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108 Wealth Quotes

A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXVIII, v. 20)

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Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. XXXIX, v. 6)

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I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I've a wife that I love and that loves me; I've all but riches bodily.

William Blake Quotes , Source: Mammon

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Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the devil and earthly kings, I should suspect that I worshipped the devil If I thanked my God for worldly things.

William Blake Quotes , Source: Riches

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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 Quotes , Source: The Ancient Miner's Story

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Midas-eared Mammonism, double-barrelled Dilettantism, and their thousand adjuncts and corollaries, are not the Law by which God Almighty has appointed this His universe to go.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Past and Present (ch. VI)

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

Andrew Carnegie Quotes , Source: Gospel of Wealth

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Not to be avaricious is money; not to be fond of buying is a revenue; but to be content with our own is the greatest and most certain wealth of all. [Lat., Non esse cupidum, pecunia est; non esse emacem, vectigal est; contentum vero suis rebus esse, maximae sunt, certissimaeque divitiae.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Paradoxa (6, 3)

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I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine M anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Paradoxa (6, 3)

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Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Wealth

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If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other world?

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard

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Who hath not heard the rich complain Of surfeits, and corporeal pain? He barr'd from every use of wealth, Envies the ploughman's strength and health.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables--The Cookmaid, Turnspit, and Ox

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If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Henry George Quotes , Source: Social Problems (ch. VI)

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And to hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast, and calm repose. . . . . From toil we wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude (l. 87)

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Dame Nature gave him comeliness and health, And Fortune (for a passport) gave him wealth.

Walter Harte Quotes , Source: Eulogies (411)

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For wealth, without contentment, climbs a hill, To feel those tempests which fly over ditches.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: The Church Porch (st. 19)

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It cannot be repeated too often that the safety of great wealth with us lies in obedience to the new version of the Old World axiom--Richesse oblige.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: A Moral Antipathy--Introduction

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Base wealth preferring to eternal praise.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. XXIII, l. 368), (Pope's translation)

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These riches are possess'd, but not enjoy'd!

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 118), (Pope's translation)

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Know from the bounteous heavens all riches flow; And what man gives, the gods by man bestow.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XVIII, l. 26), (Pope's translation)

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Noble descent and worth, unless united with wealth, are esteemed no more than seaweed. [Lat., Et genus et virtus, nisi cum re, vilior alga est.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 5, 8)

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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 Quotes , Source: Peace

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We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: remark on the sale of Thrale's Brewery, 1781

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Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself, . . . with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man Out of His Humour (act I, sc. 1)

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Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.

Junius Quotes , Source: Affair of the Falkland Islands (vol. I, letter XLII)

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