Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ, The New Testament, Luke 18:25 (ESV).
Is passing large sums of wealth on to your children good for them or right for society?bill gates
"It is not money my aunt thinks about. She knows better than to value worldly wealth above its price."anne brontë
Technology is begining to differentiate the haves and the have nots.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.rex stout
Those whom we strive to benefit Dear to our hearts soon grow to be; I love my Rich, and I admit That they are very good to me. Succor the poor, my sisters, I While heaven shall still vouchsafe me health Will strive to share and mollify The trials of abounding wealth.Edward Sanford Martin
Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.john milton
All gold and silver rather turn to dirt! As 'tis no better reckon'd, but of those Who worship dirty gods.william shakespeare
The second corruption of the state is oligarchy (oligos = few), in which the military elite is narrowed down to a few ruling families of immense wealth and prestige, who now openly flaunt their wealth and possessions.pierre stephen robert payne
What are called 'public schools' in many of America's wealthy communities aren't really 'public' at all. In effect, they're private schools, whose tuition is hidden away in the purchase price of upscale homes there, and in the corresponding property taxes.Robert Reich
Wealth changes hands that is one of its peculiarities.elbert hubbard
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.Henry David Thoreau
Nothing incites to money-crimes like great poverty or great wealth.mark twain
Yet I glory More in the cunning purchase of my wealth Than in the glad possession.Ben Jonson
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.Logan Pearsall Smith
Though they suffer no restriction of choice, in reality even multi-millionaires soon reach the outer limits of purely personal gratification which should be some satisfaction to the rest of us.
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.ralph waldo emerson
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.ralph waldo emerson
Know from the bounteous heavens all riches flow; And what man gives, the gods by man bestow.homer
We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
The little sister of the Poor * * * * The Poor, and their concerns, she has Monopolized, because of which It falls to me to labor as A Little Brother of the Rich.
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
There is a burden of care in getting riches, fear in keeping them, temptation in using them, sorrow in losing them, and a burden of account at last to be given up concerning them.matthew henry
But Christian faith knows that wealth means responsibility, and that responsibility may come to mean only heavy arrears of sin.henry parry liddon