Wealth and Poverty
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If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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.
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.
Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.
A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
When the rich make war it's the poor that die.
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.
In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.