That’s Rich

Sunday, September 26, 2010 – That’s Rich

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

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something. ~ John Lennon

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

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

We are certainly influenced by role models, and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people, we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important – just as in the Middle Ages, people were surrounded by images of religious piety. ~ Alain de Botton

A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich. ~ John Jacob Astor

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

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband. ~ H. L. Mencken

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

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

If you aren’t rich you should always look useful. ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick. ~ Samuel Beckett

We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy. ~ Henry Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have enough money to get by. I’m not independently wealthy, just independently lazy, I suppose. ~ Montgomery Clift

The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead. ~ Ann Landers

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt. ~ Ben Hecht

We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth. ~ Gloria Steinem

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character. ~ P. G. Wodehouse

About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it. ~ Josh Billings

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

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. ~ Walter Bagehot

The jests of the rich are ever successful. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

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

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

Prosperity is just around the corner. ~ Herbert Hoover