Quotes and Sayings about Wealth



"In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown."
- Felix Adler
(Related: People, Civilization, Wealth, Attention, Country, Labor)

"For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Excess, Justice, Man, Sight)

"True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them."
- George D. Aiken
(Related: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

"The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little."
- William R. Alger
(Related: Soul, Wealth, Poverty)

"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

"How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Rest)

"Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert."
- June Allyson
(Related: Music, Wealth, Excitement, Film, Fun)

"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."
- John Anderson
(Related: Wealth, Being, Economy, Jobs, Understanding)

"It is one of the issues that will have to be worked through however let me make the point and I think anyone would accept that if you set it up properly, not only will you get better environmental outcomes, you have a chance to create more wealth with the available resource."
- John Anderson
(Related: Environmental, Wealth, Chance, Will)

"The product of extraordinary wealth allied to a taste for the sumptuous."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Wealth, Taste)

"The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Wealth, Will)

"The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Wealth, Possessions)

"Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Genius, Policy, Knowledge, Country)

"It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector... and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Wealth, Creation, Fun, Want)

"To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth."
- Richard Baker
(Related: Health, Truth, Wealth, Risk)

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

"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."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Progress, Wealth, Force, Measure, Mind)

"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Golf, Open, Today)

"Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Wealth, Oil)

"I think that's most unfortunate about our Democratic system, that you're confining it to people who are either very wealthy in their own right or have capacity to gain access to large amounts of money."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Money, People, Gain, Right)

"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."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Wealth, Future, Literature, Will)

"Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Money, Success, Wealth)

"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."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Wealth, Care, Healthcare)

"Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Wealth, Consideration, Praise)

"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
(Related: Honesty, Wealth, World)

"This administration and the leadership in Congress appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work, thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Leadership, Work, Wealth, Congress)

"While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Day, Tax, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"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."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"Are you to give up the fight and let this vast body of our wealth go to ruin? I do not believe it."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Wealth, Body, Fight, Ruin)

"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."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

"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."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Experience, People, Wealth)

"The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Family, Dream, Wealth, American, Tax, Generations)

"The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"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
(Related: Wealth, Country, Democracy)

"A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources."
- Emma Brindal
(Related: Change, Heart, Wealth, Climate, Climate change)

"Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

"Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

"You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Money)

"This administration is cutting the programs that our Nation and its citizens need most, while dissolving the safety nets created to protect the elderly and less fortunate in this wealthy Nation."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Elderly, Nation, Safety)

"Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Successful, Career, Envy, Now, Woman)

"I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."
- James Brown
(Related: God, Job, Man, Prison, Thinking, Years)

"My wife and I came to Canada for the 1994 Commonwealth Games and we really liked the B.C. lifestyle and environment. The following year we applied to become permanent residents. We moved here in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Wife, Canada, Environment, Games)

"Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Wealth)

"The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Life)

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
- Buddha
(Related: Health, Wealth, Contentment, Faithfulness)

"If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Man)

"The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Family, Kentucky)

"It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Wealth, Interest, World)

"If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Rest, United)

"If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Wealth, Poor)

"Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Devil, Moon, Sun)

"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."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)

"What is wealth? A dream of fools."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Fools)

"From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies."
- Charles W. Calomiris
(Related: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

"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."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Wealth, Fate, Gold, Key)

"It is entirely undemocratic to continue these burdens on the people for years and years after the requirements of protection have been met and the representatives of these industries have become incrusted with wealth."
- John Griffin Carlisle
(Related: People, Wealth, Protection, Years)

"We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Friend, Wealth, Israel, Participation, Security, Stability)

"Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Trust, Wealth, Community)

"I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Family, Life, Money, Nothing)

"These wealthy people were very interested in contemporary music. They wanted to help diffuse it and get it to be known to other people."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, People, Help)

"The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world, but in many other regions they are considered a luxury reserved for the impossibly wealthy."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Rights, Luxury, World)

"A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Men, Wealth, Comparisons, Horses, Man)

"The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Poetry, War, Heroism)

"The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Wealth, Possession)

"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Friend, Courage, Wealth)

"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."
- Chanakya
(Related: Knowledge, Wealth, Books, Possession)

"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."
- Chanakya
(Related: Wealth, Clouds, Sea, Water)

"The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Art, Science)

"If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Finance, Time, Banks, Corporations, Investment, World)

"Love is the only wealth that man absolutely needs. Love is the only wealth that God precisely is."
- Sri Chinmoy
(Related: Love, God, Wealth, Man, Needs)

