every man works to earn a living, or is born of parents who have worked. The notion of labor is therefore presented to the mind, on every side, as the necessary, natural, and honest condition.
For a free country to continue thriving, there have to be regular reforms, because any society, any economy that stays in place, you’re going to see repeated attempts to exploit the openings for twisting policy to the advantage of those who already have wealth and power.
Success is not only the financial wealth you accumulate, it is also about being a leader, improving your relationships, living healthfully, and making a real difference in the world.
Rather than improving the wealth of their own nation, the Mexican government encourages its poor to come to the U.S. and send money home.
The highly functional infrastructure that surrounds us, particularly in the West, is a gift from our ancestors: the comparatively uncorrupt political and economic systems, the technology, the wealth, the lifespan, the freedom, the luxury, and the opportunity.
[T]he essence of so-called war prosperity: it enriches some by what it takes from others. It is not rising wealth but a shifting of wealth and income.
God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives.
You can only confiscate the wealth that exists at a given moment. You cannot confiscate future wealth – and that future wealth is less likely to be produced when people see that it is going to be confiscated.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Wealth means nothing at all if you do not know, to the last penny, what your fortune is. You might as well be poor if you do not know what you have.
The extraordinary genius of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie 100 years ago was their recognition that the great wealth they had amassed could be put to public good and used to solve the complex problems for which there were no other sources of capital.
Tis I whom children love the best; / My wealth is all for them; / For them is set each glossy cup / Upon each sturdy stem.
For wealth’s now given to none but to the rich.
Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.
A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
Only stupid questions create wealth.
Scientists have argued that research is good for health, wealth, and society, and the government has trusted them on that.
If, as is generally the case, the heirs are not equal to the demands which life makes on an entrepreneur, the inherited wealth rapidly vanishes.
The perpetuation of slavery, the exile and extermination of American Indians, and the passage of Jim Crow laws weren’t carried out at the bidding of a few malefactors of great wealth.
Being wealthy isn’t just a question of having lots of money. It’s a question of what we want. Wealth isn’t an absolute, it’s relative to desire. Every time we seek something that we can’t afford, we can be counted as poor, how much money we may actually have.
When Wealth walks in at the Door, the Press Agent comes in through the Window.
But at power or wealth, for the sake of which wars, and all kinds of strife, arise among mankind, we do not aim; we desire only our liberty, which no honorable man relinquishes but with his life.
We are all wealth. We are all treasure. We are the abundance of all things. Spend yourself completely.
If you want to be financially-free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.
Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.
Though one may acquire much in wealth, fame, or honor, the real joy of life does not lie there but, rather, in keeping the romance of living going. Nothing gives such complete and profound happiness as the perpetually fresh wonder and mystery of exciting life.
Of course you want to be rich and famous. It’s natural. Wealth and fame are what every man desires. The question is: What are you willing to trade for it?
If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing; if you lose your health, you have lost something; but if you lose your character, you have lost everything.
Life has an interesting way of teaching even the most powerful people that joy from wealth is fleeting at best.
Gates’s net wealth is greater than the combined net worth of the poorest 40% of Americans (112,000,000 people).