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This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
The first wealth is health.
Wealth unused might as well not exist.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
A penny is a lot of money, if you have not got a penny.
It is a wise man who lives with money in the bank, it is a fool who dies that way.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.
If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making money.
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.
The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.
Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
The reason why we see that people of the greatest capacity are not rich, is either they despise wealth in comparison to something else, or, they are not content in getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, while at the same time enjoying all the pleasures and gratitude's of life.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold".
The day is not far distant when the man who dies leaving behind him millions of available wealth, which was free for him to administer during life, will pass away unwept, unhonored, and unsung, no matter to what uses he leave the dross which he cannot take with him. Of such as these the public verdict will then be: The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced. Such, in my opinion, is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined some day to solve the problem of the rich and the poor.
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.
I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, the mind annihilates and calls for more.
He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
How much money is enough?
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
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.
Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.
Whether you wind up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends on the kind of chick you married
Wealth is what gives you the right to preach about the virtues of poverty.
Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.
He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.
Plenty makes dainty!
You can't take it with you when you go.
After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.
Of the wealth of the world each has as much as they take.
As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich.
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
Where there are friends there is wealth.
Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
You can never be too rich or too thin.
Although they posses enough, and more than enough still they yearn for more.
Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.
Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane.
There's nothing so comfortable as a small bankroll. A big one is always in danger.
No just person ever became quickly rich.
You may have tangible wealth untold, caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you could never be; I know someone who told stories to me.
I've been more bossed by my fortune than it has been bossed by me.
Fortune gives too much to many, enough to none.
The smell of profit is clean and sweet, whatever the source.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
The wealth that cannot be administered is a burden.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
No one should be rich except those who understand it.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
Controlled time is our true wealth.
Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.
Wealth is in applications of mind to nature; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot.
Adulation is the ever ready attendant to great wealth.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes; Antiquity and birth are needless here; 'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
He that is rich is wise.
The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules.
What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.
Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.
There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich; the only instinct I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as the sin of avarice.
If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant well-being, and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.
This is the law of prosperity. When apparent adversity comes, be not cast down by it, but make the best of it., and always look forward for better things, for conditions more prosperous.
What is the most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
Wealth maketh many friends. [Proverbs 19:4]
Wealth acquired by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathers it by labor shall increase.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. [Matthew 6:20]
A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if her were rich.
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.