Quotes by wealth

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Bottom 10 Percent progressives are not enthusiastic about concentrations of wealth. But that's not what keeps them up at night. Their focus is on deprivation and lack of opportunity. They're motivated by empathy for people who are suffering, rather than outrage over unjustified wealth.
  • Anita Roddick
    Anita Roddick
    British businesswoman and human rights activist 1942-2007
    Anita Roddick
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    But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    British economist 1842-1924
    Alfred Marshall
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    Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
    Kahlil Gibran
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    Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    Sir Philip Sidney
    British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
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    Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    Economy is based on the principle that all wealth has its limits.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
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    For Wealth are all things that conduce, to one's destruction or their use. A standard both to buy and sell, all things from heaven down to hell.
  • Arthur C. Brooks
    Arthur C. Brooks
    American social scientist and musician 1964-
    Arthur C. Brooks
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    Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
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