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Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I'd rather be rich than stupid.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (332 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (535 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It buys you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.

Henrik Ibsen, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (1006 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wealth and Poverty and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (913 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.

Honoré de Balzac, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (915 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Wealth and Poverty

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Comment#  ·   Fair (1186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Robert Frost, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

J. Paul Getty, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (2766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is like an arm or leg: use it or lose it.

Henry Ford, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (845 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Anatole France, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (1168 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin, in Life and Death and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (806 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

Spike Milligan, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change is good, but dollars are better.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (542 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.

Nero Wolfe, in Wealth and Poverty

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