Meaningful Quotes about Wealth
Wealth, after all, is a relative thing, since he that has little, and wants less, is richer than he that has much, but wants more.—Colton.
Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief. The cares of riches lie heavier upon a good man than the inconveniences of an honest poverty.—L'Estrange.
Seek not proud wealth; but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.—Bacon.
Conscience and wealth are not always neighbors.—Massinger.
He that will not permit his wealth to do any good to others while he is living, prevents it from doing any good to himself when he is dead; and by an egotism that is suicidal, and has a double edge, cuts himself off from the truest pleasure here, and the highest happiness hereafter.—Colton.
It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave than to expend it like a gentleman.—Colton.
Wealth is not acquired, as many persons suppose, by fortunate speculations and splendid enterprises, but by the daily practice of industry, frugality, and economy. He who relies upon these means will rarely be found destitute, and he who relies upon any other will generally become bankrupt.—Wayland.
There is a burden of care in getting riches, fear in keeping them, temptation in using them, guilt in abusing them, sorrow in losing them, and a burden of account at last to be given up concerning them.—Matthew Henry.
The way to wealth is as plain as the road to market. It depends chiefly on two words,—industry and frugality.—Franklin.
Wealth brings noble opportunities, and competence is a proper object of pursuit; but wealth, and even competence, may be bought at too high a price. Wealth itself has no moral attribute. It is not money, but the love of money, which is the root of all evil. It is the relation between wealth and the mind and the character of its possessor which is the essential thing.—Hillard.
Let us not envy some men their accumulated riches; their burden would be too heavy for us; we could not sacrifice, as they do, health, quiet, honor, and conscience, to obtain them: it is to pay so dear for them, that the bargain is a loss.—La Bruyère.
It is only when the rich are sick, that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.—Colton.
It is surely very narrow policy that supposes money to be the chief good.—Johnson.
Poverty is in want of much, but avarice of everything.—Publius Syrus.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world.—Mohammed.
There are two considerations which always imbitter the heart of an avaricious man—the one is a perpetual thirst after more riches, the other the prospect of leaving what he has already acquired.—Fielding.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.—Franklin.
He is richest who is content with the least; for content is the wealth of nature.—Socrates.
Poverty is the only burden which is not lightened by being shared with others.—Richter.
O cursed lust of gold: when for thy sake
The fool throws up his interest in both worlds,
First starved in this, then damn'd in that to come.
Many have been ruined by their fortunes; many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it, the great have become little, and the little great.—Zimmermann.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.—George Bancroft.
Riches, like insects, when conceal'd they lie,
Wait but for wings, and in their season fly.
Who sees pale Mammon pine amidst his store,
Sees but a backward steward for the poor;
This year a reservoir, to keep and spare;
The next a fountain, spouting thro' his heir
In lavish streams to quench a country's thirst,
And men and dogs shall drink him till they burst.
The love of money is the root of all evil.—1 Timothy 6:10.
The avaricious man is like the barren, sandy ground of the desert, which sucks in all the rain and dews with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.—Zeno.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.—Cowley.