Wealth and Poverty
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It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
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.
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.
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.
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.
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.
Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.
The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.
All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.
Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back.
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.