Our wealth is often a snare to ourselves, and always a temptation to others.
The consideration of the small addition often made by wealth to the happiness of the possessor may check the desire and prevent the insatiability which sometimes attends it... Gross and vulgar minds will always pay a higher respect to wealth than to talent; for wealth, although it be a far less efficient source of power than talent, happens to be far more intelligible.
Real wealth is determined by the level of your ability to live our your dreams.
The two most important words in managing money and building wealth are “take control.”
To see through fame and wealth is to gain a little rest; to see through life and death is to gain a big rest.
The superior man develops his personality by means of his wealth, the inferior man develops wealth at the expense of his personality.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Let not the nation count wealth as weath; let it count righteousness as wealth.
Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in fame, unlimited in space, and infinite in duration. In the performance of its sacred offices, it fears no danger, spares no expense, looks in the volcano, dives into the ocean, perforates the earth, wings its flight into the skies, explores sea and land, contemplates the distant, examines the minute, comprehends the great, ascends to the sublime - no place too remote for its grasp, no height too exalted for its reach.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends the most to perpetuation of society itself. It makes our weakness subservient to our virtue; it grafts benevolence even upon avarice. The possession of family wealth and of the distinction which attends hereditary possessions (as most concerned into it), are the natural securities for this transmission.
As wealth is power, so all power will infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other.
No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
True wealth is not a static thing. It is a living thing made out of the disposition of men to create and to distribute the good things of life with rising standards of living.
Precisely because the form is as essential to the essence as the essence to itself, absolute reality must not be conceived and expressed as essence alone, i.e. as immediate substance or pure self-contemplation of the divine, but as form also, and in the whole wealth of the developed form. Only then is it grasped and expressed as really actual. The Truth is the whole. But the whole is nothing other than the essence consummating itself through its development.
An honest man feels that he must pay heaven for every hour of happiness with a good spell of hard unselfish work to make others happy. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost!
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
Liberty produces wealth and wealth destroys liberty.