Wealth and Poverty
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Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.
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.
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
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.
Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
When the rich make war it's the poor that die.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
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.
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.
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.