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108 Wealth Quotes

The rich man's sons inherits cares; The bank may break, the factory burn, A breath may burst his bubble shares, And soft, white hands could hardly earn A living that would serve his turn.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Heritage

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Our Lord commonly giveth Riches to such gross asses, to whom he affordeth nothing else that is good.

Martin Luther Quotes , Source: Colloquies (p. 90), (ed. 1652)

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Infinite riches in a little room.

Christopher Marlowe Quotes , Source: The Jew of Malta (act I, sc. 1)

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You often ask me, Priscus, what sort of person I should be, if I were to become suddenly rich and powerful. Who can determine what would be his future conduct? Tell me, if you were to become a lion, what sort of a lion would you be?

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. XII, ep. 92)

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The little sister of the Poor . . . . The Poor, and their concerns, she has Monopolized, because of which It falls to me to labor as A Little Brother of the Rich.

Edward Sanford Martin Quotes , Source: A Little Brother of the Rich

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Those who we strive to benefit Dear to our hearts soon grow to be; I love my Rich, and I admit That they are very good to me. Succor the poor, my sisters,--I While heaven shall still vouchsafe me health Will strive to share and mollify The trials of abounding wealth.

Edward Sanford Martin Quotes , Source: A Little Brother of the Rich

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But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties. - Ik Marvel (pseudonym of Donald G. Mitchell),

Ik Marvel (pseudonym of Donald G. Mitchell) Quotes , Source: Reveries of a Bachelor--Over his Cigar (III)

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Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 690)

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I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

Edward Moore Quotes , Source: The Gamester (act II, sc. 2)

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The ungovernable passion for wealth. [Lat., Opum furiata cupido.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Fasti (I, 211)

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Riches, the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth. [Lat., Effodiuntur opes irritamenta malorum.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (I, 140)

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Embarrassment of riches. [Fr., Embarras des richesse.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (I, 140)

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Riches are deservedly despised by a man of honor, because a well-stored chest intercepts the truth. [Lat., Opes invisae merito sunt forti viro, Quia dives arca veram laudem intercipit.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables (IV, 12, 1)

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Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Epistles of Horace (ep. I, bk. I, l. 103)

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What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes. What more? Meat, clothes, and fire. Is this too little?

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 79)

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Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 79)

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All gold and silver rather turn to dirt, An 'tis no better reckoned but of these Who worship dirty gods.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Arviragus at III, vi)

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If thou art rich, thou'rt poor, For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey, And death unloads thee.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at III, i)

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All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told; Many a man his life hath sold; But my outside to behold.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Morocco at II, vii), requoting a proverb

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O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Anne Page at III, iv)

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Through life's dark road his sordid way he wends, An incarnation of fat dividends.

Charles Sprague Quotes , Source: Curiosity (st. 25)

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No, he was no such charlatan-- Count de Hoboken Flash-in-the-Pan-- Full of gasconade and bravado, But a regular, rich Don Rataplane, Santa Claus de la Muscavado, Senor Grandissimo Bastinado! His was the rental of half Havana And all Matanzas; and Santa Ana, Rich as he was, could hardly hold A candle to light the mines of gold Our Cuban owned.

Edmund C. Stedman Quotes , Source: The Diamond Wedding (st. 7)

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The man is mechanically turned, and made for getting. . . . It was verily prettily said that we may learn the little value of fortune by the persons on whom Heaven is pleased to bestow it.

Sir Richard Steele Quotes , Source: in the "Tatler", no. 203

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If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Letter to Miss Vanhomrigh

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No good man ever became suddenly rich. [Lat., Repente dives nemo factus est bonus.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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