Wealth and Poverty
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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.
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.
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.
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.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
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.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.
The way to make a small fortune in the commodities market is to start with a large fortune.
Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.