Quotations on Wealth

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The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Life, Wealth, Infinite, Summer)

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
(Keywords: People, Civilization, Wealth, Attention, Country, Labor)

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
- William R. Alger
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

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
(Keywords: Music, Wealth, Excitement, Film, Fun)

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
(Keywords: Environmental, Wealth, Chance, Will)

To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
- Richard Baker
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Friendship, Thought, Wealth, Loyalty)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Leadership, Work, Wealth, Congress)

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
(Keywords: History, Wealth, Football, Interest)

The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources.
- Emma Brindal
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

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

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
- Buddha
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Happiness, Wealth, Man)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Trust, Wealth, Community)

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
(Keywords: Men, Wealth, Comparisons, Horses, Man)

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
(Keywords: Knowledge, Wealth, Books, Possession)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Power, People, Wealth, First, Impulses, Party, Tea, Voting, Years)

All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Power, People, Wealth, Fame, Hollywood)

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
(Keywords: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

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
(Keywords: Money, People, Wealth, Chance)

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

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Wealth, Effect, Musicians, Popular)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Equality, Wealth, Rules)

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
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Wealth, Environment, Fulfillment, Materialism, Pursuit, World)



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