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).
Kings of the Nizam dynasty were said to be among the richest men in the world. They indulged their fantasies on an extraordinary extent. For instance, the ninth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahbub Ali, Asif Jha VI (1869-1911) is reputed to have never repeatedly worn a dress. It is said that his wardrobe filled an entire wing of the palace and stood two storeys high.Ababu Minda Yimene
The desire for wealth is nearly universal, and none can say it is not laudable, provided the possessor of it accepts its responsibilities, and uses it as a friend to humanity.p. t. barnum
Those that have wealth must be watchful and wary, Power, alas! naught but misery brings!thomas haynes bayly
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.Edmund Burke
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.Benjamin Franklin
I hate almost all rich people, but I think I'd be darling at it.dorothy parker
No rich man is a patriot, no rich man is a friend. They have all only got one fatherland the Ritz-Carlton; and one friend the mistress they're promising to divorce their wives for.
Few rich men own their property. The property owns them.Robert Ingersoll
To be wealthy has never been a goal of mine. You can only spend so much and you cannot take it with you, so for me leaving a good body of work is more important.
WEALTH. Any income that is at least $100 more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband.h. l. mencken
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theives break through and steal: But lay up for your selves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where theives do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Bible (NewTestament)
Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the devil and earthly kings, I should suspect that I worshipped the devil If I thanked my God for worldly things.william blake
But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, When we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.will carleton
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.Andrew Carnegie
Dame Nature gave him comeliness and health, And Fortune (for a passport) gave him wealth.
Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.jean cocteau
Our Lord commonly giveth Riches to such gross asses, to whom he affordeth nothing else that is good.Martin Luther
But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties.
He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
O what a world of vile ill-favour'd faults Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year!william shakespeare
Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.Francis Bacon
How many threadbare souls are to be found under silken cloaks and gowns!
Worldly wealth is the devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase.robert burton