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I take him to be the only rich man that lives upon what he has, owes nothing, and is contented; for there is no determinate sum of money, nor quantity of estate that can denote a man rich, since no man is truly rich that has not so much as perfectly satiates his desire of having more; for the desire of more is want, and want is poverty.

If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

If I have but enough for myself and family, I am steward only for myself and them; if I have more, I am but a steward of that abundance for others.

If the search for riches were sure to be successful, though I should become a groom with a whip in my hand to get them, I will do so. As the search may not be successful, I will follow after that which I love.

If thou art rich, then show the greatness of thy fortune; or what is better, the greatness of thy soul, in the meekness of thy conversation; condescend to men of low estate, support the distressed, and patronize the neglected. Be great.

If thou art rich, thou art poor; for, like an ass, whose back with ingots bows, thou bearest thy heavy riches but a journey, and death unloads thee.

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. See quote detail

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.

Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.

Misery assails riches, as lightning does the highest towers; or as a tree that is heavy laden with fruit breaks its own boughs, so do riches destroy the virtue of their possessor.

Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little worldlings enjoy.

Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.

No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. - It is the heart that makes a man rich. - He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.

One cause, which is not always observed, of the insufficiency of riches, is that they very seldom make their owner rich.

Plenty and indigence depend upon the opinion everyone has of them; and riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure, than their possessor is pleased to lend them.

Public sentiment will come to be, that the man who dies rich dies disgraced.

Riches amassed in haste will diminish, but those collected by little and little will multiply.

Riches are apt to betray a man into arrogance.

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.


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