Wealth and Poverty
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.
All this wheeling and dealing around, why, it isn't for money, it's for fun. Money's just the way we keep score.
Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back.
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness.
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.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.