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108 Wealth Quotes

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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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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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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