America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves.
I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress.
You can only drink 30 or 40 glasses of beer a day, no matter how rich you are.
I guess it really is just me, myself and all my millions.
Swimmin in the money come and find me, NEMO.
You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook.
The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.
I remember saying to my mentor, 'If I had more money, I would have a better plan.' He quickly responded, 'I would suggest that if you had a better plan, you would have more money.' You see, it's not the amount that counts; it's the plan that counts.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.
Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
In Europe we have cities wealthier and more populous than yours and we are not happy. You dream of your posterity; but your posterity will look back to yours as the golden age, and envy those who first burst into this silent, splendid Nature...
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings goes but to build up great fortunes, to increase luxury and make sharper the contrast between the House of Have and the House of Want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.
You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Within you is the kingdom of serenity that can create all the prosperity you could ever want.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.
Concentrate on poverty and you will be poor.
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