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Wealth and Poverty

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tiny.ag/cpyfxowq  ·   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

tiny.ag/bs6fhkpv  ·   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

tiny.ag/cz2awrgd  ·   Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

Frank Lloyd Wright, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/is34lohk  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A banker will lend you money only if you can prove you don't need it.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/i9vof3d6  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/71lergfc  ·   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

tiny.ag/mcsqdvek  ·   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

tiny.ag/3lf8aeu1  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/qy3grjnv  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

Stephen Wright, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/frswba1z  ·   Fair (470 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tsu, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/cybvcjri  ·   Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying.

Fran Lebowitz, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/nuplbfta  ·   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

tiny.ag/t6cxlzxo  ·   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

tiny.ag/0spygbpd  ·   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

tiny.ag/wlbk96e3  ·   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

tiny.ag/azsgcja4  ·   Fair (915 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

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

tiny.ag/dgpjywem  ·   Fair (867 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.

James Montgomery Bailey, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/d3qjgzaa  ·   Fair (871 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Jane Austen, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/rcl3mcj0  ·   Fair (878 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.

Bill Anderson, (from the song "Poor Folks"), in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/oljxzymd  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

Woody Allen, in Wealth and Poverty