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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Death of a Salesman (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (470 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tsu, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying.

Fran Lebowitz, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (867 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.

James Montgomery Bailey, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (913 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.

Honoré de Balzac, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change is good, but dollars are better.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I'd rather be rich than stupid.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (871 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Jane Austen, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Love and Hate and Wealth and Poverty

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (542 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde, in Wealth and Poverty

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