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Wealth and Poverty

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tiny.ag/dv1lo7ef  ·   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

tiny.ag/w3vp1iki  ·   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

tiny.ag/aqk8szqi  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change is good, but dollars are better.

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/lhewzazm  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'd rather be rich than stupid.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

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/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/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/qy3grjnv  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Stephen Wright, 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/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/fvxbdltz  ·   Fair (439 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

Mark Twain, in Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/blmzpnir  ·   Fair (1122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Death of a Salesman (paperback)

Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it and there's no one to live in it.

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, in Life and Death and 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/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/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/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