Consider the Rich

Sunday, April 24, 2011 – Consider the Rich

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~ Oscar Wilde

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. ~ Thomas Jefferson

There are people who have money and people who are rich. ~ Coco Chanel

The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we’ll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last ten years, and I hope the American public is catching on. ~ Warren Buffett

He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor. ~ Grover Cleveland

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. ~ George Bernard Shaw

What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. ~ Francis Bacon

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can’t think of anything else to do. ~ W. H. Auden

You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I’ve made lots of money making fun of me. ~ Glenn Beck

I’m rich, freakin’ rich. It’s crazy. ~ Britney Spears

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

Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich. ~ Samuel Johnson

These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it. ~ Charles Barkley

Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor. ~ John Ruskin

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

Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich. ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality. ~ Lord Acton

It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor – as long as you’ve got money. ~ Joe E. Lewis

It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich. ~ Alan Alda

Poor people have more fun than rich people, they say; and I notice it’s the rich people who keep saying it. ~ Jack Paar

In a rich man’s house there is no place to spit but his face. ~ Diogenes of Sinope

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich. ~ Evelyn Waugh

The only thing I like about rich people is their money. ~ Nancy Astor

You can never become rich unless you like rich people. ~ Doug Coupland

There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can’t think of one at the moment. ~ Paul Theroux

People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius. ~ Jerry Lewis

Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round. ~ Walter Annenberg

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?” ~ Don Marquis

Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee – and not too far away lest he forget thee. ~ Aneurin Bevan

Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow. Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed. The poor should be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. ~ Oscar Wilde

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. ~ Dave Barry

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