The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
When money talks, few are deaf.
Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
There are many excuses for the persons who made the mistake of confounding money and wealth. Like many others they mistook the sign for the thing signified.
A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
There are only two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money away from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
The realhavesare they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the realhave notsare they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor.
Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell.
Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; the same is true of fame.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends.
Idiots are always in favour of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the truly great in favour of equality.
The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth - all that is illusion.
The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
The most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family ... It is great to attain wealth, but money is really just one way - and hardly the best way - to keep score.
Money sometimes makes fools of important persons, but it may also make important persons of fools.