Let us not envy some men their accumulated riches; their burden would be too heavy for us; we could not sacrifice, as they do, health, quiet, honor, and conscience, to obtain them: it is to pay so dear for them, that the bargain is a loss.
Jean de La Bruyere
Great possessions and great want of them are both strong temptations.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
One must be poor to know the luxury of living.
The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
Antoine de Rivarol
The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.
George Bernard Shaw
The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Honore de Balzac
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
The hope of becoming rich is one of the most widespread causes of poverty.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Wealth - any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one`s wife`s sister`s husband.
Henry Louis Mencken
When the rich make war it`s the poor that die.
Jean Paul Sartre
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
If you can count your money, you don`t have a billion dollars.
John Paul Getty
The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Make money, money, honestly if you can; if not, by any means at all, make money.