Quotes by wealth

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  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
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    I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody
    Source: 12-10-2008
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
  • Bill Gross
    Bill Gross
    American investor, fund manager, and philanthropist 1944-
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    If financial assets no longer work for you at a rate far and above the rate of true wealth creation, then you must work longer for your money.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    If money be not they servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace
    Alfred Russel Wallace
    British naturalist, explorer, anthropologist and biologist 1823-
    Alfred Russel Wallace
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    If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
    British historian 1906-1990
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    In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    Norwegian-American economist and sociologist 1857-1929
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    In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    British economist 1842-1924
    Alfred Marshall
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    Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
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