"Nothing is more fallacious than wealth. It is a hostile comrade, a domestic enemy."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Wealth, Enemy, Nothing)

"We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Gods, Universe)

"I am George Rogers Clark. You have just become a prisoner of the Commonwealth of Virginia."
- George Rogers Clark
"We have entered the cell, the Mansion of our birth, and started the inventory of our acquired wealth."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Wealth)

"Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration."
- DeWitt Clinton
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

"Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

"There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Wealth, Houses, Now)

"When Honor's sun declines, and Wealth takes wings, Then Learning shines, the best of precious things."
- Edward Cocker
(Related: Wealth, Honor, Learning, Sun)

"All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Money, Ideas, Wealth, Mind)

"People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Power, People, Wealth, Fame, Hollywood)

"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."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Wealth)

"As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

"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
(Related: Wealth, Country, Poverty)

"Fifty years ago wealth was stored and transmitted physically through gold bars, stock certificates, bank notes, and coins."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Wealth, Gold, Years)

"Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Character, Wealth, Self)

"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."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Life, Music, Experience, Wealth, Being, Information, Road)

"The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

"Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I'm a wealthy man."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Man, Now, Old, Years)

"The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time, Wealth, Economy)

"Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

"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."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: People, Wealth)

"I made a small fortune. I made a lot of money and I made a lot of other people wealthy."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Money, People, Fortune)

"We weren't wealthy but we definitely weren't poor. We were incredibly rich because there was a wonderful community in Shepherd's Bush, where I grew up. All my friends were into villainy and crime."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Community, Crime, Friends, Poor, Villainy)

"Our main task is not to see that people of great wealth add to it, but that those without much money have a greater chance to earn some."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Money, People, Wealth, Chance)

"And before our current legislature adjourns, we intend to become the first state of full and true choice by saying to every low and middle-income Hoosier family, if you think a non-government school is the right one for your child, you're as entitled to that option as any wealthy family; here's a voucher, go sign up."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Family, Choice, First, Right, Saying, School, State)

"Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Work, First, Racism, Workers)

"The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

"I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Wealth, Taste, Understanding)

"Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Beauty, Wealth, Elegance, Magnificence)

"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."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Change, Wealth, Effect, Musicians, Popular)

"If you try to go beyond your interests just for the sake of pretensions or wealth, your art becomes less legitimate."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Art, Wealth)

"The wealth of south Florida, but even more important, the meaning and significance of south Florida lies in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable development of this country to be the great tropic agricultural center of the world."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Development, Wealth, Country, Lies, Meaning, World)

"Mormons... are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Equality, Wealth, Rules)

"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Wealth, Act, Innovation)

"Winning Commonwealth gold was just totally unbelievable."
- Michael East
(Related: Winning, Gold)

"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."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Man, Poor, Poverty, Wishes)

"Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Countries, End, Leaders, Poverty, states, United)

"It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Politics, Party, Welfare)

"An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Life, Attitude, Wealth, Environment, Fulfillment, Materialism, Pursuit, World)

"The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Strength, Wealth, Man, Nation, Spirit, Spiritual)

"The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Wealth, Lust, Mankind)

"Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Wealth, Excellence, Spiritual, World)

"It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Popular)

"Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Intelligence, People, Wealth, America, Man, Right)

"The first wealth is health."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Health, Wealth, First)

"Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark."
- Empedocles
(Related: Gods, Thoughts, Wealth, Beliefs)

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."
- Epictetus
(Related: Wealth, Possessions)

"Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world."
- Epictetus
(Related: Wealth, World)

"Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant."
- Epictetus
(Related: Wealth, Sons)

"Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Wealth, Honor, Pleasure, Pursuit, Sin)

"No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will."
- Euripides
(Related: People, Wealth, Acting, Fortune, Law, Will)

"Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold."
- Euripides
(Related: Wealth, Gold)

"Wealth flows from energy and ideas."
- William Feather
(Related: Ideas, Wealth, Energy)

"This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Country, Heaven)

"My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Opportunity, Vision, Kentucky)

"Neither wealth or greatness render us happy."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Greatness, Wealth)

"Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Service)

"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."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Business, Wealth, Gardens, London)

"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."
- John Foxe
(Related: Wealth, Cause, Danger, Suspicion)

"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wealth)

"He does not possess wealth; it possesses him."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wealth)

"It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wealth)

"Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Men, Bachelors)

"Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Intelligence, Wealth)

"Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Wealth)

"The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Character, Values, Building, Poor)

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Health, Wealth, Gold)

"What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power."
- Henry George
(Related: Power, Civilization, Wealth)

"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."
- Susan George
(Related: Time, Wealth, America, Investment)

"My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Wealth)

"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."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Wealth, Being, Creation, Existence, Pride)

"The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Wealth, Majority)

"The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Men, Women, Society, Wealth, Horses, Labor)

"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Education, Sympathy, Soul, Wealth, Effort, Generosity, Kindness, Treasure)

"Where wealth accumulates, men decay."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Men, Wealth)

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Health, Character, Wealth, Nothing)

"I'm not interested in becoming a bigger star, I'm not interested in being the wealthiest guy in the world. I'm doing fine, I love acting, and I want to do it for the rest of my life."
- Seth Green
(Related: Life, Love, Acting, Being, Rest, Want, World)

"If we have wealth, it will be protected from inflation and possibly even enhanced in value."
- William Greider
(Related: Wealth, Inflation, Value, Will)

"All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished."
- George Grey
(Related: People, Wealth, Being, Chance, Trade, Years)

"The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product."
- Brian Harris
(Related: Encouraging, Failure, Wealth, Socialism)

"In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Men, Time, Ideas, American, Americans, Possession)

"The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Survival, Wealth, Competition, Succeed)

"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
(Related: Wealth, Envy, Guilt, Man, Poor, Poverty)

"Wars are caused by undefended wealth."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Wealth)

"Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Death, Fear, Wealth)

"Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Growth, Wealth, Population, Suicide)

"Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Wealth, Freedom, Pursuit, Slavery)

"The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Change, Control, Wealth, Battle, Conflict, Will)

"Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health."
- George Herbert
(Related: Health, Love, Mistake, Wealth, Language, Nothing)

"I don't like Communism because it hands out wealth through rationing books."
- Omar Torrijos Herrera
(Related: Wealth, Books, Communism)

"Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Science, Wealth, Fish, Right)

"False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth."
- Hesiod
(Related: Wealth, Confidence, Man, Poor, Poverty, Shame)

"Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better."
- Hesiod
(Related: God, Wealth)

"The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt."
- John Heywood
(Related: Wealth, Loss, Man)

"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."
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Power, Soul, Wealth, Duty, Man, Needs)

"The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician."
- James J. Hill
(Related: Wealth, Country, Credit, Poor)

"If you review the commercial history, you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade will get hold of global wealth."
- James J. Hill
(Related: History, Wealth, Trade, Will)

"All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Imagination, Life, Wealth, Accomplishment, Energy, Mind)

"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."
- Gordon B. Hinckley
(Related: Faith, Wealth, Expression, Lies)

"No, I'm not wealthy."
- Benny Hinn
"Businesses must invest in products and people in order to create new wealth."
- John Hoeven
(Related: People, Wealth, Order)

"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."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Wealth, Living)

"The fact of the matter is it's very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Fact, President, Republican)

"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."
- Richard Hovey
(Related: Men, Wealth, Gold, Nations)

"Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness."
- John Howe
(Related: Happiness, Power, Character, Wealth, Friends, Honor, Support)

"It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Poverty, Pretty)

"It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Poverty, Pretty)

"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."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Earth, Heaven, Order, Pursuit, Security)

"But once you have satisfied your material needs, which I think every wealth creator should - the house, the car, the plane, the boat - what comes next?"
- Tom Hunter
(Related: Car, Wealth, Needs)

"For you see this scripture fulfilled this day and therefore I desire you as you tender the Lord and the church and commonwealth to consider and look what you do."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Church, Day, Desire, Scripture)

"Whereas there's a wealth of galleries in Australia, everyone's got a gallery in Australia or wants your work. Because the art scene is smaller in Indonesia, there's not so much competition."
- Andrew Jack
(Related: Art, Work, Wealth, Competition)

"It was a wealthy family, and they heard me talk about movies, and they told me I should go into movies. That's the benefit of hanging out with rich people; they have no sense of what is or isn't possible."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Family, Movies, People, Sense, Talk)

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Occupation, Tranquility)

"I'm a very wealthy man."
- Elton John
(Related: Man)

"Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent - even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help."
- Elton John
(Related: Successful, Help, Man)

"Tax bills create wealth. They help people live better."
- Nancy Johnson
(Related: People, Wealth, Tax, Help)

"He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Power, Courage, Honesty, Wealth, Will)

