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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.

The man is mechanically turned, and made for getting. . . . It was verily prettily said that we may learn the little value of fortune by the persons on whom Heaven is pleased to bestow it. See quote detail

The million covet wealth, but how few dream of its perils! Few are aware of the extent to which it ministers to the baser passions of our nature; of the selfishness it engenders; the arrogance which it feeds; the self-security which it inspires; the damage which it does to all the nobler feelings and holier aspirations of the heart!

The most brilliant fortunes are often not worth the littleness required to gain them.

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?

The pulpit and the press have many commonplaces denouncing the thirst for wealth; but if men should take these moralists at their word, and leave off aiming to be rich, the moralists would rush to rekindle, at all hazards, this love of power in the people lest civilization should be undone.

The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.

The smell of profit is clean and sweet, whatever the source.

The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do; and with them, everything.

The wealth of a nation consists not in its mass of material things, but in its system. The natural resources of South America are not inferior to those of the United States, but the wealth of the two regions is vastly different. The land of India is far richer than that of Japan, but the comparative wealth of the two nations is reversed.

The wealth of man is the number of things which he loves and blesses, which he is loved and blessed by.

The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.

There are not a few who believe in no God but Mammon, no devil but the absence of gold, no damnation but being poor, and no hell but an empty purse; and not a few of their descendants are living still.

There is no security against the perils of wealth except in becoming rich toward God.

There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy.

Those who obtain riches by labor, care, and watching, know their value. Those who impart them to sustain and extend knowledge, virtue, and religion, know their use. Those who lose them by accident or fraud know their vanity. And those who experience the difficulties and dangers of preserving them know their perplexities.

To whom can riches give repute, or trust, content, or pleasure, but the good and just?

True abundance is not about gathering more things, it's about touching the place in us that is connected to the divine source of abundance, so that we know what we need in the moment will be provided.

Very few men acquire wealth in such a manner as to receive pleasure from it. - As long as there is the enthusiasm of the chase they enjoy it. - But when they begin to look around and think of settling down, they find that that part by which joy enters in, is dead in them. - They have spent their lives in heaping up colossal piles of treasure, which stand at the end, like the pyramids in the desert, holding only the dust of things.


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