Amazing Wealth

Sunday, January 15, 2012 – Amazing Wealth

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. ~ Thomas Jefferson

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth. ~ Benjamin Franklin

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. ~ Confucius

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Wars are caused by undefended wealth. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Ability is a poor man’s wealth. ~ John Wooden

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

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. ~ Andrew Carnegie

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth. ~ Charles Spurgeon

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread. ~ Josh Billings

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. ~ George Santayana

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.~ Louis D. Brandeis

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

The modern economy isn’t about the redistribution of wealth, it’s about the redistribution of time. ~ Doug Coupland

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. ~ Margaret Bonnano

The most wanton torture is that of the rich trying to kill time. ~ Lewis F. Korns

The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth; like canasta, it does away with the brother of talk after dinner. ~ Mary McCarthy

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

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. ~ Jean Rostand

Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous. ~ Thomas Browne

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. ~ Sean O’Casey

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. ~ Jay-Z

As soon as I find myself in the presence of a rich man, I cannot help looking upon him as an exceptional and beautiful being, as a sort of marvellous divinity, and, in spite of myself, surmounting my will and my reason, I feel rising, from the depths of my being, toward this rich man, who is very often an imbecile, and sometimes a murderer, something like an incense of admiration. Is it not stupid? And why? Why? ~ Octave Mirbeau, The Diary of a Chambermaid

Wealth has never the value to its possessor as it is supposed to have by an avaricious admirer.~ Anthony Lisle, The Westminster Review, January. 1914

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

This is an impressive crowd: the Have’s and Have-More’s. Some people call you the elites. I call you my base. ~ George W. Bush

Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of. ~ Douglas Adams

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

Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal. ~ Don Williams, Jr.

There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there. ~ Colonel Harlan Sanders

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas. ~ Evita Perón

Wealth is what’s here on the premises. If I open a cupboard and see, say, thirty cans of tomato sauce and a five-pound bag of rice, I get a little thrill of well-being – much more so than if I take a look at the quarterly dividend report from my mutual fund. ~ Garrison Keillor

We never get far from wealth and all of its masks when we deal with power. ~ Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike. But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas. ~ Dushan Wegner


1 Response to Amazing Wealth

  1. GuyWalters says:

    Law of Attraction Guys!!

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