Wealth and Poverty
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Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.
A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.
I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
Some of the worst torments imaginable accompany wealth. And yet many a poor man is eager for preferment and dreams of somehow "improving" his estate. Where money and property are concerned, none but vagrants are wise.
Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
The way to make a small fortune in the commodities market is to start with a large fortune.
The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.
Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.