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.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
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.
Concentrate on poverty and you will be poor.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
You had to see yourself poor and think of yourself as being poor, or you never would have been poor.
Within you is the kingdom of serenity that can create all the prosperity you could ever want.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.
A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you. Do not consider what strangers say. Be secluded in your secret heart-house, that bowl of silence.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
In the long run men inevitably become the victims of their wealth. They adapt their lives and habits to their money, not their money to their lives. It preoccupies their thoughts, creates artificial needs, and draws a curtain between them and the world.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
No person, I think, ever saw a herd of buffalo, of which a few were fat and the great majority lean. No person ever saw a flock of birds, of which two or three were swimming in grease, and the others all skin and bone.
If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
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