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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.

Anatole France

One must be poor to know the luxury of living.

George Eliot

The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.

Mark Twain

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.

Woody Allen

Money often costs too much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Oscar Wilde

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Dorothy Parker

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.

Kin Hubbard

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.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

Francis Bacon

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.



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