Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave.thomas gray: 1751Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, l.29-36.
She's all states, and all princes I, Nothing else is. Princes do but play us; compared to this, All honour's mimic, all wealth alchemy.john donne: c.1595-1605 'The Sun Rising', collected in Songs and Sonnets (1633).
Thus methinks should men of judgement frame Their means of traffic from the vulgar trade, And as their wealth increaseth, so enclose Infinite riches in a little room.Christopher Marlowe: c.1589 The Jew of Malta (published1633), act1, sc.1.
and Ireally hopeno white person ever has causetowrite about me because they never understand Black love is Black wealth and they'll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that all the while I was quite happyGiovanni,Nikki in full Yolande CorneliaGiovanni,Jr: 1968 Black Judgement,'Nikki-Rosa'.
I was born into wealth and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there like food or air.David Rockefeller: 1990 In Merchants and Masterpieces,WETA TV broadcast, 31 Dec.
Il en est de la luxure comme de l'avarice: elle augmente sa soif par l'acquisition des tre sors. The same rule applies for lust, as for avarice: it increases its thirst by the acquisition of wealth.Bre' de et de: 1748 De l'esprit des lois, vol.16, ch.6.
You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-government at the same time.You cannot love employees and despise employers.You cannot redistribute wealth that you never created. No goose, no golden egg.Paul Efthemios Tsongas: 1992 Quoted in the Los AngelesTimes,19 Feb.
Asthe Spanishproverbsays,'He, whowould bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.' So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1778 Remark,17 Apr. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.3.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.George Bernard Shaw: 1895 Morell to Lexy. Candida, act1.
Yet I glory More in the cunning purchase of my wealth Than in the glad possession.Ben Jonson: 1609 Volpone, act1, sc.1.
A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequities in the distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life.Godfrey Harold Hardy: 1941A Mathematician's Apology.
The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitraryand inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes.Keynes (of Tilton),John Maynard, 1st Baron: 1936 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.
Entre nosotros el dinero ha hecho desaparecer ma s preocupaciones de familia que en las viejas sociedades europeas. En e stas hay lo que llaman aristocracia de dinero, que jama s alcanza con su podera hacer olvidar enteramente la oscuridad de la cuna, al paso que en Chiletodo va cediendo su puesto a la riqueza. Among us, money has dissolved more worries than among ancient European societies. The latter have what they call the moneyed aristocracy, which, despite all its power, never gets to forget its humble origins; on the other hand, in Chile everything yields to wealth.1862 Mart| n Rivas, ch.2 (translated1918).
Titles are tinsel, power a corrupter, glorya bubble, and excessive wealth a libel on its possessor.Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1812 Declaration of Rights, article 27.
Salud, Dinero, AmoryTiempo. Health,Wealth, Loveand Time to enjoy them.Traditional Spanish wedding toast.
Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness.We are selfish men; Oh! raise us up, return to us again; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power. Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart; Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea: Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free, So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.william wordsworth: 1802 'Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour', complete poem (published1807).
We cannot not sayhow muchwealththereisina country till we know how it is shared among its inhabitants.1883 Principles of Political Economy.
I have had wealth, rank and power, but, if these were all I had, how wretched I should be.BrianWilson Aldiss: 1861Attributed last words.
Sir, the insolence of wealth will creep out.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1778 Remark,18 Apr. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.3.
Labour is the Father and active principle of Wealth, as lands are the Mother.Sir William Petty: 1662 Treatise ofTaxes.
The court he practised, not the courtier's art: Large was his wealth, but larger was his heart.john dryden: 1681 Of the loyalist James Butler, Duke of Ormond. Absalom and Achitophel, pt.1, l.825-6.
Alas! I have nor hope nor health, Nor peace within nor calm around, Nor that content surpassing wealth The sage in meditation found.Percy Bysshe Shelley: 1818 'StanzasWritten in Dejection, near Naples'.
There is nothing like wealth for dulling desire.Barry McGuigan: 2003 In The Independent, 29 Dec.
There is no wealth but life.john ruskin: 1862 Unto this Last, essay 4.
Come sleep,O sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, The indifferent judge between the high and low.Nevil originally Nevil Shute Norway Shute: 1591Astrophel and Stella, sonnet 39.