Private property has made us so stupid and one-sided that an object is ours only when we have it - when it exists for us as capital, or when it is directly possessed... In the place of all physical and mental senses there has therefore come to be the sheer alienation of all these senses, the sense of having. The human being has been reduced to this absolute poverty in order that he might yield his inner wealth to the outer world.
We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
Without doubt, the highest privilege of wealth is the opportunity it affords for doing good, without giving up one’s fortune.
Great Wealth and Content seldom live together.
Where wealth is, there are also all manner of sins; for through wealth comes pride, through pride dissension, through dissension wars, through wars, poverty, through poverty, great distress and misery. Therefore, they that are rich, must yield a strict and great account; for to whom much is given, of him much will be required.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world.
The true wealth of a state consists in the number of its inhabitants, in their toil and industry.
Get wealth when you have it not; guard what you have got; increase what you have guarded; and bestow on worthy persons what you have increased.
There is no real wealth but the labor of man. Were the mountains of gold and the valleys of silver, the world would not be one grain of corn the richer; no one comfort would be added to the human race.
The origin of all wars is the pursuit of wealth, and we are forced to pursue wealth because we live in slavery to the cares of the body.
The first wealth is health. Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve any one; it must husband its resources to live. But health answers its own ends, and has to spare; runs over, and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men's necessities.
The first wealth is health. Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve any one; it must husband its resources to live.
There is no prosperity, trade, art, city, or great material wealth of any kind, but if you trace it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism.
The possession of virtue… is always abundant for those who desire it, not like the possession of the earthly, in which those who divide it off into pieces for themselves must take their share from that of the other, and the gain of the one is the neighbor’s loss. From this, because of hatred of loss, arise fights concerning wealth. But the wealth of [virtue] is unenvied, and he who [gains] more brings no penalty to him who is worth of also participating equally in it.
All the riches of the world and the glory of creation, compared with the wealth of God, are extreme and abject poverty.
No wealth can surpass contentment.