The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force
To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites. Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave. Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?
Wealth is both an enemy and a friend.
Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent
Wealth and poverty are seen for what they are. It begins to be seen that the poor are only they who feel poor, and poverty consists in feeling poor. The rich, as we reckon them, and among them the very rich, in a true scale would be found very indigent and ragged.
In wealth, many friends; in poverty, not even relatives.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth.
Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.
Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
May your charity increase as much as your wealth
Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed.
Many younger elite Sri Lankans,especially young Tamils, have capitalised on foreign university credentials and their parents' dwindling wealth to escape from the daily stress and tragedy of life on the island.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation more than its wealth
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile.
If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen
I... [proposed] three distinct grades of education, reaching all classes. 1. Elementary schools for all children generally, rich and poor. 2. Colleges for a middle degree of instruction, calculated for the common purposes of life and such as should be desirable for all who were in easy circumstances. And 3d. an ultimate grade for teaching the sciences generally and in their highest degree... The expenses of [the elementary] schools should be borne by the inhabitants of the county, every one in proportion to his general tax-rate. This would throw on wealth the education of the poor
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.
Ill-gotten wealth is never stable.
I am not worthy of the wealth I owe, nor dare I say 'tis mine, and yet it is; but, like a timorous thief, most fain would steal what law does vouch mine own.