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Wealth and Poverty

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tiny.ag/wlbk96e3  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

J. Paul Getty, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/fvxbdltz  ·   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

tiny.ag/upponmiq  ·   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

tiny.ag/gpgnitbr  ·   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

tiny.ag/c0gunnxj  ·   Fair (456 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.

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

tiny.ag/ahgswdqq  ·   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

tiny.ag/dgpjywem  ·   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

tiny.ag/azsgcja4  ·   Fair (915 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/japbfdwv  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/qk0rnn17  ·   Fair (396 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the rich make war it's the poor that die.

Jean-Paul Sartre, in War and Peace and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/rcl3mcj0  ·   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

tiny.ag/oljxzymd  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Woody Allen, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/d3qjgzaa  ·   Fair (871 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Jane Austen, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/ac57f8tj  ·   Fair (1168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/rnfyuapf  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/wtukmszr  ·   Fair (1186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Robert Frost, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/aeqa8ipy  ·   Fair (845 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Anatole France, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/83wmvvdq  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs painting.

Billy Rose, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/75ely1qd  ·   Fair (2766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is like an arm or leg: use it or lose it.

Henry Ford, in Wealth and Poverty

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