"Simply cutting the taxes for America's wealthiest families is clearly not creating the needed new jobs, and that strategy is unlikely to succeed in the future."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Strategy, America, Future, Jobs, Succeed, Taxes)

"We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Health, Action, Wealth, Justice, Kindness, Learning)

"Sometimes people who get wealthy when they are very, very young, it's a curse to them. They don't realize it."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: People)

"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."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Life, Decision, Wealth)

"The Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Financial, Country, Republicans)

"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."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Purpose, Strength, Wealth, America, Country, Future, Military, Restraint, Will)

"For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Age, Children, College, Students, Today)

"Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet."
- Mathieu Kerekou
(Related: Community, Nations, Poor, United)

"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Wealth, Inflation)

"By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Government, Wealth, Inflation)

"Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind... but as a path for realisation and salvation."
- Ali Akbar Khan
(Related: Music, Wealth, Mind, Salvation)

"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."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Society, Wealth, Today)

"When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s, my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home, and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the identity of its people as being British."
- Michael King
(Related: Home, People, Being, Grandparents, Identity, Sense)

"Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Wealth, Afghanistan, Bureaucracy, Class, First, Iraq)

"A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing about how wealth is created."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: War, People, Wealth, Class, Doctrine, Nothing, Poverty, Solution)

"Money is not wealth. Money is a claim on wealth."
- David Korten
(Related: Money, Wealth)

"The very first step to building wealth is to spend less than you make."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Wealth, Building, First)

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Family, Love, Wealth, Admiration, Friends, Privilege)

"The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system, and this system needs a lot of repair. Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building another judicial system within the system, that we already have."
- Sonny Landham
(Related: Building, Kentucky, Needs)

"Despite its enormous power and wealth, China's ruling elite remains absolutely petrified that the free flow of information will undermine its political legitimacy, particularly among China's younger generation."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Power, Wealth, Information, Will)

"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."
- Lewis H. Lapham
(Related: Art, Wealth, Tax, Living, Portraits, Thinking)

"The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland."
- James Larkin
(Related: Determination, Enthusiasm, Goal, Class, Ireland, Irish, Press)

"Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Opportunity, Class, Congress, Favors, Tax, Middle class)

"Labor is the source of all wealth and all culture."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Wealth, Culture, Labor)

"A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Comfort, Population)

"We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world, could be completely destroyed."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Time, Wealth, Discovery, World, Years)

"Sadly, the President's budget proposal for the upcoming year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans over addressing our country's severe fiscal problems."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Americans, Country, President, Problems, Taxes)

"People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Genius, People, Famous, Hate)

"All wealth is the product of labor."
- John Locke
(Related: Wealth, Labor)

"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."
- James Loeb
(Related: Quality, People, Knowledge, Wealth, Literature, Pity, Variety)

"We need to have the social investments by which to quote unquote distribute some of that wealth."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Wealth)

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied."
- Lucretius
(Related: Wealth, Content, Mind, Want)

"It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind."
- Lucretius
(Related: Soul, Wealth, Mind)

"The rich man's dog gets more in the way of vaccination, medicine and medical care than do the workers upon whom the rich man's wealth is built."
- Samora Machel
(Related: Medical, Wealth, Care, Man, Medicine, Workers)

"Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Financial, Values, Wealth, Man, Measure, Poor, Self, Worth)

"Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice."
- Don J. Manuel
(Related: Wealth, Advice, Man, Poor)

"If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Wealth)

"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."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Wealth, Competence, Man, Poor, Youth)

"Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Wealth, Cause, Covetousness, Excess)

"All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Wealth)

"Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Wealth, Custom, Force, Rights, Law, Rest)

"Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Wealth)

"A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Mother, Goal, Baby, Challenge, Rights, State, states, United, Worth)

"Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Technology, Wealth, Production)

"It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Work, Wealth, Dignity)

"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
(Related: Art, Brother, People, Wealth, Talk, Theater)

"The whole process of getting licenses to broadcast, which took place decades ago, was done behind closed doors by powerful lobbies, and wealthy commercial interests got all the licenses with no public input, no congressional input for that matter."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Public)

"At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Time, Americans, Tax, Republicans, Will)

"My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Son, Thought, People, Wealth, May, Names, Research)

"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Politics, Religion, Work, Progress, Wealth, Awareness, Compassion, Learning, Silence, Will, Worship)

"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
(Related: Sister, Wife, HusbWealth, Income)

"We are looking at a future where to a first approximation, everyone is wealthy."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: First, Future)

