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Wealth and Poverty

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tiny.ag/t6cxlzxo  ·   Fair (1006 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wealth and Poverty and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/pipgvzvf  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.

Kenneth Boulding, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/0spygbpd  ·   Fair (535 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It buys you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

Henrik Ibsen, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/y2yzkpwq  ·   Fair (809 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.

A. Cygni, in Law and Politics and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/mnbumpv1  ·   Fair (838 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

William Cowper, in Law and Politics and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/rcl3mcj0  ·   Fair (878 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.

Bill Anderson, (from the song "Poor Folks"), in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/oljxzymd  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

Woody Allen, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/o4tugiae  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/2upsgaxe  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The way to make a small fortune in the commodities market is to start with a large fortune.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/vm8pwhyr  ·   Fair (854 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by nthomas

The strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/dv1lo7ef  ·   Fair (332 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/w3vp1iki  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/huwbmgt6  ·   Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/aqk8szqi  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change is good, but dollars are better.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/lhewzazm  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'd rather be rich than stupid.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/71lergfc  ·   Fair (806 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

Spike Milligan, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/mcsqdvek  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/3lf8aeu1  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/litmxv5j  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

Robert Orben, in Wealth and Poverty and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/blmzpnir  ·   Fair (1122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death of a Salesman (paperback)

Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty