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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Wealth and Poverty

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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 (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

Comment#  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Billy Rose, 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

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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 (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 (915 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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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 (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 (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 (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

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