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He who is contented is rich.

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with to the other world?
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Among the very rich you will never find a really generous man, even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egoistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. [Proverbs 28:20]
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself, there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.
There are two things needed in these days; first, for rich men to find out how poor men live; and second, for poor men to know how rich men work.
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Have you never been moved by poor men's fidelity, the image of you they form in their simple minds? Why should you always talk of their envy, without understanding that what they ask of you is not so much your worldly goods, as something very hard to define, which they themselves can put no name to; yet at times it consoles their loneliness; a dream of splendor, of magnificence, a tawdry dream, a poor man's dream --and yet God blesses it!
Of all the riches that we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out of a dream.
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
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.
He who multiplies riches, multiplies cares.
Riches enlarge rather than satisfy appetites.
Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
The rich were dull and they drank too much or they played too much backgammon. They were dull and they were repetitious. He remembered poor Julian and his romantic awe of them and how he had started a story once that began, The very rich are different from you and me. And how someone had said to Julian, Yes, they have more money.

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