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
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.rex stout
Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.john milton
"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.
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.ralph waldo emerson
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
All gold and silver rather turn to dirt! As 'tis no better reckon'd, but of those Who worship dirty gods.william shakespeare
The international community . . . allows nearly 3 billion people almost half of all humanity to subsist on $2 or less a day in a world of unprecedented wealth.kofi annan
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.gilbert keith chesterton
I'm a very large creator of wealth, I like that. I like finding new companies and investing in them very early and seeing an enormous amount of wealth being generated.
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.Logan Pearsall Smith
Riches are oftener an impediment than a stimulus to action; and in many cases they are quite as much a misfortune as a blessing.Samuel Smiles
It is a mere illusion that, above a certain income, the personal desires will be satisfied and leave a wider margin for the generous impulse.Robert Louis Stevenson
One tenth of one percent of the population controls more than forty percent of the wealth. Oh America, how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. If you are to be a truly Christian nation you must solve this problem.Martin Luther King Jr.
If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other world?Benjamin Franklin
Who hath not heard the rich complain Of surfeits, and corporeal pain? He barr'd from every use of wealth, Envies the ploughman's strength and health.john gay
The ideal social state is not that in which each gets an equal amount of wealth, but in which each gets in proportion to his contribution to the general stock.henry george
And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.richard hovey
Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself, * * * with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns.Ben Jonson
Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.Alexander Pope
He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he be exalted above his neighbors because he hath more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine!jeremy taylor
Can wealth give happiness? look round and see What gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, The mind annihilates, and calls for more.Edward Young
Much learning shows how little mortals know; Much wealth, how little worldlings can enjoy.Edward Young
If by the consecration of my earthly possessions to some extent, I can make the Christian character practically more lovely, and illustrate, in my own case, that the highest enjoyments here are promoted by the free use of the good things intrusted to us, what so good use can I make of them?