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).
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
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.Edmund Burke
Wealth changes hands that is one of its peculiarities.elbert hubbard
In democratic countries, however opulent a man is supposed to be, he is almost always discontented with his fortune, because he finds that he is less rich than his father was, and he fears that his sons will be less rich than himself.alexis de tocqueville
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
Few rich men own their property. The property owns them.Robert Ingersoll
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
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)
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.
Midas-eared Mammonism, double-barrelled Dilettantism, and their thousand adjuncts and corollaries, are not the Law by which God Almighty has appointed this His universe to go.thomas carlyle
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
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.
But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties.
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
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.Francis Bacon
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
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
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.Jim Rohn