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Wealth quotes and quotations

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Benjamin Franklin

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.
Oprah Winfrey

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Benjamin Franklin

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Plato

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Bible

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
Seneca

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
Sir Thomas Browne

I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I've a wife that I love and that loves me; I've all but riches bodily.
William Blake

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles

A little house well fill'd, a little land well till'd, and a little wife well will'd, are great riches.
Author Unknown

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Bonnie Friedman

Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse.
Chilo

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard

There are, while human miseries abound, A thousand ways to waste superfluous wealth, Without one fool or flatterer at your board, Without one hour of sickness or disgust.
John Armstrong

A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Bible

Riches, the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth.
Ovid

Those who we strive to benefit Dear to our hearts soon grow to be; I love my Rich, and I admit That they are very good to me. Succor the poor, my sisters,--I While heaven shall still vouchsafe me health Will strive to share and mollify The trials of abounding wealth.
Edward Sanford Martin

But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties.
Ik Marvel

Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the devil and earthly kings, I should suspect that I worshipped the devil If I thanked my God for worldly things.
William Blake

But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, When we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.
Will Carleton

Midas-eared Mammonism, double-barrelled Dilettantism, and their thousand adjuncts and corollaries, are not the Law by which God Almighty has appointed this His universe to go.
Thomas Carlyle

Not to be avaricious is money; not to be fond of buying is a revenue; but to be content with our own is the greatest and most certain wealth of all.
Cicero

Know from the bounteous heavens all riches flow; And what man gives, the gods by man bestow.
Homer

Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything divine and human, virtue, fame, and honor, now obey the alluring influence of riches.
Horace

He who wishes to become rich wishes to become so immediately.
Juvenal

For wealth, without contentment, climbs a hill, To feel those tempests which fly over ditches.
George Herbert

Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Bible

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie

The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society.
Cervantes

If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other world?
Benjamin Franklin

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Bible

Dame Nature gave him comeliness and health, And Fortune (for a passport) gave him wealth.
Walter Harte

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

Noble descent and worth, unless united with wealth, are esteemed no more than seaweed.
Horace

And to hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast, and calm repose. . . . . From toil we wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.
Thomas Gray

The ideal social state is not that in which each gets an equal amount of wealth, but in which each gets in proportion to his contribution to the general stock.
Henry George

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
Rex Stout

It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.
Seneca

It cannot be repeated too often that the safety of great wealth with us lies in obedience to the new version of the Old World axiom--Richesse oblige.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

These riches are possess'd, but not enjoy'd!
Homer

Who hath not heard the rich complain Of surfeits, and corporeal pain? He barr'd from every use of wealth, Envies the ploughman's strength and health.
John Gay

And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.
Richard Hovey

Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
Junius

Embarrassment of riches.
Ovid

Common sense among men of fortune is rare.
Juvenal

I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Edward Moore

It is easy at any moment to resign the possession of a great fortune; to acquire it is difficult and arduous.
Titus Livy

We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Samuel Johnson

Riches either serve or govern the possessor.
Horace

Base wealth preferring to eternal praise.
Homer

Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself, . . . with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns.
Ben Jonson

The ungovernable passion for wealth.
Ovid

The rich man's sons inherits cares; The bank may break, the factory burn, A breath may burst his bubble shares, And soft, white hands could hardly earn A living that would serve his turn.
James Russell Lowell

Our Lord commonly giveth Riches to such gross asses, to whom he affordeth nothing else that is good.
Martin Luther

Infinite riches in a little room.
Christopher Marlowe

You often ask me, Priscus, what sort of person I should be, if I were to become suddenly rich and powerful. Who can determine what would be his future conduct? Tell me, if you were to become a lion, what sort of a lion would you be?
Marcus Valerius Martial

The little sister of the Poor . . . . The Poor, and their concerns, she has Monopolized, because of which It falls to me to labor as A Little Brother of the Rich.
Edward Sanford Martin

Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.
John Milton