Success always calls for greater generosity — though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now — except as a means of winning new friends.
The increase of riches and commerce in any one nation, instead of hurting, commonly promotes the riches and commerce of all its neighbours. 422David Hume
A man may go to heaven without health, without riches, without honors, without learning, without friends; but he can never go there without Christ.john dyer
If a country can only be rich by running a successful race for low wages, I should be disposed to say at once, perish such riches!thomas malthus
But nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches, as to conceive how others can be in want.jonathan swift
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.jonathan swift
Quand la religion et la royauté seront abattues, le peuple en viendra aux grands, après les grands il s'en prendra aux riches.honoré de balzac
Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize because they set so little store by them the immense riches accumulated by the human race on either side of the narrow furrow on which they keep their eyes fixed; by underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.claude lévi-strauss
Man is in pursuit of two goals: he is looking for happinesse and, being by essence empty ("étant vide par essence", Fr.), he is trying to fill (or take up, - "remplir", Fr.) his life; the latter reason play a more considerable role than we ordinarily think. What we take for vainglory, ambition, love of power and riches (or wealth), is often, indeed, a need to mask this emptiness, a need to let one's hair down (or to live it up), to put oneself on a false scent or trail. (de se donner le change", Fr.)african spir
Étrange effet du mariage, tel que l'a fait le XIXe siècle! L'ennui de la vie matrimoniale fait périr l'amour sûrement, quand l'amour a précédé le mariage. Et cependant, dirait un philosophe, il amène bientôt chez les gens assez riches pour ne pas travailler, l'ennui profond de toutes les jouissances tranquilles. Et ce n'est que les âmes sèches parmi les femmes qu'il ne prédispose pas à l'amour.stendhal
He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
If thou art rich, thou art poor; For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey, And death unloads thee.william shakespeare
'Tis strange the miser should his cares employ To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy; Is it less strange the prodigal should waste His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can taste?Alexander Pope
A nation's wealth is too serious a matter to be left to the wealthy. The riches of a nation belong to all, to be shared among all for the general welfare.pierre stephen robert payne
I hold it ever, Virtue and cunning were endowments greater Than nobleness and riches: careless heirs May the two latter darken and expend; But immortality attends the former, Making a man a god.william shakespeare
Padmanabhan believed that these riches were still hidden in the basement , uncounted and unguarded. Like many observant Hindus , Padmanabhan believes that a temple’s deity in this case, the supreme god Vishnu resides within the temple’s walls.
Gold once out of the earth is no more due unto it; what was unreasonably committed to the ground, is reasonably resumed from it; let monuments and rich fabricks, not riches, adorn men's ashes.
For so long as but a hundred of us remain alive, we will in no way yield ourselves to the dominion of the English. For it is not for glory, nor riches, nor honour that we fight, but for Freedom, which no good man lays down but with his life.
Follow your desire as long as you live and do not perform more than is ordered; do not lessen the time of following desire, for the wasting of time is an abomination to the spirit... When riches are gained, follow desire, for riches will not profit if one is sluggish.
For often evil men are rich, and good men poor; But we will not exchange with them Our virtue for their wealth since one abides always, While riches change their owners every day.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
riches are chiefly good because they give us time.Charles Lamb
Our Lord commonly giveth riches to such gross asses, to whom he affordeth nothing else that is good.Martin Luther
riches certainly make themselves wings.