"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."
- Dan Miller
(Related: Heart, Wealth, America, Environment)

"Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, Man, Personality)

"In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Wealth, Celebrity, Publicity, World)

"War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: War, Wealth, Cause, Destruction, Result)

"But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Wealth, Security)

"Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows."
- Moliere
(Related: Wealth, Act, Charity, Man, World)

"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."
- John Moody
(Related: People, Development, Wealth, Future, Nation, Possibilities, Production)

"Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society, and they are communists because they are convinced that such a transformation of society can only result from the establishment of a commonwealth of property."
- Johann Most
(Related: Society, Improvement, Property, Result, Want)

"Wealth brings strength, strength confidence."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Strength, Wealth, Confidence)

"If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Choice)

"I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections, you are never going to remove the power of wealthy interests over elected officials."
- Dick Murphy
(Related: Power, Elections, Public)

"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."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Government, Home, Money, Wealth, Nation, Poor)

"Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition."
- Riccardo Muti
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Ambition, Commitment, Nobility, Ostentation, Simplicity, Spirit)

"Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Love, God, Wealth, Kings)

"The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Burden, Tax)

"Inherited wealth, that is not what America is based upon."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Wealth, America)

"Wealth, in terms of dollars and so forth, could be counted up, because dollars were finite. It doesn't make any difference how many dollars you have-at a certain point you only have dollars. You start with finite, you end with finite."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Wealth, Difference, End)

"We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Government, Wealth, Chance, Gain, Sea)

"Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet."
- George William Norris
(Related: Government, Wealth, Possession)

"My parents were neither wealthy nor academic, but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations, both at school and university."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Aspirations, Parents, School, University)

"This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Development, Growth, Wealth, Benefits, Favors, Open, Trade, Will)

"I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Wealth)

"In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Society, Americans, December, Tax, Tax cuts, Worth)

"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
(Related: Life, Men, Wealth, Law, Man, Poverty)

"In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television, everyone all over the world realizes that high energy usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth."
- John Olver
(Related: Age, Time, Wealth, Energy, Globalization, Living, Media, Television, World)

"God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: God, Wealth, Contempt)

"Owning a home is a keystone of wealth... both financial affluence and emotional security."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Home, Financial, Wealth, Security)

"When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Wealth, Revolution, Workers)

"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer."
- George Orwell
(Related: Equality, Wealth, Revolution, Manners, Reform)

"Government can't create wealth, but it can create the conditions for private enterprise to flourish."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Government, Wealth)

"Wealth and want equally harden the human heart."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Heart, Wealth, Want)

"The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Sacrifice, Wealth, Christ, Unworthy)

"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."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Energy, Leaders, Military, State)

"The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Men, Inspiration, Wealth, Deeds)

"These were big ones. Those companies would then go in and build an electrical system or ports or highways, and these would basically serve just a few of the very wealthiest families in those countries."
- John Perkins
(Related: Countries)

"I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go ."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Government, Power, Wealth, Day, Poor, Sickness, Wages, Workers, Years)

"Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers."
- William Petty
(Related: Men, War, Wealth, Causes, Nation, Necessity)

"Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves."
- William Petty
(Related: Mother, Father, Wealth, Killing, Labor, Opinion, State)

"The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Power, People, Wealth, American, Labor, Protest)

"I came from a wealthy family. I made over my share of the estate to various charities."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Family)

"The Commonwealth has had consistently bad press. It was originally seen as a kind of hangover empire. People have long predicted its demise."
- Ben Pimlott
(Related: People, Press)

"The greatest wealth is to live content with little."
- Plato
(Related: Wealth, Content)

"Wealth is well known to be a great comforter."
- Plato
(Related: Wealth)

"Where there are friends there is wealth."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Wealth, Friends)

"Your wealth is where your friends are."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Wealth, Friends)

"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."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Art, Wealth, Abundance, Fortune, Practice, Reputation, Want)

"Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Wealth, Grace)

"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."
- John Prescott
(Related: Wealth, Productivity)

"We pass bills authorizing improvements and grants. But when it comes time to pay for these programs, we'd rather put the country's money toward tax breaks for the wealthy than for police officers who are protecting our communities."
- David E. Price
(Related: Money, Time, Country, Tax, Police)

"The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Power, Money, Wealth, Children, Earth, World)

"A Parliament is that to the Commonwealth which the soul is to the body. It behoves us therefore to keep the facility of that soul from distemper."
- John Pym
(Related: Soul, Body, Parliament)

"Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Wealth, Day, May, Name)

"If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Knowledge, Wealth, First, Self, Will)

"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Wealth, Man)

"Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Wealth, Fortune, Man)

"The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: War, Policy, America, Tax, Needs, President, Tax cuts)

"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."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Equality, Power, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Nationalism, World)

"The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Power, Quality, Civilization, Wealth, Artists, Culture, Military, Poets, Worth)

"There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn't heard it."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Music, Wealth, Being)

"He thinks with regret of the great days when he could at harvest time at least go down into Hungary and work on the big estates and bring back, as his wage, a side of bacon for the winter. That was wealth, to him."
- Douglas Reed
(Related: Time, Work, Wealth, Harvest, Regret, Wage, Winter)

"Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration of power that undermines democracy."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Power, Wealth, Democracy, Liberals)

"Creating new jobs for Pennsylvanians continues to be my highest priority throughout the Commonwealth."
- Edward G. Rendell
(Related: Jobs)

"Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides."
- James Reston
(Related: Wealth, Poverty)

"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."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Wealth, Nation, Quantity, Trade)

"The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: People, Wealth, Losing, Worry)

"When not only gold but all commodities are available for the redemption of the paper currency, its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country, and it can never become insecure up to this limit."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Wealth, Country, Gold, Value)

"It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Men, Wealth, Wrong)

"The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?"
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Wealth, Question)

"Look at the Quakers - they were excellent business people that never lied, never stole; they cared for their employees and the community which gave them the wealth. They never took more money out than they put back in."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Business, Money, People, Wealth, Community, Employees, Quakers)

"But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: People, Wealth, Company, Public, Worth)

"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."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Health, Wealth, Beginning, Learning, Spirituality)

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Greatness, Wealth, Joy, Reputation, Satisfaction, Service)

"We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Power, Wealth, Ability, Ambition, Appetite, Security)

"Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Wealth, Deep, Envy, Harm, Hatred, Vices)

"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."
- Bruno Rossi
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Motivation, Wealth, Discovery, Feeling, Man)

"Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Wealth, Nothing)

"Some of the greatest social reformers of our time were wealthy."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: Time)

"There is no wealth but life."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Life, Wealth)

"The few men who possess the wealth of the material things of the earth at the present time are not truly happy."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Men, Time, Wealth, Earth, Present)

"When people stop dying, they want to create wealth."
- Josh Ruxin
(Related: People, Wealth, Dying, Want)

"The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal."
- Sallust
(Related: Virtue, Wealth, Glory, Possession)

"The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal."
- Sallust
(Related: Beauty, Superiority, Wealth, Fame, Possession)

"People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom."
- George Sanders
(Related: People, Wealth, Boredom, Class)

"Until 1943 I received no stipend. I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Support)

"Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth."
- George Santayana
(Related: Religion, Victory, Wealth, Military, Worth)

"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."
- George Santayana
(Related: Wealth, Liberty, Possessions, World)

"The real reason to oppose increasing tax rates on the wealthy is that it's a good bet they could do more to help the economy if they keep their money rather than have their earnings confiscated by the government and spent on another round of stimulus."
- Terry Savage
(Related: Government, Money, Economy, Tax, Help, Reason)

"The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Achievement, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Prosperity, states, United, World)

"Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you'll have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either of them might run out."
- Mary Schmich
(Related: Trust, Support)

"Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Wealth, Fame, Sea)

"We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent had the Republicans not insisted that the only way they would support those tax breaks is if we also added $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. That's what was really disturbing."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Americans, Tax, Republicans, Support, Tax cuts)

"Voters did say 'repeal health care,' they did say 'reduce the size of government.' But not a single one of them from the tea party or anywhere said 'give tax breaks to the wealthiest.'"
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Health, Government, Care, Tax, Party, Tea)

"In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich."
- David Joseph Schwartz
(Related: Age, Talent, Wealth, Americans, Cities, Restaurants)

"For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Men, Wealth, End)

"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."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Science, Nature, Wealth, Economy, Name, Production)

"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."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Nature, Wealth, Consciousness, First, Observation, Production, Rest, Result, Will)

"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."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Wealth, May, Production)

"That every person is desirous to obtain, with as little sacrifice as possible, as much as possible of the articles of wealth."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Sacrifice, Wealth)

"With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Happiness, Virtue, Wealth, Attention, Complaint, Consideration, First, Grave, Obstacles, Respect)

"Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Men, Chance, Poverty)

"It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours. It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the wealth of the whole nation. But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Power, Wealth, Nation, Valor)

"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Right)

"On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Democrats, Public, Trying)

"There is no real wealth but the labor of man."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Wealth, Labor, Man)

"When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Time, Life, Wealth, Play, Risk)

"What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Wealth, Attention, Information, Poverty)

"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."
- William E. Simon
(Related: Love, Time, Wealth, Commitment, Energy, Passion, Sharing)

"Productivity and the growth of productivity must be the first economic consideration at all times, not the last. That is the source of technological innovation, jobs, and wealth."
- William E. Simon
(Related: Growth, Wealth, Consideration, First, Innovation, Jobs, Productivity)

"While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Development, Drugs, Focus, Importance, Nation, Nations, Research, Support, Value)

"I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Money, Wealth, Democracy, Elections, Population)

"It means that, in fact, it's - whether fascist is the right word I don't know - more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Democracy, Fact, Nation, Right, Word)

"Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up the larger program of social analysis and interpretation which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy, but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing interest in the technique of the production of wealth."
- Albion W. Small
(Related: Wealth, Interest, Philosophy, Production)

"Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Health, Time, Knowledge, Wealth, May, Medicine, Study, Temperance)

"Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Money, Wealth, First, Gold, World)

"I'm going to fight until the end. My husband is worth it. He wanted me to have it. He was worth a lot. He was a very, very wealthy man."
- Anna Nicole Smith
(Related: HusbEnd, Fight, Man, Worth)

"The heart which finds life in material wealth is usually certain to go farther and seek for more in the satisfaction of base and sullen appetites."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Life, Heart, Wealth, Satisfaction)

"It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Time, Career, Conquest, Country, Kings, Rome)

"That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Rome)

"Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Power, Wealth, Ability, Authority, Liberty, Military, Vitality)

"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it."
- Socrates
(Related: Wealth, Man)

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."
- Socrates
(Related: Nature, Wealth, Content)

"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."
- Sophocles
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth)

"Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: People, Values, Wealth, Goodness, Oceans, Protection)

"This wealth of experiences, personal and professional, have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives that present themselves in every case that I hear."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Wealth, Present, Variety)

"I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia - of the value of machinery, of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: History, Wealth, Production, Value)

"Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Love, Life, Wealth, End, Ending, Reward)

"No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Wealth, Appearance, Poor)

"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."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Success, Work, Goals, Wealth, Americans, Retirement, Security)

"The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Reason)

"The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Agreement, Creation, Injustice, Labor, Law, Production, Result, Will)

"The only distribution of wealth which is the product of labor, which will be honest, will come through a more equal distribution of the productive capacity of men."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Men, Wealth, Labor, Will)

"Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Control, Wealth, Creation, Duty, Economy, First, Nation, Theories, Writers)

"Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Labor, Legislation, Mankind, Protection, Value)

"All legislative experiments in the way of making forcible distribution of the wealth produced in any country have failed."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Country)

"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."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Society, Wealth, Labor, Mercy, Will)

"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Beauty, Feelings, Wealth, Confusion, Earth, Force, Man, Photography)

"We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Power, Wealth, Masculinity)

"If the machinery for distribution in the present economic system of the world is incapable of properly distributing the productive wealth of nations, then that system is false and must be altered."
- Gregor Strasser
(Related: Wealth, Nations, Present, World)

"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."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Development, Wealth, EnglEurope, Nation, Race)

"Let individuals create real wealth, empower them, create something that they can leave for their children."
- John Sununu
(Related: Wealth, Children)

"We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched."
- Tacitus
(Related: Wealth, Adversity)

"We should not allow wealthy people, including corporate criminals, to hide their assets and avoid paying their bills."
- James Talent
(Related: People, Corporate)

"In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power."
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Related: Men, Power, Wealth, Beer, Opinion, Past)

"I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Thoughts, Wealth)

"I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been."
- John Templeton
(Related: Wealth, Focus, Now, Spiritual)

"How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy."
- Terence
(Related: Fate)

"People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are ready for single-payer health insurance.' We are the only industrialized country in the world that does not have national health insurance. We are the richest in wealth and the poorest in health of all the industrial nations."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Health, People, Wealth, Country, Nations, World)

"We are the most powerful nation in the world, but we're not the only nation in the world. We are not the only people in the world. We are an important people, the wealthiest, the most powerful and, to a great extent, generous. But we are part of the world."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: People, Nation, World)

