Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
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.
Riches either serve or govern the possessor.
[Lat., Imperat aut servit collecta pecunia cuique.]
Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broken in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
It is easy at any moment to resign the possession of a great
fortune; to acquire it is difficult and arduous.
[Lat., Facile est momento quo quis velit, cedere possessione
magnae fortunae; facere et parare eam, difficile atque arduum
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to
administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
There are, while human miseries abound,
A thousand ways to waste superfluous wealth,
Without one fool or flatterer at your board,
Without one hour of sickness or disgust.
Common sense among men of fortune is rare.
[Lat., Rarus enim ferme sunsus communis in illa
He who wishes to become rich wishes to become so immediately.
[Lat., Dives fieri qui vult
Et cito vult fieri.]
For everything divine and human, virtue, fame, and honor, now
obey the alluring influence of riches.
[Lat., Omnis enim res,
Virtus, fama, decus, divina, humanaque pulchris
The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society.
[Sp., Las necedades del rico por sentencias pasan en el mundo.]
I trust no rich man who is officiously kind to a poor man.
[Lat., Nemini credo, qui large blandus est dives pauperi.]
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