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Wealth and Poverty

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tiny.ag/zc2rts71  ·   Fair (3048 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones that never have it.

Finley Peter Dunne, in Wealth and Poverty

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/g42cvkx0  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller, in Vice and Virtue and 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/w4pbwier  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

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

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/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/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/cpyfxowq  ·   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

tiny.ag/i9vof3d6  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/cz2awrgd  ·   Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

Frank Lloyd Wright, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/bs6fhkpv  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Nero Wolfe, in Wealth and Poverty