"It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Love, Money, Wealth, Creation, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Development, African, Being, Irish)

"I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Family, Health, Friend, Care, Culture, Friends, Living, Man)

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Experience, Life, Wealth, Ability)

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Wealth, Books, Generations, Inheritance, Nations, World)

"The capacity of the commonwealth government created under the local constitution to exercise governmental powers in local affairs is like that of local government in the states of the union in regard to non-federal affairs at the local level."
- Dick Thornburgh
(Related: Government, Constitution, Exercise, states)

"Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead."
- James Thurber
(Related: Bed, Man)

"Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Beauty, Wealth, Fame)

"There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Wealth, Matrimony, Road)

"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."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Society, Creativity, Wealth, Laws, Man, Pain, Pleasure)

"My father's generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Father, Purpose, Wealth, Land, World)

"Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality."
- John Tyler
(Related: Wealth)

"It's not enough to have economic growth. You have to distribute wealth throughout all of society."
- Tabare Vazquez
(Related: Society, Growth, Wealth)

"In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Wealth, Community, Eyes, Order)

"If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: People, Wealth, Blind, Future, Pursuit, Will)

"You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: People, Tax, Poor, Tax cuts)

"So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Policy, Action, Americans, Being, Tax, Tax cuts)

"And because of these programs like Medicare, Medicare prescription drugs, Social Security, we now have the healthiest and wealthiest group of senior citizens that the world has ever seen. This is a continuing commitment to that."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Commitment, Drugs, Now, Security, World)

"Looking long term, a stronger, wealthier, and more stable Central America next door benefits the United States' own safety, security, and economy."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: America, Benefits, Economy, Safety, Security, states, United)

"The circulating medium being issued only by those who labor, they would suddenly become invested with all the wealth and all the power; and those who did not labor, be they ever so rich now, would as suddenly become poor and powerless."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Power, Wealth, Being, Labor, Now, Poor)

"It has a sound and rational circulating medium, a real and definite representative of wealth."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Wealth, Sound)

"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."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Wealth, Aristocracy, Independence, Liberty, Sense)

"All my life I've been prejudiced against wealthy people."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Life, People)

"The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Imagination, Money, People, Wealth, Poverty, Reason)

"The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK. The last thing we need is a Somali pirate-style raid on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate Britain's gale-force waters."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Wealth, Years)

"The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Wealth, Earth)

"My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could."
- George Weinberg
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Job)

"For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks. And once again, the mayor's requests were not funded."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Tax)

"We've only been wealthy in this country for 70 years. Who said we ought to have all this? Is it ordained?"
- Jack Welch
(Related: Country, Years)

"The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren't very wealthy; they were on the fringes of society themselves."
- James Welch
(Related: Society, Funny, Attitude)

"The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts."
- William Weld
(Related: Population, Public, School, states)

"We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody."
- William Weld
(Related: Wealth)

"The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release they experience from having wealth."
- Stuart Wilde
(Related: Experience, Wealth)

"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."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Society, People, Wealth, Class, Country, Forget, Man)

"Networking is an essential part of building wealth."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Wealth, Building)

"Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Health, Society, Wealth, Income, Poverty)

"History shows that our way of life is the stronger way. From it has come more wealth, more industry, more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: History, Life, Happiness, Wealth)

"Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Development, Wealth, Future, Land, Mankind)

"Furthermore, there is no good ethical or economic reason for asking workmen and current producers to forego all economic gain in order to increase the purchasing power of all the wealth accumulated in past years."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Power, Wealth, Gain, Order, Past, Reason, Years)

"America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Men, Vision, Wealth, America, Liberty)

"He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies."
- William Wirt
(Related: Power, Wealth)

"Wealthy men, too, like several of those in our neighborhood, had so many slaves that they were compelled to buy other plantations on which to employ them."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Men)

"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."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Wealth, Public, Reason)

"Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Related: Success, Character, Wealth, Golf)

"Ability is a poor man's wealth."
- John Wooden
(Related: Wealth, Ability, Man, Poor)

"I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Wealth, Inheritance, Tradition)

"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."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Men, Happiness, Wealth, Forget, Labor, Nations, Production, Words)

"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."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Thoughts, Wealth, Mind, State, Thinking)

"The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought."
- Edward Young
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Clouds, May, Titles)

"Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little wordings enjoy."
- Edward Young
(Related: Wealth, Learning)

"Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Wealth, Open, Reputation)