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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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

Stephen Wright, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   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

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 (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change is good, but dollars are better.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (439 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

Mark Twain, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Woody Allen, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (456 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.

George Bernard Shaw, in Happiness and Misery and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.

George Bernard Shaw, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

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.

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Wealth and Poverty

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Comment#  ·   Fair (1091 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.

Stephen T. Steve, in Vice and Virtue and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Wealth and Poverty

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